Circuit Breakers & Fuses

US circuit breaker and fuse demand will grow 3.7 percent per year through 2011, supported by stronger outlooks for construction of nonresidential buildings and electric utilities. Circuit breakers will outpace fuses, led by strong growth in power circuit breakers. High-power fuses will pace the fuse segment.

This study analyzes the $3 billion US circuit breaker and fuse industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006, and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by product (e.g., molded case circuit breakers, power circuit breakers, high-power fuses, cartridge and plug fuses, electronic fuses); and market (e.g., electric power, building construction, machinery, electronics, automotive).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 20 leading competitors including Eaton, General Electric, Schneider Electric, ABB, Cooper Industries, Littelfuse, Carbone Lorraine, and Tyco Electronics.

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  1. Circuit Breakers & Fuses

    $4,400.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $174.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $198.00

      1. Table | US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2001 - 2016

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,383.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $404.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (billion 2000 dollars) 1996 - 2016

      3. 3.3 Industrial Sector Outlook

        $524.00

        1. 3.3.1 Industrial Production Trends

          $210.00

          1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 3.3.2 Capital Spending Trends

          $269.00

          1. Table | PRIVATE FIXED INVESTMENT BY SECTOR (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

      4. 3.4 Construction Trends

        $219.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 3.4.1 Residential Construction

          $106.00

      5. 3.5 Nonresidential Construction

        $255.00

        1. 3.5.1 Nonbuilding Construction

          $82.00

      6. 3.6 Pricing Trends

        $101.00

        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE PRICING DEFLATORS (2000 = 100) 1996 - 2016

      7. 3.7 Market Trends

        $159.00

        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE MARKET, 1996-2006

      8. 3.8 Regulations

        $378.00

        1. 3.8.1 Sulfur Hexafluoride

          $85.00

        2. 3.8.2 Electric Utility Deregulation

          $136.00

        3. 3.8.3 Other

          $134.00

      9. 3.9 International Environment

        $292.00

        1. 3.9.1 World Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES BY REGION (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 3.9.2 US Foreign Trade in Circuit Breakers & Fuses

          $198.00

          1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

    4. 4 TECHNOLOGY

      $972.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Basic Electrical & Electronic Properties

        $134.00

      3. 4.3 Circuit Protection Device Technology

        $752.00

        1. 4.3.1 Positive Temperature Coefficient Fuses

          $91.00

        2. 4.3.2 Thin-Film Fuses

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.3 Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters

          $145.00

        4. 4.3.4 Complementary Circuit Protection Technologies

          $221.00

      4. 4.4 Sulfur Hexafluoride

        $82.00

    5. 5 OVERVIEW

      $165.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $83.00

      2. 5.2 Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

    6. 6 CIRCUIT BREAKERS

      $991.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 Products

        $856.00

        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 6.2.1 Molded Case Circuit Breakers

          $501.00

          1. Table | MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

          2. Table | INDUSTRIAL MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

          3. Table | LIGHT-DUTY MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

          4. Table | SPECIALTY MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

        3. 6.2.2 Power Circuit Breakers

          $176.00

          1. Table | POWER CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

        4. 6.2.3 Parts & Accessories

          $82.00

          1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER PART & ACCESSORY DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      3. 6.3 Suppliers & Market Share

        $82.00

    7. 7 FUSES

      $784.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Products

        $682.00

        1. Table | FUSE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 7.2.1 High-Power Fuses

          $164.00

          1. Table | HIGH-POWER FUSE DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

        3. 7.2.2 Cartridge & Plug Fuses

          $111.00

          1. Table | CARTRIDGE & PLUG FUSE DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

        4. 7.2.3 Electronic Fuses

          $205.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC FUSE DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

        5. 7.2.4 Other Fuse Types

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER FUSE DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

        6. 7.2.5 Parts & Accessories

          $82.00

          1. Table | FUSE PART & ACCESSORY DEMAND (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      3. 7.3 Suppliers & Market Share

        $82.00

    8. 8 MARKETS

      $2,390.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $229.00

        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      2. 8.2 Electric Power

        $344.00

        1. 8.2.1 Electric Power Outlook

          $139.00

          1. Table | ELECTRIC POWER INDICATORS (billion kilowatt hours) 1996 - 2016

        2. 8.2.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $160.00

          1. Table | ELECTRIC POWER MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      3. 8.3 Nonresidential Building Construction

        $259.00

        1. 8.3.1 Nonresidential Construction Outlook

          $113.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 8.3.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $109.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      4. 8.4 Machinery

        $204.00

        1. 8.4.1 Machinery Trends

          $82.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 8.4.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $100.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      5. 8.5 Residential Building Construction

        $290.00

        1. 8.5.1 Residential Building Construction Outlook

          $91.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 8.5.2 Circuit Breaker and Fuse Demand

          $171.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      6. 8.6 Electronic Equipment

        $283.00

        1. 8.6.1 Electronic Equipment Outlook

          $87.00

          1. Table | COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 8.6.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $166.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      7. 8.7 Nonautomotive Transportation Equipment

        $284.00

        1. 8.7.1 Nonautomotive Transportation Equipment Outlook

          $126.00

          1. Table | NONAUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 8.7.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $125.00

          1. Table | NONAUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      8. 8.8 Automotive

        $285.00

        1. 8.8.1 Motor Vehicle Outlook

          $129.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS (thousand units) 1996 - 2016

        2. 8.8.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $133.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      9. 8.9 Electrical Equipment

        $167.00

        1. 8.9.1 Electrical Equipment Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 1996 - 2016

        2. 8.9.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

      10. 8.10 Other Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES (million dollars) 1996 - 2016

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,274.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $85.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition & Market Share

        $138.00

        1. Table | REVENUE DATA: SELECTED CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE MANUFACTURERS, 2006 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Leaders

        $183.00

      4. 9.4 Competitive Strategies

        $117.00

      5. 9.5 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $118.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $180.00

      7. 9.7 Financial Requirements

        $226.00

        1. Table | CAPITAL SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE MANUFACTURERS (million dollars)

        2. Table | COMPOSITE FINANCIAL RATIOS: SELECTED CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE MANUFACTURERS(*) 2004 - 2006

      8. 9.8 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $117.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $3,067.00

        1. 9.9.1 ABB Limited

          $135.00

        2. 9.9.2 Bel Fuse Incorporated

          $102.00

        3. 9.9.3 Bourns Incorporated

          $129.00

        4. 9.9.4 Carbone Lorraine

          $162.00

        5. 9.9.5 Carling Technologies Incorporated

          $128.00

        6. 9.9.6 Cooper Industries Limited

          $247.00

        7. 9.9.7 Eaton Corporation

          $323.00

        8. 9.9.8 Fuji Electric Holdings Company Limited

          $87.00

        9. 9.9.9 G&W Electric Company

          $92.00

        10. 9.9.10 General Electric Company

          $211.00

        11. 9.9.11 Kyocera Corporation

          $102.00

        12. 9.9.12 L-3 Communications Corporation

          $114.00

        13. 9.9.13 Littelfuse Incorporated

          $270.00

        14. 9.9.14 Powell Industries Incorporated

          $116.00

        15. 9.9.15 Schneider Electric SA

          $167.00

        16. 9.9.16 Schurter AG

          $124.00

        17. 9.9.17 Sensata Technologies BV

          $173.00

        18. 9.9.18 Siemens AG

          $149.00

        19. 9.9.19 Texas Instruments Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 9.9.20 Tyco Electronics Limited

          $156.00

      10. 9.10 Additional Circuit Breaker & Fuse Companies

        $82.00

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