Circuit Breakers & Fuses

The electric power market is the largest end user of circuit breakers and fuses and will remain so through 2020 as power utilities increase their construction spending. However, the residential market for circuit breakers and fuses will post the strongest gains through 2020, bolstered by yearly increases in construction spending.

Growth prospects will also be favorable in the nonresidential market, as construction spending grows at nearly five percent per annum. Suppliers serving the nonresidential segment will also benefit from the higher value of product utilized there relative to many residential applications. The increasing prevalence of electrical and electronic components in motor vehicles, as well as the growing popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles, will bolster circuit protection device demand on a per vehicle basis.

Circuit breakers outpace fuses

Circuit breaker sales will outpace fuse sales through 2020. However, the difference in growth rates will continue to become less pronounced. Circuit breakers have already replaced fuses in most of the applications where practical, and as a result fuse suppliers are not losing market share at the rate they once were. Furthermore, the growing use of certain direct current (DC) power applications, such as solar power generation, will benefit fuse manufacturers, as DC power poses some difficulties for circuit breaker usage. Still, circuit breaker manufacturers will continue to benefit from their products’ performance advantages relative to fuses in many applications, as well as their relative higher value.

US electric grids play important role in growth

Power circuit breakers are expected to post the strongest gains of any major product category through 2020, driven by efforts to expand and update the US electrical grids, as well as by the increasing utilization of these products by independent power producers and nonutility generators. In addition, technological advances will support sales of higher value power circuit breakers such as those with integrated condition monitoring features.

Study coverage

Circuit Breakers & Fuses presents historical data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) by product type for circuit breakers (molded case, power, parts and accessories) and fuses (high power, cartridge and plug, electronic, other, parts and accessories), and by market (machinery, electric power, automotive, nonresidential and residential building construction, electronic equipment, electrical equipment, automotive and nonautomotive transportation equipment). The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, and evaluates company market share.

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  1. Circuit Breakers & Fuses

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $229.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $276.00

      1. Table | US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SUPPLY & DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

        $111.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $380.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

      3. 3.3 Industrial Sector

        $841.00

        1. 3.3.1 Industrial Production Trends

          $492.00

          1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

        2. 3.3.2 Capital Spending Trends

          $282.00

          1. Table | PRIVATE FIXED INVESTMENT BY SECTOR

      4. 3.4 Construction

        $200.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Pricing

        $154.00

        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE PRICE DEFLATORS

        2. CHART II-1 CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE PRICE DEFLATORS, 2005-2025

      6. 3.6 Technological Developments

        $245.00

      7. 3.7 Complementary Circuit Protection Technology

        $290.00

        1. 3.7.1 Thyristors

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        2. 3.7.2 Varistors

          $82.00

        3. 3.7.3 Transient Voltage Surge Suppression Systems

          $105.00

      8. 3.8 Regulations

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        1. 3.8.1 Sulfur Hexafluoride

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        2. 3.8.2 Electric Utility Deregulation

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        3. 3.8.3 Other

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $182.00

        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

      3. 4.3 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND, 2005-2015

        2. CHART III-1 CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE MARKET, 2006-2015

      4. 4.4 International Environment

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        1. 4.4.1 World Supply & Demand

          $182.00

          1. Table | WORLD CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND BY REGION

        2. 4.4.2 US Foreign Trade in Circuit Breakers & Fuses

          $478.00

          1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

          2. Table | US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE IMPORTS BY SOURCE

          3. CHART III-2 US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2015

          4. Table | US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE EXPORTS BY DESTINATION

          5. CHART III-3 US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2015

    5. 5 CIRCUIT BREAKERS

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      1. 5.1 General

        $101.00

      2. 5.2 Products

        $1,523.00

        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-1 CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET, 2015

        3. CHART IV-2 CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY PRODUCT

        4. 5.2.1 Power Circuit Breakers

          $279.00

          1. Table | POWER CIRCUIT BREAKER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        5. 5.2.2 Molded Case Circuit Breakers

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          1. Table | MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | SPECIALTY MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND

        6. 5.2.3 Parts & Accessories

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          1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER PARTS & ACCESSORIES SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Suppliers & Market Share

        $179.00

        1. CHART IV-3 US CIRCUIT BREAKER MARKET SHARE, 2015

    6. 6 FUSES

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      1. 6.1 General

        $146.00

      2. 6.2 Products

        $1,091.00

        1. Table | FUSE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART V-1 FUSE DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET, 2015

        3. CHART V-2 FUSE DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY PRODUCT

        4. 6.2.1 High-Power Fuses

          $238.00

          1. Table | HIGH-POWER FUSE DEMAND

        5. 6.2.2 Cartridge & Plug Fuses

          $193.00

          1. Table | CARTRIDGE & PLUG FUSE DEMAND

        6. 6.2.3 Electronic Fuses

          $312.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC FUSE DEMAND

        7. 6.2.4 Other Fuse Types

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER FUSE DEMAND

        8. 6.2.5 Parts & Accessories

          $82.00

          1. Table | FUSE PARTS & ACCESSORIES DEMAND

      3. 6.3 Suppliers & Market Share

        $180.00

        1. CHART V-3 US FUSE MARKET SHARE, 2015

    7. 7 MARKETS

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      1. 7.1 General

        $360.00

        1. Table | CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

        2. CHART VI-1 US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION, 2015

        3. CHART VI-2 INCREASE IN CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015-2020

        4. CHART VI-3 CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND: PROJECTED ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY MARKET, 2015-2020

      2. 7.2 Electric Power

        $548.00

        1. 7.2.1 Sector Outlook

          $245.00

          1. Table | ELECTRIC POWER INDICATORS

        2. 7.2.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $256.00

          1. Table | ELECTRIC POWER MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

      3. 7.3 Machinery

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        1. 7.3.1 Industry Outlook

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          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.3.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $199.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

      4. 7.4 Nonresidential Building Construction

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        1. 7.4.1 Sector Outlook

          $177.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 7.4.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $183.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

      5. 7.5 Nonautomotive Transportation Equipment

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        1. 7.5.1 Industry Outlook

          $201.00

          1. Table | NONAUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.5.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $199.00

          1. Table | NONAUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

      6. 7.6 Residential Building Construction

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        1. 7.6.1 Sector Outlook

          $179.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 7.6.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $231.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

      7. 7.7 Automotive

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        1. 7.7.1 Industry Outlook

          $324.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE OUTLOOK

        2. 7.7.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $221.00

          1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

      8. 7.8 Electronic Equipment

        $688.00

        1. 7.8.1 Industry Outlook

          $366.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.8.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $282.00

          1. Table | ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

      9. 7.9 Electrical Equipment

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        1. 7.9.1 Industry Outlook

          $274.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.9.2 Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand

          $97.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

      10. 7.10 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 8.1 General

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      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | SELECTED CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      3. 8.3 Market Share

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        1. CHART VII-1 US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE MARKET SHARE, 2015

      4. 8.4 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 8.5 Product Development & Manufacturing

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      6. 8.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $246.00

      7. 8.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $132.00

      8. 8.8 Participating Companies

        $82.00

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