Insulated Wire & Cable

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Wire and cable demand will be driven by a rebound in housing starts, faster gains in motor vehicle production and the need to upgrade the aging US power transmission and distribution network.

US demand to rise 5.8% annually through 2017

Demand for insulated wire and cable is projected to increase 5.8 percent per year through 2017 to $29.2 billion, recovering from declines during the 2007-2012 period. Building construction will offer the best opportunities for advances, due to a rebound in housing starts. In addition, faster gains in motor vehicle production and the need to upgrade the aging US power transmission and distribution network will drive wire and cable demand.

Demand for infrastructure improvements to spur gains in telecommunications

The telecommunications industry, which utilizes a vast array of wire and cable products, was the leading market for insulated wire and cable in 2012. Through 2017, growth in the number of electronic devices utilizing wireless technology will dampen demand for cable used to connect devices. However, as the number of devices grows, the computing power of the telecommunications infrastructure will need to increase. This will require the construction of new data centers and wireless cellular towers, both of which are heavy users of insulated wire and cable. In addition, further investment in last-mile infrastructure upgrades by telecommunications pro-viders will stimulate advances.

Fiber optic cable is a vital component of the telecommunications market. After bottoming out in 2003, demand for fiber optic cable picked up at a rapid rate as telecommunications providers invested heavily in laying a fiber optic network to deliver data, television, and voice signals to consumers. The majority of this back-bone infrastructure was installed during the past decade. As a result, although fiber optic cable demand will continue to record strong growth, demand will moderate through the forecast period. The bulk of demand gains going forward will come from last-mile applications, which are still primarily comprised of copper coaxial cable.

Building wire & cable to exhibit most rapid gains

Building wire and cable accounted for the largest share of product demand in 2012. Building wire and cable finds usage in nearly all residential and nonresidential structures. As a result, the recovering US construction industry will cause demand for building wire and cable to increase at the fastest rate. Specifically, growth in the number of new housing units will provide the bulk of demand gains, although heightened construction levels of commercial, lodging, and office buildings will also stimulate advances.

Power wire and cable comprised a large share of total wire and cable demand. Through 2017, demand for power wire and cable will result from upgrades to the current power transmission and distribution network. In addition, supercon-ducting wire, which offers a number of technological improvements, will also see greater use. Electronic wire and cable demand will be spurred by advances in the telecommunications market, as well as by the turnaround in electronic equipment shipments.

Study Scope

This Freedonia industry study presents historical demand data (2002, 2007, 2012) plus forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by material, product, and market. In addition, this study assesses key market environment factors, examines the industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 30 US industry players, including Coleman Cable, Encore Wire, General Cable, LS Corporation, Marmon Group, Prysmian and Southwire.

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  1. Insulated Wire & Cable

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $133.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $164.00

      1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,677.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $200.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Construction Expenditures

        $101.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Fixed Investment Trends

        $137.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $203.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Technological Trends

        $278.00

        1. 3.6.1 Fiber Optics

          $117.00

        2. 3.6.2 Multiplex Wiring

          $82.00

        3. 3.6.3 Telecommunications Technology

          $82.00

        4. 3.6.4 Superconductivity

          $82.00

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

        $104.00

        1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MARKET, 2002-2012

      8. 3.8 Pricing Patterns

        $110.00

        1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE PRICE DEFLATORS (2005=100)

      9. 3.9 Regulatory Factors

        $101.00

      10. 3.10 International Environment

        $378.00

        1. 3.10.1 World Supply & Demand

          $104.00

        2. 3.10.2 US Foreign Trade

          $219.00

          1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE (million dollars)

    4. 4 MATERIALS

      $767.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $87.00

        1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MATERIAL DEMAND (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Metals

        $248.00

        1. Table | METAL DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Copper

          $93.00

          1. Table | COPPER DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.2 Aluminum & Other Metals

          $93.00

          1. Table | ALUMINUM & OTHER METALS DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Plastics

        $362.00

        1. Table | PLASTICS DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Polyethylene

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Polyvinyl Chloride

          $82.00

        4. 4.3.3 Polypropylene

          $82.00

        5. 4.3.4 Thermoplastic Elastomers

          $82.00

        6. 4.3.5 Nylon

          $82.00

        7. 4.3.6 Fluoropolymers & Other Plastics

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Optical Fibers

        $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,777.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $98.00

        1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Building Wire & Cable

        $281.00

        1. Table | BUILDING WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Thermoplastic Insulated

          $82.00

        3. 5.2.2 Thermoset Insulated

          $82.00

        4. 5.2.3 Other

          $82.00

      3. 5.3 Power Wire & Cable

        $251.00

        1. Table | POWER WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Underground Distribution

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNDERGROUND DISTRIBUTION CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Portable

          $82.00

          1. Table | PORTABLE POWER WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER POWER WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Electronic Wire & Cable

        $319.00

        1. Table | ELECTRONIC WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Coaxial

          $96.00

          1. Table | COAXIAL CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Multiconductor

          $82.00

          1. Table | MULTICONDUCTOR WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.4.3 Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ELECTRONIC WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Fiber Optic Cable

        $312.00

        1. Table | FIBER OPTIC CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.5.1 Single-Mode

          $82.00

        3. 5.5.2 Multimode

          $82.00

      6. 5.6 Apparatus Wire & Cordage

        $166.00

        1. Table | APPARATUS WIRE & CORDAGE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.6.1 Flexible Cordage

          $82.00

        3. 5.6.2 Appliance Wire

          $82.00

        4. 5.6.3 Other

          $82.00

      7. 5.7 Primary, Ignition, & Battery Wire & Cable

        $131.00

        1. Table | PRIMARY, IGNITION, & BATTERY WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      8. 5.8 Magnet Wire

        $82.00

        1. Table | MAGNET WIRE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      9. 5.9 Other Wire & Cable Products

        $141.00

        1. Table | OTHER WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $2,245.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Telecommunications

        $586.00

        1. 6.2.1 Telecommunications Equipment Industry Overview

          $249.00

          1. Table | TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDICATORS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.2.2 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $285.00

          1. Table | TELECOMMUNICATIONS WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Electrical Equipment

        $389.00

        1. 6.3.1 Electrical Equipment Industry Overview

          $145.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.3.2 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $224.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | POWER TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Construction

        $523.00

        1. 6.4.1 Residential Construction Expenditures

          $102.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 6.4.2 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures

          $130.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        3. 6.4.3 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        4. 6.4.4 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $197.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Motor Vehicles

        $429.00

        1. 6.5.1 Motor Vehicle Industry Overview

          $203.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

        2. 6.5.2 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $207.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Industrial Machinery & Equipment

        $175.00

        1. 6.6.1 Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry Overview

          $89.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.6.2 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT WIRE & CABLE DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Other Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER WIRE & CABLE MARKETS (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,931.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

        1. Table | US INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $203.00

      4. 7.4 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring

        $119.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $107.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 7.6 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      8. 7.8 Financial Issues & Requirements

        $82.00

      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

        $4,931.00

        1. 7.9.1 Alcatel-Lucent

          $96.00

        2. 7.9.2 Amphenol Corporation

          $186.00

        3. 7.9.3 Anixter International Incorporated

          $156.00

        4. 7.9.4 Belden Incorporated

          $292.00

        5. 7.9.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $353.00

        6. 7.9.6 Carlisle Companies Incorporated

          $163.00

        7. 7.9.7 Coleman Cable Incorporated

          $168.00

        8. 7.9.8 CommScope Incorporated

          $177.00

        9. 7.9.9 Corning Incorporated

          $212.00

        10. 7.9.10 Delphi Automotive plc

          $196.00

        11. 7.9.11 Encore Wire Corporation

          $137.00

        12. 7.9.12 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 7.9.13 Fujikura Limited

          $244.00

        14. 7.9.14 Furukawa Electric Company Limited

          $291.00

        15. 7.9.15 General Cable Corporation

          $428.00

        16. 7.9.16 Hitachi Limited

          $191.00

        17. 7.9.17 LEONI AG

          $164.00

        18. 7.9.18 Leviton Manufacturing Company Incorporated

          $177.00

        19. 7.9.19 LS Corporation

          $289.00

        20. 7.9.20 Molex Incorporated

          $155.00

        21. 7.9.21 National Wire & Cable Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 7.9.22 Nexans SA

          $349.00

        23. 7.9.23 Okonite Company

          $82.00

        24. 7.9.24 PKC Group plc

          $82.00

        25. 7.9.25 Prysmian SpA

          $330.00

        26. 7.9.26 Rea Magnet Wire Company Incorporated

          $98.00

        27. 7.9.27 Rio Tinto Group

          $82.00

        28. 7.9.28 Southwire Company

          $286.00

        29. 7.9.29 Sumitomo Electric Industries Limited

          $206.00

        30. 7.9.30 TE Connectivity Limited

          $310.00

      10. 7.10 Additional Companies in the Wire & Cable Industry

        $141.00

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