Insulated Wire & Cable

An expected strong recovery in construction expenditures will fuel growth in US demand for several types of wire, including building, power, and magnet.

US demand to rise 6% annually through 2019

Insulated wire and cable demand in the US is projected to increase 6.0 percent annually to $27.2 billion in 2019, as the market continues to recover from its depressed 2009 level. A strong expected recovery in construction expenditures will fuel growth in demand for several types of wire, including building, power, and magnet wire and cable.

Building wire & cable to offer best opportunities

Among the different product types, building wire and cable held the largest share of demand in 2014 and will see the most rapid advances through 2019, reaching $8.3 billion. An acceleration in growth of building construction expenditures, after a period of tepid improvement between 2009 and 2014, will drive advances. Among other types, power, magnet, and fiber optic wire and cable will also see strong advances. On the other hand, due to slow growth in US motor vehicle production through 2019, primary, ignition, and battery wire and cable demand will see a pronounced deceleration from the previous five-year period, when demand was driven by robust increases in vehicle output.

Construction to be fastest growing market

Among the major markets for insulated wire and cable, construction is forecast to see the fastest growth. In addition to building wire, rising construction expenditures will also benefit demand for other types of wire used in building construction, such as coaxial cable.

Electrical equipment was the largest market for insulated wire and cable in 2014 at $5.8 billion. Demand in this market is projected to increase 3.9 percent per annum through 2019. Increasing electricity production -- as well as use of new sources of power generation, such as solar and wind farms -- will increase demand for power transmission and distribution wire. However, decelerating growth in the production of appliances and other electrical equipment will restrain increases in demand for other types of wire and cable used in the electrical equipment market, such as appliance wire and hook-up wire. Slower price growth than between 2004 and 2014 will also limit advances in spending on wire for electrical equipment.

The telecommunications market also uses a vast array of wire and cable products with demand in this market projected to reach $5.4 billion in 2019. The continued use of electronic devices that rely on wireless technology will reduce demand for the wire and cable historically used to connect such devices. However, the growing use of electronic devices will also require continued improvements to the existing telecommunications infrastructure, especially in last-mile upgrades.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Insulated Wire & Cable, analyzes the $20.3 billion US insulated wire and cable industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by material (e.g., metals, plastics, optical fibers), product type (e.g., building; power; electronic; apparatus; primary, ignition and battery; fiber optic; magnet), and market (e.g., electrical equipment, construction, telecommunications, motor vehicles, industrial machinery). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 29 industry players, including Southwire, General Cable, and LS Corporation.

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  1. Insulated Wire & Cable

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $148.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $138.00

      1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,963.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $266.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Fixed Investment Trends

        $112.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT

      4. 3.4 Construction Expenditures

        $150.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $275.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Technology Trends

        $347.00

        1. 3.6.1 Fiber Optics

          $101.00

        2. 3.6.2 Multiplex Wiring

          $82.00

        3. 3.6.3 Telecommunications Technology

          $82.00

        4. 3.6.4 Superconductivity

          $118.00

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

        $109.00

        1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MARKET, 2004-2014

        2. CHART II-1 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MARKET, 2005-2014

      8. 3.8 Pricing Patterns

        $135.00

        1. Table | SELECTED INSULATED WIRE & CABLE PRICE DEFLATORS

        2. CHART II-2 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE PRICE DEFLATORS, 2004-2024

      9. 3.9 Regulatory Factors

        $100.00

      10. 3.10 International Environment

        $404.00

        1. 3.10.1 World Supply & Demand

          $118.00

          1. CHART II-3 WORLD INSULATED WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY REGION, 2014

        2. 3.10.2 US Foreign Trade

          $238.00

          1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE

          2. CHART II-4 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2014

          3. CHART II-5 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2014

    4. 4 MATERIALS

      $840.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $99.00

        1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MATERIAL DEMAND

        2. CHART III-1 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MATERIAL DEMAND, 2014

      2. 4.2 Metals

        $292.00

        1. Table | METAL DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE

        2. 4.2.1 Copper

          $108.00

          1. Table | COPPER DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE BY PRODUCT

          2. CHART III-2 COPPER DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 4.2.2 Aluminum & Other Metals

          $98.00

          1. Table | ALUMINUM & OTHER METALS DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE

      3. 4.3 Plastics

        $370.00

        1. Table | PLASTICS DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE

        2. 4.3.1 Polyvinyl Chloride

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Polyethylene

          $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

      $1,866.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $84.00

        1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-1 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2004-2024

      2. 5.2 Building Wire & Cable

        $283.00

        1. Table | BUILDING WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-2 BUILDING WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014

        3. 5.2.1 Thermoplastic Insulated

          $82.00

        4. 5.2.2 Thermoset Insulated

          $82.00

        5. 5.2.3 Other

          $82.00

      3. 5.3 Power Wire & Cable

        $278.00

        1. Table | POWER WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-3 POWER WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014

        3. 5.3.1 Underground Distribution

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNDERGROUND DISTRIBUTION CABLE DEMAND

        4. 5.3.2 Portable

          $82.00

          1. Table | PORTABLE POWER WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

        5. 5.3.3 Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER POWER WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

      4. 5.4 Electronic Wire & Cable

        $316.00

        1. Table | ELECTRONIC WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-4 ELECTRONIC WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014

        3. 5.4.1 Coaxial

          $106.00

          1. Table | COAXIAL CABLE DEMAND

        4. 5.4.2 Multiconductor

          $82.00

          1. Table | MULTICONDUCTOR WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

        5. 5.4.3 Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ELECTRONIC WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

      5. 5.5 Apparatus Wire & Cordage

        $174.00

        1. Table | APPARATUS WIRE & CORDAGE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-5 APPARATUS WIRE & CORDAGE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014

        3. 5.5.1 Flexible Cordage

          $82.00

        4. 5.5.2 Appliance Wire

          $82.00

        5. 5.5.3 Other

          $82.00

      6. 5.6 Primary, Ignition, &Battery Wire & Cable

        $151.00

        1. Table | PRIMARY, IGNITION, &BATTERY WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND

      7. 5.7 Fiber Optic Cable

        $364.00

        1. Table | FIBER OPTIC CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.7.1 Single-Mode

          $82.00

        3. 5.7.2 Multimode

          $82.00

      8. 5.8 Magnet Wire

        $82.00

        1. Table | MAGNET WIRE SUPPLY & DEMAND

      9. 5.9 Other Wire & Cable Products

        $144.00

        1. Table | OTHER WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $2,336.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | INSULATED WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2004-2024

      2. 6.2 Electrical Equipment

        $450.00

        1. 6.2.1 Electrical Equipment Industry Overview

          $165.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.2.2 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $251.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

          2. Table | POWER TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

          3. Table | OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

      3. 6.3 Construction

        $565.00

        1. 6.3.1 Residential Construction Expenditures

          $98.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 6.3.2 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures

          $118.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        3. 6.3.3 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures

          $87.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        4. 6.3.4 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $236.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

      4. 6.4 Telecommunications

        $522.00

        1. CHART V-2 PERCENT OF US POPULATION WITH A BROADBAND CONNECTION, 2004-2014

        2. 6.4.1 Telecommunications Equipment Industry Overview

          $190.00

        3. 6.4.2 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $279.00

          1. Table | TELECOMMUNICATIONS WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

      5. 6.5 Motor Vehicles

        $428.00

        1. 6.5.1 Motor Vehicle Industry Overview

          $181.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

        2. 6.5.2 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $229.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

      6. 6.6 Industrial Machinery & Equipment

        $216.00

        1. 6.6.1 Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry Overview

          $124.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.6.2 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT WIRE & CABLE DEMAND

      7. 6.7 Other Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER WIRE & CABLE MARKETS

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $86.00

        1. Table | US INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2014

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $219.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MARKET SHARE, 2014

      4. 7.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $102.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $120.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 7.6 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $102.00

      7. 7.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

        $5,333.00

        1. 7.8.1 Alcatel-Lucent SA

          $138.00

        2. 7.8.2 Amphenol Corporation

          $262.00

        3. 7.8.3 Atkore International Holdings Incorporated

          $135.00

        4. 7.8.4 Belden Incorporated

          $260.00

        5. 7.8.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $445.00

        6. 7.8.6 Carlisle Companies Incorporated

          $233.00

        7. 7.8.7 CommScope Holding Company Incorporated

          $270.00

        8. 7.8.8 Corning Incorporated

          $257.00

        9. 7.8.9 Delphi Automotive plc

          $204.00

        10. 7.8.10 Encore Wire Corporation

          $177.00

        11. 7.8.11 Freeport-McMoRan Incorporated

          $87.00

        12. 7.8.12 Fujikura Limited

          $287.00

        13. 7.8.13 Furukawa Electric Company Limited

          $311.00

        14. 7.8.14 General Cable Corporation

          $462.00

        15. 7.8.15 Hitachi Limited

          $179.00

        16. 7.8.16 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $183.00

        17. 7.8.17 LEONI AG

          $205.00

        18. 7.8.18 Leviton Manufacturing Company Incorporated

          $179.00

        19. 7.8.19 LS Corporation

          $305.00

        20. 7.8.20 National Wire & Cable Corporation

          $92.00

        21. 7.8.21 Nexans SA

          $324.00

        22. 7.8.22 Okonite Company

          $108.00

        23. 7.8.23 PKC Group plc

          $82.00

        24. 7.8.24 Prysmian SpA

          $421.00

        25. 7.8.25 Rea Magnet Wire Company Incorporated

          $84.00

        26. 7.8.26 Southwire Company

          $490.00

        27. 7.8.27 Sumitomo Electric Industries Limited

          $201.00

        28. 7.8.28 TE Connectivity Limited

          $331.00

        29. 7.8.29 United Copper Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

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