Insulated Wire & Cable

11th Edition

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This study analyzes US supply of and demand for insulated wire and cable products. Major product segments covered are:

  • building wire and cable
    • general purpose (thermoplastic or thermoset)
    • specialty (nonmetallic and underground feeder cable, metallic armored, service entrance, niche product such as low-voltage doorbell wire)
  • power wire and cable
    • underground distribution cable
    • portable wire and cable
    • other types, principally overhead distribution cable
  • fiber optic cable (single-mode and multimode)
  • electronic wire and cable
    • coaxial cable
    • multiconductor wire and cable
    • hook-up wire
    • other products such as antenna lead-in wire and computer backplane wire
  • apparatus wire and cordage
    • flexible cordage (e.g., extension cords, power cords, specialty cords)
    • appliance wire
    • other products (e.g., machine tool wire, wall wire, hobby wire, submersible pump cable)
  • primary, ignition, and battery wire and cable
  • telephone wire and cable, including:
    • exchange area and toll wire and cable
    • inside wiring cable
    • drop, bridle, and duct wire
    • telephone sets and cordage
  • magnet wire
  • control and signal
  • various other types
    • non-motor vehicle transportation wire and cable
    • elevator hatch and traveling cable
    • superconductor wire
    • specialty wire and cable
    • thermocouple wire
    • resistance wire

Excluded from the scope of the study are bare wire and other types of noninsulated wire products, as well as complete wiring harnesses and wiring sets (although separately sold wire utilized in such products is included).

Historical and forecast sales are also provided for:

  • major end use markets, including:
    • construction (residential building, commercial building, and nonbuilding)
    • telecommunications (e.g., backbone, last mile, information processing)
    • electrical equipment
    • motor vehicles
    • industrial machinery and equipment
    • other markets (e.g., aerospace, marine, and other transportation; government; service sector; consumer)
  • selected raw materials consumption data:
    • copper
    • aluminum and other metals
    • primary plastics (e.g., PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers, nylon, fluoropolymers)

Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 and 2030 are provided in millions of dollars for demand, shipments, and net exports.

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