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Circuit Breakers & Fuses

Circuit Breakers & Fuses

Growth in the US market for circuit breakers and fuses will average 4.3% annually through 2020, reaching $5.3 billion in that year. Product sales will be spurred by increases in electrical output and efforts to expand and upgrade the country’s power grid. In addition, dollar gains will be bolstered by rising demand for higher value specialty circuit protection devices as the use of renewable energy sources climbs.

This report segments the circuit breaker and fuse industry by product and market. Data is provided in dollars.

Products include:
Circuit Breakers
Molded case (industrial, light-duty, and specialty)
Power
Parts and accessories
Fuses
Cartridge & plug
Electronic
High-power (distribution cutouts, and power fuses and fuse links)
Other fuse types
Parts and accessories

Power circuit breakers will continue to account for the largest single share of total demand, representing 44% of the market total in 2020. Power circuit breakers rated over 1,000 volts will post the fastest sales gains in percentage terms.

Major markets include:
Automotive
Electric power
Electrical equipment
Electronic equipment
Machinery
Nonautomotive transportation equipment
Nonresidential building construction
Residential building construction
Other

Electric power was the leading market in 2015, accounting for 48% of circuit breaker and fuse demand. However, the most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for the much smaller residential building market, stimulated by strong increases in housing construction activity.

Both the circuit breaker and fuse segments of the industry are concentrated. Major suppliers to the US market include ABB, Carling Technologies, Eaton, General Electric, Littelfuse, Powell Industries, Schneider, and Siemens.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
    • Industrial Sector
      • Industrial Production Trends
        • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
      • Capital Spending Trends
        • Table PRIVATE FIXED INVESTMENT BY SECTOR
    • Construction
      • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
    • Pricing
      • Table CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE PRICE DEFLATORS
      • Table CHART II-1 CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE PRICE DEFLATORS, 2005-2025
    • Technological Developments
    • Complementary Circuit Protection Technology
      • Thyristors
      • Varistors
      • Transient Voltage Surge Suppression Systems
    • Regulations
      • Sulfur Hexafluoride
      • Electric Utility Deregulation
      • Other
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Supply & Demand
      • Table CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SHIPMENTS BY TYPE
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND, 2005-2015
      • Table CHART III-1 CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE MARKET, 2006-2015
    • International Environment
      • World Supply & Demand
        • Table WORLD CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND BY REGION
      • US Foreign Trade in Circuit Breakers & Fuses
        • Table US FOREIGN TRADE IN CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
        • Table US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE IMPORTS BY SOURCE
        • Table CHART III-2 US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2015
        • Table US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE EXPORTS BY DESTINATION
        • Table CHART III-3 US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2015
  • CIRCUIT BREAKERS
    • General
    • Products
      • Table CIRCUIT BREAKER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET, 2015
      • Table CHART IV-2 CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY PRODUCT
      • Power Circuit Breakers
        • Table POWER CIRCUIT BREAKER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Molded Case Circuit Breakers
        • Table MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table SPECIALTY MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKER DEMAND
      • Parts & Accessories
        • Table CIRCUIT BREAKER PARTS & ACCESSORIES SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Suppliers & Market Share
      • Table CHART IV-3 US CIRCUIT BREAKER MARKET SHARE, 2015
  • FUSES
    • General
    • Products
      • Table FUSE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 FUSE DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET, 2015
      • Table CHART V-2 FUSE DEMAND: PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY PRODUCT
      • High-Power Fuses
        • Table HIGH-POWER FUSE DEMAND
      • Cartridge & Plug Fuses
        • Table CARTRIDGE & PLUG FUSE DEMAND
      • Electronic Fuses
        • Table ELECTRONIC FUSE DEMAND
      • Other Fuse Types
        • Table OTHER FUSE DEMAND
      • Parts & Accessories
        • Table FUSE PARTS & ACCESSORIES DEMAND
    • Suppliers & Market Share
      • Table CHART V-3 US FUSE MARKET SHARE, 2015
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
      • Table CHART VI-1 US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION, 2015
      • Table CHART VI-2 INCREASE IN CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015-2020
      • Table CHART VI-3 CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE DEMAND: PROJECTED ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH BY MARKET, 2015-2020
    • Electric Power
      • Sector Outlook
        • Table ELECTRIC POWER INDICATORS
      • Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand
        • Table ELECTRIC POWER MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
    • Machinery
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table MACHINERY SHIPMENTS
      • Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand
        • Table MACHINERY MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
    • Nonresidential Building Construction
      • Sector Outlook
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
    • Nonautomotive Transportation Equipment
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table NONAUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand
        • Table NONAUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
    • Residential Building Construction
      • Sector Outlook
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
    • Automotive
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE OUTLOOK
      • Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
    • Electronic Equipment
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand
        • Table ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
    • Electrical Equipment
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Circuit Breaker & Fuse Demand
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS & FUSES
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table SELECTED CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 US CIRCUIT BREAKER & FUSE MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Participating Companies

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