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Insulated Wire & Cable

Insulated Wire & Cable

The US insulated wire and cable market will grow 6.0 annually through 2019 to more than $27 billion. Gains will be fueled by the recovery in building and utilities construction spending.

This report segments the insulated wire and cable industry by material, product and market. Data are provided in dollar terms, while demand for raw materials used in wire is presented in pounds.

Insulated wire and cable product types include:
Apparatus
Battery
Building
Electronic
Fiber Optic
Primary, Ignition & Battery
Power

Building wire will remain the largest product category through 2019, and will see the strongest advances over that time period. Thermoplastic and thermoset building wire types will see especially strong gains. Magnet wire will also see strong growth.

Major markets for insulated wire and cable in the US include:
Construction
Electrical Equipment
Industrial Machinery and Equipment
Motor Vehicles
Telecommunication

Electrical equipment was the leading outlet in 2014, accounting for 28% of demand. However, increases in electrical equipment demand for insulated wire and cable will lag the market average, and construction applications will be the largest market by 2014, driven by double-digit growth over that time period.

Although some firms active in the US market focus exclusively on insulated wire and cable, most companies derive a significant share from other industries, such as electrical and electronic equipment, as well. Major producers of insulated wire and cable for the US market include Atkore International, Belden, Delphi Automotive, Encore Wire, General Cable, LS Corporation, Marmon Group (Berkshire Hathaway), Southwire, and TE Connectivity.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Fixed Investment Trends
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT
    • Construction Expenditures
      • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Technology Trends
      • Fiber Optics
      • Multiplex Wiring
      • Telecommunications Technology
      • Superconductivity
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MARKET, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-1 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MARKET, 2005-2014
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table SELECTED INSULATED WIRE & CABLE PRICE DEFLATORS
      • Table CHART II-2 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE PRICE DEFLATORS, 2004-2024
    • Regulatory Factors
    • International Environment
      • World Supply & Demand
        • Table CHART II-3 WORLD INSULATED WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY REGION, 2014
      • US Foreign Trade
        • Table US FOREIGN TRADE IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE
        • Table CHART II-4 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2014
        • Table CHART II-5 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2014
  • MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MATERIAL DEMAND
      • Table CHART III-1 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MATERIAL DEMAND, 2014
    • Metals
      • Table METAL DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE
      • Copper
        • Table COPPER DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART III-2 COPPER DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE BY PRODUCT, 2014
      • Aluminum & Other Metals
        • Table ALUMINUM & OTHER METALS DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE
    • Plastics
      • Table PLASTICS DEMAND IN INSULATED WIRE & CABLE
      • Polyvinyl Chloride
      • Polyethylene
      • Polypropylene
      • Thermoplastic Elastomers
      • Nylon
      • Fluoropolymers & Other Plastics
    • Optical Fibers
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2004-2024
    • Building Wire & Cable
      • Table BUILDING WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-2 BUILDING WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
      • Thermoplastic Insulated
      • Thermoset Insulated
      • Other
    • Power Wire & Cable
      • Table POWER WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-3 POWER WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
      • Underground Distribution
        • Table UNDERGROUND DISTRIBUTION CABLE DEMAND
      • Portable
        • Table PORTABLE POWER WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
      • Other
        • Table OTHER POWER WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
    • Electronic Wire & Cable
      • Table ELECTRONIC WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-4 ELECTRONIC WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
      • Coaxial
        • Table COAXIAL CABLE DEMAND
      • Multiconductor
        • Table MULTICONDUCTOR WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
      • Other
        • Table OTHER ELECTRONIC WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
    • Apparatus Wire & Cordage
      • Table APPARATUS WIRE & CORDAGE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-5 APPARATUS WIRE & CORDAGE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
      • Flexible Cordage
      • Appliance Wire
      • Other
    • Primary, Ignition, &Battery Wire & Cable
      • Table PRIMARY, IGNITION, &BATTERY WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Fiber Optic Cable
      • Table FIBER OPTIC CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Single-Mode
      • Multimode
    • Magnet Wire
      • Table MAGNET WIRE SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Other Wire & Cable Products
      • Table OTHER WIRE & CABLE SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table INSULATED WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 INSULATED WIRE & CABLE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2004-2024
    • Electrical Equipment
      • Electrical Equipment Industry Overview
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Insulated Wire & Cable Demand
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
        • Table POWER TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
        • Table OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
    • Construction
      • Residential Construction Expenditures
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Insulated Wire & Cable Demand
        • Table CONSTRUCTION WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
    • Telecommunications
      • Table CHART V-2 PERCENT OF US POPULATION WITH A BROADBAND CONNECTION, 2004-2014
      • Telecommunications Equipment Industry Overview
      • Insulated Wire & Cable Demand
        • Table TELECOMMUNICATIONS WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
    • Motor Vehicles
      • Motor Vehicle Industry Overview
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS
      • Insulated Wire & Cable Demand
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
    • Industrial Machinery & Equipment
      • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry Overview
        • Table MACHINERY SHIPMENTS
      • Insulated Wire & Cable Demand
        • Table INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT WIRE & CABLE DEMAND
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER WIRE & CABLE MARKETS
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US INSULATED WIRE & CABLE SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US INSULATED WIRE & CABLE MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Alcatel-Lucent SA
      • Amphenol Corporation
      • Atkore International Holdings Incorporated
      • Belden Incorporated
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
      • CommScope Holding Company Incorporated
      • Corning Incorporated
      • Delphi Automotive plc
      • Encore Wire Corporation
      • Freeport-McMoRan Incorporated
      • Fujikura Limited
      • Furukawa Electric Company Limited
      • General Cable Corporation
      • Hitachi Limited
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • LEONI AG
      • Leviton Manufacturing Company Incorporated
      • LS Corporation
      • National Wire & Cable Corporation
      • Nexans SA
      • Okonite Company
      • PKC Group plc
      • Prysmian SpA
      • Rea Magnet Wire Company Incorporated
      • Southwire Company
      • Sumitomo Electric Industries Limited
      • TE Connectivity Limited
      • United Copper Industries Incorporated

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