• Japanese
  • Korean
  • Chinese
Cover Image

Connector Industry Forecast

In addition to the detailed forecasts for each region of the world (North America, Europe, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, and ROW), an industry overview is included which provides current market trends, industry book-to-bill ratios, and outlook narrative.

The worldwide and regional forecasts include: Computers & Peripherals

  • Mobile Computers
  • Desktops
  • Servers
  • Storage Equipment
  • Input/Output Equipment
  • Communication LAN Devices
  • Other Computer Equipment

Business/Office Equipment

  • Retail/POS Equipment
  • Imaging Systems
  • Other Business/Office Equipment

Instrumentation

  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • Analytical/Scientific Instruments
  • Other Instrumentation

Medical Equipment

  • Diagnostic & Imaging Equipment
  • Therapeutic Equipment
  • Other Medical Equipment

Industrial

  • Heavy Equipment
  • Industrial Auto & Process Control
  • Building & Civil Engineering
  • Energy Markets
  • Machine Tools, Machinery & Robotics
  • Other Equipment

Automotive

  • Body Wiring & Power Distribution
  • Powertrain
  • Comfort, Convenience & Entertainment
  • Navigation & Instrumentation
  • Safety & Security

Transportation (non-auto)

  • Commercial Vehicles
  • RV's & Power Sports
  • Rail
  • A., M., Construction, and Farm and Garden

Military/Aerospace

Telecom/Datacom

  • Carrier Network
  • Enterprise Network
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Subscriber Equipment
  • Other Telecommunications

Consumer

  • Personal/Portable Consumer
  • Home Video Equipment
  • Home Audio Equipment
  • Consumer White Goods
  • Other Consumer

Other Equipment

Historical Sales Performance

Since 1980 the connector industry has experienced four growth business cycles, meaning consecutive years of increases in year-over-year sales. The average growth business cycle in the connector industry is five years. The longest (years without a decline in sales) is eight years (1993-2000).

The downturn of 2011/2012 has somewhat broken the industry mold. The period of growth lasted only 23 months before sales began declining in 4Q11. The downturn, which was over in October 2012, lasted only 12 months. The decline was only -2.7% which is the smallest measured since 1992.

The following chart displays the business cycles the industry has experienced since 1980.

image1

Since 1980, we have achieved twenty-eight years of sales increases and six years of sales declines. The average growth cycle lasts five years, with two years being the shortest growth cycle, and eight years the longest. The industry's thirty-three year compound annual growth (CAGR) is +5.7%. Only once in thirty-three years has the industry had two consecutive years of sales declines (2001-2002).

In the three industry declines prior to 2001, the years of growth in between the downturns was four, six, and eight years. From the end of the 2001/2 downturn to the beginning of the 2008/9 downturn was 75 months (6.3 years). From the end of the 2008/9 downturn to the beginning of the 2011/12 downturn was 23 months (1.9 years). The decreasing cycle rate may be the result of the increasing inter-dependencies of the world's economies and our 24/7 processing of news of all types.

The growth business cycles are clearly visible in the following graph.

image2

Historically we are at the beginning of a fifth growth business cycle that will last another five years on average. Although nothing is certain, it is likely that the next downturn is three or more years down the road, given no unforeseen regional or worldwide calamities. The economies of the world and their governments have gone (and are going) through a major fiscal correction, which should lead to relatively stable times where the growth rates will, in all likelihood, be more modest than they have been after past industry downturns.

Year-over-year sales growth in the next five years is expected to hit a high in 2019, with growth forecast at +7.5%.

2014 Outlook

We are forecasting 2014 sales to grow +8.3% to $52,929.7 million. This projected high single digit growth is in line with GDP growth projections by the IMF for the various regions of the world.

image3

World sales are up +9.5% through May. Bishop's forecast +8.3% sales growth for full year 2014 indicates sales demand will soften modestly between now and year end.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - 2014 Off to a Good Start

  • Overview
  • Industrial Sales Performance - May 2014
  • Semiconductor versus Connector Sales
  • Connector Confidence Index
  • 2014 Industry Profitability
  • Historical Sales Performance
  • Historical Percentage Change in Demand
  • 2014 Outlook
  • Five-Year Outlook
  • Market Outlook and Comments
  • Computers-Peripherals Sector
  • The Market
  • Servers Facing Multiple Paradigms
  • Focus on Mobile - The iPAD
  • Notebook Connector Content
  • Trends
  • 2014 World Computer and Peripheral Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Business/Office Equipment Sector
  • Introduction
  • Mass-Merchant Office Equipment Products
  • Detailed List of Office Equipment - Potential Types of Connectors
  • Market Diversity
  • Key Points in This Market
  • Connector Applications
  • Some Current and Past Developments
  • Future
  • Apple, Xerox, Kodak, IIBM, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Intel, et al
  • 2014 World Business/Office Equipment Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Instrumentation Sector
  • Global Market Conditions
  • Market and Technology Trends
  • ATE/Semiconductor Test
  • Analytical and Scientific Instruments
  • Other Instruments
  • Regional View
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • China
  • Asia Pacific
  • ROW
  • 2014 World Instrumentation Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Medical Equipment Sector
  • Global Market Conditions
  • Diagnostic and Imaging Equipment
  • Therapeutic Equipment
  • Other Medical Equipment
  • Market and Technology Trends
  • Digital Health
  • Telehealth and "mHealth"
  • Miniaturization
  • Prosthetics
  • Nanotechnology and Biomedical Electronics
  • Emerging Markets
  • Medical Market Outlook
  • Regional View
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • China
  • Asia Pacific
  • ROW
  • 2014 World Medical Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Industrial Equipment Sector
  • Market Definitions
  • Main Market Segments
  • Detailed Market Segments
  • World View
  • YoY Industrial Production Growth by Region 2010 - 2013
  • Industrial Production by Region 2013 - 2014
  • World Industrial Production 3 Months Average over Previous 3 Months 2006 - 2014
  • World Industrial Production 3 Months Average over Same 3 Months Previous Year 2010 - 2014
  • World Industrial Production 3 Months Average over Preceding 3 Months 2010 - 2014
  • GDP Growth and Forecast by Country-Region 2013-2018F
  • Industrial Sales by Leading Connector Manufacturers
  • Industrial Sales Leading Connector Manufacturers 1Q2014
  • Regional View
  • North America
  • US Industrial Production Growth % Year over Year 2011 - 2014
  • Europe
  • Euro Zone Industrial Production Growth % Year over Year 2011 - 2014
  • Industrial Market for Connectors by Region - 2011 - 2014E
  • Machine Tools Production and Order Intake Year-on-Year - Germany 2009 - 2014F
  • Japan
  • Monthly Machine Tools Orders Japan 2012-2014 - Sequential
  • Japanese Industrial Production Growth % Year-over-Year 2011 - 2014
  • China
  • Industrial Market for Connectors by Region 2019
  • Chinese Industrial Production Growth % Year-over-Year 2011 - 2014
  • Asia Pacific
  • GDP Growth and Forecast India 2011 - 2018F
  • ROW
  • Russian Industrial Production Growth % Year-Over-Year 2009-2013
  • Russian Industrial Production Growth % Month-on-Month 2010-2014
  • Brazilian Industrial Production Growth % Month-on-Month 2010-2014
  • Industrial Market for Connectors - Market Outlook 2013-2019
  • 2013 World Industrial Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Automotive Sector
  • Global View
  • Automotive Segment and Regional Analysis
  • 2013 World Automotive Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Transportation - Non Automotive Sector
  • Non-Automotive Global View
  • Transportation Segment and Regional Analysis
  • 2014 World Transportation - Non Automotive Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Military/Aerospace Sector
  • Global Market Conditions
  • Market Outlook
  • Regional View
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • China
  • Asia-Pacific
  • ROW
  • 2013 World Military/Aerospace Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Telecom Equipment Sector
  • World View
  • Telecom/Datacom Connector Sales 2014 - 2019E
  • Global Digital Data
  • The Mobile Network
  • Total Mobile & Wireless Connector Sales 2014 - 2019E
  • Data Centers
  • Summary of the Telecom Connector Market
  • Technology and Market Trends
  • Telecom/Datacom Connector Sales by Equipment Category 2013 to 2018E Comparison
  • Regional View
  • Telecom/Datacom Connector Sales by Region of the World 2013 to 2018E Comparison
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • China
  • Asia Pacific
  • ROW
  • 2013 World Telecom/Datacom Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Consumer Electronics Sector
  • Market Performance
  • Insourcing of CE Products
  • CE Industry Review
  • Summary
  • What is the Next Blockbuster Product?
  • 2013 World Consumer Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region

Chapter 2 - World Connector Forecast

  • World Connector Market Forecast - Year-to-Year Dollar Change
  • World Connector Market Forecast - Year-to-Year Percent Change
  • World Connector Market Forecast by Region
  • Year-to-Year Change by Region
  • Top Six End-Use Equipment Categories
  • World End-Use Equipment Forecast - Summary
  • 2013-2014 Percent Change and 2014-2019 Five-Year CAGR
  • 2014 and 2019 Market Share by Equipment Sector
  • World End-Use Equipment Forecast - Detail
  • Computers & Peripherals
  • Mobile Computers
  • Desktops
  • Servers
  • Storage Equipment
  • Input/Output Equipment
  • Communication LAN Devices
  • Other Computer Equipment
  • Business/Office Equipment
  • Retail/POS Equipment
  • Imaging Systems
  • Other Office Equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • Analytical & Scientific Instruments
  • Other Instruments
  • Medical
  • Diagnostic & Imaging Equipment
  • Therapeutic Equipment
  • Other Medical Equipment
  • Industrial
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Industrial Automation & Process Control
  • Building & Civil Engineering
  • Energy Markets
  • Machine Tools, Machinery & Robotics
  • Other Equipment
  • Automotive
  • Body Wiring & Power Distribution
  • Powertrain
  • Comfort, Convenience & Entertainment
  • Navigation & Instrumentation
  • Safety & Security
  • Transportation
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • RV's & Power Sports
  • Commercial Air
  • Marine
  • Rail
  • Construction
  • Farm & Garden
  • Military
  • Telecom/Datacom
  • Carrier Network
  • Enterprise Network
  • Mobile & Wireless
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Subscriber Equipment
  • Cable-Equipment-Infrastructure
  • Other Telecommunications
  • Consumer
  • Personal/Portable Consumer Electronics
  • Home Video Equipment
  • Home Audio Equipment
  • Consumer White Goods
  • Other Consumer
  • Other Equipment
  • World End-Use Equipment Forecast by Region
  • Computers & Peripherals
  • Business/Retail/Education Equipment
  • Instrumentation Equipment
  • Medical Equipment
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Automotive
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Military/Aerospace Equipment
  • Telecom/Datacom/ Equipment
  • Consumer Equipment
  • Other Equipment

Chapter 3 - North American Connector Forecast

  • North American Connector Market Forecast - Year-to-Year Dollar Change
  • North American Connector Market Forecast - Year-to-Year Percent Change
  • Top Six End-Use Equipment Categories
  • North American End-Use Equipment Forecast - Summary
  • 2013-2014 Percent Change and 2014-2019 Five-Year CAGR
  • 2014 and 2019 Market Share by Equipment Sector
  • North American End-Use Equipment Forecast - Detail
  • Computers & Peripherals
  • Mobile Computers
  • Desktops
  • Servers
  • Storage Equipment
  • Input/Output Equipment
  • Communication LAN Devices
  • Other Computer Equipment
  • Business/Office Equipment
  • Retail/POS Equipment
  • Imaging Systems
  • Other Office Equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • Analytical & Scientific Instruments
  • Other Instruments
  • Medical
  • Diagnostic & Imaging Equipment
  • Therapeutic Equipment
  • Other Medical Equipment
  • Industrial
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Industrial Automation & Process Control
  • Building & Civil Engineering
  • Energy Markets
  • Machine Tools, Machinery & Robotics
  • Other Equipment
  • Automotive
  • Body Wiring & Power Distribution
  • Powertrain
  • Comfort, Convenience & Entertainment
  • Navigation & Instrumentation
  • Safety & Security
  • Transportation
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • RV's & Power Sports
  • Commercial Air
  • Marine
  • Rail
  • Construction
  • Farm & Garden
  • Military
  • Telecom/Datacom
  • Carrier Network
  • Enterprise Network
  • Mobile & Wireless
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Subscriber Equipment
  • Cable-Equipment-Infrastructure
  • Other Telecommunications
  • Consumer
  • Personal/Portable Consumer Electronics
  • Home Video Equipment
  • Home Audio Equipment
  • Consumer White Goods
  • Other Consumer
  • Other Equipment
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Automotive
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Military/Aerospace Equipment
  • Telecom/Datacom Equipment
  • Consumer Equipment
  • Other Equipment

Chapters 4 Thru 8 Provide The Same Detail Level as Chapter 3

Chapter 4 - European Connector Forecast

Chapter 5 - Japanese Connector Forecast

Chapter 6 - Chinese Connector Forecast

Chapter 7 - Asia Pacific Connector Forecast

Chapter 8 - ROW Connector Forecast

Show More
Pricing