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Connector Industry Forecast

Bishop & Associates publishes two connector forecasts each year. Each eight-chapter report provides an in-depth, and detailed forecast of the worldwide connector industry.

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

Bishop & Associates publishes two connector forecasts each year. Each eight-chapter report provides an in-depth, and detailed forecast of the worldwide connector Industry. In addition to the detailed forecasts for each region of the world (North America, Europe, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, ROW), an industry overview is included which provides current market trends, industry book-to-bill ratios, and outlook narrative.

Worldwide, and by world region, the forecast includes:

  • 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

2014 - A Good Year for the Industry

Connector sales grew +8.1% in 2014 to $52,855 million. This is the first time that the industry has exceeded the $50 billion hurdle.

China had a stellar year with sales up +14.5%, the only region to grow in double-digits. It is now more than 20% larger than Europe, the next largest region. North America also had a very good year with sales up +7.8% to prior year. Europe and Japan's growth both fell-off over the year and ROW never really got going.

The connector industry's sales by region are noted in the following table.

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There are solid reasons for the connector industry's strong demand.

  • The US GDP is growing and 3Q14, at +5.0% sequential growth, was the best quarterly performance since the third quarter of 2003. In 2013, the US economy represented almost 20% of the worldwide GDP at PPP (purchasing power parity).
  • In most countries, interest rates remain at historical lows and inflation continues to be modest.
  • US unemployment is declining.
  • US housing has almost fully recovered from the recession (in many areas of the country).
  • China is generating solid demand for consumer electronics and automobiles. GDP is in the area of +7.4% for 2014.
  • Europe is recovering slowly and GDP growth for 2014 will be +0.8% to +0.9% with five consecutive quarters of expansion.

2015 Outlook

We are forecasting 2015 sales to grow +X.X% to $XX,XXX million.

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Here are some points to consider in support of the 2015 forecast:

  • This projected mid-single-digit growth is in line with GDP growth projections by the IMF for the various regions of the world.
  • For most of the major economies of the world, consumer confidence and business confidence are positive.
  • The financial markets, despite some significant swings, are still doing well.
  • Low energy prices are putting more money in consumer's pockets which they are spending.
  • Interest rates are still at historical lows.
  • The US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and the People's Bank of China are all keeping a close eye on interest rates, inflation/deflation and money supplies to keep their economies in control and on an even keel.
  • Economic growth may be modest in 2015, but the growth of electronics (with connector content) will continue to outpace the general economies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - 2014 A Good Year for the Industry

  • Industry Sales Performance by Region
  • Industry Sales Performance by Quarter
  • Industry Sales Performance by Sector
  • Semiconductor Sales versus Connector Sales
  • Connector Confidence Index
  • 2014 Industry Profitability
  • Historical Sales Performance
  • Connector Industry Business Cycles Growth Cycles Highlighted
  • Historical Percentage Change in Connector Demand
  • 2015 Outlook (2015-2020)
  • 2015 Connector Forecast by Geographical Region with Percent Change
  • Five-Year Outlook (2015-2020)
  • Five Year Forecast - Region Percent Year-Over-Year Change Sales
  • Five Year Forecast - by Equipment Sector Percent Year-Over-Year Change Sales
  • Computers-Peripherals Sector
  • The Market
  • Servers Facing Multiple Paradigms
  • Terminology
  • Server Virtualization
  • Open Source Computing
  • Outsourcing
  • Lenovo and IBM
  • Dell
  • Micro-Server Technology
  • Focus on Mobile - The iPAD
  • Notebook Connector Content
  • Trends
  • 2015 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 Developments
  • Future
  • Apple, Xerox, Kodak, IIBM, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Intel, et al
  • 2015 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
  • 2015 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
  • Refurbishment of Existing Equipment
  • Emerging Markets
  • Medical Market Outlook
  • Regional View
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • China
  • Asia Pacific
  • ROW
  • 2015 World Medical Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Industrial Equipment Sector
  • Market Definitions
  • Main Market Segments
  • Detailed Market Segments
  • World View
  • Year on Year Industrial Production Growth by Region 2010 - 2014
  • Industrial Production Growth by Region 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 2014-2019F
  • Industrial Sales by Leading Connector Manufacturers
  • Industrial Sales Leading Connector Manufacturers 4Q2014
  • HARTING Sales Performance - 2009 to 2014
  • Regional View
  • North America
  • 2012 - 2014 US Industrial Production Growth % Year over Year
  • Europe
  • Euro Zone Industrial Production Growth % Year over Year 2011 - 2014
  • Industrial Market for Connectors by Region 2012 - 2015E
  • German Machine Tools Production and Order Intake Year-on-Year - 2011 - 2014F
  • Japan
  • Japanese Monthly Machine Tools Orders Year-on-Year 2012-2014
  • Japanese Industrial Production Growth % Year-over-Year 2012 - 2014
  • Fanuc Sales Results 2004-2014 (est)
  • China
  • Chinese Industrial Production Growth % Year-over-Year 2009 - 2016F
  • Industrial Market for Connectors by Region 2014 and 2020F
  • Asia Pacific
  • Indian GDP Growth and Forecast 2012 - 2019F
  • Indian Industrial Production Growth % - Year-over-Year 2014
  • ROW
  • Russian Industrial Production Growth % Year-Over-Year 2009-2014
  • Russian Industrial Production Growth % Month-on-Month 2010-2014
  • Brazilian Industrial Production Growth % Month-on-Month 2010-2014
  • Industrial Market for Connectors - Market Outlook 2015-2020
  • Industrial Market for Connectors by Sector 2014-2020F
  • Five-Year CAGR by Region for the Industrial Market for Connectors 2015-2020
  • 2015 World Industrial Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Automotive Sector
  • Global View
  • 2014 Worldwide Automotive Connector Market Share by Region
  • 2020 Worldwide Automotive Connector Market Share by Region
  • Worldwide Light Vehicle Production
  • Worldwide Connector Market for Light Vehicle Production
  • 2015 World Automotive Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Transportation - Non Automotive
  • 2014 Worldwide Transportation Connector Market by Sub-sector
  • 2014 Worldwide Transportation Connector Market by Region
  • Worldwide Transportation Connector Market
  • Worldwide Market for Transportation Connectors
  • 2015 World Transportation Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Military/Aerospace Sector
  • Global Market Conditions
  • Market Outlook
  • Regional View
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • China
  • Asia-Pacific
  • ROW
  • 2015 World Military/Aerospace Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Telecom Equipment Sector
  • World View
  • Telecom/Datacom Connector Sales 2015 - 2020E
  • Global Digital Data
  • The Mobile Network
  • Total Mobile & Wireless Connector Sales 2014 - 2020E
  • Data Centers
  • Summary of the Telecom Connector Market
  • Technology and Market Trends
  • Telecom/Datacom Connector Sales by Equipment Category 2014 to 2019E Comparison
  • Regional View
  • Telecom/Datacom Connector Sales by Region of the World 2014 to 2019E Comparison
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • China
  • Asia Pacific
  • ROW
  • 2015 World Telecom/Datacom Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • Consumer Electronics Sector
  • Market Performance
  • Exciting New Opportunities
  • Insourcing of CE Products
  • CE Industry Review
  • Summary
  • 2015 World Consumer Connector Forecast - Market Share by Region
  • 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
  • 2014-2015 Percent Change and 2015-2020 Five-Year CAGR
  • 2015 and 2020 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
  • 2014-2015 Percent Change and 2015-2020 Five-Year CAGR
  • 2015 and 2020 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

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
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