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The Cable Report 2015 - Ed2

This is the 2nd edition of the StatPlan Cable Report. The report sizes demand for insulated energy cable, bare energy conductors, metal telecoms cable, fibre optic cable, superconductors, winding wire and mechanical steel rope from 2015 to 2020.

MECHANICAL STEEL ROPE

  • Production and applications are analysed.
  • Manufacturers of mechanical steel rope are listed with market shares.

THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE REPORT IS CONTAINED IN SECTIONS, COVERING

ENERGY AND COMMUNICATIONS WIRE AND CABLE

PRODUCTION

Analysed in tonnage by region from 2000 to 2014 and forecast from 2015 to 2020.

CONSUMPTION

Recorded in $ value from 2000 to 2014 and forecast from 2015 to 2020, analysed by region & country (world, 6 regions and 29 countries) and by category.

CONSUMPTION IS ANALYSED BY END-USER SECTORS:

  • Infrastructure and utilities (GTD)
  • Industry - Specialist & OEM, automotive, OGP, SURF, renewables, elevators
  • Telecoms
  • Construction
  • Others

USE OF CABLE TYPE IS ANALAYSED WITHIN THESE SECTORS;

  • HV Power, MV Power
  • HV Subsea, MV Subsea
  • LV Insulated Cable, Building LV Cable, Automotive Cable
  • Bare Conductors
  • Telecoms Voice & Data Cable, Fibre Optic

PRODUCT MARKET REVIEWS

  • Insulated land cables, HV, MV and LV, underground land cables
  • Marine market-offshore wind power, oil & gas (OGP) with key country markets
  • Submarine cables; demand, manufacturers, development
  • SURF-Subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, pre-salt/post-salt reserves
  • Industrial applications-OEM, transport harnesses, automotive, mining, electric rail-ways & HSR by region, light railways
  • Manufacturing and process industry

DETAILED SURVEYS OF MAJOR REGIONAL AND COUNTRY MARKETS

  • Europe - Regional Survey - France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
  • CIS - Russia
  • Asia Pacific - China, Japan, Korea, India, Taiwan
  • Middle East - Regional Survey
  • Africa - Regional Survey
  • North America - USA
  • Latin America - Mexico, Brazil

These individual surveys contain the following detailed analysis for each region and country

Demand from 2000 to 2020 in $, product groups by value, economic and financial with commentary on relevant issues, wire and cable manufacturers.

The Chinese report has an expanded coverage including certification, market gaps, survey of end-user industries, detailed discussion of the manufacturing sector and counterfeit cables.

PRODUCTION CAPACITY - OVER-PRODUCTION AND CAPACITY UTILISATION

Production capacity is evaluated and regions of surplus are identified. China, India, the USA, Europe and MENA are reviewed in capacity and utilisation. International trade is reviewed.

MANUFACTURERS

Major cable companies are listed in each country with global market shares. The top 11 companies are shown with their shares of end-use markets; utilities, con-struction, industry, other. The major strengths of each company are identified.

MARKET DRIVERS

Significant market factors and drivers are identified and evaluated within each user segment; electrification, transmission and distribution, railways, telecoms, industry, automotive and construction.

PRICE TRENDS

Price trends and factors driving prices are analysed with future predictions. The following factors are reviewed; market demand within sector (utilities, industry, telecoms, construction), over-production and capacity utilisation, price trends for input materials (steel, copper, aluminium) with forecasts to 2025,

PROFITABILITY OF PRODUCT CATEGORIES

Product categories are ranked by long term profitability with commentary on future trends and prospects for categories of high profitability.

SUPERCONDUCTORS

The technology, applications and benefits of superconductors are outlined, current status and future market potential. Promoters and manufacturers are listed.

METAL THEFT

A serious problem causing major losses, the current position and outlook are re-viewed.

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. ALL CABLE - ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS AND MECHANICAL ROPE

2. GLOBAL MARKET SIZE - ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS AND COMMUNICATIONS CABLES

  • 2.1. METALLIC WIRE & CABLE - PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
  • 2.2. OPTICAL FIBRE CABLE - MILLION KM CONSUMPTION
  • 2.3. ALL WIRE AND CABLES CONSUMPTION - VALUE $ MILLIONS
  • 2.5. COMPARISON OF PRODUCTION IN TONNAGE AND CONSUMPTION IN VALUE
  • 2.6. GLOBAL PRODUCTION BY REGION
  • 2.7. END-USER SECTORS
  • 2.9. INTERNATIONAL TRADE

3. THE EUROPEAN WIRE AND CABLE MARKET

  • 3.1. MARKET SIZE
  • 3.2. THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY
    • 3.2.1. European crisis of public debt
    • 3.2.2. The common Eurozone currency
  • 3.3. WIRE AND CABLE MARKET EAST/WEST EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION
  • 3.3.A. Product groups by value
  • 3.4. GERMANY
    • 3.5.1. ECONOMY
    • 3.5.2. MARKET BY PRODUCT GROUP
    • 3.5.3. GERMAN WIRE AND CABLE MANUFACTURERS
  • 3.5. FRANCE
    • 3.6.1. ECONOMY
    • 3.6.2. MARKET BY PRODUCT GROUP
    • 3.6.3. FRENCH WIRE AND CABLE MANUFACTURERS
  • 3.6. ITALY
    • 3.7.1. ECONOMY
    • 3.7.2. MARKET BY PRODUCT GROUP
    • 3.7.3. ITALIAN WIRE AND CABLE MANUFACTURERS
  • 3.7. SPAIN
    • 3.8.1. ECONOMY
    • 3.8.2. MARKET BY PRODUCT GROUP
    • 3.8.3. SPANISH WIRE AND CABLE MANUFACTURERS
  • 3.8. UNITED KINGDOM
    • 3.9.1. ECONOMY
    • 3.9.2. MARKET BY PRODUCT GROUP
    • 3.9.3. UK WIRE AND CABLE MANUFACTURERS

4. THE CIS WIRE AND CABLE MARKET

  • 4.1. RUSSIA
    • 4.1.1. DEMAND
    • 4.1.2. ECONOMY
    • 4.1.3. MANUFACTURERS

5. THE CHINESE WIRE AND CABLE MARKET

  • 5.1. DEMAND
  • 5.2. MARKET BY PRODUCT GROUP
  • 5.3. INTERNATIONAL TRADE
  • 5.4. CERTIFICATION
  • 5.5. MARKET GAPS
  • 5.6. END USERS
    • 5.6.1. Power sector
    • 5.6.2. Nuclear Power
    • 5.6.3. Wind power
    • 5.6.4. Solar power
    • 5.6.5. Telecommunication Industry
    • 5.6.6. Construction
    • 5.6.7. Automotive Industry
  • 5.7. MANUFACTURERS
    • 5.7.1. Key Manufacturers
  • 5.8. COUNTERFEIT CABLES

6. THE ASIA PACIFIC (EXCLUDING CHINA) WIRE AND CABLE MARKET

  • 6.1. JAPAN
    • 6.1.1. DEMAND
    • 6.1.2. ECONOMY
    • 6.1.3. PRODUCTION
    • 6.1.4. MANUFACTURERS
  • 6.2. KOREA
    • 6.2.1. DEMAND
    • 6.2.2. ECONOMY
    • 6.2.3. MANUFACTURERS
  • 6.3. TAIWAN
    • 6.3.1. DEMAND
    • 6.3.2. ECONOMY
    • 6.3.3. MANUFACTURERS
  • 6.4. INDIA
    • 6.4.1. DEMAND
    • 6.4.2. ECONOMY
    • 6.4.3. END USERS
    • 6.4.4. MANUFACTURERS
    • 6.4.5. INFORMAL SECTOR
    • 6.4.6. COUNTERFEIT CABLES
    • 6.4.7. STANDARDS
    • 6.4.8. FOREIGN INVESTORS

7. THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA WIRE AND CABLE MARKET

  • 7.1. MIDDLE EAST
    • 7.1.1. DEMAND
    • 7.1.2. ECONOMY
    • 7.1.3. MANUFACTURING
  • 7.2. AFRICA
    • 7.2.1. DEMAND,
    • 7.2.2. ECONOMY
    • 7.2.3. MANUFACTURERS

8. NORTH AMERICAN WIRE AND CABLE MARKET

  • 8.1. UNITED STATES
    • 8.1.1. DEMAND
    • 8.1.2. PRODUCT GROUPS
    • 8.1.3. ECONOMY
    • 8.1.4. CABLE MARKETS DRIVERS AND OUTLOOK
    • 8.1.5. MANUFACTURERS
    • 8.1.6. MARKE SHARES

9. LATIN AMERICAN WIRE AND CABLE MARKET

  • 9.1. DEMAND
  • 9.2. BRAZIL
    • 9.2.1. DEMAND
    • 9.2.2. ECONOMY
  • 9.3. MEXICO
    • 9.3.1. DEMAND
    • 9.3.2. ECONOMY

10. WIRE ROPE

  • 10.1. PRODUCTION
  • 10.2. APPLICATIONS OF WIRE ROPE
  • 10.3. MANUFACTURERS

11. LONG TERM PROSPECTS AND PROFITABILITY OF CONDUCTORS

  • 11.1. SUBMARINE CABLE
  • 11.2. SURF
  • 11.3. FIBRE OPTICAL CABLE
  • 11.4. LAND EXTRA HIGH VOLTAGE CABLE

12. ENERGY AND COMMUNICATIONS CABLE MANUFACTURERS

13. WIRE AND CABLE MARKET DRIVERS

  • 13.1. TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY INDUSTRY
    • 13.1.1. Electrification
    • 13.1.2. Transmission network development
  • 13.2 RAILWAYS
  • 13.3. TELECOMS
    • 13.3.1. Regional versus intercontinental traffic
  • 13.4. AUTOMOTIVE
  • 13.5. CONSTRUCTION

14. PRICE TRENDS AND FACTORS DRIVING PRICES

  • 14.1. ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CLIMATE
    • 14.1.1. Inflation and debt outlook
  • 14.2. DEMAND FOR WIRE AND CABLE - MARKET AND INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • 14.2.1. Utilities
    • 14.2.2. Industry
  • 14.3. WIRE AND CABLE PRODUCTION CAPACITY
    • 14.3.1. China
    • 14.3.2. India
    • 14.3.3. United States
    • 14.3.4. Europe
    • 14.3.5. MENA
  • 14.4 RAW MATERIALS
  • 14.5. COMMODITY PRICES
    • 14.5.1. Copper
    • 14.5.2. Aluminium
    • 14.5.3. Steel
    • 14.5.4. The Copper Value Chain
    • 14.5.5. The Copper Trade

15. PRODUCT SEGMENTS, INSULATED LAND CABLES - HV, MV & LV

  • 15.1. OVERVIEW
  • 15.2. UNDERGOUND CABLING IN THE UTILITY SECTOR
  • 15.3. REGIONAL ANALYSIS
  • 15.4. DRIVERS FOR UNDERGROUND CABLES
  • 15.5. HIGH COSTS
  • 15.6. IMPACT OF URBANISATION
  • 15.8. INSULATED LAND CABLE IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR

16. THE MARINE MARKET- OFFSHORE WIND POWER, OIL & GAS

  • 16.1. OVERVIEW
  • 16.2. OIL AND GAS OFFSHORE MARKET
    • 16.2.1. Topside cables
    • 16.2.2. Transmission
    • 16.2.3. Subsea market
  • 16.3. OFFSHORE WIND POWER
    • 16.3.1. Electrical System Overview
    • 16.3.2. Collection System
    • 16.3.3. Floating Foundations
    • 16.3.4. Transmission System
    • 16.3.5. HVAC/HVDC
  • 16.4. KEY COUNTRY MARKETS FOR OFFSHORE
    • 16.4.1. German Offshore Wind Power
    • 16.4.2. UK Offshore Wind Power
    • 16.4.3. United States Offshore Wind Power

17. PRODUCT MARKETS, SUBMARINE CABLES

  • 17.1. OVERVIEW
  • 17.2. DEMAND FOR SUBMARINE CABLES
  • 17.3. MANUFACTURERS
  • 17.4. DEVELOPMENT OF SUBMARINE CABLE
  • 17.5. TECHNOLOGY FOR SUBMARINE CABLES
  • 17.6. CABLE LAYING
  • 17.7. LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • 17.8. HAZARDS TO SUBMARINE CABLES

18. PRODUCT SEGMENTS, SURF - SUBSEA UMBILICALS, RISERS AND FLOWLINES

  • 18.1. OVERVIEW
  • 18.2. PRE-SALT & POST-SALT RESERVES

19. PRODUCT SEGMENTS, INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

  • 19.1. TRANSPORT - CABLE, WIRES AND WIRING HARNESSES
    • 19.1.1. Aircraft
    • 19.1.2. Shipping
    • 19.1.3. Automobiles
  • 19.2. MINING
  • 19.3. CONSTRUCTION
  • 19.4. TERRESTRIAL WIND POWER
  • 19.5. MANUFACTURING AND PROCESS INDUSTRY

20. PRODUCT MARKETS, ELECTRIC RAILWAYS

  • 20.1. HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT
  • 20.2. POWER DELIVERY
  • 20.3. ELECTRIFIED RAILWAY LENGTHS BY COUNTRY
  • 20.4. TRACTION SYSTEMS
  • 20.5. THE FUTURE OF HIGH SPEED RAIL
    • 20.5.1. Europe
    • 20.5.2. United States
    • 20.5.3. Russia
    • 20.5.5. Africa
  • 20.6. OTHER RAILWAYS AND LIGHT RAILWAYS - ELECTRIFICATION
  • 20.7. THE SCALE OF THE CHALLENGE FOR RAIL TRANSPORT

21. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, SUPERCONDUCTORS

  • 21.1. THE DISCOVERY OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
  • 21.2. ADVANTAGES OF SUPERCONDUCTOR CABLE
    • 21.2.1. Higher current-carrying capacity
    • 21.2.2. Low impedance
    • 21.2.3. Rights-of-way
    • 21.2.4. Very low EMF
    • 21.2.5. Lower life-costs for the system
  • 21.3. CHALLENGES TO BE OVERCOME
    • 21.3.1. High initial cost
    • 21.3.2. Cryogenic Refrigeration System (CRS)
    • 21.3.3. Splicing of the HTS cable
  • 21.4. CURRENT STATUS OF SUPERCONDUCTOR USE
    • 21.4.1. Under construction
  • 21.5. PROMOTERS
  • 21.6. MANUFACTURERS
  • 21.7. FUTURE MARKET FOR HTS SUPERCONDUCTORS IN UTILITIES

22. METAL THEFT

  • 22.1. OVERVIEW
  • 22.2. OUTLOOK

23. CABLE PROPERTIES

  • 23.1. TENSILE STRENGTH
  • 23.2. FLEXIBILITY OR FLEX RATIO
  • 23.3. CONDUCTIVITY
  • 23.4. WEIGHT

Figures

  • Figure 1 : Categories of rope, cable and conductor
  • Figure 2: The total cable market, mechanical and electrical, 2013
  • Figure 3: Metallic wire and cable production, tonnes, 2000-2020
  • Figure 4: Metallic wire and cable consumption excluding fibre optical cable, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 5: Fibre optical cable consumption, km and price per km, 2000-2020
  • Figure 6: Fibre optical cable consumption, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 7: All wire and cable consumption, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 8: All wire and cable consumption by type, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 9: The split between bare conductors, insulated energy cable and all other cable, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 10: Wire and cable consumption by region, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 11: World consumption of wire and cable in value and production in weight 2000-2020
  • Figure 12: Wire and cable production by region, thousand tonnes, 1990-2013
  • Figure 13: Wire and cable production by region, thousand tonnes, 2000-2020
  • Figure 14: Global consumption of wire and cable by end-user sector, %, 2014
  • Figure 15: Global consumption of wire and cable by type, $ million, 2014
  • Figure 16: Global consumption of wire and cable by type, $ million, 2014
  • Figure 17: Geographical distribution of imports and exports
  • Figure 18: European consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 19: European consumption of wire and cable in value and production in weight 2000-2020
  • Figure 20: The European market split between Western Europe, Eastern Europe, 2000 to 2020
  • Figure 21: The European market for wire and cable by country, shares in value 2000 and 2014
  • Figure 22: Western Europe consumption by country, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 23: Eastern Europe consumption by country, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 24: European consumption by product group, major countries, $ million, 2013
  • Figure 25: German consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 26: German consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 27: French consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 28: French consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 29: Italian consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 30: Italian consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 31: Spanish consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 32: Spanish consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 33: United Kingdom consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 34: United Kingdom consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 35: Russian consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 36: Market shares of cable accessory suppliers in Russia
  • Figure 37: Chinese consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 38: Chinese consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 39: Japanese consumption of wire and cable by value 2000-2020
  • Figure 40: Japanese consumption of wire and cable by product segment, 2000-2020, $ million
  • Figure 41: Korean consumption of wire and cable by value 2000-2020
  • Figure 42: Taiwanese consumption of wire and cable by value 2000-2020
  • Figure 43: Indian consumption of wire and cable by value 2000-2020
  • Figure 44: Indian consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 45: % market share of principal wire and cable producers in India, 2014
  • Figure 46: Middle Eastern consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 47: African consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 48: US consumption of wire and cable by value 2000-2020
  • Figure 49: US consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 50: Wire and cable production in the USA, $ million, 2011
  • Figure 51: Latin American consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 52: The Latin American market for wire and cable in value, Brazil, Mexico and the rest of LAC, 2000-2020
  • Figure 53: Brazilian consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 54: Brazilian consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 55: Mexican consumption of wire and cable in value 2000-2020
  • Figure 56: Mexican consumption by product group, $ million, 2000-2020
  • Figure 57: Wire rope manufacturers and market shares
  • Figure 58: Long term growth and profitability
  • Figure 59: The top cable manufacturers by share (54% of global production)
  • Figure 60: Electrification of the world
  • Figure 61: The growth of internet and mobile telephony, 2005-2014
  • Figure 62: FTTX variants
  • Figure 63: Inflation 2005 to 2015
  • Figure 64: Average annual investment in T&D infrastructure
  • Figure 65: Market capitalisation of seleced European utilities
  • Figure 66: RWE Profit and loss
  • Figure 67: Millions of light vehicles sold globally from 2013 and projected to 2020.
  • Figure 68: Optical fibre cables and copper cables.
  • Figure 69: Cost of manufacture of cable
  • Figure 70: Materials used in cables
  • Figure 71: Prices of copper and aluminium 1960-2014
  • Figure 72: World metal consumption
  • Figure 73: Copper prices 2007-2013
  • Figure 74: Aluminium prices
  • Figure 75: Comparison of market estimate in $ with market size calculated from tonnage LME average spot prices, 1998-2013
  • Figure 76: Underground cable as a percent of the total network in European countries
  • Figure 77: Underground cable as a percent of the total network in CIS countries
  • Figure 78: Underground cable as a percent of the total network in MENA countries
  • Figure 79: Underground cable as a percent of the total network in Asia Pacific countries
  • Figure 80: Underground cable as a percent of the total network in Pacific countries
  • Figure 81: Market shares of different offshore segments
  • Figure 82: Undersea communications cables linking the world
  • Figure 83: Production of light vehicles, 2000-2020
  • Figure 84: An onshore wind turbine installation
  • Figure 85: Overhead line for rail traction
  • Figure 86: Scrap metal prices

Tables

  • Table 1: Types and end users of wire, cable and rope
  • Table 2: Industries within the Industrial segment
  • Table 3: German cable manufacturers
  • Table 4: French cable manufacturers
  • Table 5: Italian cable manufacturers
  • Table 6: Spanish cable manufacturers
  • Table 7: UK cable manufacturers
  • Table 8: Russian cable manufacturers
  • Table 9: Chinese cable manufacturers
  • Table 10: Japanese cable manufacturers
  • Table 11: Korean cable manufacturers
  • Table 12: Taiwanese cable manufacturers
  • Table 13: Middle Eastern cable manufacturers
  • Table 14: African cable manufacturers
  • Table 15: Company shares of market segments, United States, 2011
  • Table 16: Summary of wire and cable forecasts 2014 - 2020, by country and region, $ billion
  • Table 17: The top global cable manufacturers by industry
  • Table 18: The top cable manufacturers by country
  • Table 19: Manufacturers of subsea power cable and communications cable
  • Table 20: Electrified railways throughout the world, 2014
  • Table 21: Installed superconductors
  • Table 22: Tensile strength of selected materials
  • Table 23: Average conductivity of metals
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