Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Wire and Cable Manufacturing industry faced steep declines in demand due to the recession over the five years to 2013. The competition in this industry forced operators to keep prices as low as possible and absorb most of the rising input prices, thus cutting into profit margins. However, downstream demand is expected to grow over the next five years as the economy continues to rebound... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Wire and Cable Manufacturing industry has a moderate level of market share concentration. The top four companies in this industry are estimated to generate 57.5% of industry revenue in 2013. Market share concentration has been rising over the past five years. In 2008, the top four companies only accounted for an estimated 40.5% of industry revenue. Market concentration has been rising over the past five years due to manufacturers exiting the market and increased mergers and acquisitions, such as major player General Cable acquiring another major player Alcan Cable in 2012.
The number of companies has been falling at an average annual rate of 3.3% over the five years to 2013... purchase to read more