Weak construction activity, fragile business confidence levels and constrained business capital expenditure budgets during many of the five years through 2014-15 negatively influenced demand for the Other Electronic Wire and Cable Manufacturing industry. Government spending cuts also dampened demand from the public sector. In addition, import penetration has increased and fibre-optic cables have become significantly more popular, adding to the problems engulfing the industry. Nevertheless, higher demand from power generation and transmission industries and moderate growth in exports positively influenced industry revenue.
Firms in this industry manufacture cables and wire products for use in the communications, construction, power-transmission, industrial and other sectors. These cables are made of copper, steel or aluminium. Fibre-optic cables and products are not part of this industry (see IBISWorld report C27.310). The manufacture of computer cables, printer cables and USB cables is also excluded.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.