Slow network: High import penetration and volatile construction activity hinder demand

The Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing industry has faced high import penetration and fluctuating demand from downstream markets over the past five years. Changes to the NBN rollout plan have also influenced the industry's performance. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decrease at an annualised 0.3% over the five years through 2017-18. This includes an estimated 1.8% decline to $1.90 billion in 2017-18, due to continued high import penetration rates and weak demand conditions in the building construction and mining sectors.The industry has been significantly affected by the poor performance of wired telecommunications operators over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-0.3%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
2,257
Businesses
98

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Firms have been affected by high import penetration and volatility in construction activity
  • Imports are expected to account for nearly 45% of domestic demand in 2017-18
  • Steady growth in building construction and the expansion of the NBN will support revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Products that are manufactured by the industry include various types of cable and wire that are used for construction, telecommunications, power distribution, power transmission and industrial purposes. Industry products include low-voltage cables, telecommunications cables, high-voltage industrial cables, high-voltage power transmission cables, and low-voltage power distribution cables. Segments are based on their share of total industry revenue.Low-voltage cableThis segment includes low-voltage cables and wires, which are typically used to transmit electricity throughout residential and commercial buildings. These cables and wires are used for control, fire-proof, elastomer, solar and instrumentation applications. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from wired telecommunications network operation and Demand from building construction in the Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry?

    Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing industry players primarily manufacture electric or telephone cable, wire or strip, including stranded, braided or insulated non-ferrous wire, cable or strip. The industry also includes enterprises that manufacture insulated optical fibre cable.

    Industry Products
  • Low-voltage cable
  • Telecommunications cable
  • High-voltage industrial cable
  • High-voltage power transmission cable
  • Low-voltage power distribution cable
  • Industry Activities
  • Coaxial cable
  • Fuse wire
  • Non-ferrous cable, wire or strip
  • Insulated optical fibre cable
  • Telecommunications cable
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from wired telecommunications network operation
  • Demand from building construction
  • World price of copper
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Demand drivers
  • Revenue and profit
  • Employment and enterprise trends
  • Import effects
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand drivers
  • Revenue and profit
  • Employment and enterprise trends
  • Import growth
  • Table: Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Central Government Administration
  • State Government Administration
  • Local Government Administration
  • Defence
  • Wired Telecommunications Network Operation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Low-voltage cable
  • Telecommunications cable
  • High-voltage industrial cable
  • High-voltage power transmission cable
  • Low-voltage power distribution cable
  • Chart: Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction firms
  • Telecommunications network operators
  • Electricity network operators
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Prysmian Australia Pty Ltd, Nexans Australia Holding Pty Limited,
  • Table: Prysmian Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Nexans Australia Holding Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fibre-To-The-Node
  • FTTN is a broadband network where fibre-optic cables carry signals to street exchanges, and copper cables carry signals on to homes.
  • Fibre-To-The-Premises
  • FTTP is a broadband network where fibre-optic cables carry signals directly to a home or business.
  • Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial
  • Communication cables that combine fibre-optic material with high-frequency copper material.
  • Optical Fibre
  • A glass or plastic fibre that carries light along its length.
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