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Electrical Accessories Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis

Published: 13/10/2016 / Number of Pages: 70 / Price: £795.00

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Introduction and overview

The 12th edition of the 'Electrical Accessories Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis' provides a comprehensive and up to date review of the structure of the electrical accessories market in 2016. Focusing on market size and trends, product mix, supply, distribution and future prospects, the report will facilitate operational and strategic decision-making processes.

Key content covered:

  • Analysis of market size, product mix, supply and distribution for wiring accessories, low voltage circuit protection equipment and low voltage cable systems.
  • New housebuilding growth.
  • Non-residential construction market trends.
  • International trade.
  • Growth areas in the electrical products market.

Key areas of insight include:

  • The industry continues to consolidate with multi-national organisations increasingly dominating.
  • Increased focus on integrated solutions and systems.
  • Increasing awareness of the need to protect systems, supporting circuit protection equipment.
  • Potential to expand in the cable system sector through development of modular wiring systems.
  • Analysis of distribution structure and channels, key trends and prospects.

Some of the companies included:

ABB, AEI Cables, Batt Cables, BG Electrical, Cable Management Products, Chint Europe (UK), City Electrical Factors (CEF), Contactum, Dietzel Univolt, Denmans, Eaton Electric, Edmundson Electrical, Eldon Electric, Electrix International, E-T-A Circuit Breakers, Flexicon, GE Industrial Solutions Products UK, Gewiss UK, Greenbrook Electrical, Hager UK, Hamilton Litestat, Hellermann Tyton, Honeywell International, IMO Precision Controls, Lasnek, Legrand Electric UK, Lewden Electrical Industries, Marco Cable Management, Mardix, Marshall Tufflex, ML Accessories, Newey and Eyre, Nexans, Niglon, Olson Electronics, Proteus Switchgear, Prysmian Cables & Systems, Rexel Group, Rittal, Ronbar Factors, RPP, Schneider Electric UK, The Scolmore Group, Screwfix, Siemens Building Technologies, Status International, TE Connectivity, The TFC Group, Timeguard, TT Electronics, Voestalpine Metsec, Weidmuller UK, WF Senate, Wieland Electric, Wilts Wholesale Electrical, YESSS.

The Electrical Accessories Market

  • Total electrical accessories market - analysis of size by value, historical trends and market characteristics.
  • Product mix - by value 2015 and a review of key market influences.
  • Future prospects and forecasts of market performance to 2020 and key influencing factors.

Wiring Accessories Analysis

  • Market size and forecasts 2011-2020 including key underlying market drivers, influences and future prospects.
  • Domestic new build, commercial and domestic RMI mix by value of wiring accessories.
  • Product mix by value - sockets, light switches, grid switches, lighting accessories, others.
  • Key trends and factors for change by product group - in plugs, sockets, switches, lighting accessories, others.

LV Circuit Protection Equipment Analysis

  • Market size and forecasts 2011-2020 with key market drivers, influences and future prospects.
  • Product mix by value - key trends and factors influencing changes to product mix - LV circuit protection devices, isolating switches, distribution boards & switchgear.
  • Key trends and underlying drivers by product groups indicated above.

LV Cable Systems Analysis

  • Market size and forecasts 2011-2020 with key market drivers, influences and future prospects.
  • Product mix by value - LV power cables, busbars, cable accessories, cable management.
  • Key trends and underlying drivers by product groups indicated above.

Supply Chain and Distribution Analysis

  • Key suppliers for wiring accessories - market shares, key suppliers in product groups.
  • Key suppliers for circuit protection equipment - market shares, key suppliers in product groups.
  • Key suppliers for low voltage cable systems - key suppliers in product groups.
  • Companies in the overall electrical accessories industry - turnover, characteristics, ownership, major strengths and weaknesses, market consolidation, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Structure of the distribution market for electrical installation products.
  • Channel share for each of key product sectors.
  • Analysis of procurement practices of electrical contractors.

Report Summary

The electrical accessories market is estimated to have grown by 6% in 2015 with further growth of around 3% forecast for 2016. Although the improving economic situation led to a rise in construction output across most end use sectors, price competition in lower cost products and increasing levels of cheap imports impacted negatively on market value in 2013 and 2014, with just 1% growth achieved in each of those years. Further improvements in construction output and falling levels of imports helped growth reach 6% in 2015.

The market is split into 3 distinct product groups - Wiring Accessories, Circuit Protection and Low Voltage Cable Systems and includes a number of products used for low voltage electrical installations with power ratings of up to and including 1kV AC or 1.5 kV DC. The largest product group is low voltage cable systems with value share of 60%. Key influencing factors on the market include raw material prices, and legislation on energy efficiency and carbon emissions, which has seen increased use of integrated systems spreading throughout domestic and commercial markets to provide greater control for heating, lighting and all electrical systems.

Supply within the electrical accessories market is dominated by a number of large multi-national organisations, which generally offer a wide range of products of which electrical accessories form a small part. The market also contains a number of smaller, electrical accessory focused companies specialising in a specific area of the market. Activity at supplier level has involved consolidation, rationalisation and cost reduction, along with research and development to exploit opportunities for value added products. The distribution structure of the electrical accessories market is complex with a wide range of possible routes to market. However, electrical wholesalers are central to the distribution network and account for a large proportion of market distribution due to their extensive use by electrical contractors.

The electrical accessories market is a mature and sizeable one, therefore forecasts are for relatively slow and steady growth, in line with relatively subdued forecasts for construction as a whole following the UK's decision to leave the EU. Pressure on pricing is likely to remain a feature of this market for some time. However, the weakness of Sterling has recently driven up the price of imported products and this has boosted the export market and may lead to higher demand for UK-manufactured products manufactured in the UK. Raw material costs will continue to be a major influence on market value.


List of Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  5. 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  7. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 10
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
  9. 3.1 GDP 12
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 14
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 15
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 15
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 16
  14. 3.6 STERLING 16
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 17
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 17
  17. 4. ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES MARKET 19
  18. 4.1 MARKET DEFINITION 19
  19. 4.2 MARKET SIZE & TRENDS 19
  20. 4.3 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 21
  21. 4.3.1 Construction Market 21
  22. 4.3.2 The Housing Market 23
  23. 4.3.3 International Trade 24
  24. 4.3.4 Pricing 25
  25. 4.3.5 Legislation 26
  26. 4.3.6 Growth Areas in the Overall Electrical Industry 28
  27. 5. ELECTRICAL ACCESSORY PRODUCT MARKETS 34
  28. 5.1 ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES PRODUCT MIX 34
  29. 5.2 WIRING ACCESSORIES 34
  30. 5.2.1 Market Definition, Size & Trends - Wiring Accessories 34
  31. 5.2.2 International Trade - Wiring Accessories 36
  32. 5.2.3 Product Mix - Sockets, Switches, Lighting Accessories, Industrial Plugs & Sockets etc 37
  33. 5.2.4 End-User Mix - Domestic & Non Domestic, RMI & New Build 39
  34. 5.3 LV CIRCUIT PROTECTION EQUIPMENT 41
  35. 5.3.1 Market Definition, Size & Trends - LV Circuit Protection Equipment 41
  36. 5.3.2 International Trade - LV Circuit Protection 42
  37. 5.3.3 Product Mix - LV Circuit Protection Devices, Isolating Switches, Distribution Boards & Switchgear 43
  38. 5.4 LV CABLE SYSTEMS 46
  39. 5.4.1 Market Definition, Size & Trends - LV Cable Systems 46
  40. 5.4.2 International Trade - Cable Systems 47
  41. 5.4.3 Product Mix - LV Cables, Busbars, Trunking, Enclosures, Trays, Accessories 49
  42. 6. SUPPLIERS 51
  43. 6.1 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 51
  44. 6.2 LEADING SUPPLIERS 51
  45. 6.2.1 Key Companies 51
  46. 6.2.2 Other Suppliers 54
  47. 6.3 MARKET SHARE 59
  48. 6.3.1 Wiring Accessories 59
  49. 6.3.2 LV Circuit Protection 60
  50. 6.3.3 LV Cable Systems 61
  51. 7. DISTRIBUTION & PROCUREMENT 62
  52. 7.1 DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE OF THE ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES MARKET 62
  53. 7.2 DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS 65
  54. 7.2.1 Electrical Wholesalers 65
  55. 7.2.2 Pre-Packers 68
  56. 7.2.3 Electronic Component Distributors 68
  57. 7.2.4 Builders Merchants 68
  58. 7.2.5 Trade Catalogue/Internet Only 69
  59. 7.3 SPECIFICATION & PROCUREMENT 69
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1 UK MARKET FOR ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES 2011-2020 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 9
  3. TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2013-2016 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 13
  4. CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2020 14
  5. CHART 4 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2020 15
  6. TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2012-2018 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
  7. TABLE 6 THE UK MARKET FOR ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES 2011 - 2020 BY VALUE (£M MSP) 20
  8. CHART 7 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) ALL NEW WORK & RMI - CURRENT PRICES (£ BILLION) 2011 -2020 22
  9. CHART 8 HOUSING COMPLETIONS 2011 TO 2020 - UNITED KINGDOM ('000) 23
  10. CHART 9 UK INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES 2010-2015 - VALUE (£M) 25
  11. TABLE 10 PUBLIC CHARGE POINTS INSTALLED IN THE UK, TO SEPTEMBER 2016 29
  12. TABLE 11 NUMBER OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY METERS OPERATED BY THE LARGE ENERGY SUPPLIERS BY METER TYPE, Q1 2016 30
  13. CHART 12 UK LIGHTING CONTROL MARKET - END-USER MIX BY VALUE 2015 32
  14. CHART 13 ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES MARKET PRODUCT MIX 2015 - WIRING ACCESSORIES, CIRCUIT PROTECTION, CABLES % BY VALUE 34
  15. TABLE 14 UK WIRING ACCESSORIES MARKET (£M AT MSP) 2011 TO 2020 35
  16. CHART 15 UK INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN WIRING ACCESSORIES 2010-2015 - VALUE (£M) 36
  17. CHART 16 WIRING ACCESSORIES INTERNATIONAL % MIX TRADE BY VALUE AND BY CONTINENT, 2010 & 2015 37
  18. CHART 17 WIRING ACCESSORIES PRODUCT MIX 2015 - SOCKETS, SWITCHES, LIGHTING ACCESSORIES, INDUSTRIAL, ETC - % BY VALUE 38
  19. CHART 18 UK WIRING ACCESSORIES MARKET MIX BY END-USE SECTOR 2015 - NON DOMESTIC, DOMESTIC RMI, DOMESTIC NEW BUILD % BY VALUE 39
  20. TABLE 19 UK MARKET FOR LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT PROTECTION & SWITCHGEAR 2011-2020 - BY VALUE (£M MSP) 41
  21. CHART 20 UK INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN CIRCUIT PROTECTION 2010-2015 - VALUE (£M) 42
  22. CHART 21 CIRCUIT PROTECTION INTERNATIONAL TRADE BY CONTINENT % MIX 2010 & 2015 43
  23. CHART 22 PRODUCT MIX UK MARKET FOR LV CIRCUIT PROTECTION DEVICES, ISOLATING SWITCHES, DISTRIBUTION BOARDS & SWITCHGEAR 2015 - % BY VALUE 44
  24. TABLE 23 THE UK MARKET FOR LV CABLE SYSTEMS 2011 TO 2020 46
  25. CHART 24 UK INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN CABLE SYSTEMS 2010-2015 - VALUE (£M) 47
  26. CHART 25 CABLE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL TRADE BY CONTINENT 2010 & 2015 48
  27. CHART 26 UK MARKET FOR LOW VOLTAGE CABLE SYSTEMS PRODUCT MIX 2015 - LV CABLES, BUSBARS, TRUNKING, ENCLOSURES, TRAYS, ACCESSORIES - % BY VALUE 49
  28. TABLE 27 UK WIRING ACCESSORIES MARKET - SUPPLIERS MARKET SHARE 2015 % BY VALUE 59
  29. CHART 28 UK MARKET FOR LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT PROTECTION EQUIPMENT 2015 - % SHARE BY VALUE 60
  30. CHART 29 MAIN DISTRIBUTION ROUTES FOR ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES 63
  31. CHART 30 ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE % MIX - NATIONALS VERSUS LOCALS & REGIONALS - BY VALUE 2010-2016 66
  32. CHART 31 ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE MARKET SHARES 2015 BY VALUE % (REXEL, EDMUNDSON, CEF ETC.) 67
  33. CHART 32 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS' REASONS FOR BRAND SPECIFICATION 70

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