Electrical Accessories Market Report – UK 2018-2022


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Electrical Accessories Market Report – UK 2018-2022

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The 13th edition of the “Electrical Accessories Market Report – UK 2018-2022”, provides a comprehensive and up to date review of the structure of the electrical accessories market in 2018. Focusing on market size and trends, product mix, supply, distribution and future prospects, the report is comprehensive, informative and will facilitate operational and strategic decision-making processes.

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The 13th edition of the ‘Electrical Accessories Market Report – UK 2018-2022’, provides a comprehensive and up to date review of the structure of the electrical accessories market in 2018. Focusing on market size and trends, product mix, supply, distribution and future prospects, the report is comprehensive, informative and will facilitate operational and strategic decision-making processes.

Key content covered:

  • Product sectors analysed include: wiring accessories, low voltage circuit protection equipment & 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 be dominated by multi-national organisations.
  • Focus remains on continued development of integrated solutions and systems.
  • Increasing awareness of the need for energy efficiency improvements, supporting carbon reduction and climate change targets.
  • Development of ‘plug and play’ systems that are quicker and easier to install, reducing the need for skilled labour.
  • Analysis of distribution structure and channels, key trends and prospects.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the electrical accessories market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included:

ABB, AEI Cables, Batt Cables, Doncaster Cables, Eaton Electric, Eldon Electric, Electrix International, Flexicon, Gewiss, Hager UK, Gewiss, HellermannTyton, Honeywell International, IMO Precision Controls, Lasnek, Legrand Electric UK, Luceco, Marco Cable Management, Marshall-Tufflex, Metsec, Nexans, Prysmian Cables & Systems, Rittal, Ronbar Factors Schneider Electric, Siemens UK, TE Connectivity, TT, Electronics, Weidmuller, Wieland Electric and more.

The Electrical Accessories Market

  • Total electrical accessories market – analysis of size by value, historical trends and market characteristics.
  • Product mix – by value 2017 and a review of key market influences.
  • Future prospects and forecasts of market performance to 2022 and key influencing factors.

Wiring Accessories Analysis

  • Market size and forecasts 2013-2022 including underlying market drivers, influences and market 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 2013-2022 with key market drivers, influences and market 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 2013-2022 with key market drivers, influences and market 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, brands, 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.

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 market is dominated by low voltage cable systems, followed by circuit protection share and wiring accessories. As the electrical accessories market is mature, the product mix has remained fairly stable.

Raw material prices play an important role in determining market performance for electrical accessories, with the price of cable in particular being highly dependent on copper prices. The price of copper has generally been on an upward trajectory in recent years. However, where companies bulk buy in advance, this can smooth or delay trends.

Changes in legislation affecting electrical accessories continue to have a focus on energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and health and safety. The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations has introduced recommendations and requirements around fault detection devices in circuits, protection against electric shock and overvoltage, along with a new appendix focusing on energy efficiency.

Supply within the electrical accessories market is dominated by a number of large multi-national organisations, with the UK market of varying importance within company sales. These organisations generally offer a wide range of products of which electrical accessories form a small part. The market also consists of 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 last two years have seen relatively little merger and acquisition activity in this sector.

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 exit from the EU.

Pressure on pricing is likely to remain a feature of this market for some time, particularly for lower price, commodity products. However, the weakness of Sterling has driven up the price of imported products and this has boosted the export market and may lead to higher demand for UK-manufactured products. Raw material costs – particularly copper – will continue to be a major influence on overall market value.

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 7
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  5. 2. SUMMARY 9
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  7. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 10
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
  9. 3.1 GDP 12
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 13
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
  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 20
  21. 4.3.1 Construction Market 21
  22. 4.3.2 The Housing Market 22
  23. 4.3.3 International Trade 23
  24. 4.3.4 Pricing 24
  25. 4.3.5 Legislation 24
  26. 4.3.6 Growth Areas in the Overall Electrical Industry 25
  27. 5. ELECTRICAL ACCESSORY PRODUCT MARKETS 32
  28. 5.1 ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES PRODUCT MIX 32
  29. 5.2 WIRING ACCESSORIES 32
  30. 5.2.1 Market Definition, Size & Trends – Wiring Accessories 32
  31. 5.2.2 International Trade – Wiring Accessories 34
  32. 5.2.3 Product Mix – Sockets, Switches, Lighting Accessories, Industrial Plugs & Sockets etc 35
  33. 5.2.4 End-User Mix – Domestic & Non Domestic, RMI & New Build 37
  34. 5.3 LV CIRCUIT PROTECTION EQUIPMENT 38
  35. 5.3.1 Market Definition, Size & Trends – LV Circuit Protection Equipment 38
  36. 5.3.2 International Trade – LV Circuit Protection 39
  37. 5.3.3 Product Mix – LV Circuit Protection Devices, Isolating Switches, Distribution Boards & Switchgear 40
  38. 5.4 LV CABLE SYSTEMS 42
  39. 5.4.1 Market Definition, Size & Trends – LV Cable Systems 42
  40. 5.4.2 International Trade – Cable Systems 43
  41. 5.4.3 Product Mix – LV Cables, Busbars, Trunking, Enclosures, Trays, Accessories 45
  42. 6. SUPPLIERS 46
  43. 6.1 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 46
  44. 6.2 MARKET SHARE 46
  45. 6.2.1 Wiring Accessories 46
  46. 6.2.2 LV Circuit Protection 47
  47. 6.2.3 LV Cable Systems 48
  48. 6.3 LEADING SUPPLIERS 48
  49. 6.3.1 Key Companies 48
  50. 6.3.2 Other Suppliers 52
  51. 7. DISTRIBUTION & PROCUREMENT 57
  52. 7.1 DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE OF THE ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES MARKET 57
  53. 7.2 DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS 60
  54. 7.2.1 Electrical Wholesalers 60
  55. 7.2.2 Pre-Packers 64
  56. 7.2.3 Electronic Component Distributors 64
  57. 7.2.4 Builders’ Merchants 64
  58. 7.2.5 Trade Catalogue/Internet Only 65
  59. 7.3 SPECIFICATION & PROCUREMENT 65
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1: UK MARKET FOR ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES 2013-2022 – BY VALUE (£M MSP) 9
  3. TABLE 2: GDP DATA – 2015-2018 – KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 13
  4. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2022 14
  5. CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2022 15
  6. TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2014-2020 – STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
  7. TABLE 6: THE UK MARKET FOR ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES BY VALUE (£M MSP) 2013 – 2022 19
  8. CHART 7: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) ALL NEW WORK & RMI – CURRENT PRICES (£ BILLION) 2013 -2022 21
  9. CHART 8: HOUSING COMPLETIONS 2013 TO 2022 – UNITED KINGDOM (‘000) 22
  10. CHART 9: UK INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES 2013-2017 – VALUE (£M) 23
  11. TABLE 10: PUBLIC CHARGE POINTS INSTALLED IN THE UK, TO SEPTEMBER 2018 26
  12. TABLE 11: NUMBER OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY METERS OPERATED BY THE LARGE ENERGY SUPPLIERS BY METER TYPE, Q2 2018 28
  13. CHART 12: UK LIGHTING CONTROL MARKET – END-USER MIX BY VALUE 2017 30
  14. CHART 13: ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES MARKET PRODUCT MIX 2017 – WIRING ACCESSORIES, CIRCUIT PROTECTION, CABLES % BY VALUE 32
  15. TABLE 14: UK WIRING ACCESSORIES MARKET (£M AT MSP) 2013 TO 2022 33
  16. CHART 15: UK INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN WIRING ACCESSORIES 2013-2017 – VALUE (£M) 34
  17. CHART 16: WIRING ACCESSORIES INTERNATIONAL % MIX TRADE BY VALUE AND BY CONTINENT, 2013 & 2017 35
  18. CHART 17: WIRING ACCESSORIES PRODUCT MIX 2017 – SOCKETS, SWITCHES, LIGHTING ACCESSORIES, INDUSTRIAL, ETC – % BY VALUE 36
  19. CHART 18: UK WIRING ACCESSORIES MARKET MIX BY END-USE SECTOR 2017 – NON DOMESTIC, DOMESTIC RMI, DOMESTIC NEW BUILD % BY VALUE 37
  20. TABLE 19: UK MARKET FOR LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT PROTECTION & SWITCHGEAR 2013-2022 – BY VALUE (£M MSP) 38
  21. CHART 20: UK INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN CIRCUIT PROTECTION 2013-2017 – VALUE (£M) 39
  22. CHART 21: CIRCUIT PROTECTION INTERNATIONAL TRADE BY CONTINENT % MIX 2013 & 2017 40
  23. CHART 22: PRODUCT MIX UK MARKET FOR LV CIRCUIT PROTECTION DEVICES, ISOLATING SWITCHES, DISTRIBUTION BOARDS & SWITCHGEAR 2017 – % BY VALUE 40
  24. TABLE 23: THE UK MARKET FOR LV CABLE SYSTEMS 2013 TO 2022 42CHART 24: UK INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN CABLE SYSTEMS 2013-2017 – VALUE (£M) 43
  25. CHART 25: CABLE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL TRADE BY CONTINENT 2013 & 2017 44
  26. CHART 26: UK MARKET FOR LOW VOLTAGE CABLE SYSTEMS PRODUCT MIX 2017 – LV CABLES, BUSBARS, TRUNKING, ENCLOSURES, TRAYS, ACCESSORIES – % BY VALUE 45
  27. TABLE 27: UK WIRING ACCESSORIES MARKET – SUPPLIERS MARKET SHARE 2017 % BY VALUE 46
  28. CHART 28: UK MARKET FOR LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT PROTECTION EQUIPMENT 2017 – % SHARE BY VALUE 47
  29. CHART 29: MAIN DISTRIBUTION ROUTES FOR ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES 58
  30. CHART 30: ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE % MIX: NATIONALS VERSUS LOCALS & REGIONALS – BY VALUE 2013-2017 61
  31. CHART 31: ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE MARKET SHARES 2017 BY VALUE % (REXEL, EDMUNDSON, CEF ETC.) 62
  32. CHART 32: ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS’ REASONS FOR BRAND SPECIFICATION 66

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