Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry produces various types of fibre-optic cables, including single-mode optical cables, multi-mode optical cables and plastic optical fibre cables. International trade has a significant influence on the performance of the industry, with imports satisfying over 45% of domestic demand and exports accounting for approximately one-third of industry revenue.
Industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.8% over the five years through 2016-17, supported by heavy investment in superfast broadband networks by telecommunications companies. Investments made by the government have also supported growth. Meanwhile, demand from other downstream industries, such as TV broadcasters, has broadly improved over the past five years, further supporting growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing industry demonstrates a low level of market share concentration, with the four largest players contributing approximately 23% of total industry revenue. The industry is relatively fragmented and there are many small operators. IBISWorld estimates that over 70% firms currently employ fewer than 20 staff. However, market share concentration varies depending on product and market segments.
The level of market share concentration is expected to have increased over the past five years due to industry exits and some consolidation activity. Larger fibre-optic cable manufacturers can spread their fixed costs over a larger sales base. The.. purchase to read more