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Electrical Accessories Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis

AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the 9th Edition of the report: “Electrical Accessories Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis”, which focuses on providing a comprehensive and up to date review of the structure of the electrical accessories Market in 2011.

This unique market research report answers the need for both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of electrical installation products and represents an invaluable guide to the overall market for sales and marketing professionals involved in the electrical industry. 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.

Product sectors reviewed include:

- Wiring Accessories
- Low Voltage Circuit Protection Equipment
- Low Voltage Cable Systems
- Key Issues Analysed Include:
- New Housebuilding Market
- Construction Market
- Legislation
- International Trade

Following the decline in 2008 and 2009 the market has started to recover over the past 18 months, with the electrical accessories market benefiting from product development and a move towards more integrated systems providing value growth in the upper end of key sectors. However, value growth is currently largely driven by price increases rather than growth in volume demand and recovery will be slow with the market remaining vulnerable to import penetration and raw material price fluctuations. It is likely that profit margins for companies at all levels of the supply chain will remain under severe pressure in the foreseeable future.

Areas of particular interest:

- Continuation of acquisition strategy of some leading suppliers.
- Wiring accessories supported by continuing demand for electrical appliances.
- Cable sector boosted by increased demand for higher specification products.
- Split-load consumer units and RCDs providing growth for domestic circuit protection.
- Key supplier analysis and market shares.
- Analysis of distribution structure and channels, key trends and prospects.
- Review of key legislation.

Key areas covered in the report include:

- Total electrical accessories market – analysis of size by value, historical trends and market characteristics.
- Product Mix – by value 2011 and review of key market influences.
- Future prospects and forecasts of market performance to 2015 and key influencing factors.

- Market size and forecasts 2005-2015 including key underlying market drivers, influences and future prospects.
- Domestic new build, commercial and domestic RMI mix by value of wiring accessories. Effect of recent legislation and falling levels of consumer spending.
- Product mix by value – sockets, light switches, grid switches, lighting accessories, others.
- Key trends and factors for change by products group – in plugs, sockets, switches, lighting accessories, others. New build trend, aesthetics, lighting market trends, added value trends etc.

- Market Size and forecasts 2005-2015 with key market drivers, influences and future prospects.
- Mix of domestic and industrial/commercial sectors - key application areas, future prospects.
- Product mix by value – key trends and factors influencing changes to product mix.

- Market Size and forecasts 2005-2015 with key market drivers, influences and future prospects.
- Domestic and industrial/commercial applications – changes over time.
- Product mix by value – LV Power cables, busbars, cable accessories, cable management.
- Key trends and underlying drivers by product groups indicated above.

- 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.
1. Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Sources Of Information

2. Summary And Future Prospects
2.1 Summary
2.2 Future Prospects

3. Economic Environment
3.1 Gdp
3.2 Inflation & Interest Rates
3.3 Unemployment
3.4 Household Consumption
3.5 Housing & Construction
3.6 Sterling
3.7 Population Profile
3.8 Conclusions

4. Overall Electrical Accessories Market
4.1 Definition
4.2 Market Overview
4.2.1 Current Situation
4.3 Product Mix
4.4 Market Characteristics
4.4.1 Pricing
4.4.2 International Trade
4.4.3 Technological Developments
4.5 Key Market Influences
4.5.1 Construction Market
4.5.2 The Housing Market
4.5.3 Changing Demand For Electrical/Electronic Equipment
4.5.4 Legislation
4.6 Future Prospects

5. Wiring Accessories
5.1 Market Definition
5.2 Market Overview
5.2.1 Market Size
5.2.2 Current Situation
5.2.3 Future Prospects
5.3 End User Mix
5.4 Product Mix
5.4.1 Overall Product Mix
5.4.2 Wall Sockets & Switches
5.4.3 Lighting Accessories
5.4.4 Grid Switches
5.4.5 Industrial Plugs And Sockets
5.4.6 Others

6. Lv Circuit Protection Equipment
6.1 Definition
6.2 Market Overview
6.2.1 Market Size And Characteristics
6.2.2 Current Situation
6.2.3 Future Prospects
6.3 Product Mix
6.3.1 Circuit Protection Components
6.3.2 Standard Lv Distribution Boards
6.3.3 Lv Cubicle Switchboards
6.3.4 Isolating Switches/Switch Fuses

7. Low Voltage Cable Systems
7.1 Market Definition
7.2 Market Overview
7.2.1 Market Size And Characteristics
7.2.2 Current Situation
7.2.3 Future Prospects
7.3 Product Mix
7.3.1 Lv Cables
7.3.2 Busbar Trunking
7.3.3 Cable Management

8. Suppliers
8.1 Industry Structure
8.2 Leading Suppliers
8.2.1 Cable Management
8.2.2 Other Key Suppliers
8.3 Market Share
8.3.1 Wiring Accessories
8.3.2 Low Voltage Circuit Protection
8.3.3 Low Voltage Cable Systems

9. Distribution
9.1. Distribution Structure Of The Electrical Accessories Market
9.2 Distribution By Product
9.2.1 Wiring Accessories
9.2.2 Circuit Protection & Switchgear
9.2.3 Cables, Accessories, Trunking & Conduit
9.3 Distribution Channels
9.3.1 Electrical Wholesalers
9.3.2 Pre-Packers
9.3.3 Electronic Component Distributors
9.3.4 Builders Merchants
9.3.5 Trade Catalogue/Internet Only

List of Charts & Tables

Chart 1: Uk Market For Electrical Accessories 2005 To 2015 – By Value (£M At Msp)
Chart 2: Interest Rates And Inflation (Cpi) From 1992-2015
Chart 3: Pdi & Savings Ratio At Current Prices 1992-2015
Table 4: Exchange Rate Fluctuations 2006-2011 - Sterling To The Dollar, And The Euro, Spot Rates
Chart 5: Age Distribution Of The Resident Uk Population Mid-2008 (‘000)
Table 6: The Uk Electrical Accessories Market 2005 To 2015 By Value (£M Msp)
Chart 7: Electrical Accessories Market Product Mix 2011 - % By Value
Table 8: International Trade In Electrical Accessories 2005 To 2010 – Value (£M)
Chart 9: Value Of Construction Output (Great Britain) - All New Work And Rmi – Current Prices (£Bn) 2005 -2010
Chart 10: Construction Output (Gb) 2005- 2010 New Work/Rmi – Current Prices (£Bn)
Chart 11: Housing Completions 2005 To 2015 – United Kingdom (‘000)
Chart 12: Household Penetration Rates For Selected Electrical Appliances 2000, 2005 And 2010 (%)
Table 13: Uk Wiring Accessories Market (£M At Msp) 2005 To 2015
Chart 14: Uk Wiring Accessories Market Mix By End-Use Sector 2011 – % By Value
Chart 15: Wiring Accessories Product Mix 2011 - % By Value
Table 16: Uk Market For Low Voltage Protection & Switchgear 2005-2015 – By Value (£M At Msp)
Chart 17: Product Mix Uk Market For Lv Circuit Protection Devices & Switchgear 2011 - % By Value
Table 18: Lv Circuit Protection Components Product Mix 2011 By Value £M At Msp
Table 19: The Uk Market For Lv Cable Systems 2005 To 2015
Chart 20: Uk Market For Low Voltage Cable Systems Product Mix 2011 - % By Value
Chart 21: Uk Market For Busbar Trunking – Market Mix By Type Of System 2011
Table 22: Cable Management Product Mix 2011
Table 23: Uk Wiring Accessories Market – Suppliers Market Share 2011 % By Value
Chart 24: Uk Market For Low Voltage Circuit Protection Equipment 2011- % Share By Value
Chart 25: Main Distribution Routes For Electrical Accessories
Table 26: Distribution Of Electrical Installation Products 2011
Chart 27: Electrical Wholesaler Market Shares 2010 By Value %
The value of the electrical accessories market fell in 2008 and 2009 from a peak of £1.6bn in 2007, due to difficult trading conditions and the economic downturn, resulting in a decline of 20% over two years. The market was estimated to be valued at around £1.3bn in 2010, a decline of 17% since its peak in 2007.

Though the difficult economic situation continued into 2010, there was a substantial rise in raw material prices, in particular copper, and this inflated prices offsetting low demand and leading to a marginal increase in value terms. It is estimated that in 2011 the market will return to growth. There are only a few anecdotal signs of the economy recovering at the time of writing, but housebuilding is expected to pick up during the year and the market will also be supported by major projects already committed or started in both the public and private sectors.

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 with value share of 58%, followed by circuit protection with 26% and wiring accessories with 16%. As the electrical accessories market is mature, the product mix has remained fairly stable in recent years.

Raw material prices play an important role in market performance for electrical accessories, with the price of cable in particular being highly dependent on copper prices. These have fluctuated widely in recent years – there was a substantial fall in 2008/09 with prices falling by around 65%. Since then copper prices have tripled and are now at their highest point ever.

There has been downward pressure on product prices as manufacturers compete in markets suffering from reduced demand, though product development, higher raw material prices and a weakened currency has led to prices increasing over the past two years, supporting the market. Activity at supplier level during the recession has been focused on consolidation, rationalisation and cost cutting exercises, with many taking the opportunity to integrate earlier acquisitions, streamlining purchasing processes and even repositioning their businesses.

The electrical accessories market being a mature and sizeable market, recovery will be slow with the market value not expected to return to its 2007 peak level even by the end of the forecast period. Current forecasts indicate modest annual increases of 2-3% from 2012 onwards as the economy improves and house building activity increases, and it is expected that the market value will be around £1.5bn in 2015. However, this will depend on the speed of economic recovery and any fluctuations in raw material prices.
Companies Mentioned
- ABB Ltd
- AEI Cables
- BG Electrical
- Cable Management Products
- Chint Europe (UK)
- City Electrical Factors
- Contactum
- Cooper Industries Inc
- Draka UK
- Eaton Electric
- Edmundson Electrical Ltd
- Eldon Electric
- Electric Center
- Electricfix
- E-T-A Circuit Breakers
- GE Industrial Solutions Products UK
- Gewiss UK
- Greenbrook Electrical PLC
- Hager UK
- Hamilton Litestat
- HellermannTyton
- Honeywell International
- IMO Precision Controls
- Legrand Electric UK
- Lewden Electrical Industries
- Mardix
- Marshall Tufflex
- MK Electric
- Nexans
- Niglon Ltd
- Olson Electronics
- Proteus Switchgear
- Prysmian Cables & Systems
- Rexel Group
- Rittal Ltd
- Schneider Electric UK
- Siemens Building Technologies
- TE Connectivity
- Timeguard
- TT Electronics Plc
- Weidmüller UK
- Wieland Electric
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