It is estimated after 2022, optical fiber preform in China will be self-sufficient, and the output and demand will amount to 20.2kt and 19.4kt in 2023, respectively.
Optical fiber preform, playing an important role in the optical fiber and cable industry chain, seized about 70% profits of optical fiber. In 2017, the global demand for optical fiber preform rose at 11.1% year on year reaching 15.3kt, and is expected to hit 31.5kt in 2023 with the CAGR of 12.2% between 2018 and 2023 because of the growing demand for broadband like FTTx (Fiber To The X). China is the largest consumer of optical fiber preform around the globe, with a percentage of 60.5% in global demand and expected to reach 61.6% in 2023.
China, the world’s largest producer of optical fiber preform as well, produced 7.55 kt in 2017, leaving a supply-demand gap of 1.75kt or so and still being in short supply. The short supply will continue as the demand for optical fiber and cable is growing. It is estimated after 2022, optical fiber preform in China will be self-sufficient, and the output and demand will amount to 20.2kt and 19.4kt in 2023, respectively.
Due to technical constraints, the global optical fiber preform market is characterized by a high concentration, only about 20 players distribute in Japan, USA and China.
Allured by the high prosperity of optical communication industry, there has been a remarkable increase of optical fiber preform industrialization projects across China over the recent two years. Apart from the expansion by the industry giants, the key optical fiber and cable companies are also foraying into optical fiber preform field. As estimated, the production capacity of optical fiber preform in China will be at least 25kt till 2023, showing a clear sign of overcapacity.
On July 10, 2018, the Chinese government announced its continuation of imposing anti-dumping duties on optical fiber preform originating from Japan and the United States with 5-year implementation period. This move not only protects Chinese optical fiber preform companies but encourages local peers to make more investments into R&D and rev up production of optical fiber preform, practically conducing to independent innovation of optical fiber and cable industry and making for the development of optical communication in China. Additionally, the price of optical fiber preform is driven upwards and is expected to stand at RMB1,225/kg in 2018.
Global and China Optical Fiber Preform Industry Report, 2018-2023 highlights the following:
- Global optical fiber preform market (supply & demand, regional distribution, price, competitive landscape and development trend);
- Chinese optical fiber preform market (Policy climate, supply & demand, import & export, price, competition pattern and development trend);
- Development of global and China optical fiber & cable market;
- 13 global and Chinese optical fiber preform companies (operation, optical fiber preform business, etc.).
- The Chinese Version of this Report is Available on Request.
1. Overview of Optical Fiber Preform
1.2 Production Technology
1.3 Industry Chain
2. Global Optical Fiber Preform Industry
2.1 Status Quo
2.2 Supply & Demand
2.3 Regional Structure
2.5 Competitive Landscape
3. Optical Fiber Preform Industry in China
3.1 Policy Environment
3.1.1 Major Policies
3.1.2 Anti-Dumping Investigation
3.2 Development History
3.3 Supply & Demand
3.4 Import & Export
3.5 Price Trend
3.5.1 Raw Materials
3.5.2 Optical Fiber Preform
3.6 Competitive Landscape
4. Global and Chinese Optical Fiber & Cable Market
4.1.1 Market Development
4.1.2 Regional Structure
4.2.1 Market Development
4.2.3 Competitive Landscape
5. Major Global Optical Fiber Preform Companies
5.1.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
5.1.4 Development in China
5.1.5 Corning Optical Fiber Cable Chengdu Co. Ltd.
5.1.6 Corning (Hainan) Optical Communication Co., Ltd.
5.2 Sumitomo Electric Industries
5.2.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
5.2.4 Development in China
5.2.5 Chengdu SEI Optical Fiber
5.3 Shin-Etsu Chemical
5.3.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
5.3.4 Development in China
5.4.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
5.4.4 Development in China
5.4.5 Fujikura FiberHome Opto-Electronic Material Technology
5.5.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
5.5.4 Development in China
5.6 Furukawa Electric
5.6.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
5.6.4 Development in China
5.7 TwentscheKabel Holding (TKH)
5.7.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
5.7.4 Development in China
5.7.5 Twentsche (Nanjing) Fibre Optics
6. Major Chinese Optical Fiber Preform Companies
6.1.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
6.2 Hengtong Optic-electric
6.2.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
6.3 Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology (ZTT)
6.3.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
6.4 FiberHome Technologies
6.4.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
6.5 Futong Group
6.5.3 Projects under Construction
6.5.4 Optical Fiber Preform Business
6.6 Potevio Fasten Optical Communication
6.6.3 Optical Fiber Preform Business
7. Summary and Forecast
- Corning Optical Fiber Cable Chengdu Co. Ltd.
- Corning (Hainan) Optical Communication Co., Ltd.
- Sumitomo Electric Industries
- Shin-Etsu Chemical
- Yangtze Optical Fiber and Cable (YOFC)
- Hengtong Optic-electric
- Tongding Interconnection Information
- Zhongli Sci-Tech
- Tianjin Xinmao Science & Technology
- Hangzhou Cable