This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the distribution transformer marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Distribution transformers include two types of products: dry and liquid-filled. Primarily a concentrated industry, distribution transformers has a well developed supplier base and is growing at a medium rate. The distribution transformers category has low product segmentation and serves primarily industrial markets. The demand for distribution transformers is generated by electric utilities, with primary drivers including economic growth, new construction, grid expansion and storm replacement. Key costs around the distribution transformers category include primary materials (steel, copper and aluminum) and processing costs (labor, overhead). Major trends in the distribution transformers industry include product efficiency, among others. Import activity in this sector is low and is exhibiting an increasing trend. The risk outlook for the distribution transformers industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the distribution transformers industry include strategic sourcing practices.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves as well as average margins on a current and 5 year basis. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.