This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the overhead construction marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Overhead construction includes products related to utility lines, transmission cables, and telecommunications. Primarily a mixed and mature industry, overhead construction has a well developed supplier base and is shrinking at a low rate. The overhead construction category has low product segmentation and serves primarily industrial and commercial markets. The demand for overhead construction is generated by various midstream industries with primary drivers including economic, electricity consumption, and growth in housing starts. Key costs around the overhead construction category include labor, diesel, freight, aluminum and steel. The major trends in the overhead construction industry include increased government investment and the expansion of green initiatives for solar and other renewable technologies, among others. Import and export activity in this sector is low and is exhibiting a low trend. The risk outlook for the overhead construction industry is improving based on the microeconomic environment, principally in increased government stimulus. Category management best practices around the overhead construction industry include strategic sourcing practices, green initiatives and international market dynamic advantages.
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. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include tariff and taxation issues and 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.