Report Abstract:

This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the switchgear marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Switchgear includes products ranging from low to high voltage. Primarily a concentrated and mature industry, switchgear has a well developed supplier base. The switchgear category has low product segmentation and serves primarily industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. The demand for switchgear is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including economic growth, residential and commercial construction, network expansion, and damage replacement. Key costs around the switchgear category include primary materials (metals, relay and industrial controls) and processing costs (labor). The major trends in the switchgear industry include technological product development and increased offering of enhanced services, among others. Import activity in this sector is high and is exhibiting a decreasing trend. The risk outlook for the switchgear industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the switchgear industry include strategic sourcing practices 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 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.

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