TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ix

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Environment 5
Fixed Investment Trends 9
Construction Expenditures 12
Manufacturing Outlook 14
Technology Trends 19
Fiber Optics 20
Multiplex Wiring 21
Telecommunications Technology 22
Superconductivity 23
Historical Market Trends 25
Pricing Patterns 27
Regulatory Factors 30
International Environment 32
World Supply & Demand 33
US Foreign Trade 35
Imports 36
Exports 38

III. MATERIALS 41
General 41
Metals 43
Copper 45
Aluminum & Other Metals 48
Plastics 50
Polyvinyl Chloride 52
Polyethylene 53
Polypropylene 54
Thermoplastic Elastomers 54
Nylon 55
Fluoropolymers & Other Plastics 56
Optical Fibers 57

IV. PRODUCTS 59
General 59
Building Wire & Cable 61
Thermoplastic Insulated 65
Thermoset Insulated 66
Other 66
Power Wire & Cable 67
Underground Distribution 70
Portable 72
Other 73
Electronic Wire & Cable 74
Coaxial 77
Multiconductor 79
Other 80
Apparatus Wire & Cordage 82
Flexible Cordage 84
Appliance Wire 85
Other 85
Primary, Ignition, & Battery Wire & Cable 86
Fiber Optic Cable 89
Single-Mode 93
Multimode 94
Magnet Wire 95
Other Wire & Cable Products 96

V. MARKETS 100
General 100
Electrical Equipment 102
Electrical Equipment Industry Overview 103
Insulated Wire & Cable Demand 105
Power Transmission & Distribution Equipment 107
Other 109
Construction 110
Residential Construction Expenditures 111
Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 113
Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 115

Insulated Wire & Cable Demand 117
Residential 119
Nonresidential 120
Nonbuilding 121
Telecommunications 122
Telecommunications Equipment Industry Overview 123
Insulated Wire & Cable Demand 126
Backbone 128
Last Mile 129
Other 131
Motor Vehicles 131
Motor Vehicle Industry Overview 131
Insulated Wire & Cable Demand 134
Industrial Machinery & Equipment 138
Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry Overview 139
Insulated Wire & Cable Demand 141
Other Markets 142

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 145
General 145
Industry Composition 146
Market Share 148
Mergers & Acquisitions 152
Cooperative Agreements 154
Product Development & Manufacturing 156
Marketing & Distribution 158
Company Profiles 159
Aetna Insulated Wire, see Berkshire Hathaway
Affinity Medical Technologies, see Koch Industries
Alcatel-Lucent SA 160
Amphenol Corporation 162
Atkore International Holdings Incorporated 166
Belden Incorporated 168
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 172
Berk-Tek, see Nexans
Cable USA, see Berkshire Hathaway

Carlisle Companies Incorporated 178
Casco Automotive Group, see Amphenol
Cerro Wire, see Berkshire Hathaway
Coast Wire and Plastic Tech, see Belden
Coleman Cable, see Southwire
CommScope Holding Company Incorporated 182
Comtran Cable, see Berkshire Hathaway
Corning Incorporated 186
Dekoron Wire and Cable, see Berkshire Hathaway
Delphi Automotive plc 190
Draka Cableteq USA, see Prysmian
Encore Wire Corporation 193
Freeport-McMoRan Incorporated 195
Fujikura Limited 197
Furukawa Electric Company Limited 201
General Cable Corporation 206
Harbour Industries, see Berkshire Hathaway
Hendrix Wire & Cable, see Berkshire Hathaway
Hitachi Limited 213
Judd Wire, see Sumitomo Electric Industries
Kerite, see Berkshire Hathaway
Koch Industries Incorporated 216
LEONI AG 219
Leviton Manufacturing Company Incorporated 222
LHi Technology Singapore Private, see Carlisle
Companies
LS Corporation 225
Molex, see Koch Industries
National Wire & Cable Corporation 229
Nexans SA 231
Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke, see General Cable
OFS Fitel, see Furukawa Electric
Okonite Company 235
PKC Group plc 237
PPC Broadband, see Belden
Prestolite Wire, see General Cable

Prysmian SpA 238
Rea Magnet Wire Company Incorporated 244
Richard Losch High Power, see LEONI
RSCC Wire & Cable, see Berkshire Hathaway
Southwire Company 246
Spectra-Strip, see Amphenol
Sumiden Wire Products, see Sumitomo Electric Industries
Sumitomo Electric Industries Limited 253
SuperPower, see Furukawa Electric
Tappan Wire and Cable, see Southwire
TE Connectivity Limited 256
TE Wire and Cable, see Berkshire Hathaway
Temp-Flex Cable, see Koch Industries
Times Fiber Communications, see Amphenol
TR Manufacturing, see Corning
Tyco Electronics, see TE Connectivity
United Copper Industries Incorporated 261
VISCAS, see Fujikura and Furukawa Electric
Watteredge, see Southwire

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Nonresidential Fixed Investment 11
3 Construction Expenditures 14
4 Manufacturers' Shipments 19
5 Insulated Wire & Cable Market, 2004-2014 26
6 Selected Insulated Wire & Cable Price Deflators 29
7 US Foreign Trade in Insulated Wire & Cable 36

SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Insulated Wire & Cable Material Demand 42
2 Metal Demand in Insulated Wire & Cable 45
3 Copper Demand in Insulated Wire & Cable by Product 47
4 Aluminum & Other Metals Demand in Insulated Wire & Cable 50
5 Plastics Demand in Insulated Wire & Cable 52

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Insulated Wire & Cable Supply & Demand 60
2 Building Wire & Cable Supply & Demand 64
3 Power Wire & Cable Supply & Demand 69
4 Underground Distribution Cable Demand 71
5 Portable Power Wire & Cable Demand 73
6 Other Power Wire & Cable Demand 74
7 Electronic Wire & Cable Supply & Demand 76
8 Coaxial Cable Demand 79
9 Multiconductor Wire & Cable Demand 80
10 Other Electronic Wire & Cable Demand 81
11 Apparatus Wire & Cordage Supply & Demand 83
12 Primary, Ignition, & Battery Wire & Cable Supply & Demand 88
13 Fiber Optic Cable Supply & Demand 93
14 Magnet Wire Supply & Demand 96
15 Other Wire & Cable Supply & Demand 99

SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand by Market 101
2 Electrical Equipment Shipments 105
3 Electrical Equipment Wire & Cable Demand 106
4 Power Transmission & Distribution Wire & Cable Demand 109
5 Other Electrical Equipment Wire & Cable Demand 110
6 Residential Building Construction Expenditures 112
7 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 115
8 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 117
9 Construction Wire & Cable Demand 119
10 Telecommunications Wire & Cable Demand 128
11 Motor Vehicle Indicators 134
12 Motor Vehicle Wire & Cable Demand 138
13 Machinery Shipments 141
14 Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wire & Cable Demand 142
15 Other Wire & Cable Markets 144

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Insulated Wire & Cable Sales for SelectedManufacturers, 2014 147
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 153
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 156

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Insulated Wire & Cable Market, 2005-2014 27
2 Insulated Wire & Cable Price Deflators, 2004-2024 30
3 World Insulated Wire & Cable Demand by Region, 2014 35
4 Insulated Wire & Cable Imports by Source, 2014 38
5 Insulated Wire & Cable Exports by Destination, 2014 40

SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Insulated Wire & Cable Material Demand, 2014 43
2 Copper Demand in Insulated Wire & Cable by Product, 2014 48

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand by Product, 2004-2024 61
2 Building Wire & Cable Demand by Type, 2014 65
3 Power Wire & Cable Demand by Type, 2014 70
4 Electronic Wire & Cable Demand by Type, 2014 77
5 Apparatus Wire & Cordage Demand by Type, 2014 84

SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Insulated Wire & Cable Demand by Market, 2004-2024 102
2 Percent of US Population with a Broadband Connection,
2004-2014 123

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Insulated Wire & Cable Market Share, 2014 148