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Power Distribution Cables Market Research Report Information Report by Installation (Overhead, Underground & Submarine), by Voltage (Medium, Low), by Users (Industrial, Residential, Commercial) and by Region - Global Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/E&P/1235-HCR | 185 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| May 2024

Power Distribution Cables Market Overview

Power distribution cables market is expected to reach 3,62,011.1 Million by 2030, with an expected rate of 9.9% during the forecast period. The power distribution cable is a type of electrical wire which is an assembly sheath of more than one cable. It is majorly used in transmitting electrical power.The cables which supply power are either installed within the building with the help of permanent wires in form of exposure, overheads, and ground.

COVID- 19 Analysis

In recent times, the pandemic has hit hard on the global context, due to which the market for power cables is severely impacted. In addition to this, construction and reconstruction projects are on a halt due to strict social distancing norms that are in place for protecting the virus spread. Also, the manufacturing companies of wires are facing severe issues as there is a high disruption in supply chains. Many countries have imposed national and international lockdowns due to which exports & imports of raw materials have been impacted largely.

The production units are being operated at partial capacities due to reduced labour availability, low demand, high costs of raw- materials. The cables are also used for renewable sources of energy, thus improving market demands in industries as well. However, the disruption in the supply chain has impacted manufacturing units as well the market of end-users.

Market Dynamics


Increasing Investments in renewable sources of energy will be the driving factors for power distribution cables market growth. The capacities for renewable energies have increased due to strict policies and government initiatives for the same.  The majority of construction projects are driven by the increase in sustainable energy capacities due to the connection of national utility firms with wind farms. In addition to this, there have been increasing investments for meeting industrial and increasing urbanization which will further fuel power distribution cables market growth.

As per the reports of the World Investment Report, it is estimated that Asia- Pacific will exhibit investments for USD 476 billion. This foreign investment for building interconnections within the power grid due to rapid industrialization.  This will positively impact power distribution cables market growth.


Transmission and distribution sectors have witnessed a 60 % increase in investments for varied types of equipment in electrical networking. In this view, the smart grid consists of automated, widely distributed networks for delivering energy with competencies that are organic and responsive. The power distribution cables industry has wide opportunities in smart grid sectors as they are preferred for their unique capabilities.

In addition to this China Market will provide higher growth opportunities as demand for smart grids will increase by the year 2030. In this view, China has a high demand for energy consumptions which is expected to triple by the year 2025. Thus, the country is planning to elaborate on smart grid networks.


In the majority of the countries, electrical grids have been in use for decades. Hence, it is an extremely expensive process for conversion to the smart grid. Thus, the smart grid market growth will be restricted due to the limitation of usage in existing projects. This will further impact market growth for power distribution cables.

Also, there are high costs for smart meters which might impact the power distribution cable industryseverally. In addition to this, volatility in the raw materials is expected to restrain the power distribution cable market growth. A substantial increase in the prices of copper has a direct impact on the profit margins of manufacturers in the power distribution cable industry.


In many regions, networking is not developed. However, the installation of smart grids requires internet facilities for providing real-time information. Also, data breaches and cybercriminals have increased over few years which poses a challenge to secured networking.  Thus, the power distribution cables industry will face an acute challenge in generalising the installation of smart grids to main grids.

The market demand for electricity has increased on a global basis, due to work from home and online conduct of classes in the full or partial lockdown areas. However, the industry is working on partial capacities which have further impacted the market growth on a short and long-term basis.

Cumulative Growth Analysis

The infrastructure expansion and rise in the construction industry will drive the demand for power distribution market growth. As the localised power distribution systems and power network are being designed in alignment with the new building codes. This will further help in increasing the market demand for conductors and power cables. However, the pandemic is expected to influence market growth on a short-term and long-term basis.

Value Chain Analysis

Hydropower and wind power are attracting market growth as the prices of energy as well as targets for generalising the use of renewable sources of energy have improved. The government has put incentives on connecting renewable sources of energy with main grids which are further expected to increase the power distribution cables market growth. In addition to this, the new building codes and high preference for green infrastructures will accelerate the power distribution cables market size.

Segment Overview

The market segment for power distribution cables is divided into installation, voltage, users, and region.

By Installation

Overhead, Underground, and submarines.

By Voltage

The voltage segmentation is further subdivided into low, high, medium, and extreme high. The low voltage cables and wires are generally used in automation, lighting, sound and security, video surveillance, and others. It is estimated that medium-sized voltage will capture the highest market share. As it is highly demanded in telecommunication device substations, commercial infrastructures, universities, hospitals, and other commonly used constructed structures. 

Also, the medium-voltage wires are extensively used for distributing power amongst high voltage power supplies.  In addition to this, high voltage cables and wires are expected to generate high revenues due to expansion from conventional to smarter grids. The expansion has been supported by various government initiatives and funding. The extreme voltage power cables are used for industrial purposes like airports, railways, steel, nuclear and thermal power.

By End-user

The end-user market is further subdivided into defense, construction, IT & Telecommunication, power transmission, oil and gas, automotive production, and others. The construction sector has been increasing due to the expansion of residential and commercial infrastructures.

Regional Analysis

The regional analysis for power distribution cable market size will include North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America.  Asia- Pacific holds the largest market share with a worth of USD 76.50 billion in the year 2019.  India and China have been increasingly investing in transmission and distribution. The regional growth in Asia -Pacific can be contributed to the rise in demand for renewable sources of energy.

Also, it is estimated that Asian Developmental Bank will invest approximately USD 300 million in the capital region of Bangladesh for expanding transmission lines. North America will hold significant market shares after Asia- Pacific. As the region has a high demand for energy generation and efficiency, moreover, renewable sources electricity generation reached 13% in the year 2019.

Europe will also high contribution regions for power distribution cables market growth. Owning to the increasing investments made in the grid infrastructure due to high demands for renewable sources of energy. It is estimated that the Nordic Transmission system has been planning for making an investment worth 16.79 billion by the year 2028.

In addition to this, the rest of the regions like Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Africa will also provide high growth owning to considerable demand for energies. Huge investments are being made in the cable and wire market of the Middle East and Africa for reaping opportunities from fuelled demands.

Competitive Landscape

Power distribution cables market size is consolidated in nature owing to its strong product portfolios. Key market players are listed below.

  • Prysmian Group¬†(Italy)

  • Nexans¬†(France)

  • Fujikura¬†(Japan)

  • Southwire company (U.S.)

  • Sumitomo Corporation (Japan)

  • Belden(U.S.)

  • KEI Industries¬†(India)

  • Cords Cable Industries (India)

  • Amphenol (U.S.)

  • Finolex Cables (India)

  • Encore Wire Corp (U.S.)

Recent Development

Smart Grids are expected to fuel the demands for power distribution cables market size. Key market players are investing in the technological development of smart grids. In recent times, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), wireless, SCADA, and BPL. Developments are being focused on innovating integrated communication systems.

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: 3,62,011.1 Million
  CAGR   9.9% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Installation, Voltage, Users
  Segments Covered   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Brugg Kabel AG (Switzerland), Spina Group (Italy), Prysmian Group (Italy), General Cable Corporation (U.S.), CAE Groupe (France), Cavotec (Switzerland), SAS Brockskes (Germany), and ConCab Kabel Ltd. (Germany)
  Key Market Opportunities   Increase in industrialization & Urbanization
  Key Market Drivers increasing need of electricity, power transmission networks rising demand for renewable energy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

It is anticipated that the Power Distribution Cables market will reach a CAGR of 9.9%.

The driving forces of the market will be increasing requirements for electricity and transmission networks. Rising demand for renewable energy sources is another driving force.

It is estimated that the Asian Pacific market will capture the highest market share owing to the increasing demands for energy consumption. Specifically in regions like India and China.

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