Electric Power Cable Market Size, Share, Opportunities And Trends By Material Type (Aluminum, Copper), By Installation Type (Overhead, Underground), By Cable Type (Twisted Pair, Coaxial, Shielded Cables, Ribbon Electric, Fiber Optics), By Voltage (Low, Medium, High), By Application (Data Transmission, Power Distribution, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Feb 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614342
  • Pages : 124

Electrical energy is transmitted and distributed using electrical power cables. They are also used for the transmission of excessively high voltages in places where overhead cables are unusable, such as the sea, airfield crossing, etc. The demand for these cables is increasing greatly all across the world because they can handle high-voltage transmissions in tunnels, cable ditches, pipelines, etc. The increasing demands from IT facilities and data centers prove to be a major contributor to this market’s growth for the forecasted period. Another important factor in the growth of the market is the global leaders of this market taking on projects which will increase the production and supply of electrical power cables. For instance, in June 2021, SOO Green HVDC Link announced that they had selected Prysmian Group to supply them with high-voltage direct current cables for this first-of-its-kind transmission project. This 2,100-megawatt interregional project will connect Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) which serves the central US, to eastern PJM Interconnection. These two are considered the largest energy markets in the US. This project was also considered the first link in the national clean energy grid.

Increasing investments in the transmission and distribution of electrical power increase the demand for power cables

Power cables play a critical role in transmitting electrical power from power generation facilities to homes, businesses, and other end-users. They are an essential component of the electrical infrastructure, and their importance is expected to continue to grow as the electricity demand continues to rise. For instance, a contract worth LE 4 billion was signed on August 24 2021 between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and a banking consortium consisting of the National Bank of Egypt, Bank Du Caire, the Commercial International Bank, and the National Bank of Kuwait. This contract will result in direct growth in the production and supply of electrical power cables since a lot of transmission companies will have huge demands for them. In February 2022, the Indian government decided to increase the total investment in eight state-owned power companies by about 5% to Rs 51,470.14 crores for the financial year 2022-2023.  Data from the International Energy Agency shows that the overall global investment in electrical power companies has increased from US$ 827 billion in 2017 to US$ 977 billion in 2022. This sharp increase leads to the growth of the electrical power markets all around the world. Therefore, the increasing demand for transmission and distribution of electrical power is resulting in the demand for power cables and this is expected to drive the growth of the electric power cable market in the coming years.

The growing renewable energy production is a driving factor in the market growth

Electric power cables act as connectors between renewable energy sources and electrical grids. Therefore, this becomes an important factor in the growth of electrical power markets. Solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, tidal, etc. are a few types of renewable energy. According to International Energy Agency, the total generation of renewable energy has increased from 2825.9 TWh in 2000 to 8566.7 Twh in 2022. This number is forecasted to reach 12469.4 TWh in 2027. This is approximately a 341.25% increase from 2000. Thus, the electrical power cables market will experience a huge increase in the coming years

Asia Pacific region

The electrical power cable market is set to see a great increase in this region in the coming years. Countries like China and India have the fastest-growing electrical markets in the Asia Pacific region and contribute to the total increase of the electrical power cable market. China, the leader in global annual consumption of electricity, alone consumes around 5.564 trillion kWh. It also has the highest number of electronic products manufactured every year. Thus, the need for electrical power cables also increases year after year in China.  India, too, is considered an important region for the electric power cable market. The country consumes 1.137 trillion kWh of electricity every year. A growth of around US$ 1.65 billion during 2021 – 2025 is estimated in the Indian electric power cable market. Other countries in the Asia Pacific region such as Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Southeast Asian countries are also witnessing significant growth in the electrical power cable market due to increasing demand for electric power and the acceptance of renewable energy sources.

Market development

  • In July 2022, NKT signed a contract with its partner in the project CHPE LLC. for the engineering, manufacturing, and installation of the high-voltage 400kV DC (direct current) Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line in the United States.
  • In January 2022, Prysmian Group, the global leader in this market, was awarded a €60 million contract for laying submarine cables for the Project Lighting HVDC 320 kV interconnection project in the UAE. Under the ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) Lightning Project Prysmian will design, supply, assemble and test four HVDC 320 kV single-core cables with XLPE insulation, along with fiber optic cable systems. This will connect the onshore converter station at Al Mirfa to Al Ghallan which is an artificial offshore island in the Arabian Gulf.
  • In June 2020, Nexans – a global company in the cable and optical fiber industry, signed a major contract with SSE Renewables to design, manufacture and install high-voltage onshore and offshore cables for Seagreen offshore wind farm project. According to the contract, three 65 km long offshore export cables will be supplied by Nexsan’s factory in Charleston, US, and the other three 20 km long onshore export cables will be provided by their factory at Charleroi, Belgium.

Electric Power Cable Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2021
 Forecast Period  2023–2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Material type, Installation type, Cable type, Voltage, Application, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered KEI Industries Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Prysmian Group, Nexans, NKT Cables GmbH, Polycab India, TE Connectivity, Southwire Company LLC, Finolex Cables, BRUGG Cables
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase


The electric power cable market has been analyzed through the following segments:

  • By Material type
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
  • By Installation type
    • Overhead
    • Underground
  • By Cable type
    • Twisted Pair
    • Coaxial
    • Shielded Cables
    • Ribbon Electric
    • Fiber Optics
  • By Voltage
    • Low
    • Medium
    • High
  • By Application
    • Data Transmission
    • Power Distribution
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Suadi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Australia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Aluminum

5.3. Copper



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Overhead

6.3. Underground



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Twisted Pair

7.3. Coaxial 

7.4. Shielded Cables

7.5. Ribbon Electric

7.6. Fiber Optics



8.1. Introduction

8.2. Low

8.3. Medium

8.4. High



9.1. Introduction

9.2. Data Transmission

9.3. Power Distribution

9.4. Others



10.1. Introduction

10.2. North America

10.2.1. USA

10.2.2. Canada

10.2.3. Mexico

10.3. South Amercia

10.3.1.  Brazil

10.3.2. Argentina

10.3.3. Others

10.4. Europe

10.4.1. Germany

10.4.2. UK

10.4.3. France

10.4.4. Spain

10.4.5. Others

10.5. Middle East and Africa

10.5.1. Suadi Arabia

10.5.2. UAE

10.5.3. Others

10.6. Asia Pacifc

10.6.1. China

10.6.2. Japan

10.6.3. South Korea

10.6.4. India

10.6.5. Australia

10.6.6. Others



11.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

11.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

11.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

11.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



12.1. KEI Industries Ltd

12.2. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd 

12.3. Prysmian Group 

12.4. Nexans 

12.5. NKT Cables GmbH 

12.6. Polycab India 

12.7. TE Connectivity 

12.8. Southwire Company LLC

12.9. Finolex Cables

12.10. BRUGG Cables 

KEI Industries Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd

Prysmian Group


NKT Cables GmbH

Polycab India

TE Connectivity

Southwire Company LLC

Finolex Cables

BRUGG Cables