DUBLIN, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d97xdv/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Optical Fiber Perform Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering.
Optical fiber preform, a kind of specialty glass preform used to draw optical fiber, is the core material for the manufacturing of optical fiber. Optical fiber preform, optical fiber and optical cable account for 70%, 20% and 10% of the total profit of the optical fiber industry chain.
Global optical fiber preform capacity amounted to 13,000 tons in 2014, mainly concentrated in the United States, Japan and China (totaling as much as 85.2% of the world's total), of which China ranked first with a share of 39.8%. Besides a big producer of optical fiber preform, China is also a large consumer, demanding 6,639 tons in 2014, 60.9% of global demand. The figure is expected to increase to 7,144 tons in 2015.
Due to technological limitation, over 70% of China's demand for optical fiber preform was imported prior to 2010. In recent years, as key domestic companies enhanced their capability for independent research and development, China's optical fiber preform production capacity continued to expand. Thus, the self-sufficiency rate in optical fiber preform rose from 20.0% in 2007 to 64.4% in 2014, and is expected to reach 72.6% in 2015.
In March 2014, the Ministry of Commerce initiated an anti-dumping investigation on optical fiber preforms originating in Japan and the United States. In May 2015, the preliminary verdict showed that China Customs would levy security deposits on imports of optical fiber preform from Japan and the United States based on dumping margin (7.8%-39.0%) decided in preliminary rulings. Affected by this, China's imports of optical fiber preform recorded negative growth (-9.5%) for the first time in 2014 and are expected to keep falling in 2015 (a year-on-year decline of 8.7% during Jan-May).
Global optical fiber preform industry is highly concentrated, with top5 companies (one in China, two in the United States, and two in Japan) together making up 59.4% of market share in 2014, of which Chinese Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Co., Ltd. (YOFC) taking the first place with a share of 13.3%, followed by U.S. Corning Inc. (12.9%).
Key Topics Covered:
1. Overview of Optical Fiber Preform
2. Development of Global Optical Fiber Preform Industry
3. Development of China Optical Fiber Preform Industry
4. Global Optical Fiber Preform Companies
5. Chinese Optical Fiber Preform Companies
6. Summary and Forecast
- Corning - FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies Co., Ltd - Fujikura - Furukawa Electric - Futong Group - Hengtong Optic-electric Co., Ltd - Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology Co., Ltd - NV Twentsche Kabel Holding (TKH) - Potevio Fasten Optical Communication Co., Ltd - Prysmian - Shin-Etsu Chemical - Sumitomo Electric Industries - Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Company Ltd. (YOFC)
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