Metal-clad (MC) Cable Market Value By Type (Interlocked Metallic Sheath, Corrugated Metallic Sheath, Smooth Metallic Sheath), Armor Material (Steel, Aluminum), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), By Region - Industry Analysis, Statistics, Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

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  • Published date: June, 2023  |  
  • Report Format: PDF

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MVI Statistics & Viewpoint:

  • Metal-clad Cable Market size exceeded USD 8.3 Billion in 2022.
  • The market size is expected to showcase a CAGR of over 4.8% from 2023 to 2032. 
  • By the end of the forecast period, the industry is anticipated to reach a valuation of around USD 13 Billion.

Metal-clad Cable Market

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Metal clad cable manufacturers are focusing on several key factors to meet the evolving needs of the metal-clad cable market. Firstly, product innovation is a priority, with manufacturers continuously enhancing the design and performance of MC cables, incorporating features like improved fire resistance, flexibility, and ease of installation. Secondly, compliance with standards and regulations is crucial, ensuring that MC cables meet safety requirements for mechanical protection, grounding, fire resistance, and electromagnetic interference shielding. Lastly, sustainability and environmental considerations are gaining importance, prompting manufacturers to explore eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient manufacturing processes, and recyclability to reduce the environmental impact of their products.

Market Overview:

Metal-clad cable (MC Cable) is a type of electrical cable often used in wiring applications that require mechanical protection and grounding. It is made up of several conductors, usually copper or aluminum, that is insulated with thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers and is encased in a flexible metallic sheath. The MC Cable is flexible, allowing for easy installation in a variety of settings. It is bendable and maneuverable, making it suited for both exposed and concealed wire applications. Metal-clad cable is widely utilized in a variety of applications due to its multiple advantages, including wiring for residential structures, commercial spaces, industrial facilities, data centers, and more. 

Metal-clad (MC) Cable Market Value Insights

Report Coverage


Base Year


Market Size in 2022

USD 8.3 Billion

Forecast Period

2023 to 2032

CAGR (2023 to 2032)


Forecast Year Value, 2032

USD 13 Billion

Historical Data for

2019 to 2022

Segment Covered

Armor Material, Application, Insulation, Region

Companies Covered

  • Prysmian
  • Southwire Company, LLC
  • General Cable Corporation
  • AFC Cable Systems
  • Encore Wire Corporation
  • Allied Wire & Cable
  • Belden
  • Nexans
  • and more.  


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Growth Drivers:

  • Construction and infrastructure development: The construction industry is a major driver of MC cable demand. As global urbanization and infrastructure development continue, there is a growing demand for dependable and safe electrical wiring solutions. Due to their mechanical protection, grounding capabilities, and fire resistance, MC cables are preferred in commercial and residential buildings, hospitals, educational institutions, and industrial facilities.
  • Safety and Code Compliance: The safety of electrical installations is of the utmost importance. MC cables are safer than other types of cables. Their metal sheath protects them from physical damage, which helps to prevent electrical faults and fires. Furthermore, the grounding capability of MC cables ensures compliance with electrical codes and regulations, making them a preferred choice in many jurisdictions.

Market by Armor Material (Steel, Aluminum):    

The metal-clad cable market is divided into steel and aluminum. The aluminum segment held the approximately 70% of shares in the market in 2022. Because of its excellent mechanical protection properties, aluminum armor is widely used as the metallic sheath in MC cables. It provides a tough and long-lasting outer layer that protects the enclosed conductors from physical damage like impact, abrasion, and penetration. This safeguard is critical in a variety of applications, such as commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and infrastructure projects.

Furthermore, aluminum armor has advantages such as lightweight and low cost. Aluminum is lighter than other metals such as steel, making it easier to handle during installation. This feature reduces labor and transportation costs, making aluminum-armored MC cables a popular choice among electrical contractors.

Regional Overview:

North America Metal-clad Cable Market

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The metal-clad cable market is mature and well-established, driven by extensive construction activities and stringent electrical codes. MC cables are commonly used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Furthermore, the metal-clad cable market in China is experiencing rapid growth due to the country's massive construction and infrastructure development. MC cables are widely used in residential and commercial projects, focusing on safety, durability, and compliance with national standards.

Top companies in the global metal-clad (MC) cable market:

  • Prysmian
  • Southwire Company, LLC
  • General Cable Corporation
  • AFC Cable Systems
  • Encore Wire Corporation
  • Allied Wire & Cable
  • Belden
  • Nexans
  • Other Players

Brief Overview About Leading Metal-clad Cable Market Players:

  • Southwire Company, LLC: Southwire is one of the largest manufacturers of wire and cable products, including MC cables. They have been actively involved in developing innovative MC Cable solutions. For instance, their SIMpull MC cable incorporates a SIM technology that allows for easier, safer, and faster installation.
  • AFC Cable Systems: AFC Cable Systems specializes in the manufacturing of armored cables, including MC cables. They have been actively involved in developing MC cables with improved fire resistance and other advanced features to meet the evolving needs of the market.
  • Encore Wire Corporation: Encore Wire is a leading manufacturer of copper electrical wire and MC cables. They have been investing in research and development to enhance the efficiency and safety of their MC Cable products, including advancements in insulation materials and overall design.

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In-depth analysis of metal-clad (MC) cable market along with industry coverage and forecasting for the following segments: 

Market Size, By Type

  • Interlocked Metallic Sheath
  • Corrugated Metallic Sheath
  • Smooth Metallic Sheath

Market Size, By Armor Material

  • Steel
  • Aluminum

Market Size, By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

Market Size, By Insulation

  • XLPE
  • EPR
  • PVC
  • Others

Market Size, By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America

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