This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the heat exchanger marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Heat exchangers transfer energy from one liquid to another. In industrial applications, they are often used in tandem with power boilers. The industry is marked by increasing competition due to the emergence of low-cost manufacturers. The industry category has medium product segmentation and serves primarily industrial and commercial markets. The demand heat exchanger is generated by various industrial buyers with primary drivers including infrastructure investment, housing start growth, non-residential construction projects, and economic growth. Key costs around category include primary materials in steel, copper, aluminum, labor, transportation costs, and processing costs in electricity, natural gas and paint. The major trends in the heat exchanger industry include the increase of energy efficiency both to use fuel in a more economical manner, and the reduction of greenhouse gases and other emissions, among others. Import and export activity in this sector is low and is exhibiting a neutral trend. The risk outlook for the heat exchanger industry is steady, based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the power boiler and heat exchanger industry include strategic sourcing practices, green initiatives, cost negotiations and international market dynamic advantages.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include tariff and taxation issues and developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.