This report forecasts US bearing demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of unmounted roller, unmounted ball, unmounted plain, mounted, and parts. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: motor vehicle original equipment manufacturer (OEM); machinery OEM; other OEM; industrial maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO); and other MRO.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2002 to 2012; shipments and the various demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on trade, the legal and regulatory environment, and technological developments.
A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.