This report forecasts US rubber and plastic hose and belt demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total demand is segmented in terms of vehicular hose, industrial hose, fluid power hose, other hose, flat belts, and nonflat belts.
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 product segments, discusses market drivers and constraints, and provides pertinent background on trade, raw materials, environmental and regulatory factors, and technology and product development.
A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product 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 US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.