This report forecasts total world demand in 2020 for material handling equipment by product, market, and major world region in US dollars at the manufacturers' level. Product segments include: industrial trucks and tractors; conveying equipment; hoists, cranes, and monorails; automated storage/retrieval systems; and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and other products. Reported markets encompass: durable goods manufacturing, nondurable goods manufacturing, and other markets. Major world regions include: North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions. Demand by product and market segment is also forecast for each major world region.
To illustrate historical trends world, product, market, and regional demand (including product and market segments) are provided for 2010 and 2015. Finally, world shipments are segmented by major world region and provided for 2010, 2015, and 2020.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve global demand, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 35-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.