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Fasteners and Nails

Fasteners and Nails

The U.S. market for fasteners and nails has increased at relatively strong rates as the domestic economy has recovered. Sales initially benefited from the upturn in new home construction and residential remodeling activity. Over the past year, sales have received a boost from nonresidential construction markets. Sales gains were led by the increases in the demand for threaded metal fasteners and non-ferrous nails and related products.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Fasteners and Nails. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, end-use market purchases, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. market sales
Factors driving demand
Fastener and nail product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
FASTENER AND NAIL SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
Residential, commercial, and industrial sales
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT
Externally threaded metal fasteners
Internally threaded metal fasteners
Non-threaded fasteners
Steel nails, staples, tacks, spikes, and brads
Non-ferrous nails, brads, tacks, and staples
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports for the top five countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports for the top five countries of destination
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Residential construction spending
Nonresidential building construction spending
Industrial production trends
Housing starts and permits
Employment, personal income, mortgage rates
U.S. FASTENER PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross plant profit margins
Total employees and employee sales productivity
Average production worker wages
Capital spending trends
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of U.S. manufacturers and plants
Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
Leading competitor sales trends

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