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Ladders

Ladders

The U.S. ladder market has benefited from double-digit increases in housing starts since 2012 and sharper gains in nonresidential construction spending since 2014. Currently, sales are receiving a boost from stronger gains in homeowner purchases. There has also been a significant shift to fiberglass ladders over the past two decades since they are price competitive. Manufacturers and marketers have shifted sourcing to Mexico and China to keep a competitive edge.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Ladders. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, end-use market purchases and retail sales, factors driving demand, 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 and factors driving demand
Sales by ladder type and material
Price trends and material input costs
Source of supply
End-use markets and retail sales
Competitive environment and leading players
Outlook and five year forecast
LADDER SALES TRENDS
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Sales in dollars and units
Price Index trends
Sales of metal, fiberglass, and wood ladders
Ladder shipments by type: step and platform, rung, step stools, and accessories
Builder, residential, and commercial sales
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 and nonresidential building construction spending
Construction contractor employment
New and existing home sales
Building material retail sales
Personal income and mortgage rates
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of U.S. manufacturers
Average shipments per manufacturer
Profiles and market share for the top manufacturers and marketers

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