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Manual Hand Tools, Hand Saws, and Blades

Manual Hand Tools, Hand Saws, and Blades

The market for manual hand tools, hand saws, and saw blades began to recover in 2013 and growth continued in 2014 and during 2015. Demand benefited from the recovery in contractor, consumer, and automotive service markets. This upward trend is expected to continue in 2016. However, foreign-sourced products now dominate domestic market sales.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Manual Hand Tools, Hand Saws, and Saw Blades. 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 trends
End-use market purchases
Factors driving demand
Sales by tool sector
Source of supply
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment and leading supplier market shares
Outlook and five year forecast
MANUAL HAND TOOL AND SAW SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY TOOL TYPE
Mechanics’ hand service tools
Edge tools
Interchangeable tools dies
Hand saws and saw blades
Precision measuring tools
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports by tool sector
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports for the top five countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports by tool sector
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports for the top five countries of destination
SALES BY END-USE MARKET
Builders
Consumers and residential remodeling contractors
Commercial contractors
Government
Businesses
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Residential and nonresidential building construction spending
Construction contractor and automotive service business employment
Housing starts and existing home sales
Consumer tool and hardware spending
Building material retail sales
Employment, personal income, and mortgage rates
U.S. MANUAL HAND TOOL AND SAW 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
COMPETITIVE 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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