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Primary Batteries

Primary Batteries

The U.S. market for primary batteries increased at relatively strong rates over the recession and continues to experience upward trends during the recovery. Demand has benefited from a growing array of products needed to be powered from primary batteries. Usage has grown as battery prices stabilized.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Primary Batteries. This First Look also provides data on product 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
Price trends and material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
PRIMARY BATTERY SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
Residential, commercial, and industrial 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
Consumer battery purchases
Production of battery-using products
U.S. PRIMARY BATTERY 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 manufacturers and plants
Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
Sales trends for leading competitors

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