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Vacuum Cleaners & Other Floor Care Equipment

Vacuum Cleaners & Other Floor Care Equipment

U.S. sales of vacuum cleaners and other floor care equipment began to recover in 2014. Gains were led by a 9.3% increase in import shipments. Foreign-sourced capture some 80.0% of total U.S. sales. Among U.S. manufacturers, there has been a shift to central vacuum cleaner systems.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Vacuum Cleaners and Other Floor Care Equipment. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, 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
Floor care equipment product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
VACUUM CLEANER AND OTHER FLOOR CARE EQUIPMENT SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT
Central system power units
Portable vacuum cleaners and other floor care equipment
Attachments and cleaning tools
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 floor care equipment purchases
New and existing home sales
Housing starts and permits
Homeowner remodeling and repair spending
Employment, personal income, and mortgage rates
U.S. VACUUM CLEANERS AND OTHER FLOOR CARE EQUIPMENT 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
Leading competitor sales trends

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