This report forecasts US industrial fastener demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: externally threaded standard, internally threaded standard, nonthreaded standard, application-specific standard, and aerospace-grade. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: motor vehicle original equipment manufacturer (OEM), machinery OEM, other OEM, maintenance/repair/operations (MRO), and construction.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015; shipments and the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, technology, and legal and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve the US market, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 33-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.