Material Handling Equipment: United States
This report forecasts US material handling equipment demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: industrial trucks and tractors; conveying equipment; hoists, cranes, and monorails; automated storage/retrieval systems; and automated guided vehicles and other products. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: durable goods manufacturing, nondurable goods manufacturing, and other industries.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total shipments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; 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, technology trends, and NAFTA demand. 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 and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.
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