This report forecasts US sheet metal demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, aluminum, copper, and other products. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: transportation equipment; building products; machinery; appliances, electrical equipment, and electronics; and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, and environmental 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 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 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.