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World Material Handling Equipment

World Material Handling Equipment

Growth in the world material handling equipment market will average 5.3 percent annually through 2020, reaching $176 billion in that year. Gains will be fueled advances in mining and manufacturing output, and power generation activity. Additionally, governments around the world will build new power plants, seaports, and airports, and upgrade existing facilities, causing material handling equipment needs to rise. The development of more advanced material handling equipment technologies will contribute to market gains as well.

This report segments the world material handling equipment industry by product type. Data is provided in millions of US dollars.

Among the major material handling machinery products covered in this study are:
Industrial Trucks & Tractors
Conveying Equipment
Hoists, Cranes, & Monorails
Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems
Automated Guided Vehicles & Other Equipment

Industrial trucks and tractors, and conveying equipment are the most widely used types of material handling equipment globally, accounting for more than two-thirds of 2015 product sales. The automated guided vehicle and small automated storage and retrieval system segments are projected to register the fastest growth through 2020, as industrial enterprises around the world increase their use of more sophisticated manufacturing techniques. The expansion of the global logistics and transportation industries will stimulate demand for industrial trucks and tractors, and conveying equipment as well.

This study presents data on a number of major material handling equipment markets, including:
Durable Goods
Nondurable Goods
Other Industries

Durable goods, which were responsible for 44 percent of all product sales in 2015, are the world’s largest market for material handling machinery. Through 2020, the other industries segment is expected to register the fastest growth, as global mining output increases. In industrializing nations, governments will expand their public infrastructures by building new ports, airports, train stations, power plants, and other similar structures, which will generate demand for material handling equipment. Similarly, industrialized nations will continue to upgrade their public infrastructures in order to maintain the international competitiveness of their economies. Both the logistics and transportation industries of both developed and developing nations and related product demand will continue to grow at a healthy pace between 2015 and 2020 because of increases in economic activity and international trade.

In this study, historical demand and forecasts are presented for 19 countries in the following regions:
North America
Western Europe
Asia/Pacific
Central & South America
Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast

The world material handling equipment industry consists of thousands of manufacturers, ranging from small, privately held firms to major multinationals. A large number of important acquisitions and divestitures have occurred in recent years. The world’s leading manufacturers of material handling equipment are Anhui Heli, Cargotec, CLARK Material Handling, Crown Equipment, Daifuku, Dematic, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Jungheinrich, Komatsu, Konecranes, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries, and Toyota Industries.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Gross Fixed Investment Outlook
      • Table WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY SECTOR & REGION
    • World Trade/Distribution Trends
      • Table WORLD TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE, &COMMUNICATION VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table CHART II-1 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT PRICE INDEX, 2005-2025
    • Technology Trends
    • Functional Competition
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
  • WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND PROJECTED 2015-2020 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH
        • Table CHART III-2WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION, 2015
      • Production
        • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-3 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS BY REGION, 2015
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT NET EXPORTS
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
      • Industrial Trucks & Tractors
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL TRUCK & TRACTOR DEMAND BY REGION
      • Conveying Equipment
        • Table WORLD CONVEYING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION
      • Hoists, Cranes, &Monorails
        • Table WORLD HOIST, CRANE, &MONORAIL DEMAND BY REGION
      • Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
        • Table WORLD AUTOMATED STORAGE & RETRIEVAL SYSTEM DEMAND BY REGION
      • Automated Guided Vehicles & Other Equipment
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLES & OTHER MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-5 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Durable Goods Manufacturing
        • Table WORLD DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION
      • Nondurable Goods Manufacturing
        • Table WORLD NONDURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other Industries
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT USED IN OTHER INDUSTRIES BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic Overview
    • North America: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2015
    • North America: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-2 NORTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
    • United States
      • United States: Economic Overview
      • United States: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED STATES: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic Overview
      • Canada: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table CANADA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic Overview
      • Mexico: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table MEXICO: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic Overview
    • Western Europe: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2015
    • Western Europe: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Table CHART V-2 WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic Overview
      • Germany: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table GERMANY: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • France
      • France: Economic Overview
      • France: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table FRANCE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic Overview
      • United Kingdom: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic Overview
      • Italy: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table ITALY: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic Overview
      • Spain: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table SPAIN: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Netherlands
      • Netherlands: Economic Overview
      • Netherlands: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table NETHERLANDS: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Netherlands: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table NETHERLANDS: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2015
    • Asia/Pacific: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-2 ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
    • China
      • China: Economic Overview
      • China: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table CHINA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic Overview
      • Japan: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table JAPAN: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic Overview
      • South Korea: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • India
      • India: Economic Overview
      • India: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table INDIA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Australia
      • Australia: Economic Overview
      • Australia: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table AUSTRALIA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Economic Overview
      • Indonesia: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table INDONESIA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Economic Overview
      • Taiwan: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table TAIWAN: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic Overview
      • Central & South America: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table CHART VII-1 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-2 EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2015
      • Eastern Europe: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table CHART VII-3 EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Material Handling Equipment Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Material Handling Equipment Market Outlook
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table CHART VII-4 AFRICA/MIDEAST: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Anhui Heli Company Limited
      • BEUMER Group GmbH & Company KG
      • Bridon International Limited
      • Cargotec Corporation
      • CLARK Material Handling International Incorporated
      • Columbus McKinnon Corporation
      • Constructor Group AS
      • Crown Equipment Corporation
      • Daifuku Company Limited
      • Dematic Corporation
      • Dürr AG
      • Eisenmann SE
      • Fives Group
      • Groupe Legris Industries
      • Hangcha Group Company Limited
      • Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Incorporated
      • Ingersoll-Rand plc
      • Jungheinrich AG
      • Kardex AG
      • KION Group GmbH
      • KNAPP AG
      • Komatsu Limited
      • Konecranes plc
      • KUKA AG
      • Liebherr-International AG
      • Manitou BF SA
      • Mecalux SA
      • Melrose Industries plc
      • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited
      • Murata Machinery Limited
      • Rexnord Corporation
      • Sandvik AB
      • Schäfer (Fritz) GmbH
      • Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited
      • Siemens AG
      • Syntron Material Handling LLC
      • Terex Corporation
      • TGW Logistics Group GmbH
      • Toyota Industries Corporation
      • Vanderlande Industries Holding BV
      • Weihua Group Company Limited
      • WITRON GmbH
      • Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Company Limited
      • Yufei Heavy Industries Group

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