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World Material Handling Products

World Material Handling Products

World demand to rise 5% annually through 2018
Global demand for material handling products is projected to increase five percent annually through 2018 to $140 billion. Gains will be strongest for sales of advanced equipment such as automated conveyors and automated guided vehicles. Automated products reduce the required labor input in operating machinery, helping to curtail labor costs. Energy efficient products, such as electric lift trucks, will also see solid gains as end users seek to reduce costs.

India, China to lead gains
India and China will see the strongest gains, in large part because of rising manufacturing output that will spur demand for equipment to facilitate distribution and production. West European markets include many of the most intensive users of material handling equipment in the world, because manufacturers in the region have long been among the leaders in adopting automated equipment as a response to high domestic labor costs. The US will continue to be the world’s largest material handling product market, benefiting from an improved outlook for fixed investment spending. This will encourage US manufacturers to invest in new equipment, particularly labor-saving automated products.

Automated products to see strongest growth
Automated storage and retrieval systems and automated guided vehicles will post the strongest growth of any product type through 2018. This is due to efforts among end users to reduce labor costs, particularly in developed markets such as the US. Strong gains in automated equipment demand also reflect a shift in manufacturers’ preference toward products amenable to integration into larger-scale factory automation and automated warehouse-type environments.

Durable goods producers to claim nearly half of demand
Durable goods manufacturers will account for nearly 50 percent of material handling demand through 2018. Advances will result from increased production in durable goods sectors such as machinery and fabricated metals. Sales of material handling products to nondurable goods manufacturers will also see gains, reflecting strong outlooks for the chemical and the food and beverage markets. Other markets, which include trade and distribution companies, will see growth above the global average, spurred by the rising prevalence of international trade, which requires goods to be handled at more points along the distribution chain than domestic commerce.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • Macroeconomic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Industrial Outlook
      • Manufacturing Trends
        • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
      • Fixed Investment Trends
        • Table WORLD FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION
    • World Motor Vehicle Production
      • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • World Consumer Sector Trends
      • Personal Income & Expenditure Trends
        • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Personal Consumption Expenditure Trends
        • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Trade/Distribution Trends
    • Material Handling Product Cost & Pricing Trends
      • Table CHART II-1 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT PRICE INDEX, 2003-2023
    • Material Handling Product Technology Trends
  • WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Production
        • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT SHIPMENTS BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-2 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT SHIPMENTS BY REGION, 2013
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Industrial Trucks & Lifts
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL TRUCK & LIFT 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
      • AGVs & Other Products
        • Table WORLD AGVS & OTHER MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Durable Goods Manufacturing
        • Table WORLD DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION
      • Nondurable Goods Manufacturing
        • Table WORLD NONDURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other Industries
        • Table WORLD OTHER INDUSTRIES MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • North America: Market Outlook
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED STATES: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Market Outlook
        • Table CANADA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Market Outlook
        • Table MEXICO: MATERIAL HANDLING BY TYPE & MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Western Europe: Market Outlook
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Market Outlook
        • Table GERMANY: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Market Outlook
        • Table FRANCE: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Market Outlook
        • Table ITALY: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Market Outlook
        • Table SPAIN: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Netherlands
      • Netherlands: General
      • Netherlands: Supply & Demand
        • Table NETHERLANDS: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Netherlands: Market Outlook
        • Table NETHERLANDS: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Sweden
      • Sweden: General
      • Sweden: Supply & Demand
        • Table SWEDEN: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Sweden: Market Outlook
        • Table SWEDEN: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Austria
      • Austria: General
      • Austria: Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRIA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Austria: Market Outlook
        • Table AUSTRIA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Belgium
      • Belgium: General
      • Belgium: Supply & Demand
        • Table BELGIUM: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Belgium: Market Outlook
        • Table BELGIUM: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Asia/Pacific: Market Outlook
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Market Outlook
        • Table CHINA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Market Outlook
        • Table JAPAN: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Market Outlook
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: General
      • Taiwan: Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Market Outlook
        • Table TAIWAN: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Market Outlook
        • Table INDIA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
      • Australia: Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Market Outlook
        • Table AUSTRALIA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: General
      • Thailand: Supply & Demand
        • Table THAILAND: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Thailand: Market Outlook
        • Table THAILAND: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
      • Indonesia: Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Market Outlook
        • Table INDONESIA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Market Outlook
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Market Outlook
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Market Outlook
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • South Africa
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MATERIAL HANDLING SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MATERIAL HANDLING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD MATERIAL HANDLING MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, &Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • ACCO Material Handling Solutions
      • Amazon.com Incorporated
      • Anhui HeLi Company Limited
      • BEUMER Group GmbH & Company KG
      • Cargotec Corporation
      • Caterpillar Incorporated
      • CLARK Material Handling International Incorporated
      • Columbus McKinnon Corporation
      • Constructor Group AS
      • Crown Equipment Corporation
      • Daifuku Company Limited
      • Dematic Group Sarl
      • Dürr AG
      • Eisenmann AG
      • FANUC Corporation
      • FMC Technologies Incorporated
      • Hangcha Group Company Limited
      • Hitachi Limited
      • Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Incorporated
      • Ingersoll-Rand plc
      • Intelligrated Incorporated
      • Jungheinrich AG
      • Kardex AG
      • KION Group GmbH
      • KITO Corporation
      • KNAPP AG
      • Komatsu Limited
      • Konecranes plc
      • Manitou BF SA
      • Mecalux SA
      • Melrose Industries plc
      • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited
      • Murata Machinery Limited
      • NACCO Industries Incorporated
      • Nissan Motor Company Limited
      • Rexnord Corporation
      • Sandvik AB
      • Schäfer (Fritz) GmbH
      • SDI Group plc
      • Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited
      • Siemens AG
      • Swisslog Holding AG
      • Syntron Material Handling LLC
      • Terex Corporation
      • Toyota Industries Corporation
      • UniCarriers Holdings Corporation
      • Vanderlande Industries BV
      • Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Company Limited

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