The Air Gun and Airsoft Gun Manufacturing industry mirrors several other industries within the US manufacturing sector that rely on plastic and steel to produce relatively small, simple goods in that production has moved overseas. As such, imports satisfy a significant portion of domestic demand, while exports are increasingly accounting for a lesser portion of US manufacturers' revenue. Through 2021, imports are forecast to remain a major substitute for industry products. Nonetheless, the pressure to move operations abroad will likely subside as the manufacturing sector as a whole trends towards domestic manufacturing. The easing of international competition is expected to return the industry to growth.
This industry primarily manufactures air guns and airsoft guns, which are distinct from firearms. Air guns and airsoft guns use air or gas, while firearms burn a propellant. Air guns and airsoft guns are used for hunting, pest control, recreational shooting and competitive sports. Spring-loaded, pneumatic, gas-powered and electric guns are included, but guns designed specifically for paintball are excluded.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.