Ball bearing manufacturers have a close relationship with downstream markets, especially automotive manufacturers. With the economy poised for recovery, demand for downstream markets will rebound, bolstering demand for ball bearings. However, imports from China and other countries are making up a growing portion of the domestic market's demand, limiting the industry's growth.
Operators in this industry manufacture ball bearings and roller bearings for use in transportation and industrial equipment manufacturing. Major markets include the transportation, defense, space and energy sectors. Operators do not manufacture plain (nonball and nonroller) bearings.
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.