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Body Armor Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Body Armor Manufacturing

The Body Armor Manufacturing industry took a major hit over the past five years. Industry revenue has fallen rapidly after reaching unprecedented levels in 2007 as manufacturing contracts tapered off. However, the federal government has consistently subsidized and even supplied domestic police agencies with industry products. Body armor manufacturers are forecast to fare better over the next five years. While military spending on body armor will not recover to the heights of full US combat operations in the Middle East, it is expected to at least regain ground.

This industry manufactures a variety of body armor (personal armor) for use in law enforcement and military operations. Products include tactical body armor, concealable armor, plates, shields, helmets and padding.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Federal funding for defense
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Point Blank Enterprises Inc. - financial performance*
    • Table Ceradyne Inc. (industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Safariland industry-specific financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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