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Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing in the US

While the Copier and Optical Machinery Manufacturing industry has experienced slow growth over the five years to 2018, revenue performance has varied by product segment. For example, as companies converted to paperless work environments, a decade-long trend in competition from digital substitutes devastated demand for photocopying, letter-folding and traditional photographic equipment. Nevertheless, ebbing export demand for US-produced products, steady competition from inexpensive imports and recent strength in the US dollar have hindered sales of the industry's outperforming segments and constrained industry growth over the past five years. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to continue along its steady growth pattern. Nevertheless, production expansion overseas, which has increasingly characterized the US manufacturing sector, will limit the number of companies in the industry and limit growth in employment and wages.

This industry mainly manufactures commercial cooking equipment, floor-cleaning machines (excluding residential vacuums), electronic teaching machines and automotive maintenance equipment (excluding hand tools). Operators also manufacture parts for service-industry equipment; optical instruments and lenses; copiers and office machinery (excluding printers); photographic equipment (excluding digital); automatic vending machines; and commercial laundry and dry-cleaning equipment.

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 (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Aggregate private investment
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
  • 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
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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