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Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing in the US

The Guns and Ammunition Manufacturing industry has experienced growth and volatility over the past five years to 2018. A significant portion of the industry's performance has been dependent on the civilian market. Early in the period, demand from consumers surged as consumer concerns about stricter gun control laws led many to purchase industry products in anticipation of a ban. More recently, demand from the military has rebounded to meet increasing defense spending and combat operations. Industry revenue is forecast to continue growing over the five years to 2023. Much of the anticipated growth will come from the defense market, as the current administration and Congress seek to increase defense spending and the United States continues to combat operations in the Middle East.

This industry manufactures small weapons (including shotguns, rifles, revolvers, pistols, machine guns and grenade launchers), as well as ammunition, artillery and accessories.

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 Federal funding for defense
    • 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
    • Table Major Players
    • Table General Dynamics Corp. (US industry-specific segment) financial performance
    • Table BAE Systems (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance
    • Table Vista Outdoor Inc. (US industry-specific segment) financial performance
    • Table Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (US industry-specific segment) 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
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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