Hose & Belt Manufacturing in the US
The Hose and Belt Manufacturing industry is dependent on US manufacturing activity and industrial output, as well as several key markets. One key market for this industry is the automotive sector, which purchases vehicle hoses and transmission belts for automobile manufacturing and automobile repair. Industry operators are also dependent on other original equipment manufacturers, including manufacturers of agricultural, construction, mining and other machinery and equipment. Additionally, this industry also relies on the oil and natural gas exploration and production market (E&P), which purchases belts and fluid-transfer hoses. Given the commoditization of the industry's products, declining input costs have adversely influenced industry revenue over the five-year period. In response to strong declines in the prices of rubber and plastic resin, the industry's primary inputs, operators were forced to pass along these price declines to consumers in the form of lower selling prices.
Companies in this industry manufacture a range of plastic and rubber hoses and belts, including garden hoses. These products are then sold to manufacturers; coal, oil and gas industries; and the automotive manufacturing market. The industry includes the manufacturing of plastic tubing, rubber tubing and fluid power hose assemblies.
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.
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