Valve Manufacturing in the US
Decelerating industrial production and drilling activity curtailed demand for specialized valves from the heavy manufacturing sector, a key market for industry products. Meanwhile, rising import penetration strained demand for general-purpose valves from the general manufacturing and residential construction markets. The Valve Manufacturing industry has experience a decline over the past five years, and intensifying competition from imports and lulling demand from certain markets, such as nonresidential construction and general manufacturing, will continue to hinder performance over the next five years.
Operators in this industry manufacture a variety of industrial and fluid power (e.g. hydraulic and pneumatic) valves, hose fittings and the associated trimming made from metal. This industry also includes miscellaneous and general-purpose flow control devices composed of metal, such as faucets, flash valves and showerheads.
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.