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Product Paints and Finishes

The $8.1 billion U.S. product paints and finishes industry has increased its emphasis on transportation finishes and construction material finishes markets. This Specialists in Business Information market profile analyzes more than 20 product categories and more than 60 end-use markets in order to uncover growing sales and profit opportunities. Industry profitability and the competitive environment are evaluated and data on the demand for certain types of finishes are provided. Sales, profit margins and market shares are included for the leading manufacturers.


Section 1: U.S. Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Market Trends

    Executive Summary
    Industry Shipments and Growth Analysis
    Competitive Environment
    Profit Situation
    Product Shipment Mix
    Industry Outlook
    • Table 1-1 Value of U.S. Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Shipments: 1972-2003 (dollars)
    • Table 1-2 Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings' Share of Total U.S. Paint and Allied Product Shipments: 1972-2003 (dollars and percent): Total Paint and Allied Product Shipments, Percent Total Chemical Industry Shipments, Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Percent Total Paints
    • Table 1-3 U.S. Quantity Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Shipments and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1982-2003 (gallons and dollars)
    • Table 1-4 Value of U.S. Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Shipments for Sixteen Product Categories: 1993-2003 (dollars)
    • Table 1-5 Distribution of U.S. Dollar Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Shipments for Sixteen Product Categories: 1993-2003 (percent)
    • Table 1-6 Quantity U.S. Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Shipments for Sixteen Product Categories: 1993-2003 (gallons)
    • Table 1-7 Distribution of U.S. Quantity Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Shipments for Sixteen Product Categories: 1993-2003 (percent)
    • Table 1-8 Dollar and Quantity Growth Analysis for Sixteen U.S. Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Categories: 1993-2003 (percent)
    • Table 1-9 Average U.S. Value per Gallon of Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Shipped for Sixteen Product Categories: 1993-2003 (dollars)
    • Table 1-10 Gross Profit Margins for U.S. Product Paints and Finishes Plants Compared to the Total Chemical Industry: 1977-1998 (percent)
    Scope and Methodology

Section 2: U.S. Product Paints, Finishes, and Coatings Shipments

    Summary of Major Findings
    Transportation Equipment Finishes and Refinishes
    Furniture and Fixture Finishes
    Metal Building Product Finishes
    Container and Closure Finishes
    Powder Coatings
    Marine Paints
    Aerosol Paints
    Traffic Marking Paints
    Machinery and Equipment Finishes
    Other Product Finishes and Coatings
    • Table 2-1 Value of U.S. Transportation Equipment Finishes Shipments by Type: 1972-1998 (dollars): Automobile Finishes, Automobile Parts Finishes, Heavy Duty Vehicle Finishes, and Other Transportation Equipment
    • Table 2-2 Quantity U.S. Transportation Equipment Finishes Shipments by Type: 1972-1998 (dollars): Automobile Finishes, Automobile Parts Finishes, Heavy Duty Vehicle Finishes, and Other Transportation Equipment
    • Table 2-3 Average U.S. Value per Gallon of Transportation Equipment Finishes Shipped by Type: 1972-1998 (dollars): Automobile Finishes, Automobile Parts Finishes, Heavy Duty Vehicle Finishes, and Other Transportation Equipment
    • Table 2-4 U.S. Shipments of Transportation and Machinery Refinish Paints and Enamels and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1972-1998 (gallons and dollars) Table 2-5 Value of U.S. Furniture and Fixture Finishes Shipments by Type: 1987-1998 (dollars): Wood and Nonwood Furniture, Cabinet, and Fixture Finishes
    • Table 2-6 Quantity U.S. Furniture and Fixture Finishes Shipments by Type: 1987-1998 (gallons): Wood and Nonwood Furniture, Cabinet, and Fixture Finishes
    • Table 2-7 Average U.S. Value per Gallon of Furniture and Fixture Finishes Shipped by Type: 1987-1998 (gallons): Wood and Nonwood Furniture, Cabinet, and Fixture Finishes Table 2-8 U.S. Shipments of Metal Building Product Finishes and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1972-1998 (gallons and dollars)
    • Table 2-9 U.S. Shipments of Container and Closure Finishes and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1972-1998 (gallons and dollars)
    • Table 2-10 U.S. Shipments of Powder Coatings and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1987-1998 (gallons and dollars) Table 2-11 U.S. Shipments of Powder Coatings and Average Value per Gallon Shipped by Application: 1994-1996 (gallons and dollars): Appliance, Automotive, Architectural, Lawn and Garden, and General Metal Finishing Powder Coatings
    • Table 2-12 U.S. Shipments of Marine Paints and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1987-1998 (gallons and dollars) Table 2-13 U.S. Shipments of Aerosol-Paint Concentrates and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1987-1998 (gallons and dollars)
    • Table 2-14 U.S. Shipments of Traffic Marking Paints and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1987-1998 (gallons and dollars)
    • Table 2-15 U.S. Shipments of Machinery and Equipment Finishes and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1972-1998 (gallons and dollars)
    • Table 2-16 U.S. Shipments of Wood and Composite Board Flat Stock Finishes and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1987-1998 (gallons and dollars)
    • Table 2-17 U.S. Shipments of Electrical Insulating Coatings and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1987-1998 (gallons and dollars)
    • Table 2-18 U.S. Shipments of Paper, Paperboard, Film, and Foil Finishes and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1987-1998 (gallons and dollars)
    • Table 2-19 U.S. Shipments of Appliance, Heating, and Air Conditioning Equipment Finishes and Average Value per Gallon Shipped: 1987-1998 (gallons and dollars) Table 2-20 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Product Paints and Finishes by Type: 1992-1998 (index): Original Equipment Manufacturer Finishes by Type and Special Purpose Coatings by Type

Section 3: Analysis of Major U.S. End-Use Markets

    Summary of Major Findings
    Domestic Demand
    Key End-Use Markets
    Growing End-Use Markets
    Foreign Market Potential
    • Table 3-1 Total U.S. Product Paints and Finishes Demand and Production Trends for Durable Manufactured Goods Output: 1982-1998 (dollars and index)
    • Table 3-2 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes for Fifteen Major End-Use Markets: 1982-1998 (dollars)
    • Table 3-3 Distribution of U.S. Product Paints and Finishes Purchases for Fifteen Major End-Use Markets: 1982-1998 (percent)
    • Table 3-4 U.S. Paint Exports by the Top Fifteen Countries of Destination: 1992-1997 (dollars)

Section 4: U.S. Transportation Equipment Finishes Markets

    Summary of Major Findings
    Transportation Equipment Market Purchases
    Motor Vehicle and Parts Markets
    Automotive Refinish Markets
    Aerospace Equipment Markets
    Other Transportation Equipment Markets
    • Table 4-1 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by the Transportation Equipment Manufacturing and Repair Industry: 1982-1998 (dollars): Total Industry, Motor Vehicles and Parts, Aircraft and Parts, Other Transportation Equipment, and Automotive Repair Shops and Services
    • Table 4-2 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Motor Vehicle and Parts Plants and Motor Vehicle and Parts Output Trends: 1982-1998 (dollars and index): Motor Vehicle ASsembly Plants, Truck and Bus Bodies, Truck Trailers, Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories, and Automotive Stampings
    • Table 4-3 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Aircraft and Parts Plants and Aircraft and Parts Output Trends: 1982-1998 (dollars and index): Aircraft, Aircraft Engines and Engine Parts, and Other Aircraft Equipment and Parts
    • Table 4-4 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Ship and Boat Builders, Motor Home Plants, Other Transportation Equipment Plants, and Output Trends for Each Market: 1982-1998 (dollars and index)
    • Table 4-5 Product Paints and Finishes' Share of Total Material Inputs for U.S. Transportation Equipment Plants for Twelve Industry Sectors: 1987-1997 (percent)
    • Table 4-6 U.S. Motor Vehicle Production: 1972-1997 (number): Total Production, Passenger Cars, and Trucks and Buses
    • Table 4-7 North American Car and Truck Production for Ten Companies by Country of Origin: 1993 and 1996 (number): United States, Canada, and Mexico
    • Table 4-8 U.S. Car and Truck Production by State: 1990-1996 (number)
    • Table 4-9 U.S. Cars and Trucks in Use and Average Age: 1980- 1996 (number)
    • Table 4-10 Number of U.S. Transportation Equipment Plants by State by End-Use Sector: 1995 (number): Motor Vehicles and Parts, Aerospace Equipment and Parts, Ships and Boats, Other Transportation Equipment, and Total Industry
    • Table 4-11 Revenues of U.S. Automotive Body and Paint Shops: 1977-1997 (dollars)
    • Table 4-12 Revenues of U.S. Automotive Body and Paint Shops by State: 1987-1997 (dollars)
    • Table 4-13 Number and Average Revenues of U.S. Automotive Body and Paint Shops by State: 1987-1997 (number and dollars)

Section 5: U.S. Building Material and Household Equipment Finishes Market

    Summary of Major Findings
    Wood Product Markets
    Architectural Metal Product Markets
    Appliance Markets
    Heating, Plumbing, and Air Conditioning Equipment Markets Furniture and Fixture Markets
    • Table 5-1 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by the Lumber and Wood Product Industry: 1982-1998 (dollars): Lumber, Millwork and Plywood, Manufactured Housing, and Other Wood Products
    • Table 5-2 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Lumber, Millwork, Manufactured Housing, Other Wood Product Plants, and Output Trends for Wood Product Industry Sectors: 1982-1998 (dollars and index)
    • Table 5-3 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by the Furniture and Fixture Industry and Furniture and Fixture Industry Output Trends: 1982-1998 (dollars and index): Household and Commercial Furniture and Fixture Plant Purchases
    • Table 5-4 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Furniture and Fixture Plants by Facility Product Specialization: 1982-1998 (dollars): Wood Household Furniture, Wood TV and Radio Cabinets, Upholstered Household Furniture, Metal Household Furniture, Wood Office Furniture, Nonwood Office Furniture, Public Building Furniture, Wood Partitions and Fixtures, Nonwood Partitions and Fixtures, and Other Furniture and Fixtures
    • Table 5-5 Product Paints and Finishes' Share of Total Material Inputs for U.S. Furniture and Fixture Plants for Nine Industry Sectors: 1987-1997 (percent)
    • Table 5-6 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Plumbing, Heating, and Refrigeration, and Architectural Metal Product Industries: 1982-1998 (dollars)
    • Table 5-7 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Plumbing, Heating, and Refrigeration, and Architectural Metal Product End-Use Markets, and Sector Output Trends for Heating and Refrigeration and Architectural Metal Product Industries: 1982-1998 (dollars and index) Table 5-8 Product Paints and Finishes' Share of U.S. Architectural Metal Product Plant Inputs: 1987-1997 (percent): Fabricated Structural Metal, Fabricated Plate Work, Sheet Metal Work, Architectural Metal Work, Prefabricated Metal Buildings, and Miscellaneous Metal Work
    • Table 5-9 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by the Household Appliance Industry and Appliance Industry Output Trends: 1982-1998 (dollars and index)
    • Table 5-10 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes, Share of Total Material Inputs, and Plant Output Trends by Household Appliance Industry Sector: 1982-1998 (Dollars, Percent, and Index): Cooking Equipment, Refrigerators and Freezers, Laundry Equipment, Small Appliances, and Other Household Appliances
    • Table 5-11 Number of U.S. Construction Material and Building Equipment Plants by State by End-Use Sector: 1995 (number): Lumber and Wood Products; Furniture and Fixtures; Plumbing, Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Equipment; Fabricated Structural Metal Products; and Household Appliances Table 5-12 Real U.S. Spending on Building Construction by Type of Structure: 1993-1997 (dollars): Residential and Nonresidential Buildings by Type, Private and Public Buildings by Type, and Nonbuilding Facilities

Section 6: U.S. Finishes Markets for Machinery and Electric Industrial Equipment, Metal Container, and Metal Coating Service Industries

    Summary of Major Findings
    Machinery and Electric Industrial Equipment Markets
    Metal Container and Closure Markets
    Metal Coating Service Markets
    • Table 6-1 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by the Machinery and Electric Industrial Equipment Industries: 1982-1998 (dollars)
    • Table 6-2 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Machinery Plants by Sector and Sector Output Trends: 1982-1998 (dollars and index): Farm and Garden Machinery, Construction and Other Material Handling Equipment, Metalworking Machinery and Equipment, Computers and Office Machines, Service Industry Machines, and Other Machines and Engines
    • Table 6-3 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Electric Industrial Equipment Plants and Electric Industrial Equipment Output Trends: 1982-1998 (dollars and index): Transformers, Switchgear, Motors, Controls, and Other Electrical Industrial Apparatus
    • Table 6-4 Number of U.S. Machinery and Electric Industrial Equipment Plants by State: 1995 (number)
    • Table 6-5 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Metal Container and Closure Plants and Metal Container Output Trends: 1982-1998 (dollars and index)
    • Table 6-6 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Metal Can, Metal Drum and Barrel, and Metal Crown and Closure Plants; and Share of Total Plant Inputs: 1982-1998 (dollars and percent)
    • Table 6-7 U.S. Purchases of Product Paints and Finishes by Metal Coating and Allied Service Plants and Share of Plant Inputs: 1982-1998 (dollars and percent)
    • Table 6-8 Revenues of U.S. Metal Coating and Allied Services by Source of Revenues: 1977-1997 (dollars): Coil, Liquid Spray, Powder, and Other Organic and Inorganic Coatings; Hot Dip Coating, Engraving and Etching, and Total Revenues
    • Table 6-9 Number of U.S. Metal Container and Metal Coating Service Plants by State: 1995 (number)

Section 7: Cost Structure of U.S. Product Paints and Finishes Plants and the Competitive Environment

    Summary of Major Findings
    Cost Structure and Profit Margins
    Plant Labor Situation and Material Inputs
    Number of Industry Competitors and Plants
    Company Market Shares and Operating Ratios
    • Table 7-1 U.S. Companies and Plants Manufacturing Product Paints and Finishes: 1977-1998 (number and dollars): Number of Companies and Plants, Shipments, Shipments per Company and Plant; Product Finishes for Oems and Special Purpose Coatings
    • Table 7-2 Operating Ratios and Profit Margins of U.S. Product Paints and Finishes Plants: 1977-1998 (percent): Payroll, Material Costs, and Gross Profit Margins; Product Finishes for Oems, Special Purpose Coatings, and Total Industry
    • Table 7-3 U.S. Producer Price Trends for Major Material Inputs: 1993-1998 (index): Pigments, Plastic Resins, Industrial Chemicals, and Metal Containers
    • Table 7-4 U.S. Product Paints and Finishes Plant Labor Situation: 1977-1998 (number, percent, and dollars): Number of Employees, Shipments per Employee, Production Workers Percent Total Employees, Average Hourly Wages, and Average Weekly Hours; Product Finishes for Oems, Special Purpose Coatings, and Total Industry
    • Table 7-5 U.S. Product Paints and Finishes Plant Capital Expenditures: 1977-1995 (dollars and percent): New Capital Expenditures and Percent Value Added; Product Finishes for Oems, Special Purpose Coatings, and Total Industry
    • Table 7-6 U.S. Shipments of Product Finishes for Original Equipment Manufacturers and Special Purpose Coatings by State: 1987 and 1992 (dollars)
    • Table 7-7 Share of U.S. Product Paints and Finishes Shipments for the Top Ten Manufacturers: 1996 (percent)
    • Table 7-8 Sales and Profit Trends for Nine U.S. Product Paints and Finishes Manufacturers: 1993-1997 (dollars and percent)

Section 8: Competitive Intelligence: Company Profiles and Recent Developments

    Summary of Major Findings
      Expanding Domestic Production Capacity
      Increased Competition From Foreign-Based Manufacturers
      Introduction of Environmentally Friendly Products
      Indications of U.S. Industry Consolidation
      Growing Emphasis on Global Markets
      Methodology, Sources, and Objectives
    Aeci Ltd.
    Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Altana Industrie-Aktien Und Anlagen AG
    Ameron International Corp
    Asian Paints (India) Ltd
    Basf AG
    Benjamin Moore & Co
    China Merchants Hai Hong Holdings Co. Ltd.
    Corimon SA
    Courtaulds PLC
    Croda International PLC
    Dai Nippon Toryo Co. Ltd.
    Detrex Corp.
    Dexter Corp.
    Dupont Canada, Inc
    E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co
    Earl Scheib, Inc
    Ferro Corp.
    Finishmaster, Inc.
    H.B. Fuller Co.
    Geveko AB
    Herberts O'Brien, Inc.
    Hoechst AG
    Imperial Chemical Industries PLC
    Kansai Paint Co. Ltd.
    Kemira Oy
    Lilly Industries, Inc.
    Morton International Inc.
    Nippon Paint Co. Ltd
    Petrofina
    Polifarb Cieszyn SA
    Polymer Solutions, Inc.
    Ppg Industries, Inc.
    Renner Herrmann SA.
    Rpm. Inc.
    The Sherwin-Williams Co
    Sico, Inc.
    The Valspar Corp
    Wattyl Ltd.

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