US demand for filters will rise 3.3 percent annually through 2013, spurred in part by stricter environmental laws and more reclamation and recycling of production inputs to cut costs. Air filters will outpace fluid and internal combustion engine filters. Motor vehicles will remain the largest market while the utilities segment grows the fastest.
This study analyzes the $10.5 billion US filter industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by media (e.g., paper, fabric, activated carbon), product (e.g., fluid filters, internal combustion engine filters, air filters) and market (e.g., motor vehicles, utilities, consumer).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry players, including Donaldson, CLARCOR and Affinia.