US ball, roller and plain bearing demand is projected to expand three percent annually through 2013. Gains will be supported in part by sales of high-value, large diameter bearings used in wind energy and heavy equipment markets. Ball and roller bearings will outpace plain bearings, with roller bearings posting the strongest market gains.
This study analyzes the $9.2 billion US bearings industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by bearing type (e.g., ball, roller, plain, mounted) and market (e.g., motor vehicles; machinery; engine, turbine and power transmission equipment; aerospace equipment).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry players, including Timken, SKF and Schaeffler.