World demand for industrial fasteners is forecast to expand 8.5 percent annually through 2014. Gains will be driven by a strong recovery in motor vehicle output and an improved durable goods manufacturing environment. The Asia/Pacific region will post the strongest sales increases.
This study analyzes the $53.6 billion world industrial fastener industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by product (externally threaded, internally threaded, nonthreaded, application-specific, aerospace grade), market (OEM, MRO and construction), world region and for 28 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry participants, including Illinois Tool Works, Acument and Precision Castparts.