Hoses & Belts: United States

This report forecasts US hose and belt demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: vehicular hose, industrial hose, fluid power hose, air and water hose, flat belts, and nonflat belts.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, raw materials, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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