Hardware: United States

This report forecasts to 2019 US hardware demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level. Total demand is segmented by market in terms of builders, motor vehicles, furniture, other transport equipment, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, shipments, and the various demand segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, and trends in trade and technology. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 20-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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