ABS Resins: United States

This report forecasts US acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resin demand in pounds to 2019. Total demand is segmented by market in terms of electrical and electronic, motor vehicles, medical and consumer, construction, and industrial and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends; key economic indicators; and trends in engineering plastics competitive materials and engineering plastics prices. 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 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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