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Bearings - Demand and Sales Forecasts, Market Share, Market Size, Market Leaders

  • Study #: 3069
  • Published: 08/2013
  • Pages: 282
  • Full Study Price: US$ 5,100

Bearings - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

Bearing demand in the US will increase 4.4 percent per year to $12.9 billion in 2017, a notable improvement from the 2007-2012 period. Roller bearing demand is expected to continue to outpace other product types, supported by motor vehicle, machinery and wind turbine markets. Ball bearing consumption will also post healthy gains, supported by increasing manufacturing output.

This study analyzes the $10.4 billion US bearing industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (e.g., ball bearings, roller bearings, plain bearings, mounted bearings) and market (e.g., motor vehicles; machinery; aerospace equipment; engines, turbines and power transmission equipment; construction, mining and oilfield machinery; material handling equipment; MRO).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including Timken, SKF, and Schaeffler.

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Table of Contents





Economic Environment

Cyclical Trends

Long Term Trends

Market Dynamics



Pricing Patterns

Bearing Materials




Basic Bearing Technology

Recent Technological Developments

Competitive Technologies

Legal & Regulatory Environment

International Environment

World Supply & Demand

US Foreign Trade





Ball Bearings

Precision Radial

Nonprecision Radial

Thrust & Other

Roller Bearings






All Other

Plain Bearings



Thrust & Other

Mounted Bearings




Bearing Parts



Other Ball & Roller Bearing Parts

Plain Bearing Parts



Original Equipment Manufacturing

Motor Vehicles

Industry Outlook

Bearing Market


Industry Outlook

Bearing Market

Aerospace Equipment

Industry Outlook

Bearing Market

Engines, Turbines, & Power Transmission Equipment

Industry Outlook

Bearing Market

Construction, Mining, & Oilfield Machinery

Industry Outlook

Bearing Market

Material Handling Equipment

Industry Outlook

Bearing Market

Farm & Garden Machinery

Industry Outlook

Bearing Market

Other OEM Applications


Industrial MRO

Sector Outlook

Bearing Market

Services MRO

Sector Outlook

Bearing Market

Government MRO

Sector Outlook

Bearing Market



Industry Composition

Market Share

Product Development & Manufacturing

Marketing & Distribution

Cooperative Agreements

Financial Issues

Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring

Company Profiles

ABB Limited

Advanced Green Components, see Timken

Altra Industrial Motion Incorporated

American Roller Bearing Company

AMSTED Industries Incorporated

Baldor Electric, see ABB

Barden, see Schaeffler Group

Bearing Inspection, see Timken

Bosch (Robert) GmbH

Boston Gear, see Altra Industrial Motion

C&U Group Company Limited

CoLinx, see Schaeffler Group, SKF, and Timken

Consolidated Metco, see AMSTED Industries

Cooper Split Roller Bearings, see Kaydon

Danaher Corporation

Delta Rubber, see NN

Emerson Electric Company

EnPro Industries Incorporated

Federal-Mogul Corporation

Frantz Manufacturing Company

General Bearing, see SKF

GGB Bearing Technology, see EnPro Industries

GKN plc

Hephaestus Holdings, see HHI Group Holdings

HHI Group Holdings LLC

Hoover Precision Products, see Tsubaki Nakashima

Hub City, see Regal Beloit

Iljin Group

Industrial Molding, see NN

Industrial Tectonics, see Kaydon

JTEKT Corporation

Kaydon Corporation

Kilian Manufacturing, see Altra Industrial Motion

Koyo Bearings North America, see JTEKT

Kyklos Bearing International, see HHI Group Holdings

Lubron Bearing Systems, see RBC Bearings

MAHLE International GmbH

Minebea Company Limited

MPB, see Timken

myonic, see Minebea

Nachi-Fujikoshi Limited

Nakatetsu Machining Technologies, see JTEKT

New Hampshire Ball Bearings, see Minebea

NMB Technologies, see Minebea

NN Incorporated

NSK Limited

NTA Precision Axle, see NTN

NTN Corporation

NTN-SNR Roulements, see NTN

Peer Bearing, see SKF

Phoenix Bearings, see RBC Bearings

PI Bearing Technologies, see EnPro Industries

QM Bearings and Power Transmission, see Timken

RBC Bearings Incorporated

Regal Beloit Corporation

Rexnord Corporation

Rotek, see ThyssenKrupp


Schaeffler Group

Seohan-NTN Driveshaft USA, see NTN

Shanghai General Bearing, see SKF


Smith Services, see Timken

SNR Bearings USA, see NTN

SNR Roulements, see NTN

THK Company Limited

Thomson Industries, see Danaher

ThyssenKrupp AG

Timken Company

Tsubaki Nakashima Company Limited

Venture Aerobearings, see SKF

Wafangdian Bearing Group Corporation

Wazee Companies, see Timken

Western Precision Aero, see RBC Bearings

WM Berg, see Rexnord

ZeroDrag Racing, see SKF

List of Tables


Summary Table


Macroeconomic Environment

Bearing Market, 2002-2012

Manufacturers' Shipments by Industry

Nonresidential Fixed Investment & Equipment Stock

Bearing Price Deflators

World Bearing Demand by Region

US Foreign Trade in Bearings

US Bearings Imports by Source, 2002-2012

US Bearings Exports by Destination, 2002-2012


Bearing Supply & Demand

Ball Bearing Supply & Demand

Precision Radial Ball Bearing Supply & Demand

Nonprecision Radial Ball Bearing Supply & Demand

Thrust & Other Ball Bearing Supply & Demand

Roller Bearing Supply & Demand

Tapered Roller Bearing Supply & Demand

Other Roller Bearing Supply & Demand

Plain Bearing Supply & Demand

Mounted Bearing Supply & Demand

Bearing Parts Supply & Demand


Bearing Demand by Market & Type

OEM Bearing Demand by Market & Type

Motor Vehicle Production & Shipments

Motor Vehicle Bearing Demand

Machinery Shipments

Machinery Bearing Demand

Aerospace Equipment Shipments

Aerospace Equipment Bearing Demand

Engine, Turbine, & Power Transmission Equipmen Shipments

Engine, Turbine, & Power Transmission Equipmen Bearing Demand

Construction, Mining, & Oilfield Equipment Shipments

Construction, Mining, & Oilfield Equipment Bearin Demand

Material Handling Equipment Shipments

Material Handling Equipment Bearing Demand

Farm & Garden Equipment Shipments

Farm & Garden Equipment Bearing Demand

Other OEM Bearing Demand

MRO Bearing Demand by Market & Type

Industrial Sector Outlook

Industrial Sector Bearing Demand

Service Sector Outlook

Service Sector Bearing Demand

Government Spending & Investment

Government Bearing Demand


US Bearing Sales by Selected Manufacturers, 2012

Selected Cooperative Agreements

Composite Financial Ratios: Selected Bearing Manufacturers

Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

List of Charts


Bearing Market, 2002-2012

Bearing Pricing, 2002-2022

Bearing Imports by Source, 2012

Bearing Exports by Destination, 2012


Bearing Demand by Product, 2012

Ball Bearings by Product Type, 2012

Roller Bearing Demand by Product Type, 2012

Plain Bearing Demand by Product Type, 2012

Mounted Bearing Demand by Product Type, 2012

Bearings Parts Demand by Type, 2012


Bearing Demand by Market, 2002-2022

OEM Bearing Demand by Market, 2012

MRO Bearing Demand by Market, 2012


US Market Share by Company, 2012

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