Tariff Tracker: US-China Automobile Tariffs Causing Global Trouble

Tariff Tracker: US-China Automobile Tariffs Causing Global Trouble

For European automotive manufacturers, the trade dispute between the US and China has benefits and pitfalls. Check out a few of the reasons why.

  Automotive & Transport      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Tech Leader Cree Sees Hardship Ahead with Chinese Component Duties

Tariff Tracker: Tech Leader Cree Sees Hardship Ahead with Chinese Component Duties

One ostensible goal of the Trump administration’s trade war with China is to boost domestic manufacturing and limit US consumption of lower cost Chinese goods. So why are some manufacturers pushing back? Here's one Freedonia analyst's take.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: US HVAC Industry Hit Hard by Trump Tariffs

Tariff Tracker:  US HVAC Industry Hit Hard by Trump Tariffs

Tariffs on steel and aluminum paired with tariffs on industrial heating equipment and industrial furnaces have led to a big problem for the US HVAC industry. How will HVAC manufacturers respond?

  Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: No End in Sight to US & China Trade Hostility

Tariff Tracker: No End in Sight to US & China Trade Hostility

The US and China are currently trading blows in a battle over tariffs. Who will make the next move, and what will the ramifications be?

  Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs    

Industry 4.0: Accelerating Automation & Digital Design in the Plastics Industry

Industry 4.0: Accelerating Automation & Digital Design in the Plastics Industry

Improvements in digitization and automation have revolutionized plastics manufacturing. Find out how new technology is spurring growth in this market, and where room exists for potential future gains.


6 Hot Growth Markets to Watch in 2018

6 Hot Growth Markets to Watch in 2018

Ring in the New Year with predictions from a few Freedonia analysts about the fastest growing industries for 2018 and beyond.

  Chemicals      Construction & Building Products      Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Security    

Sky High: Innovative Elevator Technologies Enable More Efficient Tall Buildings

Sky High: Innovative Elevator Technologies Enable More Efficient Tall Buildings

Elevator technology and skyscraper architecture have a symbiotic relationship, with improvements in one encouraging new developments in the other. In recent years, elevator manufacturers have developed (or are currently testing) new technologies, to increase the speed, and travel distance of elevators, and to allow multiple cabs to operate in the same shaft, all in the name of allowing skyscrapers to grow even taller.


Mexican HVAC Equipment Imports: A Hot Topic Faces a Cold Reality

Mexican HVAC Equipment Imports:  A Hot Topic Faces a Cold Reality

The issue of American companies relocating production to Mexico has become a hot-button issue, with images of closed-up factories used as potent political symbols of a changing US economy. However, in the United States HVAC industry, imports from Mexico remain a small portion of the overall market, and "made in USA" predominates. A Freedonia analyst explains this polemical issue.


Millennials are Changing the Power Lawn & Garden Equipment Industry

Millennials are Changing the Power Lawn & Garden Equipment Industry

Owning a home was once the embodiment of the American Dream, but the Great Recession made buying a house a risky proposition, particularly for young people still trying to find their footing after college. Although the recession has long since ended, first-time mortgages among 29- to 34-year-olds remain low. And fewer first-time home buyers means fewer first-time homes -and fewer lawns to mow. Find out what this means for the market for power lawn and garden equipment

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment    

Lithium-ion Batteries Take Off, And Catch Fire

Lithium-ion Batteries Take Off, And Catch Fire

Lithium-ion batteries offer many powerful advantages over other types of batteries when used in personal electronic devices. However, they remain a relatively new and developing technology, a fact that yields occasionally explosive results.