Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

The Trump administration's latest round of 25% tariffs on Chinese imports will hit the foamed plastic insulation market particularly hard. With prices set to rise, are other types of insulation next?


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: Recreational Boating Industry Is Rocked by the Rough Seas of a Trade War

Tariff Tracker: Recreational Boating Industry Is Rocked by the Rough Seas of a Trade War

The recreational boating industry is facing tariffs not only on boats themselves, but on boat parts and the materials used to construct them. These tariffs are likely to raise costs and increase uncertainty. Will this be too much to withstand for an industry that has rebounded after collapsing during the Great Recession?

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: The Last of Many Straws

Tariff Tracker:  The Last of Many Straws

The Trump administration's current trade dispute with China is partially rooted in years of smaller scale conflicts and regulatory disputes between the Chinese government and US-based firms. Find out some of the precursors to tariffs, as well as what the future might hold.

  Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: RV Industry Faces a Steel and Aluminum Fork in the Road

Tariff Tracker: RV Industry Faces a Steel and Aluminum Fork in the Road

Recreational vehicle production - much of which is conducted in the US - is heavily reliant on steel and aluminum. Will the Trump administration's tariffs on these materials derail all of the growth the RV market has achieved since the Great Recession?

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: New Taxes Target Plastics

Tariff Tracker: New Taxes Target Plastics

Plastics are everywhere, and they make up an enormous multibillion-dollar global industry. With the US set to impose 25% tariffs on key plastics imports from China soon, what will the ramifications be?

  Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

This Summer’s 3 Fastest Growing Outdoor Room Elements

This Summer’s 3 Fastest Growing Outdoor Room Elements

Summer is the season for cookouts and al fresco dining, leading some consumers to invest in upgrades to their outdoor living spaces. Check out these 3 high-growth product groups set to propel the outdoor kitchen market through the end of summer and beyond.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Tariff Tracker: China Hits Out at US Polyethylene Manufacturers

Tariff Tracker:  China Hits Out at US Polyethylene Manufacturers

The latest round of retaliatory tariffs from China on US imports includes major commodity chemicals and polymers. Find out what's included in this tax, and how it will affect US manufacturers.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      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    

Tariff Tracker: Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Complicate the Kitchen Appliance Market

Tariff Tracker:  Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Complicate the Kitchen Appliance Market

The Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum are set to negatively impact several key kitchen appliance manufacturers with large US manufacturing footprints.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs