Demand for disposable diabetes testing supplies is expected to increase 5.1% annually to more than $3.9 billion in 2022. Factors underlying growth will include an increasing number of diagnosed diabetes cases, preferences for higher value-added consumables, and trends promoting greater preventive medicine activities.

Demand for duct tape is projected to increase 3.6% per year to $403 million in 2022, above the average of PSA tape overall. Rising spending on building and construction will boost demand for HVAC systems, which will support sales of higher-value professional grade duct tape, driving dollar gains.

Demand for outdoor kitchen cooking fixtures is projected to climb 5.4% annually to $325 million in 2022. Gains will be driven by: • ongoing development of high-end grills (e.g., with infrared heating elements, integrated smoker boxes, and LED-illuminated controls), supporting pricing growth and value gains • increasing interest in artisanal grilling, encouraging the use of high-end specialty fixtures like kamados and pellet grills, supporting value gains • rising interest in installing multiple cooking fixtures – including lower-cost add-ons like side burners and other peripherals – to enhance an outdoor kitchen’s functionality

Sales of electric screwdrivers are forecast to expand 5.1% annually to $340 million, representing a deceleration from the advances of the 2012-2017 period. Continued increases in construction spending will provide the greatest impetus for growth.

Demand for new reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for fresh produce is projected to increase 7.6% per year to $185 million in 2022, making them one of the fastest growing produce packaging products. Gains will be due to the implementation of RPC-based logistical systems for produce by grocery chains.

Demand for mineral wool insulation in the commercial market is forecast to grow 3.4% annually to 366 million pounds in 2022, valued at $135 million. Mineral wool is projected to be the fastest growing insulation material type in volume and area, supported by increasingly stringent fire safety codes.

Global demand for automotive batteries is forecast to rise 13% per year to $54.1 billion in 2022, expanding to 38% of total sales. Rising manufacturing and use of motor vehicles worldwide will spur sales growth.

Demand for architectural paint in the Asia/Pacific region is forecast to increase 5.2% per year through 2022 to 16.4 million metric tons, valued at $36.2 billion. The Asia/Pacific architectural paint market is the largest and fastest growing architectural paint regional market.

Sales of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) in Western Europe are anticipated to more than double through 2022, rising on average annual gains of 21% to 1.9 million units. The continuation of the subsidies, tax benefits, and infrastructure incentives available in 2017 will promote West European HEV sales.

Demand for household insect repellents is forecast to grow 3.8% per year to $410 million in 2022, supported by concerns about such insect-borne diseases as: • ehrlichiosis • Lyme disease • Rocky Mountain spotted fever • tick paralysis • West Nile virus • Zika virus Gains will also be supported by heightened concerns about the potential adverse effects of insecticides.