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.

Global demand for fluid handling pumps is projected to grow 5.6% per year to $84.4 billion in 2022 based on broad growth across major markets. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest regional pump market, and it will experience above average growth.

Global demand for medium and heavy motorcycles is projected to expand 9.9% per annum to nearly 5.5 million units in 2022, well above the average pace for the internal combustion engine (ICE) market as a whole. Segment gains will be driven by multiple trends, including: • rising replacement product demand in North America and Western Europe, following an economic recession during which many consumers delayed major purchases • rapidly increasing demand for more expensive product types in a range of developing nations, including Brazil, China, and India • increasing use of motorcycles for recreational activities globally • formation of motorcycle cultures in many countries, leading to consumers increasingly viewing high-end motorcycles as status symbols • growing availability of medium and heavy motorcycles in many developing nations and the proliferation of financing options

Worldwide styrenic block copolymers (SBC) demand is expected to expand at a 3.9% annual pace through 2022 to 2.4 million metric tons, valued at $8.9 billion, a rate consistent with the growth of the 2012-2017 period. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the leading consumer of SBCs, continuing to account for about 60% of demand.