Though iron ore prices have fallen below pre-pandemic highs, steel prices remain elevated and shipping costs and port delays continue to disrupt distribution.

Our analysis forecasts global demand for industrial valves to increase 4.9% per year to $103 billion in 2025, boosted by rising demand for more expensive valves with incorporated sensors.

With market maturity hindering faster growth in the US, Western Europe, and other affluent countries, the best growth opportunities in the $2.6 billion global chainsaw market will continue to be found in developing countries.

Through 2025, battery-powered chainsaws are forecast to achieve rapid growth and continue to gain market share from engine-driven units, with strong gains in the consumer market and an increasing presence in commercial applications.

Parenteral vial shortages have persisted since the first COVID-19 vaccines started being administered in late 2020, according to our new study.

Stepped up efforts to improve the adherence of patients to medication schedules will favor increasing use of blister and strip packs, single dose pouches, and other unit dose containers in oral and topical pharmaceutical packaging.

Synthetic underlayment, which accounted for 61% of the market in 2020, will continue to see strong advances in demand through 2025, rising 5.2% annually during that time.

Self-adhesive underlayment – both asphaltic and synthetic – accounts for the larger share of US underlayment demand and will see increasing use.

Our new research shows chainsaw sales to the forestry sector – the largest market for chainsaws – will continue to be bolstered by the high replacement needs for these products.

According to Freedonia Group industry analyst Matt Zielenski, “This transaction will enhance Saint-Gobain’s position in ta number of segments of the building products market.