Analytical Instruments: United States

This report forecasts US analytical instrument demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level, as well as US research and development (R&D) expenditures, to 2020. Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of: laboratory instruments, electrical measuring equipment, process control instruments, and other instruments. Total R&D expenditures are segmented by the source of funds as follows: industrial, federal government, universities and colleges, and nonprofit and other.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, total R&D expenditures, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends; key economic indicators; and trends in trade, environmental and regulatory factors, and research and development. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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