Bearings: United States

This report forecasts US bearing demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: unmounted roller bearings, unmounted ball bearings, unmounted plain bearings, and other products. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: motor vehicles, machinery, aerospace equipment, motorcycles, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total shipments are reported at five-year intervals for 2005, 2010, and 2015; the various segments are provided for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, bearing materials and technology, legal and regulatory factors, and NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand. 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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