Fabricated Metal Products: United States

This report forecasts US fabricated metal product demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: structural metals, forging and stamping, machine shops, metal containers, coating and treating, fasteners and hardware, cutlery and handtools, springs and wires, and other products.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, the various demand segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, technology, environmental and regulatory factors, and competiting methods and materials. 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 in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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