Hand Tools: United States

This report forecasts US hand tool demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of: hand service tools, edge tools, handsaws, other products, and parts and attachments. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: professional and consumer.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided at five-year intervals for 2005, 2010, and 2015; shipments and the various segments are reported for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, and distribution. 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, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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