Hardware: United States

This report forecasts US hardware demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. Total demand and shipments are segmented by market in terms of builder, motor vehicle, furniture, other transport equipment, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, the various 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, and trade. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market 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. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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