Material Handling Equipment: United States

This report forecasts to 2023 US material handling equipment demand and production in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: industrial trucks and tractors; conveying equipment; hoists, cranes, and monorails; automated storage and retrieval systems; and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and related equipment and software. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: manufacturing; mining; distribution; construction; and other markets such as agriculture, airports, and marine ports.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and production are provided in annual series from 2008 to 2018; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008, 2013, and 2018.

Excluded from the scope of this report are aerial work platforms; elevators; lift tables; construction-type cranes, wrecker cranes, and similar items sometimes considered to be material handling equipment; related services (e.g., maintenance); and spare parts. Demand for material handling equipment is classified by the primary function of a building if the building includes multiple functions. For example, manufacturing facilities that include some warehousing operations are included in the manufacturing market, while buildings whose primary purpose is warehousing are counted in the distribution market even if they include some manufacturing operations.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
333922 Conveyor and conveying equipment manufacturing
333923 Overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing
333924 Industrial truck, tractor, trailer, and stacker machinery manufacturing

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