Plain Bearings: United States

This report forecasts US plain bearing demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of journal, spherical, thrust and other unmounted, mounted, and parts. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: motor vehicle original equipment manufacturing (OEM); aerospace equipment OEM; engine, turbine, and power transmission equipment OEM; other OEM; and maintenance/repair/operations (MRO).

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided for 2002, 2007, and 2012; the various demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on technology, competitive technologies, and the legal and regulatory environment.

A Demand Forecasts section 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 profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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