Ball roller and plain bearing demand in the US will reach $10.4 billion in 2011. Growth will be driven by largely favorable market conditions and by a shift toward more expensive, better performing products. Unmounted plain bearings will grow the fastest while aerospace| automotive and engine/turbine manufacturing will lead gains by market.
This study analyzes the US bearings industry. It presents historical demand data (1996| 2001 and 2006) and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by bearings product (e.g.| ball| roller| plain| mounted| parts); and market (e.g.| motor vehicles; industrial machinery; aerospace equipment; construction| mining and oilfield machinery).
The study also considers market environment factors| details industry structure| evaluates company market share and profiles 33 leading US bearings market participants| including Timken| SKF| Schaeffler| NTN and NSK .