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Global demand for bearings is forecast to rise 5.0% per year through 2022, representing an improvement from the pace of the 2012-2017 period. Ongoing advances in the production of machinery and motor vehicles, by far the two largest bearing markets, will continue to drive demand gains. Preferences among end users for higher quality bearings that offer better performance and can operate longer will also promote gains.

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Key Findings in the Global Bearings Study:

Due to Quick Advances in China and India, Asia Will Continue to Lead Globally

China and India – the world’s first and fifth largest bearing markets, respectively – are expected to register the fastest increases in bearing demand among major national markets. China is home to the world’s largest machinery and motor vehicle industries, which support a substantial amount of bearing demand in a given year. India’s economy is expected to continue to expand at a rapid pace as the country industrializes, causing bearing demand to significantly outperform all other national markets.

China will also continue to dominate global bearing production. The nation has historically been the leading supplier of lower cost, commodity-type bearings. However, China’s production is expected to shift to include higher quality bearings going forward. Domestic bearing suppliers are expected to increase production of better performing bearings to meet growing demand for these products among local end users. This shift will allow them to better compete in export markets, increasing the competitiveness in the global bearing industry as a whole.

Machinery and Motor Vehicles Will Remain the Largest Markets, but Growth Prospects Will Differ Through 2022

Machinery and motor vehicles each account for around one-third of yearly bearing demand. However, through 2022, the machinery market will outperform that of motor vehicles. Production of machinery will continue to post strong advances, reflecting:

  • growing industrialization efforts in developing countries
  • greater purchases of more advanced machinery to boost productivity and operating efficiencies in developed nations

Motor vehicle production, on the other hand, will slow because OEMs are increasingly using longer lasting, higher value bearings, which will dampen replacement sales.

Ball and Roller Bearings to Remain Dominant; Plain Bearings to Post Fastest Gains

Ball and roller bearings will continue to dominate the global bearings market due to their ability to be installed in most applications. However, plain bearings have continued to make inroads in applications – most notably machinery and vehicles – historically served by ball and roller bearings because the plain products can help end users reduce the weight of a piece of equipment, contributing to increased fuel efficiency.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by product (ball bearing, roller bearing, plain bearing, other bearings and bearing parts), market (machinery, motor vehicles, aerospace equipment, motorcycles, other markets), and region (North America, Central & South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Africa/Mideast). The study also evaluates company market share and analyzes industry competitors including C&U, Iljin, JTEKT, Minebea, NSK, NTN, Schaeffler, SKF, thyssenkrupp, and Timken.

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  1. Global Bearings

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Global Bearing Market

    2. 2 GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the Global Bearing Market

      2. 2.2 Competitive Environment

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        1. 2.2.1 Factors Impacting Bearing Demand

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        2. 2.2.2 Pricing Patterns

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          1. Table | Global Bearing Price Deflators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-2 | Global Bearing Pricing, 2007 - 2022

        3. 2.2.3 Bearing Materials

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          1. Table | Bearing Materials & Characteristics

        4. 2.2.4 Technological Developments

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        5. 2.2.5 Legal & Regulatory Environment

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      3. 2.3 Regional Bearing Markets

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        1. 2.3.1 Dynamics of Supply & Demand

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        2. 2.3.2 Demand Forecast by Region

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          1. Table | Global Bearing Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-3 | Global Bearing Demand Share by Region, 2017

        3. 2.3.3 Shipments by Region

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          1. Table | Global Bearing Shipments by Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-4 | Global Bearing Shipments Share, 2007 - 2022

        4. 2.3.4 International Trade by Region

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          1. Table | Global Bearing Net Exports by Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-5 | Selected Bearing Net Exports & Net Imports, 2017

      4. 2.4 Demand by Product

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        1. 2.4.1 Product Description & Scope

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        2. 2.4.2 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Global Bearing Demand by Product, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-6 | Global Bearing Demand Share by Product, 2017

        3. 2.4.3 Ball Bearings

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          1. Table | Global Ball Bearing Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022

        4. 2.4.4 Roller Bearings

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          1. Table | Global Roller Bearing Demand by Type & Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-7 | Key Features of Primary Types of Roller Bearings

        5. 2.4.5 Plain Bearings

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          1. Table | Global Plain Bearing Demand by Type & Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-8 | Primary Types of Plain Bearings

        6. 2.4.6 Other Bearings & Bearing Parts

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          1. Table | Global Demand for Other Bearings & Bearing Parts by Type & Region, 2007 - 2022

      5. 2.5 Demand by Market

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        1. 2.5.1 Market Overview

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          1. Table | Global Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-9 | Global Bearing Demand Share by Market, 2017

          3. Figure 2-10 | Selected Types of Bearing Applications

        2. 2.5.2 Machinery

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          1. Table | Global Machinery Bearing Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022

        3. 2.5.3 Motor Vehicles

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          1. Table | Global Motor Vehicle Bearing Demand by Application & Region, 2007 - 2022

        4. 2.5.4 Aerospace Equipment

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          1. Table | Global Aerospace Equipment Bearing Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022

        5. 2.5.5 Motorcycles

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          1. Table | Global Motorcycle Bearing Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022

        6. 2.5.6 Other Markets

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          1. Table | Global Bearing Demand in All Other Markets by Region, 2007 - 2022

    3. 3 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 3.1 North America: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | North American Bearing Market

      2. 3.2 North America: Bearing Market Position

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        1. Figure 3-2 | North America: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 3.3 North America: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 3-3 | North America: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

      4. 3.4 North America: Bearing Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | North America: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      5. 3.5 North America: Bearing Demand by Market

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        1. Table | North America: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      6. 3.6 United States

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        1. Figure 3-4 | United States: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 3-5 | United States: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | United States: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | United States: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      7. 3.7 Mexico

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        1. Figure 3-6 | Mexico: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 3-7 | Mexico: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Mexico: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Mexico: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      8. 3.8 Canada

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        1. Figure 3-8 | Canada: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 3-9 | Canada: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Canada: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Canada: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

    4. 4 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

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      1. 4.1 Central & South America: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Central & South American Bearing Market

      2. 4.2 Central & South America: Bearing Market Position

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        1. Figure 4-2 | Central & South America: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 4.3 Central & South America: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 4-3 | Central & South America: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

      4. 4.4 Central & South America: Bearing Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      5. 4.5 Central & South America: Bearing Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      6. 4.6 Brazil

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        1. Figure 4-4 | Brazil: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 4-5 | Brazil: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Brazil: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Brazil: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      7. 4.7 Other Central & South America

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        1. Figure 4-6 | Other Central & South America: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 4-7 | Other Central & South America: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Central & South America: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Other Central & South America: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

    5. 5 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 5.1 Western Europe: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | West European Bearing Market

      2. 5.2 Western Europe: Bearing Market Position

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        1. Figure 5-2 | Western Europe: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 5.3 Western Europe: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 5-3 | Western Europe: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

      4. 5.4 Western Europe: Bearing Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      5. 5.5 Western Europe: Bearing Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      6. 5.6 Germany

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        1. Figure 5-4 | Germany: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-5 | Germany: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Germany: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Germany: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      7. 5.7 Italy

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        1. Figure 5-6 | Italy: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-7 | Italy: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Italy: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Italy: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      8. 5.8 France

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        1. Figure 5-8 | France: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-9 | France: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | France: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | France: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      9. 5.9 Spain

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        1. Figure 5-10 | Spain: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-11 | Spain: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Spain: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Spain: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      10. 5.10 United Kingdom

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        1. Figure 5-12 | United Kingdom: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-13 | United Kingdom: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | United Kingdom: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | United Kingdom: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      11. 5.11 Other Western Europe

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        1. Figure 5-14 | Other Western Europe: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 5-15 | Other Western Europe: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Western Europe: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Other Western Europe: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

    6. 6 EASTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Eastern Europe: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | East European Bearing Market

      2. 6.2 Eastern Europe: Bearing Market Position

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        1. Figure 6-2 | Eastern Europe: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 6.3 Eastern Europe: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 6-3 | Eastern Europe: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

      4. 6.4 Eastern Europe: Bearing Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      5. 6.5 Eastern Europe: Bearing Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      6. 6.6 Russia

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        1. Figure 6-4 | Russia: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 6-5 | Russia: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Russia: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Russia: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      7. 6.7 Other Eastern Europe

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        1. Figure 6-6 | Other Eastern Europe: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 6-7 | Other Eastern Europe: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 7-1 | Asia/Pacific Bearing Market

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Bearing Market Position

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        1. Figure 7-2 | Asia/Pacific: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 7-3 | Asia/Pacific: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

      4. 7.4 Asia/Pacific: Bearing Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      5. 7.5 Asia/Pacific: Bearing Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      6. 7.6 China

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        1. Figure 7-4 | China: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-5 | China: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | China: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | China: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      7. 7.7 Japan

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        1. Figure 7-6 | Japan: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-7 | Japan: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Japan: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Japan: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      8. 7.8 South Korea

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        1. Figure 7-8 | South Korea: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-9 | South Korea: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | South Korea: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | South Korea: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      9. 7.9 India

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        1. Figure 7-10 | India: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-11 | India: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | India: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | India: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      10. 7.10 Taiwan

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        1. Figure 7-12 | Taiwan: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-13 | Taiwan: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Taiwan: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Taiwan: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      11. 7.11 Thailand

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        1. Figure 7-14 | Thailand: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-15 | Thailand: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Thailand: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Thailand: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      12. 7.12 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. Figure 7-16 | Other Asia/Pacific: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 7-17 | Other Asia/Pacific: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

    8. 8 AFRICA/MIDEAST

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      1. 8.1 Africa/Mideast: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 8-1 | Africa/Mideast Bearing Market

      2. 8.2 Africa/Mideast: Bearing Market Position

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        1. Figure 8-2 | Africa/Mideast: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast: Historical Market Trends

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        1. Figure 8-3 | Africa/Mideast: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

      4. 8.4 Africa/Mideast: Bearing Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      5. 8.5 Africa/Mideast: Bearing Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      6. 8.6 Turkey

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        1. Figure 8-4 | Turkey: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 8-5 | Turkey: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Turkey: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Turkey: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      7. 8.7 Other Africa/Mideast

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        1. Figure 8-6 | Other Africa/Mideast: Bearing Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Figure 8-7 | Other Africa/Mideast: Bearing Demand, 2003 - 2017

        3. Table | Other Africa/Mideast: Bearing Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Other Africa/Mideast: Bearing Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | Global Bearing Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 9.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 9-1 | Global Bearing Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 9-2 | Global Bearing Industry: First Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 9-3 | Global Bearing Industry: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 9-4 | Global Bearing Industry: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 9-5 | Global Bearing Industry: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 9-6 | Global Bearing Industry: Fifth Leading Supplier

        7. Figure 9-7 | Global Bearing Industry: Sixth Leading Supplier

      3. 9.3 Product Development & Manufacturing

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      4. 9.4 Marketing & Distribution

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      5. 9.5 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      6. 9.6 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      7. 9.7 List of Industry Participants by Geographic Region

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      8. 9.8 List of Industry Participants

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    10. 10 APPENDIX

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      1. 10.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant HS Codes

        2. Table | Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes

        3. Table | Relevant NACE Codes

        4. Table | Relevant SITC Codes

      2. 10.2 Definitions

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      3. 10.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 10.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 10.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 10.6 Sources

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      7. 10.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 10.8 Related Studies

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      9. 10.9 Country Lists by Region

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        1. Table | Countries in North America

        2. Table | Countries in Central & South America

        3. Table | Countries in Western Europe

        4. Table | Countries in Eastern Europe

        5. Table | Countries in the Asia/Pacific Region

        6. Table | Countries in the Africa/Mideast Region

      10. 10.10 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 10.10.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        2. 10.10.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Global Population by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        3. 10.10.3 Global Manufacturing Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Manufacturing Value Added by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        4. 10.10.4 Global Motor Vehicle Production

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          1. Table | Global Motor Vehicle Production by Region, 2007 - 2022

        5. 10.10.5 Global Motor Vehicles in Use

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          1. Table | Global Motor Vehicles in Use by Type & Region, 2007 - 2022

        6. 10.10.6 Global Motorcycle Production

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          1. Table | Global Motorcycle Production by Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 10-1 | Global Motorcycle Production Share by Region, 2017

        7. 10.10.7 Global Aerospace Equipment Shipments

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          1. Table | Global Aerospace Equipment Shipments by Region, 2007 - 2022

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