Global Power Tools

10th Edition

Growth in the global demand for power tools will be driven by:

  • expanding building construction
  • rising consumer spending
  • increased manufacturing of durable goods such as motor vehicles and other transportation equipment
  • expansion of the motor vehicle maintenance market as vehicle ownership rates increase
World Power Tools

This study examines global supply and demand for power tools. Historical data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 are provided for power tool demand by product and market, net exports, and shipments on a select country-by-country basis.

Power tools are segmented into:

  • electric tools
  • pneumatic tools
  • tools powered by other energy sources, including hydraulic, powder-actuated, and engine-driven tools

Figures for electric tools are also presented by power source (plug-in, cordless) and by type, including:

  • drills
  • saws
  • sanders, polishers, and grinders
  • other electric tools, such as hammers, impact wrenches, planers and routers, and screwdrivers
  • parts and attachments

Figures for pneumatic tools and other tools also include related parts and attachments.

Excluded from the scope of this study are:

  • air compressors
  • chainsaws
  • hand tools such as manual screwdrivers and saws
  • machine tools such as CNC equipment
  • nail and staple cartridges
  • table and wall-mounted saws
  • hydraulic jacks

Power tool demand by market is presented for professional and consumer markets. The professional market is further segmented into construction, motor vehicle aftermarket, and industrial and other (which consists mainly of manufacturing applications).

Demand by product and market is presented in dollar terms. Demand in value terms is shown at the manufacturers’ level and excludes distributor and retailer markups.

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