Global Power Tools

11th Edition

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This study examines global supply and demand for power tools. Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 are provided for power tool demand by product, market, and power source; net exports; and shipments on a country-by-country basis.

Power tools are segmented into:

  • electric tools
    • drills
    • saws (e.g., circular, reciprocating)
    • sanders, polishers, grinders
    • other electric tools, including hammers, impact wrenches, planers and routers, and screwdrivers
    • batteries, parts, and attachments (e.g., drill chucks, driver bits, sand belts)
  • pneumatic tools (e.g., nailers, staplers, sanders, riveters, drills, screwdrivers, nutrunners, riveting hammers)
  • tools powered by other energy sources, including:
    • hydraulic (e.g., automotive service tools, drills, impact wrenches, rotary hammers, saws, spreaders)
    • powder-actuated (e.g., nailers, staplers)
    • engine-driven tools (framing nailers, drills, saws)

Electric tool demand is also presented by power source (plug-in, cordless).

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 mainly consists 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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