Industrial Fasteners

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This study analyzes US supply of and demand for industrial mechanical fasteners. Historical data (2008, 2013, and 2018) and forecasts (2023) are provided in current dollars for demand, shipments, and net exports for industrial fasteners overall and for the aggregate standard-grade and aerospace-grade fastener product categories.

Nuts and Bolts

Products covered in this study include:

  • standard-grade and aerospace-grade externally threaded fasteners, such as bolts and screws
  • internally threaded fasteners, such as nuts and threaded inserts
  • nonthreaded fasteners, such as rivets, pins, and washers
  • application-specific (or specialized) standard-grade fasteners, including miscellaneous formed fasteners

For the purposes of this study, the term “aerospace-grade” refers to a category of high-performance industrial fasteners manufactured to the specifications of aerospace/defense companies and agencies. End-use applications for these fasteners, however, are not confined to the aircraft/aerospace industries; they can also include:

  • construction
  • high-performance automobiles
  • industrial machinery
  • various other settings where the capabilities of such fasteners are warranted.

Excluded from the scope of the study are:

  • nails, brads, spikes, tacks, and related items
  • adhesives and other joining/bonding products
  • nonindustrial type products like buttons, paper clips, and zippers

Although these products are excluded, they are discussed for their potential impact on industrial fastener demand.

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  1. Industrial Fasteners

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $94.00

      1. Figure 1-1 | US Industrial Fastener Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the Industrial Fastener Market

      2. 2.2 Cyclicality & Historical Demand Volatility

        $82.00

        1. Figure 2-2 | Industrial Fastener Demand, 2004 - 2018

      3. 2.3 Pricing

        $136.00

        1. Table | Industrial Fastener Price Deflator by Grade, 2008 - 2023

        2. Figure 2-3 | Industrial Fastener Price Deflator by Grade, 2005 - 2018

      4. 2.4 Industrial Fastener Demand by Material

        $668.00

        1. Table | Industrial Fastener Demand by Material, 2008 - 2023

        2. Figure 2-4 | Industrial Fastener Demand Share by Material, 2018

        3. Table | Industrial Fastener Materials: Description, Applications, & Advantages & Disadvantages

      5. 2.5 Technological Trends

        $82.00

      6. 2.6 Competitive Joining Technologies

        $209.00

        1. 2.6.1 Adhesives

          $181.00

          1. Table | Adhesives for Joining: Advantages & Disadvantages

        2. 2.6.2 Welding

          $82.00

        3. 2.6.3 Mechanical Joining

          $82.00

      7. 2.7 Legal & Regulatory Environment

        $82.00

        1. 2.7.1 Standards-Setting Organizations & Regulations

          $82.00

        2. 2.7.2 Tariffs

          $82.00

      8. 2.8 Supply & Demand

        $424.00

        1. 2.8.1 US Production & Trade

          $155.00

          1. Table | Industrial Fastener Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023

        2. 2.8.2 Imports by Source

          $132.00

          1. Table | US Industrial Fastener Imports by Source, 2008 - 2018

        3. 2.8.3 Exports by Destination

          $134.00

          1. Table | US Industrial Fastener Exports by Destination, 2008 - 2018

    3. 3 PRODUCTS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 3-1 | Industrial Fastener Product Trends

      2. 3.2 Industrial Fastener Demand by Grade

        $147.00

        1. Table | Industrial Fastener Demand by Grade, 2008 - 2023

      3. 3.3 Standard-Grade Fasteners

        $2,611.00

        1. 3.3.1 Supply & Demand by Threading Type

          $323.00

          1. Table | Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Supply & Demand by Treading Type, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 3-2 | Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand Share by Threading Type, 2018

          3. Figure 3-3 | Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Threading Type, 2004 - 2018

        2. 3.3.2 Externally Threaded Standard-Grade Fasteners

          $872.00

          1. Table | Externally Threaded Standard-Grade Fastener Demand by Type, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 3-4 | Externally Threaded Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Type, 2004 - 2018

          3. Table | Externally Threaded Standard-Grade Fasteners: Product Descriptions, Advantages, & Disadvantages

        3. 3.3.3 Internally Threaded Standard-Grade Fasteners

          $523.00

          1. Table | Internally Threaded Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Type, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 3-5 | Internally Threaded Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Type, 2004 - 2018

          3. Table | Internally Threaded Standard-Grade Fasteners: Product Descriptions & Advantages

        4. 3.3.4 Nonthreaded Standard-Grade Fasteners

          $588.00

          1. Table | Nonthreaded Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Type, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 3-6 | Nonthreaded Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Type, 2004 - 2018

          3. Table | Nonthreaded Standard-Grade Industrial Fasteners: Product Descriptions, Advantages, & Disadvantages

        5. 3.3.5 Application-Specific Standard-Grade Fasteners

          $244.00

          1. Table | Application-Specific Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Application, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 3-7 | Application-Specific Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Application, 2004 2018

        6. 3.3.6 Standard-Grade Fasteners: Market Share

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-8 | Standard-Grade Industrial Fastener Market Share by Company, 2018

      4. 3.4 Aerospace-Grade Fasteners

        $797.00

        1. 3.4.1 Supply & Demand by Threading Type

          $277.00

          1. Table | Aerospace-Grade Fastener Supply & Demand by Threading Type, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 3-9 | Aerospace-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Threading Type, 2004 - 2018

        2. 3.4.2 Externally Threaded Aerospace-Grade Fasteners

          $151.00

          1. Table | Externally Threaded Aerospace-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Type, 2008 - 2023

        3. 3.4.3 Internally Threaded Aerospace-Grade Fasteners

          $162.00

          1. Table | Internally Threaded Aerospace-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Type, 2008 - 2023

        4. 3.4.4 Nonthreaded Aerospace-Grade Fasteners

          $144.00

          1. Table | Nonthreaded Aerospace-Grade Industrial Fastener Demand by Type, 2008 - 2023

        5. 3.4.5 Aerospace-Grade Fasteners: Market Share

          $82.00

          1. Figure 3-10 | Aerospace-Grade Industrial Fastener Market Share by Company, 2018

    4. 4 MARKETS

      $2,747.00

      1. 4.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-1 | Industrial Fastener Markets

      2. 4.2 Industrial Fastener Demand by Market

        $151.00

        1. Table | Industrial Fastener Demand by Market, 2008 - 2023

        2. Figure 4-2 | Industrial Fastener Demand Share by Market, 2018

      3. 4.3 Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM)

        $1,723.00

        1. 4.3.1 Demand by Application

          $226.00

          1. Table | OEM Industrial Fastener Demand by Application, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 4-3 | OEM Industrial Fastener Demand, 2004 - 2018

        2. 4.3.2 Motor Vehicles

          $255.00

          1. Table | Motor Vehicle OEM Industrial Fastener Demand by Vehicle Type, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 4-4 | Motor Vehicle OEM Industrial Fastener Demand, 2004 - 2018

        3. 4.3.3 Machinery

          $224.00

          1. Table | Machinery OEM Industrial Fastener Demand, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 4-5 | Machinery OEM Industrial Fastener Demand, 2004 - 2018

        4. 4.3.4 Aerospace Equipment

          $165.00

          1. Table | Aerospace Equipment OEM Industrial Fastener Demand, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 4-6 | Aerospace Equipment OEM Industrial Fastener Demand, 2004 - 2018

        5. 4.3.5 Fabricated Metal Products

          $241.00

          1. Table | Fabricated Metal Product Industrial Fastener Demand, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 4-7 | Fabricated Metal Product Industrial Fastener Demand, 2004 - 2018

        6. 4.3.6 Electrical & Electronic Products

          $269.00

          1. Table | Electrical & Electronic Product Industrial Fastener Demand, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 4-8 | Electrical & Electronic Product Industrial Fastener Demand, 2004 - 2018

        7. 4.3.7 Furniture & Wood Products

          $171.00

          1. Table | Furniture & Wood Product Industrial Fastener Demand, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 4-9 | Furniture & Wood Product Industrial Fastener Demand, 2004 - 2018

        8. 4.3.8 Other OEM Applications

          $163.00

          1. Table | Other OEM Industrial Fastener Demand, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 4-10 | Other OEM Industrial Fastener Demand, 2004 - 2018

      4. 4.4 Maintenance & Repair Operations (MRO)

        $659.00

        1. 4.4.1 Demand by Sector

          $164.00

          1. Table | MRO Industrial Fastener Demand by Sector, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 4-11 | MRO Industrial Fastener Demand by Sector, 2004 - 2018

        2. 4.4.2 Services

          $168.00

          1. Table | Services Industrial Fastener Demand, 2008 - 2023

        3. 4.4.3 Industrial

          $141.00

          1. Table | Industrial MRO Fastener Demand, 2008 - 2023

        4. 4.4.4 Public & Institutional

          $176.00

          1. Table | Public & Institutional Industrial Fastener Demand, 2008 - 2023

      5. 4.5 Construction

        $182.00

        1. Table | Construction Fastener Demand by Building Type, 2008 - 2023

        2. Figure 4-12 | Construction Industrial Fastener Demand by Building Type, 2004 - 2018

    5. 5 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $298.00

        1. Table | Selected US Industrial Fastener Sales by Company, 2018

      2. 5.2 Market Share

        $212.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | Industrial Fastener Market Share, 2018

        2. Figure 5-2 | US Industrial Fasteners: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 5-3 | US Industrial Fasteners: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 5-4 | US Industrial Fasteners: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 5-5 | US Industrial Fasteners: Fourth Leading Supplier

      3. 5.3 Product Development

        $82.00

      4. 5.4 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      5. 5.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 5.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $397.00

        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      7. 5.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $344.00

        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      8. 5.8 List of Industry Participants

        $1,169.00

    6. 6 APPENDIX

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      1. 6.1 Scope

        $382.00

        1. Table | Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 6.2 Definitions

        $82.00

      3. 6.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations Used in This Report

      4. 6.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 6.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $361.00

      6. 6.6 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 6.6.1 Economic Environment

          $286.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 6-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2018, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 6.6.2 Construction Expenditures

          $177.00

          1. Table | Construction Expenditures, 2008 - 2023

        3. 6.6.3 Motor Vehicle Production

          $148.00

          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Production, 2008 - 2023

        4. 6.6.4 Manufacturers' Shipments

          $1,049.00

          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2008 - 2023

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