Power Lawn & Garden Equipment

As Quoted In Government Product News

Increasing consumer spending on durable goods, landscaping services, and recreation such as golf, will help boost demand for both consumer and commercial outdoor power equipment.

US demand to grow 4% annually through 2017

Demand for power lawn and garden equipment in the US is expected to grow 4.0 percent per year through 2017, reaching $10.6 billion as the market rebounds from the slight decline posted over the 2007-2012 period. As GDP growth accelerates and income and consumer confidence levels rise, consumers will be increasingly willing to spend their disposable incomes on durable goods, landscaping services, and recreational activities such as golf, helping boost demand for both consumer and commercial outdoor power equipment.

Turf, grounds equipment to be fastest growing type

Turf and grounds equipment will record the most rapid market gains through 2017, stimulated primarily by an expansion in the number and average size of landscaping firms. Hedge trimmers and blowers, vacuums, and sweepers will also experience healthy sales expansions through 2017 as climbing personal incomes and landscaping revenues support a shift in demand away from unpowered equipment. Lawnmowers are by far the largest product segment and will return to growth over the 2012-2017 period, stimulated by a rebound in housing completions.

Higher landscaping firm revenues will also be the primary driver for increased commercial sales of power lawn and garden equipment, as landscapers hire additional employees and invest in new equipment in order to capitalize on growth opportunities. While sales of outdoor power equipment to golf courses and government purchasers will also recover from declines posted over the 2007-2012 period, demand in these markets will increase at a much slower rate through 2017 than in the landscaping market. Sales in the golfing industry will be hampered by continued course closings as the market corrects itself from the oversupply issues that emerged in the middle of the first decade of the 2000s. Although government demand will rise in absolute terms, spending on power lawn and garden equipment will continue to decline as a percentage of public spending, reflecting increasing public scrutiny and fiscal pressures.

More battery-powered and robotic units to boost gains

Several technological trends will significantly impact the power lawn and garden equipment market, none more so than the introduction of more electric equipment -- particularly battery-powered units -- in both the residential and commercial markets. Improvements in battery technology will drive increased sales of larger units that use this power source, especially riding lawnmowers. Demand for robotic mowers will also climb rapidly through 2017 and beyond, as buyers increasingly opt for the convenience of these products as prices drop and their performance improves.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $8.7 billion US power lawn and garden equipment industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by material (e.g., metals, plastic), product (e.g., lawnmowers; turf and grounds equipment; trimmers and edgers; garden tractors and rotary tillers; blowers, vacuums and sweepers; snow throwers; hedge trimmers), market (e.g., residential, landscaping establishments, golf courses, government), and US region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry competitors, including Honda Motor, Kubota, and Makita.

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  1. Power Lawn & Garden Equipment

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $93.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $117.00

      1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,547.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $138.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Personal Income & Spending Trends

        $120.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

        $176.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      5. 3.5 Housing Outlook

        $284.00

        1. 3.5.1 Household Formation & Housing Stock Patterns

          $118.00

          1. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)

        2. 3.5.2 Housing Completions

          $149.00

          1. Table | HOUSING COMPLETIONS (thousand units)

      6. 3.6 Pricing Patterns

        $95.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT PRICING (dollars/unit)

      7. 3.7 Historical Market Trends

        $104.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT MARKET, 2002-2012

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $195.00

        1. 3.8.1 Air Emissions

          $82.00

        2. 3.8.2 Fuel Sources

          $82.00

        3. 3.8.3 Noise Pollution

          $82.00

        4. 3.8.4 Yard Waste

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Power Lawn & Garden Equipment Technology

        $102.00

      10. 3.10 World Power Lawn & Garden Equipment Demand

        $82.00

      11. 3.11 US Foreign Trade

        $222.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)

        2. 3.11.1 Exports

          $87.00

          1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT EXPORTS BY DESTINATION (million dollars)

        3. 3.11.2 Imports

          $107.00

          1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2012 (million dollars)

    4. 4 MATERIALS

      $319.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT MATERIAL CONSUMPTION (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Metals

        $114.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT METAL CONSUMPTION (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Plastic

        $90.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT PLASTIC CONSUMPTION (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Other Materials

        $82.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT OTHER MATERIALS CONSUMPTION (million dollars)

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $686.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT MARKETS (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Residential

        $84.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL MARKET: POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Commercial

        $547.00

        1. Table | COMMERCIAL MARKET: POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Landscaping Establishments

          $141.00

          1. Table | LANDSCAPING SERVICES REVENUE & ESTABLISHMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | LANDSCAPING ESTABLISHMENTS MARKET: POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Golf Courses

          $189.00

          1. Table | GOLF COURSE OUTLOOK (thousands)

          2. Table | GOLF COURSE MARKET: POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Government & Other

          $150.00

          1. Table | GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES & INVESTMENT (billion dollars)

          2. Table | GOVERNMENT & OTHER MARKET: POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

    6. 6 PRODUCTS

      $2,978.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $103.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Lawnmowers

        $716.00

        1. Table | LAWNMOWER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Riding

          $216.00

          1. Table | RIDING MOWER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | FRONT-ENGINE RIDING MOWER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          3. Table | REAR-ENGINE RIDING MOWER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.2.2 Non-Riding

          $225.00

          1. Table | NON-RIDING LAWNMOWER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        4. 6.2.3 Foreign Trade

          $112.00

          1. Table | LAWNMOWER FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Turf & Grounds Equipment

        $661.00

        1. Table | TURF & GROUNDS EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Mowers

          $249.00

          1. Table | TURF & GROUNDS MOWER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | RIDING TURF & GROUNDS MOWER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | NON-RIDING TURF & GROUNDS MOWER SUPPLY & DEMAND

          4. Table | OTHER TURF & GROUNDS MOWER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.3.2 Turf Tractors & Related Equipment

          $88.00

          1. Table | TURF TRACTOR & RELATED EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 Other Turf Care Equipment

          $92.00

          1. Table | OTHER TURF CARE EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 6.3.4 Foreign Trade

          $82.00

          1. Table | TURF & GROUNDS EQUIPMENT FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Trimmers & Edgers

        $244.00

        1. Table | TRIMMER & EDGER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Wire Blade

          $82.00

          1. Table | WIRE BLADE TRIMMER & EDGER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.4.2 Fixed Blade

          $82.00

          1. Table | FIXED BLADE TRIMMER & EDGER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      5. 6.5 Garden Tractors & Rotary Tillers

        $215.00

        1. Table | GARDEN TRACTOR & ROTARY TILLER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.5.1 Garden Tractors

          $82.00

          1. Table | GARDEN TRACTOR SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.5.2 Rotary Tillers

          $82.00

          1. Table | ROTARY TILLER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      6. 6.6 Blowers, Vacuums, & Sweepers

        $160.00

        1. Table | BLOWER, VACUUM, & SWEEPER DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Snow Throwers

        $343.00

        1. Table | SNOW THROWER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.7.1 Dual-Stage

          $84.00

          1. Table | DUAL STAGE SNOW THROWER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.7.2 Single-Stage

          $82.00

          1. Table | SINGLE-STAGE SNOW THROWER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        4. 6.7.3 Foreign Trade

          $82.00

          1. Table | SNOW THROWER FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)

      8. 6.8 Hedge Trimmers & Other

        $98.00

        1. Table | HEDGE TRIMMER & OTHER POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND

      9. 6.9 Parts & Attachments

        $143.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT PARTS AND ATTACHMENTS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      10. 6.10 Power Source

        $295.00

        1. Table | LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY POWER SOURCE (million dollars)

        2. 6.10.1 Internal Combustion Engine

          $92.00

          1. Table | INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.10.2 Electric

          $96.00

          1. Table | ELECTRIC LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

    7. 7 REGIONAL TRENDS

      $923.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $383.00

        1. 7.1.1 Regional Demographic & Economic Trends

          $82.00

        2. 7.1.2 Regional Population Outlook

          $113.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        3. 7.1.3 Regional Economic Outlook

          $109.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion dollars)

        4. 7.1.4 Regional Housing Trends

          $111.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)

      2. 7.2 Power Lawn & Garden Equipment Demand by Region

        $539.00

        1. Table | POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 7.2.1 Northeast

          $90.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 7.2.2 Midwest

          $100.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 7.2.3 South

          $124.00

          1. Table | SOUTH POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 7.2.4 West

          $144.00

          1. Table | WEST POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT DEMAND (million dollars)

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

        $113.00

        1. Table | US POWER LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Market Share

        $183.00

        1. 8.3.1 Deere

          $82.00

        2. 8.3.2 Toro

          $82.00

        3. 8.3.3 Husqvarna

          $82.00

        4. 8.3.4 MTD Products

          $82.00

        5. 8.3.5 Textron

          $82.00

        6. 8.3.6 Other Leading Suppliers

          $82.00

      4. 8.4 Competitive Strategies

        $158.00

      5. 8.5 Research & Product Development

        $82.00

      6. 8.6 Manufacturing

        $96.00

      7. 8.7 Marketing

        $172.00

      8. 8.8 Distribution

        $265.00

        1. 8.8.1 Residential Distribution Channels

          $178.00

        2. 8.8.2 Commercial Distribution Channels

          $82.00

      9. 8.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $129.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 8.10 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $113.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      11. 8.11 Company Profiles

        $5,132.00

        1. 8.11.1 Alamo Group Incorporated

          $444.00

        2. 8.11.2 Ariens Company

          $288.00

        3. 8.11.3 Bad Boy Incorporated

          $138.00

        4. 8.11.4 Blount International Incorporated

          $150.00

        5. 8.11.5 Briggs & Stratton Corporation

          $433.00

        6. 8.11.6 Certified Parts Corporation

          $82.00

        7. 8.11.7 Country Home Products Incorporated

          $116.00

        8. 8.11.8 Dana Holding Corporation

          $82.00

        9. 8.11.9 Deere & Company

          $253.00

        10. 8.11.10 Excel Industries Incorporated

          $174.00

        11. 8.11.11 Fuji Heavy Industries Limited

          $101.00

        12. 8.11.12 Global Garden Products Group

          $108.00

        13. 8.11.13 Home Depot Incorporated

          $94.00

        14. 8.11.14 Honda Motor Company Limited

          $189.00

        15. 8.11.15 Husqvarna AB

          $454.00

        16. 8.11.16 Kawasaki Heavy Industries Limited

          $98.00

        17. 8.11.17 Kubota Corporation

          $184.00

        18. 8.11.18 Lowe's Companies Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 8.11.19 Makita Corporation

          $84.00

        20. 8.11.20 McLane Manufacturing Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 8.11.21 Metalcraft of Mayville Incorporated

          $134.00

        22. 8.11.22 Moridge Manufacturing Incorporated

          $110.00

        23. 8.11.23 MTD Products Incorporated

          $309.00

        24. 8.11.24 Schiller Grounds Care Incorporated

          $284.00

        25. 8.11.25 Sears Holdings Corporation

          $85.00

        26. 8.11.26 Snow Joe LLC

          $83.00

        27. 8.11.27 Stanley Black & Decker Incorporated

          $120.00

        28. 8.11.28 STIHL Holding AG & Company KG

          $152.00

        29. 8.11.29 Swisher Mower & Machine Company

          $82.00

        30. 8.11.30 Techtronic Industries Company Limited

          $159.00

        31. 8.11.31 Textron Incorporated

          $206.00

        32. 8.11.32 Toro Company

          $539.00

        33. 8.11.33 Walker Manufacturing Company

          $130.00

        34. 8.11.34 Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 8.11.35 Yamabiko Corporation

          $212.00

      12. 8.12 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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