Cleveland, OH, August 20, 2020 — US demand for metal stampings is forecast to increase less than 1.0% per year in nominal terms through 2024, according to Metal Stampings: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Suppliers are expected to benefit from continued growth in US production of durable goods, including motor vehicles, appliances, and electrical equipment. Further gains will be constrained by competition with alternative materials, such as reinforced plastics, along with other fabrication methods, including 3D printing and laser blanking.
In the short term, demand in all segments will be heavily impacted by industry disruption brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A slowing in manufacturing and the effects of a reduction in disposable income will reduce purchasing activity for items such as motor vehicles and appliances, two major applications for metal stampings.
These and other key insights are featured in Metal Stampings: United States. This report forecasts to 2020 and 2024 US metal stampings demand in nominal and real (inflation-adjusted) US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of:
- motor vehicle stampings
- job stampings
- end products
- spinning products
To illustrate historical trends, total demand, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2009 to 2019.
Excluded from the scope of this report are metal crowns and closures, metal cans, cooking and kitchen utensils, jewelry, and stamped coins. Re-exports of motor vehicle stampings are excluded from trade and demand figures.
More information about the report is available at: