US Consumers Less Gassy

US Consumers Less Gassy

US demand for refined petroleum products is forecast to total 6.2 billion barrels in 2021. The increasing fuel efficiency of US motor vehicles in use and demographic trends will reduce consumption volumes of gasoline, the largest demand segment.


More than Window Dressing: Energy-Efficient & Automated Products to Drive Growth

More than Window Dressing: Energy-Efficient & Automated Products to Drive Growth

US demand for window coverings is forecast to total $5.2 billion in 2021. Suppliers will benefit from increases in construction activity, particularly in the residential sector. Trends toward higher-end products in the replacement market will further support gains in value terms.


Can US Smelters Compete?

Can US Smelters Compete?

US aluminum production is at a historic low. Is this the result of anti-competitive practices by foreign suppliers, or an uncompetitive US industry?


Will Knit Uppers Refashion the Athletic Footwear Industry?

Will Knit Uppers Refashion the Athletic Footwear Industry?

While consumers have embraced the look and feel of knitted shoes, footwear companies have become excited about the possibilities the new process provides...


When It Comes to Rubber, There’s Nothing Like The Real Thing

When It Comes to Rubber, There’s Nothing Like The Real Thing

Despite a variety of synthetic alternatives, natural rubber continues to be in high demand in the US. As market conditions shift, demand for the resource will only increase...


Wine Demand Growing Strong, Millennials Thirsty for More

Wine Demand Growing Strong, Millennials Thirsty for More

US wine demand by volume is forecast to reach 1.2 billion gallons in 2021. Increases will be driven by continued expansion in disposable personal income and demographic shifts, in which a larger percentage of the growing population will consume wine...


US Copper Miners Dig Deeper Into a Growing Market

US Copper Miners Dig Deeper Into a Growing Market

The market for copper is heating up, as robust gains in global construction and manufacturing activity bolster demand for this pliable, conductive metal. In terms of materials handled, and excluding mining for fuel sources (eg, coal), copper is the fastest-growing segment of the US mining and quarrying industry...


Amid Structural Challenges, Commercial Printers Find Opportunity in Packaging

Amid Structural Challenges, Commercial Printers Find Opportunity in Packaging

While the US commercial printing industry is forecast to undergo slight declines to 2021, some portions of the sector are expected to escape the broader funk and flourish...


Back to the Future: Retro Products and LEDs Light the Way for Christmas Decoration Demand

Back to the Future: Retro Products and LEDs Light the Way for Christmas Decoration Demand

US demand for Christmas lighting sets is forecast to total $515 million in 2021. Anticipated contraction in Christmas tree purchases in unit terms will weigh on demand for associated lights...


US Natural Gas Suppliers Enter the LNG Export Industry

US Natural Gas Suppliers Enter the LNG Export Industry

US natural gas producers are expected to benefit significantly from the emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade. Prior to 2016, only one LNG export facility operated in the US, located in Kenai, Alaska. However, by 2021 six LNG export facilities are projected to be operating in the lower 48 states...