Fitness Machines Lifting Sports Equipment Sales

Fitness Machines Lifting Sports Equipment Sales

In 2014, demand for gym and exercise machines surpassed golf equipment as the largest segment in the US market for sports equipment, supported by the rising number of health clubs in the US. The segment is expected to account for the largest share of value gains in the overall market through 2021, driven by improvements to the technology and convenience of such equipment.


A Textbook Example of Adaptation

A Textbook Example of Adaptation

US publisher revenues from textbooks are projected to rise 3.8% through 2021, with price growth underpinning gains. As the cost of these books continues to rise, consumers – who are primarily students – have sought ways to acquire them at lower price points, sometimes illegally. The need for publishers to overcome this challenge will continue to drive the development of value-added print books, e-books, and their accompanying software programs.


The Patent Cliff: Analytical Instruments Climb as Pharmaceuticals Face a Long Descent

The Patent Cliff: Analytical Instruments Climb as Pharmaceuticals Face a Long Descent

US demand for analytical instruments is forecast to total $50.2 billion in 2021. Much of this increased demand stems from the need for pharmaceutical companies to produce novel drugs in the face of a laundry list of expiring patents in the coming months and years. Without new pharmaceutical developments, companies’ profits will plummet as their blockbuster medications are exposed to competition from third parties producing generic formulations.


Three Segments to Watch in the US Energy Industry

Three Segments to Watch in the US Energy Industry

US energy production is forecast to total 98.0 quadrillion British thermal units (But) in 2021, representing 3.1% annual gains from 84.0 quadrillion Btu in 2016. Three segments will drive the majority of these gains.