Innovation & Efficiency Drive Demand for Paper Industry Machinery

Innovation & Efficiency Drive Demand for Paper Industry Machinery

US demand for paper industry machinery (including parts and attachments) is forecast to reach $3.6 billion in 2022. Suppliers will benefit from increases in paper and paperboard production, which will support investments in new, more efficient machinery and upgraded parts.


Growing Economy Drives Labor Force Growth

Growing Economy Drives Labor Force Growth

The US civilian labor force is forecast to reach 167 million people in 2022 on annual average growth of less than 1.0%. At the same time, the number of unemployed workers in the labor force is expected to increase by 1.7% annually to 2022.


Snack Foods Grow More Ubiquitous

Snack Foods Grow More Ubiquitous

US demand for snack foods is forecast to total $93.2 billion in 2022. In recent years, some younger consumers (e.g., millennials) have moved away from the traditional three meals per day and shifted into a lifestyle involving increased snacking, or multiple smaller meals, throughout the day, generating greater demand for snack foods and a rise in the number and variety of new product offerings.


Going on With or Without EUV?

Going on With or Without EUV?

The development of smaller, more advanced process nodes has slowed as the semiconductor machinery industry has struggled to produce the technology expected to improve the costs of manufacturing smaller nodes. However, many producers now seem to be ready to move forward.


Two of the Hottest Trends to Watch in Household Cooking Appliances

Two of the Hottest Trends to Watch in Household Cooking Appliances

US demand for household cooking appliances is forecast to total $9.6 billion in 2021. As more and more homes are being built or remodeled, appliance manufacturers have introduced a wide range of new models designed to entice consumers to replace working appliances early or spring for a higher-end model.


Two of the Coolest Trends to Watch in Household Refrigerators & Freezers

Two of the Coolest Trends to Watch in Household Refrigerators & Freezers

US demand for household refrigerators and freezers in the US is forecast to total $10.4 billion in 2021. As more homes are built and kitchens are remodeled, suppliers are finding creative ways to become the first choice in the mind of every customer.


Lively Insights into the US Life Insurance Industry

Lively Insights into the US Life Insurance Industry

According to LIMRA, an insurance industry organization, about 70% of US households have some form of life insurance. Here are some key insights into this $560 billion industry (in 2016).


As Market Shrinks, Printing Machinery Suppliers See Opportunity in Digital

As Market Shrinks, Printing Machinery Suppliers See Opportunity in Digital

US printing machinery and equipment demand is forecast to decline less than 1.0% per year through 2021, as ongoing competition from electronic media continues to restrain demand for printed materials such as newspapers and books. Despite the broader retreat, demand for digital printing presses is forecast to expand 1.3% per year as printers update machinery to meet customer demand for increased customization and flexibility.


Colorful Trends in Pigment Prices

Colorful Trends in Pigment Prices

Over the 2006-2016 decade, pigment prices saw considerable volatility, growing significantly in the 2009-2012 period, but declining through 2016. In particular, the prices of carbon black and titanium dioxide pigments experienced the fastest gains and the steepest declines. Key factors that propelled these trends included rising global demand, supply constraints, and increases in the cost of key raw materials.


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.