Rising output of building products and appliances will underlie gains

Increases in motor vehicle production and number in use will drive gains for lead-acid batteries

US production also expected to jump over forecast period with opening of new mine

Rising prices expected to spur recovery after pandemic-fueled slump in 2020

Pandemic recovery expected to boost spending optimism among consumers, businesses

Rising construction and retail spending will also support demand

Faster gains prevented by falling volumes of coal handled

Rising production of paint and plastics to boost pigment orders

Work-from-home and strong second-hand supply to weigh on near term forecasts

Industry to see healthy gains in 2021 after COVID-induced declines