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Developing Countries to Account for more than Four-Fifths of All New Bus Demand Global demand for buses is forecast to expand 4.9% annually through 2021 to 623,000 units. Growth at the world level will be primarily driven by strong market gains in China, India, and other developing countries, where the tourism and private transportation...

Transitions from Rigid Packaging & Use of High-Value Products Drive Gains for Converted Flexible Packaging US demand for converted flexible packaging is expected to rise 3.2% per year to $21.7 billion in 2021. Increases will be based on sustained demand for flexible packaging that can replace traditional rigid formats and provide...

Consumer Trends and Price Growth Will Drive Gains in Food and Beverage Hydrocolloids Gains will be supported by all-natural, organic, and non-GMO trends within the food and beverage markets. Rising average prices, fueled by feedstock restrictions and production bottlenecks, will also impact demand. Key Findings in the...

Oil and gas drilling in Texas is expected to show robust growth between 2016 and 2017, driven by activity in the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin is composed of resource-heavy strata. As a result, drillers are able to recover oil and gas from this region at some of the lowest breakeven costs in the country. In recent months, investments...

Through 2021, heating equipment sales are projected to rise 4.5% per year. Due to the significant stock of heating equipment in use, ongoing replacement activity will continue to drive overall market advances. Heating Equipment Market, the second title in our series of HVAC studies, addresses the following questions...

With anticipated increases in the size of the region's light vehicle park and increasingly stringent hazardous materials regulation, North American aftermarket demand for automotive brake parts is forecast to advance at a steady rate to $4.3 billion in 2021. Despite technological improvements in product design, lightweighting...

The materials distribution in the global countertops market continues to shift toward manufactured materials including solid surface and engineered stone. Gains in market share of these materials have been driven by rising availability and stronger growth in local countertop markets where they are most popular. Overall demand...

Although standard ceiling tiles continue to account for the majority of demand, the industry is trending toward high value specialty products, high-grade mineral fiber tiles, and open plenum designs. Recent architectural design trends are favoring improved aesthetics and sound control properties in nonresidential buildings, driving...

US demand for barrier films is expected to grow 4.2% per year to $5.7 billion in 2021. Food packaging will continue to dominate the industry as flexible packaging makes further inroads and consumer interest in fresher foods intensifies. Increased healthcare spending will enable growth in the pharmaceutical and medical products...

The continuing widespread coverage of major national and international tragedies, such as school shootings and bombings, has resulted in a rising perceived risk of crime and rising demand for private security services, even as the total number of reported crimes has trended downward for years. Rapid advances in security technology,...

Though distributors represented the minority of siding sales in 2016, they are expected to play a more important role in the siding market going forward as siding jobs are increasingly subcontracted out to smaller companies. Through 2021, siding distributors' sales in the US are forecast to grow 5.4 percent annually to $4.3 billion. 'Siding...

With anticipated increases in the size and age of the region's light vehicle park, North American aftermarket demand for automotive powertrain components is forecast to advance at a moderate pace to $13.1 billion in 2021. While technological improvements will continue to increase the longevity of powertrain products, many of...

Growth in the global filters market is tied to a variety of factors, including motor vehicle park, manufacturing output, and environmental regulations. As the number of motor vehicles in use and manufacturing output expand through 2020, global filters demand is expected to rise 5.2 percent per year. The strongest growth will...

The US wood coatings market is closely tied to each of the construction markets that continue to recover from recession-era declines. Growth in these areas will benefit wood coatings demand across the board, to varying degrees. Meanwhile, alternatives to wood construction materials continue to detract from wood coatings sales,...

Issues such as pesticide resistance, environmental contamination, and the cost of new pesticide product development continue to influence the pesticide industry, increasing the role adjuvants are playing in the improvement of pesticide formulations. Surfactants will continue to be the leading product type since many of these...

Distributors accounted for the larger share of roofing sales in the US in 2016. These companies play a leading role in the distribution of roofing due to their large numbers of sales outlets, ability to provide value-added services such as jobsite and rooftop delivery, and broad product offerings. The US Roofing Distribution...

Available for most of the 2006-2016 period, the federal tax credit for heat pumps (as well as other types of HVAC equipment) expired at the end of 2016. This tax credit enabled building owners who purchased heat pumps to offset some of the initial equipment costs and helped bolster demand during the Great Recession and post-recession...

US demand for poultry packaging will be driven by trends favoring convenience. As consumers and retailers continue to exhibit preference for convenience and labor efficiency, there will be high demand for packaging with barrier capabilities and products that are packaged to allow for on-the-go consumption or easy preparation. Poultry...

US demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.0 percent per year to $11 billion in 2020. Advances will be driven by the ongoing recovery of the construction industry, with the majority of demand gains provided by rapid new housing growth and increased repainting activity in the residential sector. Architectural...

Natural alternative sweeteners Drive Growth in Alternative Sweeteners Market Gains for alternative sweeteners will be fueled by growing concerns regarding the health impact of excess sugar consumption in the average US diet. “All natural” and “clean label” trends within the food and beverage markets will also impact demand. Additionally,...

The architectural paint market will remain the largest and fastest growing segment of the paint and coatings industry as construction activity continues to recover. Water-based paint and coatings will continue to offer the best opportunities, displacing their solvent-based counterparts in segments where they historically had...

Rising consumer spending and increasing demand for landscaping services will fuel sales gains. Demand will also benefit from technological advances such as robotic mowers and more powerful and longerlasting battery-powered models. However, contraction in the golf course market will restrain the pace of growth. This...

As retailers and consumers continue to exhibit preference for labor efficiency and convenience, there will be high demand for products with barrier capabilities and those that are packaged to allow for on- the- go consumption of processed meats. This study addresses the following questions and more: - Which materials...

US demand to rise 3.4% annually through 2019 Demand for home organization products is forecast to increase by 3.4 percent per annum through 2019 to $10.5 billion. Growth will decelerate considerably from the 2009-2014 gains, as this period saw a strong rebound in sales from a low 2009 base. As a result, advances will...

As developed countries continue to enact bans and phaseouts of bromine- and chlorine-based flame retardants, export-oriented manufacturing hubs in the developing world have followed suit. However, the world still needs flame retardant additives in insulation, phones, tablets, cable jacketing, and cars, meaning that substitutes...

Through 2020, growth in global demand for floor coverings is forecast to decelerate from the rate of the 2010-2015 period as building construction activity in the US and China slows. However, rising personal income levels in industrializing countries will allow more homewoners to afford floor coverings as opposed to more traditional...

Global demand for off-highway and other mobile equipment diesel engines is increasing at a strong pace, as agricultural, construction, forestry and mining equipment sales recover. Also, advances in global motor vehicle demand will stimulate sales of automotive diesel engines during the 2015-2020 period. This study addresses...

The global security services market continues to be dominated by guarding services. The use of equipment-related services such as alarm monitoring, systems integration, and security consulting is supported by the rapid proliferation of technologically advanced security systems. Global Security Services Market addresses...

As most labels are used in primary packaging applications, global label demand is driven mainly by trends in manufacturing activity. Pressure sensitive labels have become the leading product type, but glue-applied products continue to maintain a substantial market presence, while in-mold labels and shrink labels grow beyond niche...

Many factors are influencing a rise in the quality of lubricants and functional fluids, including consumer preference, government regulation, and changing equipment technology. As fluid quality rises, opportunities for synthetics will increase. In the lubricants and functional fluids market, synthetic products are a bright spot,...