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US Demand for Fabricated Metal Products to Increase 2.7% Yearly to 2022


US Demand for Fabricated Metal Products to Increase 2.7% Yearly to 2022

Tariff Protection and Continued Growth in Construction Activity to Drive Gains

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CLEVELAND, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- US demand for fabricated metal products is forecast to rise 2.7% per annum through 2022, according to Fabricated Metal Products: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Suppliers will benefit from rising domestic durable goods shipments and continued growth in the US construction sector and tariffs on imports of foreign steel and aluminum, as well as fabricated metal products. However, further gains will be limited by ongoing competition from metal castings and alternative materials such as plastics.

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Demand for structural metals – the largest segment – is expected to see increases through 2022. Expansion in commercial building and nonbuilding construction expenditures will drive gains. In addition, rising prices due to tariff protection will help boost demand in value terms.

These and other key insights are featured in Fabricated Metal Products: United States. This report forecasts to 2022 US fabricated metal products demand and shipments in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of:

  • structural metals
  • forging and stamping
  • machine shops
  • coating and treating
  • metal containers
  • fasteners and hardware
  • cutlery and handtools
  • springs and wires
  • other products such as ammunition, bearings, and industrial valves

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2007 to 2017.

Products classified as primary metals (such as iron and steel mill, refined nonferrous metal, and metal foundry products) are excluded from the scope of this report. Re-exports of fabricated metal products are excluded from demand and trade figures.

About Freedonia Focus Reports
Each month, The Freedonia Group – a division of – publishes over 20 new or updated Freedonia Focus Reports, providing fresh, unbiased analysis on a wide variety of markets and industries. Published in 20-30 pages, Focus Report coverage ranges from raw materials to finished manufactured goods and related services such as freight and construction. Additional Industrials reports can be purchased at Freedonia Focus Reports or

Analysis is intended to guide the busy reader through pertinent topics in rapid succession, including:

  • total historical market size and industry output
  • segmentation by products and markets
  • identification of market drivers, constraints, and key indicators
  • segment-by-segment outlook in five-year forecasts
  • a survey of the supply base
  • suggested resources for further study

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