Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33299a | Aug 2015

Lock and load: After recent sales surge, demand will normalize as fears of gun control subside

IBISWorld’s Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Guns and Ammunition Manufacturing industry has had ups and downs over the past five years. In the wake of several high-profile shootings, industry sales surged ahead of potential new gun control legislation feared by some consumers. Increased revenue from the consumer market briefly offset a decline in military demand due to the end of US combat operations in the Middle East and the budgetary effects of sequestration. As a result, industry revenue declined toward the end of the five-year period. In the five years to 2020, demand is expected to normalize and revenue growth will return to historical levels. During this time, manufacturers will increasingly look to export markets for growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

After years of growth, the industry has entered a mature stage of its life cycle. Due to a number of factors, including a resurgence of demand from the civilian sector, industry revenue has surged over the past few years. However, as fears over gun regulation subside and the government continues to cut defense spending, the industry's growth is expected to significantly slow down, returning to historic levels. In the 10 years to 2020, industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to GDP, is expected to grow at an annual rate of 1.0% per year, compared with 2.5% annualized GDP growth anticipated over the same period... purchase to read more


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What is the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures small arms (including shotguns, rifles, revolvers, pistols, machine guns and grenade launchers), and ammunition, ordnance and accessories.

Industry Products
Small arms ammunitionOther ammunitionSmall armsOrdnance and accessories
Industry Activities
Machine gunsShotguns and riflesHandgunsGun magazinesSmall arms ammunitionAmmunition (except small arms)GrenadesMinesArtillery and tank ammunitionHowitzers and man-portable and vehicle installed rockets and rocket launchers

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