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 Locations Chapter
The location of manufacturing establishments is generally influenced by their proximity to major markets, as well as material and supply industries. Manufacturing establishments also tend to be highly correlated with population density. IBISWorld estimates that the industry is concentrated in the Southeast, Great Lakes, Southwest and West regions of the United States, due to their proximity to major supply industries as well as population centers. These regions combined will account for 51.0% of industry establishments.
The Southeast region will account for an estimated 22.2% of industry establishments. This is the most populous region in the United States... purchase to read more