Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33299a | Jan 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Guns and Ammunition Manufacturing industry had its ups and downs over the past five years. Prior to the five-year period, the expanding US defense budget and combat operations in the Middle East greatly increased demand for military-related small arms, ammunition, bombs, artillery shells, ordnances and other munitions. However, as the United States began to wind down combat operations, spending on defense, particularly industry products, plunged. Increasing consumer concerns about stricter gun control laws led many to buy industry products before a feared ban. As a result, despite defense cuts, industry revenue skyrocketed. In the five years to 2021, industry growth will be tempered by the eventual normalization of consumer demand following the recent surge in demand... 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 61.4% 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


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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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