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 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


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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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