Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry has been enduring tough conditions, including rising import penetration and increasing input costs, which caused revenue and profitability to decline in the five years to 2013. Decreasing downstream demand also hurt revenue during the recession since fewer industry products were purchased for residential, nonresidential and infrastructure construction. While overall construction is expected to improve, the Lighting and Bulb manufacturing industry will not experience the same progress. A strong rebound in residential, nonresidential and infrastructure construction will help soften demand declines, but over the five years to 2018 revenue is expected to decline overall... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Because of the wide variety of downstream markets, relatively inexpensive transportation costs for industry products and the small number of companies involved in this industry, the dispersion of industry establishments does not follow a clear trend. The majority of manufacturers in this US industry are in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and the Great Lakes regions, which, when combined, make up an estimated 64.0% of total establishments.
The Mid-Atlantic region, which accounts for an estimated 22.5% of industry establishments, has access to some of the largest seaports in the US, making it an attractive location for manufacturing industries to receive raw materials and ship exports. OSRAM, a major player in this industry, has manufacturing facilities in this region... purchase to read more