Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Poor economic conditions and massive toy recalls battered the industry in recent years. However, the outlook promises to be better for toy and game manufacturers. As disposable income rises, consumers will be more willing to purchase toys at the retail level, which in turn will drive up demand for manufacturers. Nevertheless, obstacles remain in the form of increasing price pressures from large retailers and continuing import competition from China... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The level of capital intensity in this industry is moderate. On average, this industry spends $0.32 on capital per dollar spent on labor, which reflects the importance of manual labor to the product assembly process and the need for qualified personnel for the design components of production.
The level of capital requirements for manufacturers can be extensive, covering items such as plant and equipment used in the production process. The level of research and development activity undertaken by a company also affects investment in plants and machinery. The development of new products has generally been associated with substantial changes to existing machinery and production processes, and an overall rise in capital investments... purchase to read more