Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Toy, Doll and Game Manufacturing industry has suffered over the five years to 2016, due to falling demand brought on by poor economic conditions during the earlier half of the five-year period and increasing competition from low-priced imports. Many industry operators had to exit the industry altogether because they could no longer compete with low-cost imports. Moreover, the long-term outlook for the industry is not encouraging. US manufacturers will continue to face increasing competition from low-cost imports and vie for contracts with a shrinking number of retailers. Given the limited amount of shelf space in stores, retailers will place significant pricing pressures on domestic operators to lower their markups, or they will give up shelf space to imported goods... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Proximity to downstream markets enables manufacturers to increase delivery speed while reducing transportation costs. However, due to the large number of downstream markets and the relatively small number of companies in this industry, the dispersion of establishments does not follow a clear trend. Analysis suggests that the majority of industry manufacturers in the United States are located in the West and the Mid-Atlantic region, which, on a combined basis, comprise an estimated 40.0% of total establishments.
The West accounts for an estimated 25.0% of total establishments. This is in line with downstream demand, as the region accounts for the second-highest number of toy stores at about 18.0%... purchase to read more