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 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