On edge: As imports satisfy rising demand from consumers, revenue will decrease

Over the five years to 2018, revenue for the Hand Tool and Cutlery Manufacturing industry is projected to decrease. Demand for the bulk of industry products depends on growth in the number of households and consumer spending. Over the past five years, the number of households has increased and consumer spending has rebounded, but domestic demand for industry products has been increasingly satisfied by imports. In an attempt to mitigate the revenue loss from decreases in demand, industry operators reduced the size of their staff and decided to offshore their manufacturing facilities to cut costs...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators reduced the size of their staff and decided to offshore their manufacturing facilities to cut costs
  • Significant growth in low-cost imports has limited the ability of many operators to raise prices
  • The number of homeowners will increase, indicating steady demand growth for hand tools and cutlery
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Razor Blades and RazorsRazor blades and razors comprise the industry's dominant product segment and generate 24.9% of revenue. This industry primarily engages in manufacturing razor blades and razors, excluding electric, for the personal care segment and the commercial and professional segment of this industry. Disposable income and consumer spending largely determine demand for these goods. This segment has remained relatively steady during the five-year period.Mechanics' hand service toolsThis segment, which is expected to account for 19.7% of industry revenue, includes metal kitchen cookware, utensils, nonprecious plated metal cutlery and flatware. Lik...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry are

  • Production of premium goods/services
  • Having an extensive distribution network
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Number of households in the Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry primarily manufactures hand tools, edge tools and metal blades (e.g. screwdrivers, scrapers, bits and saw blades). The industry also manufactures metal kitchen cookware, utensils and cutlery (excluding products made by casting or stamping, without further fabrication).

    Industry Products
  • Razor Blades and Razors
  • Mechanics' hand service tools
  • Cutting Tools and Precision Measuring Tools
  • Cutlery, utensils, Scissors and Snips
  • Edge tools, saw blades and handsaws
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing nonpowered hand and edge tools
  • Manufacturing nonprecious and precious plated metal cutlery and flatware
  • Manufacturing saw blades and handsaws
  • Manufacturing metal kitchen utensils, pots and pans
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Number of households
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Value of residential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Growth in consumer demand siphoned by imports
  • Profit increases
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand improves
  • Decreasing imports and increasing exports
  • Table: Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Hardware Stores
  • Nursery & Garden Stores
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Metal Stamping & Forging
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Steel Rolling & Drawing

  • Products & Services
  • Razor Blades and Razors
  • Mechanics' hand service tools
  • Edge tools, saw blades and handsaws
  • Cutlery, utensils, Scissors and Snips
  • Cutting Tools and Precision Measuring Tools
  • Other
  • Chart: Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction Activity
  • Manufacturing Activity
  • Consumer confidence and per capita disposable income
  • Substitute goods

  • Major Markets
  • Big-box retailers and home improvement centers
  • Exports
  • Commercial and professional markets
  • Hardware stores and specialty shops
  • Grocery stores, department stores and pharmacies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation, rent and utilities and marketingOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Stanley Black & Decker Inc., Snap-on Inc., Procter & Gamble Company,
  • Table: Stanley Black & Decker Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Snap-on Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Procter & Gamble Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of households (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • An edged or cutting tool that is generally used to cut, serve and eat food.
  • Cutting Tools
  • A hand tool used for cutting or smoothing; the category includes saws, chisels, planes, files and rasps.
  • Handsaw
  • A saw used with one hand, which is operated by moving the arm backward and forward.
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