Free fall: Foreign demand will remain strong, but declining US military spending will hurt revenue

The Parachute Manufacturing industry experienced shaky performance over the past five years. Initially, continued US combat operations in the Middle East led to a surge in military demand for industry products. In addition, as the economy recovered from the recession, per capital disposable income increased, enabling more consumers to spend money on recreational activities such as skydiving. However, in recent years, the industry has hit turbulence. Over the five years to 2021, industry revenue is expected to fall. Most of the revenue decline is projected to be in 2017, when the surge in export orders settles down, while US military spending on parachutes continues to fall...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong export growth is expected to help offset declining domestic demand
  • The decreased tempo of operations in Afghanistan caused a plunge in demand for parachutes
  • As incomes rise, more consumers will go skydiving, driving commercial demand for parachutes
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Overall, this industry has medium barriers to entry. First, companies compete heavily for defense contracts, which could deter new entrants. Many businesses within this industry rely on Department of Defense (DoD) contracts to survive in the industry. Virtually all participants fight for a slice of the pie, so establishments need to have the expertise, capabilities and reputation to undertake projects. Proven experience and the ability to provide constant product improvement is vital, due to the high expectations of the US military. Therefore, it is not surprising that many businesses have a dedicated team to work with defense forces to ensure that projects run smoothly.In addition to competition, there is relatively high regulation. Sin...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Parachute Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Parachute Manufacturing Industry are

  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • Economies of scale
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for defense and NATO defense spending in the Parachute Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Parachute Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture parachutes, which are devices used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag. This industry does not include powered parachutes or manufacturers that primarily produce parachute harnesses or components.

    Industry Products
  • Military parachutes
  • Recreational parachutes
  • Industry Activities
  • Cargo parachute
  • Personnel parachute
  • Space parachute
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for defense
  • NATO defense spending
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Military demand
  • Other trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Unstable demand
  • Other trends
  • Table: Parachute Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Parachute Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sports Coaching
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Military parachutes
  • Recreational parachutes
  • Other
  • Chart: Parachute Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • US and global defense spending
  • Recreation

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Recreational market
  • Department of Defense
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Parachute Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Parachute Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Parachute Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Airborne Systems, Ltd.,
  • Table: Airborne Systems, Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Parachute 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 Parachute Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Federal funding for defense (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The delivery of cargo or personnel by parachute from an aircraft in flight.
  • Department Of Defense (Dod)
  • The federal department charged with coordinating and supervising agencies and functions relating to national security and the US armed forces.
  • Global Positioning System (Gps)
  • A navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth.
  • Joint Precision Airdrop System (Jpads)
  • An American military airdrop system that uses GPS.
  • Nasa
  • An independent agency of the US government responsible for aviation and spaceflight.
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