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Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33299a | Aug 2016

Lock and load: After recent sales surge, demand will normalize as fears of gun control subside

IBISWorld’s Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Renewed fears over regulations and security have rekindled consumer demand for industry products
  • Declining demand from the military is expected to cause industry profit to drop
  • Increased military spending on industry products will help bolster revenue growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Guns and Ammunition Manufacturing industry has experienced increased volatility over the past five years. The industry experienced aggressive revenue growth in the years after the recession as fears of more restrictive gun control laws overrode consumers' financial constraints. The industry's trajectory over the next five years will largely depend on US defense spending and perceptions about the future of firearms legislation. While revenue grew substantially over the past five years, it is forecast to move more in line with historical growth rates as consumer demand eventually begins to normalize. Nonetheless, increased military spending on industry products will help bolster industry growth, despite overall spending remaining below levels experienced in 2012... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Guns and Ammunition Manufacturing industry has experienced increased volatility over the past five years. The industry experienced aggressive revenue growth in the years after the recession as fears of more restrictive gun control laws overrode consumers’ financial constraints. However, as the US military began to withdraw from the Middle East and budget issues arose, federal funding for defense dropped, greatly tempering overall revenue growth. Moreover, when fears of greater gun control laws subsided in 2014, the combination of falling military and consumer spending caused revenue to fall. On the other hand, consumer demand was recently rekindled following renewed emphasis on gun control, as well as security fears. In .. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for defense and NATO defense spending in the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures small arms (including shotguns, rifles, revolvers, pistols, machine guns and grenade launchers), and ammunition, ordnance and accessories.

    Industry Products
    Small arms ammunitionOther ammunitionSmall armsOrdnance and accessories
    Industry Activities
    Machine gunsShotguns and riflesHandgunsGun magazinesSmall arms ammunitionAmmunition (except small arms)GrenadesMinesArtillery and tank ammunitionHowitzers and man-portable and vehicle installed rockets and rocket launchers

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for defense
  • NATO defense spending
  • Local and state government investment
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • War and government expenditure
  • Private-sector demand
  • International trade
  • Consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand normalizes
  • Other industry trends
  • Table: Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Security Services
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copper Rolling, Drawing & Extruding
  • Explosives Manufacturing
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Products Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Small arms
  • Small arms ammunition
  • Other ammunition
  • Ordnance and accessories
  • Chart: Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic conditions
  • Regulation
  • Public perception of gun laws, politics, security and crime
  • Defense funding
  • International trade
  • Major Markets
  • Civilians and law enforcement
  • Exports
  • Military
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    General Dynamics Corp.
    Freedom Group Inc.
    Orbital ATK Inc.
  • Table: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC - financial performance
  • Table: General Dynamics Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Freedom Group Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Orbital ATK Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Primers that are fired from guns, explosive military items like grenades and bombs and any materials that are thrown in fight.
  • Ordnance
  • Ammunition, explosives and similar warfare devices.
  • Tampion
  • Wooden plug, or a metal, canvas, rubber or plastic cover for the muzzle of a gun.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Guns & Ammunition Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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