This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the metal valves marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. The category includes products ranging from linear motion valves to control valves. Primarily a fragmented and mature industry, metal valves category has a well developed supplier base. The metal valves category has high product segmentation and serves primarily industrial markets. The demand for metal valves is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including economic growth, new construction, industrial production and oil & gas transmission. Key costs around the metal valves category include raw materials / components (aluminum, steel, iron castings and forgings, aluminum castings, turned products) and processing cost (labor, overhead). The major trends in the metal valves industry include consolidation and implementation of new technologies, among others. The risk outlook for the metal valves industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the metal valves industry include strategic sourcing practices.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves as well as average margins on a current and 5 year basis. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.