Laboratory Casework Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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The Laboratory Casework Manufacturing industry makes laboratory furniture, including cabinets, cases, benches, tables and stools. When revenue for research facilities fell during the economic slowdown, laboratories could not justify investing in new laboratory furniture. This led to unstable demand for industry products and therefore a decrease in revenue. In an attempt to promote demand, manufacturers developed more ergonomic and adjustable products. Now that the economy is stabilizing, local demand is returning and export markets are increasing. The increase in demand combined with these technological advances in industry products is expected to lead to revenue growth over the next five years.

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Development of new products will help industry revenue recover from the downturn

The Laboratory Casework Manufacturing industry experienced a wobbly past five years. This industry manufactures laboratory furniture, including cabinets, cases, benches, tables and stools. As the economy started showing signs of weakness and the United States retreated into a recession, demand for industry products fell and revenue declined. When revenue for businesses and laboratories fell, they could not justify investing in new laboratory furniture. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Nima Samadi, “the industry's revenue is expected to decline at an average annual rate of 4.4% to $1.2 billion in the five years to 2012, however revenue is forecast to grow 4.5% in 2012.”

Research and development (R&D) spending in the Laboratory Casework Manufacturing industry is tied to total corporate revenue and as a result it moves closely with the overall economy. As revenue tightened during the recession, businesses cut back on funding research to develop new products. Currently the major players for this industry are Thermo Fisher Scientific and Kewaunee Scientific Corporation. “Market share concentration is estimated to be low in the industry,” adds Samadi, with the number of companies expected to remain relatively flat during the five years to 2012, and new entrants projected to be marginal during the coming five years.

Over the five years to 2017, the industry is projected to grow at a faster rate as downstream companies invest in new products again - in turn, increasing their R&D expenses. One of the primary impetuses of that growth will be an increase in demand for US laboratory casework products in emerging nations. Strong growth in research capabilities among private, government and educational institutions in Asia (including the Middle East) and South America will likely drive growth in exports. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Laboratory Casework Manufacturing in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Firms in this industry manufacture laboratory furniture, including cabinets, cases, benches, tables and stools. This industry excludes dental laboratory furniture.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

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