Injection Molding Machines Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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During the three years to 2014, the price of injection molding machines is expected to increase, primarily due to higher demand from key buyers resulting from rising corporate profit and private investment in industrial equipment and machinery; during the three years to 2017, the price of injection molding machines is forecast to increase due to rising demand among downstream markets and rising input prices. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Injection Molding Machines to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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During the three years to 2017, the price of injection molding machines is forecast to increase due to rising demand and input prices.

Injection molding machines have a buyer power score of 2.8 out of 5. This score indicates that neither buyers nor suppliers have a distinct advantage with regard to negotiating prices. Suppliers have been raising the price of injection molding machines during the three years to 2014, largely due to rising demand, says IBISWorld analyst Jeffrey Cohen. Still, buyers benefit from low price volatility.

During the past three years, high price driver volatility has harmed buyer power. This trend is due in large part to the high volatility in the price of key inputs (i.e. steel and aluminum) that go into injection molding machines. Although overall price volatility has been low during the past three years, high volatility in price drivers harms buyer power because it leads to more difficulty on the buyer's behalf when budgeting for purchases, continues Cohen. Other factors that harm buyer power include a low availability of substitutes and high market share concentration. A low availability of substitutes limits buyers ability to leverage alternatives to receive lower prices during negotiations. Because the top four suppliers generate much of the market’s revenue, high market share concentration weakens buyer power as there is limited price competition. Consequently, buyers are left with a reduced ability to negotiate prices with the top suppliers. Some market suppliers include Husky, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Onex.

Because the price volatility for injection molding machines is low, this is beneficial for buyers because machines price will not significantly increase on annual basis, making it easier for buyers to budget their purchases. Regardless, buyers are encouraged to enter into long-term contracts to prevent against the effects of rising input costs. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Injection Molding Machines procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to assist buyers of injection molding machines. Injection molding machines are used to heat a molding material to a fluid state and then inject it into a mold. An injection molding machine consists of two main parts, an injection unit and a clamping unit. This report includes hydraulic injection molding machines, electric injection molding machines, mechanical injection molding machines and hybrid injection molding machines. This report does not include rubber-working machines or extrusion machines.

Executive Summary
Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.
IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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