Capital Goods: A Global Outlook
San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 13, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – Capital goods are essential for establishing and running a production house and in manufacturing wide range of products. Essentially involving capital investments, capital goods are productivity enhancing tangible assets such as heavy machinery, tools, processing equipment, IT/electronic/electrical infrastructure and vehicles among others, which are procured by governments, individuals, and organizations for manufacturing and distributing a wide range of commercial goods.
Although the global economy is still making an unsteady recovery largely as a result of Europe’s debt crisis, capital goods orders from developing countries has been standing up to the pressure providing a glimmer of hope for steady long-term growth. Following the tsunami and earthquake in Japan in early 2011, Japanese manufactured machinery staged increased demand in the international market with strong order inflows stemming from China, South Korea and Thailand. The other leading exporters of capital goods, the US and Germany, also witnessed increase in orders during this period. This is largely because of the fact that excluding Europe, business confidence remains high in developing countries. Currently, the US and Canada also present an encouraging picture as both the economies rebound following temporary reversal of growth inhibiting factors. Europe however remains under the yoke stressed by the sovereign debt crisis and the looming possibility of euro-zone recession.
Growth in capital goods investments over the next few years will be primarily driven by increased use of technology in producing finished goods in various industries. For instance, use of automated workflows in manufacturing and processing industries and increased mechanization of agricultural activity in order to increased yield will especially drive investments in capital goods. Increased focus on infrastructure developments by governments across the globe and subsequent rise in construction activity related to public infrastructure facilities will drive up demand for construction equipment. Manufacturing activities, which have long taken advantage of automation technologies, will continue to remain a dominant consumer of capital goods. Density of industrial robots, for instance, will continue to grow in the automotive, electronics, electronics industry and general manufacturing sectors.
The research report titled “Capital Goods: A Global Outlook” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, highlights latest trends and demand drivers, in addition to providing statistical insights. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include United States, Europe, (France, Germany, UK, and Russia), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan), South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil. The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of companies worldwide.
For more details about this comprehensive industry report, please visit –
About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.StrategyR.com/