Key Global Motorcycle Industry Statistics & Growth Regions

The global motorcycle market – which includes not only internal combustion engine (ICE) motorcycles but ICE and/or electric mopeds,  scooters, and bikes – is expected to grow 4.4% per year through 2022, according to a white paper from The Freedonia Group. This marks an improvement over the anemic industry growth that characterized the period between 2012-2017.

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Meet Kent Furst, Industry Study Manager

Kent Furst has written 50 industry studies on a wide variety of topics during the last 14 years at The Freedonia Group. He currently manages a group of analysts who focus on the chemicals industry. He holds a B.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Kent has been quoted in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, in addition to a number of trade journals. He has been a regular speaker at the International Silicones Conference over the last seven years, and he’s also spoken at the Plastic Caps & Closures conference.

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Meet Industry Analyst Carolyn Zulandt

Carolyn Zulandt is a Content Development Specialist at The Freedonia Group, where she has worked since 2012. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and History from Wake Forest University and an M.A. in History from Cleveland State University.

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Meet the Analyst: Ken Long, Industry Study Manager

Ken Long leads a team of analysts that produce studies on building and construction products at The Freedonia Group, where he has worked for more than 18 years. He has authored 64 studies, and his research has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, and many trade journals.

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7 Growing Industries to Watch in 2019

You know the saying: New year, new market opportunities!

After a chaotic 2018 — a year defined by tariffs and trade wars, unprecedented merger and acquisition activity, stock market volatility, and murmurings that a new recession is brewing — finding the next big industry can be a real challenge.

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The Global Off-Highway Equipment Market: 4 Key Growth Industries

The off-highway equipment market – which includes machinery used primarily off-road in construction, mining, forestry, and agricultural applications, among others – has struggled in recent years, restrained by challenging worldwide economic conditions and fluctuations in pricing and material costs. 

However, according to an ebook from The Freedonia Group, this market is expected to rebound through 2021, supported by growth in a few key global industries.

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3 Construction Industry Trends Related to the Building Envelope

The exterior components of a building — also known as the building envelope — are a key consideration for construction professionals. The choice of materials greatly influences construction and maintenance costs, ease of installation, durability, and sustainability.

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7 Key Stats to Know About the Automotive Aftermarket

The automotive aftermarket — the secondary market for vehicle parts used in repair and maintenance — encompasses everything from brake parts to filters to batteries. Automotive aftermarket companies include General Motors, Bosch, Standard Motor Products, Denso, Federal-Mogul, and CARDONE Industries, among others.

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The Amcor-Bemis Merger: 3 Things to Know

The past few years have seen quite a boom in merger and acquisition activity, particularly in the packaging market. For proof of this, look no further than the blockbuster August announcement that Amcor planned to acquire rival packaging firm Bemis in an all-stock transaction valued at nearly US$5.3 billion.

Should the acquisition go through as anticipated, the transaction would create the world leader in flexible packaging, with US$13 billion in combined sales, according to a new acquisition impact report from The Freedonia Group. Here are three things to know about this global packaging game changer.

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The U.S. Roofing Industry Outlook for 2018 and Beyond

Boosted by an increase in single-family housing starts and the rising need for storm-resistant products, the demand for roofing in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% to reach $19.9 billion in 2021, according to a new white paper by The Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company.

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