U.S. MARKET ANALYSIS: MRO Product Consumption Down 7.2% in 2005
Consumption of MRO products have dropped 7.2% from the previous year in U.S. markets, according to the annual MDM/IMI MRO Market Analysis. The U.S. market size in 2005 for the 126 MRO industrial product groups is $378.5 billion, down 7.2% from last year's study. The 2004 market estimate was $407.8 billion, up 6.2% from the previous year. The 2003 market estimate total of $383.9 billion was down 8.2% from the previous year's total of $418.1 billion.
Estimates are based on data compiled by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis, MN, and analyzed by MDM. Definitions for the 126 individual product categories used to estimate the market size are on p. 4 of this section.
Two aggregate subgroups were measured as well (see charts on next page). Manufacturing & ...