The American Coatings Association (ACA), in conjunction with CHEMARK Consulting Group Inc., announced the publication of the eighth edition of the “U.S. Paints & Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2008-2013.” The report includes, for the first time, optional “Interactive Strategic Planning” software.
The ACA says the comprehensive research report provides insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, customer and competitive movements, and important trends and driving forces within the U.S. paint and coatings industry.
The base-study publication can be supplemented with the Interactive Strategic Planning Toolkit, designed to further enhance the forecasting capability of the study. The supplementary software program provides a custom “what-if” model that responds to the widespread economic volatility being experienced currently. Users can build on the extensive statistical analysis and forecasting data provided by the Market Analysis and incorporated into the software tool to anticipate trends and better plan their business activities, the association says.
The interactive tool also allows users to review historic data and forecast data on the state, regional, and national level. In addition, the tool allows users to change the value of inputs to the forecast and see what impact the changes may have on their business models.
The report includes in-depth industry analysis, detailing 21 major segments and 81 sub-segments of the coatings industry. In addition to the chapters on Regulatory Overview, Update and Outlook, this report includes four “focused” special chapters. The study reviews raw-materials supply and pricing; examines the supply-chain and distribution channels within each of the major market segments; reviews technology trends and trade impacts; and offers observations of overall market conditions. The report provides a forecast at the national level for each product group for 2008-2013, using historic data.
The pricing of the study varies, with special prices available for ACA corporate and individual members.
More information: www.paint.org/market.