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Industrial Fasteners Market Report

  • ID: 3720
  • January 2001
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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Key Note estimates that the apparent UK market for industrial fasteners was worth £835m in 2000. The market has been falling in value in recent years - down from a figure of £1.09bn in 1996. These figures cover the entire range of industrial fasteners, from the general fasteners sold in builders' merchants, through the hexagonal socket screws used in the mechanical engineering sector, to the highly specialised fasteners found in the aerospace industry. The market was hit particularly hard in 1999, with a 12.6% fall in value, which particularly affected the general fastener sector. Although the strength of sterling helped purchasers of general fasteners, the trend towards overseas sourcing of lower-specification fasteners was already well established.Key Note has separated the range of industrial fasteners into two distinct categories: general fasteners and special-purpose fasteners. General fasteners include the majority of nuts, bolts, screws, non-aviation rivets and building hardware. These products are typically found in builders' merchants, mail order catalogues, agricultural merchants and DIY (`do-it-yourself') stores. Special-purpose fasteners have a much higher specification READ MORE >

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