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Hand Tools and Accessories - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 338758
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 409 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
With Manpower Services Across Industries Disrupted by the Outbreak of COVID-19, Hand Tools & Accessories Market Declines by -11.2%

The global market for Hand Tools & Accessories is expected to slump by -11.2% in the year 2020 and thereafter recover and grow to reach US$22.9 billion by the year 2027, trailing a post COVID-19 CAGR of 3.9% over the analysis period 2020 through 2027. Economic activities came to an abrupt halt in the first half of 2020 as governments worldwide stepped up measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 infections. The decline in capital spending levels, falling industrial activity and reduced private consumption are all affecting prospects in key hand tools end use industries such as oil & gas, chemicals, automotive, construction, home improvement, commercial renovation, energy & power, and mining sectors. Containment and lockdown measures implemented to curb spread of COVID-19 virus have resulted in significant declines in manufacturing activity ranging from aircraft, automobiles to consumer goods. Most of these industries are witnessing significant weakness due to the crisis. With the commercial aerospace industry collapsing under the travel bans and restrictions, aircraft manufacturing is set to receive the worst ever setback sending knock-on effects across the upstream supply chain. Without government intervention and financial support, several low cost airline companies in developed and developing countries are expected to file for bankruptcies, directly impacting fleet expansion plans and new aircraft procurements. With consumers not seen as likely to spend on automobiles anytime soon, automobile demand and production will decline impacting profitability and revenues of manufacturers including job shops handling activities under a contractual basis.

The D.I.Y industry, which traditionally benefits from tough economic scenario, continues to be under pressure due to squeezed personal finances and household wealth. While the pandemic is estimated to cost the global economy trillions of dollars, another knock-on effect of COVID-19 is the rise in unemployment across the globe. As businesses struggle to keep afloat, job cuts and bankruptcies are expected to rise sending millions into unemployment. Rapid tightening of financial conditions, dwindling trade, and increasing geopolitical tensions, continue to erode business confidence. Personal financial outlook, economy, job security confidence, and purchasing and investment confidence are all tumbling as the human and economic cost of the global pandemic rises. Unemployment rates are climbing to worrisome levels in both developed and developing economies alike. The loss in consumer confidence and erosion of household wealth and discretionary spending will impact virtually every industry and business worldwide. The pandemic has pushed consumers to conserve cash. With unemployment rates rising amid the virus induced economic crisis, consumers are cutting spending budgets. Unemployment rates have hit never-before highs with the US topping the charts with double digit growth in unemployment rates. Though DIY platforms are known for their ability to help consumers save on costs and expenses and offer high ROI in terms of cost saving, the uncertain economic environment, rising unemployment levels and pressure on personal incomes is deterring consumers from taking on DIY projects, including DIY home improvements and DIY car maintenance.

Additionally, COVID-19 restrictions have elicited a sudden & sharp drop in vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Lockdowns, work-from-home & closure of public transit have brought demand for vehicle service and repair services to a screeching halt. Physical distancing measures have significantly reduced customer foot traffic in service centers and garages. Given the steep economic recession and the slow recovery new demand for automobiles may take more than a year to reach 2019 levels. With an inversely proportional relationship, longer the slump in new car sales greater will be the demand for servicing of older cars in operation. Urgent break-fix-repair and maintenance on current vehicles will recover with pent up energy in the year 2021. Defined as tools powered by hand, hand tools are the most ubiquitous, omnipresent and indispensable instruments used virtually every day. Right from adjusting and repairing machinery to building a multitude of objects both simple and complex, hand tools are of immense value to both consumers and professionals including craftsman, handymen and industrial workers. There are several types of tools available for different purposes such as tools for joinery, fixing tools for construction, shaping tools, moving tools, measuring tools, edged tools for cutting, simple general purpose tools, etc. Hand tools are typically used for holding, bending and compressing objects; driving nails into a surface; fitting, binding or fastening parts, forging metal, and breaking objects; turning objects, turning in or removing screws; chopping trees and timber; cutting, sawing, splitting, smoothening, shaping or carving wood; chiseling or carving or cutting wood, hard metal or stone; shoveling i.e. digging, lifting, and moving bulk material, loosening, lifting and turning over, shaping and clearing soil in gardening and farming and to controlling weeds, and harvesting root crops; and a host of special service tools for repairing, and maintenance of different products. Most modern technology trends such as electrification, mechanization, and automation favor use of power tools. In line with the trend, power tools have superseded hand tools in terms of popularity and sales and now command over 60% of total tooling market. Even in the era of automation and mechanization, the balance between the handwork and machine work for achieving quality standards drives the need and demand for hand tools. Hand tools therefore have a secure niche in the global tooling industry which is dominated by powered tools.

Select Competitors (Total 202 Featured):
  • Apex Tool Group
  • Channellock Inc.
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Greenlee
  • Gray Tools Canada Inc.
  • Ideal Industries, Inc.
  • Irwin Tools
  • J.K. Files (India) Limited
  • Kennametal Inc.
  • Klein Tools Inc.
  • Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
  • Ningbo Great Wall Precision Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • Pilana Tools Group
  • Snap-On Incorporated
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.
  • Wera Tools
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  • Influencer Market Insights
  • World Market Trajectories
  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Looming Global Recession
  • Pandemic Crisis Weakens Economic Environment, Triggering Negative Tide in GDP
  • Exhibit 1: World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, Annual % Change) for 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • Industrial Activity to Remain Subdued in the Immediate Term
  • Exhibit 2: Global PMI Index Points for the Years 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • Exhibit 3: Despite Moves to Reopen the Economy, Battered Business Confidence Plummets to New Depths: Business Confidence Index (BCI) Points
  • Evolution of the Industry
  • Hand Tools Continue to be Relevant in the Modern Mechanical Era
  • Exhibit 4: Global Tools Market Breakdown (in %) by Hand Tools and Power Tools for the Year 2020E
  • Hand Tools & Accessories: Product Profile
  • Mechanics’ Service Tools
  • Edge Tools
  • Others Segment
  • Global Market Prospects & Outlook
  • Developing Markets to Spearhead Future Growth
  • World Brands
  • Recent Market Activity

  • Occupational Ergonomics: The Primary Factor Driving Innovation in the Hand Tools Market
  • Exhibit 5: Growing Incidence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Drives the Emphasis on Ergonomically Designed Hand Tools: Number of MSDs in the United States Per 10,000 Full Time Workers by Industry Sector for the Year 2018
  • Multitask Hand Tools Grow in Prominence
  • Focus on Productivity in Lightweight Manufacturing to Spur Demand for Intelligently Designed Hand Tools
  • Non-Magnetic and Non-Sparking Hand Tools Make Perfect Sense for High Energy and Electrical Component Applications
  • As Competition Heats up, Companies Keep Afloat with Product Innovations
  • Market Set to Benefit from Advances in Hand Tools’ Production Technology
  • Hand Tools Continue to Find Use in Industrial Applications
  • Mechanics' Service Tools: The Largest Product Market to Witness Strong Growth
  • Automotive Repair & Maintenance Services Demand Determines Growth in Vehicle Mechanics Tools Market
  • Exhibit 6: Average Age (in years) of Passenger Cars in Select Countries: 2019
  • Exhibit 7: Automotive Repair & Maintenance Services Market Ranks as a Macro Trend Driving Demand for Mechanics' Service Tools: Global Market for Automotive Repair and Maintenance Services (In US$ Billion) by Segment for the Years 2018 and 2022
  • Advances in Specialty Tools for Automotive Industry
  • Aircraft MRO: A Major Market for Aviation General Mechanic's Tools
  • Exhibit 8: Aircraft MRO Trends to Set the Tone for Aviation Hand Tools: Global MRO Spending (In US$ Billion) by Segment for the Years 2020 & 2027
  • Shrinking Air Travel Demand amid COVID-19 to Squeeze Margins of Aircraft MROs
  • Incremental Gains for Remote Maintenance amid COVID-19 Set to Alter Aircraft MRO Landscape
  • Machinery Maintenance & Heavy Equipment Repair Supports Demand for Mechanic’s Service Tools in the Industrial Sector
  • Exhibit 9: Aging Plant Machinery with Heavy Repair & Maintenance Burden to Support Demand for Hand Tools Used in the Industrial Sector: Average Age of Industrial Equipment (In Years) in the Private Sector in the United States for the Years 1980, 2000 and 2019
  • Construction Industry Trends Presents Determines Demand for Tools Used by Construction Workers
  • Exhibit 10: World Construction Industry (in US$ Trillion) for the Years 2017, 2019 & 2022
  • DIY Home Improvement, Gardening and Landscaping: Potential for Growth in the Hand Tools Market
  • Exhibit 11: Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Culture to Provide Growth for Hand Tools in the Consumer Market: Global DIY Home Improvement Market Size (in US$ Billion) for Years 2018, 2022 & 2025
  • Exhibit 12: Average Cost, Savings & Return on Investment (ROI) on DIY Home Improvement Projects in the United States
  • Exhibit 13: Global Hand Tools Purchases in the Consumer Segment: Percentage Breakdown by Age Group for 2020E
  • Commercial Carpentry: Hand Tools Face Stiff Challenge from Power Tools
  • HVAC Tools Trends towards Technological Sophistication for Better Functions
  • Intelligent CAD Technology Enables the Development of Ergonomically Designed Hand Tools
  • E-Retailing Expands Growth Opportunities
  • Exhibit 14: Factors Influencing Online Purchase Decision: Percentage Share Breakdown by Consumer Preferences
  • Competition from Power Tools: A Market Dampener

  • Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis, Manufacturing Activities Come to a Halt
  • Pandemic Impacts Demand for Hand Tools from Professional Segment
  • Trend Towards Longer Vehicle Retention Sheds Increased Focus on Vehicle Maintenance: Augurs Well for Mechanics’ Service tools
  • Exhibit 15: Average Age of Light Vehicles (in Years) in the US for 2010-2019
  • Average Age of Passenger Cars and Light Trucks in Operation in the US for the Years 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 & 2019
  • With Construction Industry in Pressure Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, Opportunities Remain Muted for Hand Tools & Accessories
  • Exhibit 16: Key Indicators for US Residential Construction Market
  • DIY Segment Remains a Key Category in Hand Tools Market
  • Exhibit 17: DIY Sales in the United States by Store Type (in %) for the Years 2019 & 2022
  • Exhibit 18: DIY Expenditure in the United States by Generation (in %) for the Year 2019
  • Factors Influencing Buyer Decision
  • Made in USA to Make a Comeback
  • Market Overview
  • COVID-19 Crisis Affects Growth in the Chinese Hand Tools Market
  • Hand Tools Market in India: An Overview
  • Hong Kong: Focus on the DIY Tools Market
  • Taiwan: Potential Laden Market for Hand Tools
  • Advent of Digital Hand Tools in Taiwan
  • Exhibit 19: Hand Tools and Power Tools Market in Taiwan by Application (in %) for 2019
  • IRAN
  • Total Companies Profiled: 202
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