Gaining traction: Competitive pressures from foreign producers will continue to limit industry growth

The Ball Bearing Manufacturing industry in Canada has languished over the five years to 2019. The industry manufactures ball and roller bearings, which reduce friction and control motion between two or more rotating parts. Bearings are needed for the manufacturing of vehicles in the transportation, defence and aerospace sectors and for the manufacturing of other equipment with rotating parts. Therefore, the industry depends on demand from a variety of manufacturing markets. The industry is small and consolidated. Revenue from exports is key to the industry's performance because the domestic market for bearings is heavily penetrated by imports. The industry is projected to recover and more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue from exports is key to the industry’s performance because the domestic market for bearings is heavily penetrated by imports
  • Increased consolidation alleviated the pressure of volatile steel prices
  • The offshoring of manufacturing operations in downstream industries may continue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Ball bearingsBall bearings are the most popular industry offering, generating an estimated 35.5% of revenue in 2019. A ball bearing is a type of bearing that uses small metallic balls, contained within at least two outer races, to separate between the bearing's moving parts. Ball bearings are used to reduce rotational friction in a vehicle and other moving objects and to support radial and axial loads. Since ball bearings have a lower load capacity than other (roller type) bearings, they are most popular for use in relatively light equipment, including computer hard drives, household appliances, ammunition and small missiles. An essential advantage of ball bearings over roller bearings is that they can tolerate some misalignment of the inner and outer races...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Ability to pass on metal price increases
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Canadian effective exchange rate index and Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing in the Ball Bearing Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures ball bearings and roller bearings, which are small machines that constrain motion and reduce friction between moving parts of vehicles and other equipment. Major markets include the transportation, defence, aerospace and energy sectors. This industry does not manufacture plain (nonball and nonroller) bearings.

    Industry Products
  • Ball bearings
  • Housing for bearings (sold separately)
  • Components for bearings (sold separately)
  • Other roller bearings
  • Tapered roller bearings
  • Spherical roller bearings
  • Needle roller bearings
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing ball bearings
  • Manufacturing roller bearings
  • Manufacturing separate parts for bearings
  • Manufacturing separate housing for bearings
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Rising competition and trade
  • Price volatility
  • Consolidation and globalization
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trends domestically and abroad
  • Consolidation drives growth
  • Table: Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing in Canada
  • Computer Manufacturing in Canada
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing in Canada
  • Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing in Canada
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing in Canada
  • Space Vehicle & Missile Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing in Canada
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Nonferrous Metal Rolling & Alloying in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Ball bearings
  • Other roller bearings
  • Housing for bearings (sold separately)
  • Components for bearings (sold separately)
  • Tapered roller bearings
  • Needle roller bearings
  • Spherical roller bearings
  • Chart: Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Transportation equipment manufacturers
  • Industrial equipment manufacturers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    WagesPurchasesProfitDepreciationMarketingRentUtilitiesOther Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ball Bearing Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    NTN Corporation, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Timken Company,
  • Table: NTN Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG - financial performance
  • Table: Timken Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Ball Bearing Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • World Price of Steel (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Ball Bearing
  • A bearing that uses small metal balls to maintain the separation between the moving parts of the bearing.
  • Bearing
  • A machine that constrains motion and reduces friction between moving parts.
  • Roller Bearing
  • A bearing that uses small cylindrical rollers instead of balls to separate the moving parts of the bearing.
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