Market Intelligence Reports

Boston Strategies International assists buyers and policy makers identify emerging issues that affect their supply chains and quantify the impact that they will have on their industries. Below are some of the industries for which we offer research reports:

  • Acids
  • Air Compressors
  • Alloys and Non Ferrous metals
  • Bearings (Excerpt)
  • Blow-Out Preventers
  • Cable
  • Catalysts
  • Centrifugal – ANSI Pumps
  • Centrifugal – Engineered Pumps
  • Chemicals
  • Coal
  • Compressors
  • Concrete Products
  • Construction
  • Contract Mfg
  • Couplings
  • Crude Petroleum
  • Design & Testing
  • Detection Systems
  • Distribution & Wholesaling
  • Downhole Tools
  • Drillbits
  • Drilling
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Electric Motors (Excerpt)
  • Electrical Equipment (Excerpt)
  • Electric Utilities
  • Scrap Metal
  • Seals (Excerpt)
  • Electronics
  • Energy Distribution & Utilities
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Field Separation Systems
  • Filtration Equipment
  • Fire Suppression Equipment
  • Flow Meters
  • Gas Pipes Valves and Fittings
  • Gas Turbines
  • Gears (Excerpt)
  • Generators
  • Hardware
  • Heat Transfer
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Industrial Batteries
  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Industrial Gases
  • Instrumentation
  • Intrusion Security Systems
  • Iron & Steel
  • Lamps & Fixtures (Excerpt)
  • Logistics
  • Lubricants & Base Oils
  • Machine Tools
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Membranes and Membrane Systems
  • Spill Control Systems
  • Steam Turbines
  • Submersible Pumps
  • Metals
  • Metal Pipe
  • Microturbines
  • Mill Rolls
  • Minerals & Mining
  • MRO
  • Natural Gas
  • Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Oil & Gas Production Chemicals
  • Ores
  • Paper & Packaging
  • Parts & Equipment (Excerpt)
  • Pipe Fittings
  • Pipeline Drones
  • Plastics
  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Power Transmission (Excerpt)
  • Printing & Publishing
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Process Centrifugal Compressors
  • Process Reciprocating Compressors
  • Professional Services
  • Pumps
  • Respirators
  • Rubber
  • Surface Equipment
  • Switchgear (Excerpt)
  • Telecommunication
  • Transformers (Excerpt)
  • Transmission and Distribution Equipment
  • Semiconductors
  • Transportation
  • Tubulars
  • Turbine Parts & Service
  • Turbines
  • Utilities
  • Uninterruptible Power Systems (Excerpt)
  • Vacuum Pumps
  • Valves
  • Vehicles
  • Vessels
  • Water Treatment Equipment
  • Water Filtration Media
  • Water Utilities
  • Wire & Cables
  • Wood Products

Market Intelligence




Mining and Minerals Worldwide through 2020
Mining was hard hit by the bursting of the commodity bubble in 2008, but Eastern Europe and Asia will provide ample opportunity for growth. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for metal ores and stone quarrying worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of mined metal ore and stone, and demand forecasts for mining machinery and equipment. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top mining companies, price trends by region and segment and the outlook for capital investment.

For-Hire Liquid Bulk Storage Services: Supply Market Overview
The market for liquid bulk storage, transloading, and railcar storage is near capacity, but capacity can be found if you know where to look. This report summarizes the results of a study that compiled primary and secondary research across the continental US into key messages that are needed for both buyers and suppliers. It contains a summary of Industry Flows and Channels, and profiles of the Tank Farms Supply Market, the Transload Facilities Supply Market, and the Railcar Storage Supply Market. The analysis includes segmentation, positioning, and sizing of the key players in each of these service areas, profiles of four tank farm operators, and buyer perspectives on eight suppliers. Summary tables include market share (tank farms), capacity available (based on limited data), and OSHA Incidents for selected facilities. Research is based on a companion database of 1,990 tank farms, 845 transload facilities, and 351 railcar storage locations.

Transload and Railcar Storage Facility Database
Finding transload and railcar storage locations can be a time-consuming task with an imperfect result. This database contains information on 76 tank farms, 839 transload facilities, and 351 railcar storage locations in the US. Data includes (where available): Supplier Name, Terminal Name, City, State, Zip (3 digits), Type of Facility (tank farm, transload, railcar storage), Revenue, Employees, Number of OSHA Violations, Regulatory Compliance (SARA, OPA, SPCC, OSHA HazCom), Type of Liquid Bulk Handled, Inbound and Outbound Accessibility by Mode, and Capacity. The database was part of a study that is summarized in a 33-page companion Powerpoint presentation.

 African Natural Resource Monitor
Africa’s doggedly slow movement into containerization could provide an opportunity for terminal operators that are willing to cross over into bulk.The delayed arrival of containerization is a problem, and African policy makers know it. The lack of containerization has kept logistics costs high, and inefficient bulk trades have contributed to Africa’s slow economic development. How is this affecting trade in Africa, and what opportunities and threats does it present to investors, shippers, and consumers of these commodities?

Alloys and Nonferrous Metals Worldwide through 2020
New and expanded capacity to produce Alloys and Nonferrous Metals will come on stream at a time when selling prices may not have justified the investment in the first place – will there be excess supply? This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this challenging environment. It explores the market for Alloys and Nonferrous Metals Worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand for aluminum, copper, cobalt, lead, nickel and other nonferrous metals, as well as basic and fabricated metals and alloy products. It also includes a cost breakdown covering metals, labor, and energy. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Alloy and Nonferrous Metal manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for investment in plant and equipment.

Concrete Products Worldwide through 2020
Booming construction, especially in emerging economy countries, is stretching the capacity of the Concrete Products industry and driving up prices. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Concrete and Concrete Products through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand for cement, concrete, lime, and ready-mix concrete, as well as concrete products. It also includes a cost breakdown covering sand, gravel & crushed stone, cement, and labor. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 concrete manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for capital investment.

Construction Worldwide through 2020
Demand for Construction services will grow over the coming decade, especially in places like Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Construction services worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand for construction services and construction machinery. It also includes a cost breakdown covering iron and steel products, capital equipment, and labor. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 non-residential construction and heavy construction companies, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for investment in crane and other heavy equipment.

Electronic Products Worldwide through 2020
Asia is well-known for exporting Electronic Products to Western nations, but its own internal market is rapidly becoming the fastest-growing opportunity. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Electronic Products, devices and parts Worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand for computers & communication electronics, electronic valves, tubes, photo cells, transistors, capacitors, connectors, resistors, and other electronic components. It also includes a cost breakdown covering fabricated metals, electronic component, manufacturing equipment, and labor. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Electronic Product manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for capital investment.

 Water Utilities Worldwide through 2020
Sales of water in the Middle East will nearly double between today and 2020, and other areas are increasing consumption at fast rates. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help utilities, equipment providers, and commercial buyers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Water Utilities worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand for water. It also includes a cost breakdown covering filtration costs, materials, and labor. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 water utilities, as well as price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for capital investment.

 Water Treatment Equipment Worldwide through 2020
Sales of electric power in the Middle East will nearly double between today and 2020, and other areas are increasing consumption at fast rates. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help water utilities, equipment providers, and commercial buyers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for water infrastructure and pumps through 2020. It also includes a cost breakdown for large pumps. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 pump manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for capital investment.

Fabricated Metal Products Worldwide through 2020
Large variations in demand and prices worldwide over the coming decade will cause production to relocate and trade to level out price disparities in what has long been a national or even local industry. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Fabricated Metal Products Worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand for fabricated metal products and pipe and fittings. It also includes a cost breakdown covering fabricated metal materials, steel tubing, and labor. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Fabricated Metal Products manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for capital investment.

 Gas Pipes, Valves & Fittings Worldwide through 2020
The utility market is growing at unprecedented rates due to deregulation and growing populations. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers of natural gas pipes, valves, and fittings adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Gas Pipes, Valves & Fittings worldwide through 2020, providing demand and, where available, pricing forecasts. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Gas Pipes, Valves & Fittings suppliers, and the outlook for capital investment.

Industrial Chemicals Worldwide through 2020
Prices for Industrial Chemicals have fallen, but major capital investments that were planned during periods of high prices are still being made – how will the industry make money to pay off these investments? This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Industrial Chemicals Worldwide through 2020, providing regional demand forecasts for basic chemicals, industrial organic chemicals, and inorganic chemicals. It also includes a cost breakdown covering raw materials, manufacturing costs, and labor. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Industrial Chemical manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for capital investment.

Machine Tools Worldwide through 2020
Manufacturing will account for less than 10% of most developed countries’ economies by 2020 – how will the machine tool industry evolve? This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Metals & Machine Tools Worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand metal-cutting machine tools as well as for iron & steel products, fabricated and structural metals, and metal stampings. It also includes a Machine Tool cost breakdown covering labor and materials. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Machine Tool manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for capital investment.

 Paper & Packaging Worldwide through 2020
The market for Paper and Packaging has been severely affected by commodity price volatility, which has caused strong regional variations in demand and prices. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Paper & Packaging Worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of pulp, paper, paperboard, linerboard, bond, kraft, newsprint, and corrugated. It also includes a cost breakdown covering pulp, chemicals, energy and labor. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Paper & Packaging manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for capital investment.

 Plastic Products Worldwide through 2020
Growing demand for Plastic Products in Asia will drive even more capital investment over the coming decade. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this increasingly global and dynamic environment. It explores the market for Plastic Products Worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand for plastic plate sheet & shapes, plastic packaging, plastic film, plastic pipe and plastic bottles, as well as thermosetting resins & plastic materials. It also includes a cost breakdown of materials, labor, and energy inputs. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Plastic Products producers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for capital investment.

 Shipbuilding and Repair Services Worldwide through 2020
The Middle East will invest extraordinary amounts of capital in Shipbuilding and Repair Services as that region’s trade booms. This report analyzes the global market for Shipbuilding and Repair Services and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for Shipbuilding and Repair Services worldwide through 2020, providing regional demand detail and forecasts. It also includes a cost breakdown covering materials, equipment, and labor. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 shipbuilding and repair facilities, cost trends, and the outlook for capital investment.

 Automotive Vehicles Worldwide through 2020
Global sales of cars and trucks are increasing, especially as truck fleets adjust to new emissions standards. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for passenger cars, light and heavy duty trucks, and parts worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand. It also includes a cost breakdown covering production labor, components such as engines and stampings, and raw materials such as plastic, rubber and glass. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Auto and Truck manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for investment.

Forest Products Worldwide through 2020
The growth in Asia-Pacific paper mill investment may exceed the growth of demand there. Will over-investment in Asia affect global prices? This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores regional demand for paper, pulp, and wood products worldwide through 2020.  It also includes a cost breakdown for raw material inputs such as timber, lumber, and chemicals. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Paper & Forest Products manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for investment in paper production.

 Semiconductors Worldwide through 2020
Demand for semiconductor fabricating machinery will expand dramatically as Asian electronics manufacturing continues to grow. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores the market for semiconductors, circuit boards, and component assemblies worldwide through 2020, providing regional forecasts of demand.  It also includes a cost breakdown covering capital equipment, electronic components, and raw material such as copper wire. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 Semiconductor manufacturers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for investment.

 Telecommunications Worldwide through 2020
Asian investment in telecommunications infrastructure will continue to soar for the foreseeable future, as will demand growth. How will that change the global telecoms industry? This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores regional demand for telecommunications equipment worldwide through 2020.  It also includes cost detail on components and raw material inputs. Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 telecommunications equipment providers, price trends by region and segment, and the outlook for regional investment.

 Utilities Worldwide through 2020
Asia-Pacific investment in electric, gas, and water utilities will struggle to keep pace with demand for the foreseeable future. This report analyzes the global market and delivers recommendations to help both buyers and suppliers adapt and succeed in this dynamic environment. It explores regional demand for power generation as well as gas and water utilities worldwide through 2020.  Tables include a ranking of the world’s top 10 utilities with highlights of key trends by region and segment.