From 2002-2007, the world market for diamond tools grew at an average annual rate approaching 10%. From 2008-2013, the market will continue to grow strongly at an average of 6.3% annually. Within each of the main end-use markets for diamond tools (stone/construction, machinery, transportation, and electronics) growth rates vary considerably. From 2002-2007, both the stone/construction and transportation markets grew at the moderate rates of 5.1% and 4.8% respectively, while the electronics and machinery markets showed stronger growth at 8.6% and 15% respectively.
Exhibit One shows the total market for diamond tools by tool type. In 2009, saw blades, wire saws and grinding wheels made up over 66% of the total market for diamond tools. The main driving factors in the growth of the diamond tool industry continues to be: the decrease in the cost of synthetic diamonds; increasing efficiencies in diamond tool manufacturing; and advances in materials sciences.
Some main suppliers worldwide include Asahi Diamond, Husq Varna, Sandvik, Kennametal and Iscar, to name a few.
Using 2007 as the base year, the report assesses the overall growth potential for diamond tools and forecasts growth by product type and end-use market through 2013. It includes extensive information on the competitive environment, including recent market entrants, types of suppliers, differentiation points, general warranty standards, service contracts and barriers to market entry.
Exhibit One: Global Market for Diamond Tools by Type ($MM): 2009
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