US demand for industrial fasteners will rise 4.3 percent yearly to $14.8 billion in 2017. Alternative joining methods such as adhesives, clinching and welding will prevent further gains. Externally threaded standard fasteners will remain the most common and will post the fastest gains, along with application-specific products. Construction will be the fastest growing market.This study analyzes the $12 billion US industrial fastener industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by type (e.g., standard screws, standard bolts, conventional nuts, rivets, washers, application-specific, aerospace-grade) and market (e.g., original equipment manufacturing, maintenance/repair/operations, construction).The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including Illinois Tool Works, Precision Castparts and Alcoa.