America's 10 Riskiest Industries

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Major household appliance manufacturing

2013 revenue: $15.46 billion

2018 revenue: $17.72 billion

High cost of steel and plastic drive up prices of household appliances creating risks for the industry at a time when "consumer demand and incomes are still recovering." This has caused many to move manufacturing offshore and competition from imports is set to rise.

But a "rebounding housing market will spur industry growth." They also anticipate higher demand for energy-efficient appliances. The risk level for this industry is 'high' and revenue is expected to rise at an average annual rate of 2.8% over the next five years.

Source: IBISWorld