FACTBOX-U.S. corporations feel the heat from escalating trade tariffs

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Earnings growth at U.S. corporations is being crimped by an escalating trade war between two of the world's largest economies with Caterpillar Inc, Harley-Davidson Inc and Honeywell International Inc among a few this week to flag mounting costs from the spat.

Beijing and Washington have slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on each other's goods in recent months, sparked by U.S. President Donald Trump's demands for sweeping changes to China's intellectual property, industrial subsidy and trade policies.

Canada, Mexico and the European Union have also retaliated with levies after the United States imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports in June.

The following is a list of companies that blamed tariffs for escalating costs:

** Caterpillar Inc said that Trump's steel import tariffs, along with higher freight charges, cost it about $40 million in its most recent quarter.

** 3M Co said it had a $100 million headwind from tariffs, and that its pricing would more than offset that and raw material price increases into 2019.

** Honeywell International Inc said costs related to trade tariffs could put pressure on margins in 2019.

** United Technologies Corp said it expects tariff-related expenses to rise about $200 million in 2019, twice its prior estimate.

** Harley-Davidson Inc said it could see up to $48 million in costs from tariffs in 2018.

** Winnebago Industries Inc said it took a "eight figure" gross hit in full-year 2018, due to costs related to tariffs and is factoring in another eight figure cost related to tariffs in 2019. (Compiled by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)