June 29, ,2013 : Bharat Book Bureau presents the new report, on 'World Windows & Doors to 2017' Through 2017, demand for these products is expected to rise 7.0 percent annually to $211 billion, significantly exceeding the growth rate of the 2007-2012 period. Gains will be somewhat exaggerated by a weak 2012 base in the developed world, particularly in the US. Growth will be stimulated by recoveries in the building construction markets of many developed countries. Additionally, continued strong increases in building construction activity in developing areas will boost demand.
China to remain top market, expand share of demand
China was the world’s largest window and door market in 2012, and will see its share of global demand rise from 30 percent in 2012 to one-third in 2017. Continuing rapid economic growth and industrialization, as well as an increase in the average size of a housing unit in the country (thus leading to additional demand for windows and doors), will boost gains. Additionally, as personal incomes rise, households can better afford more expensive, modern fenestration products, thereby increasing the value of demand. As such, China is expected to post robust demand gains of nearly nine percent annually through 2017, a rate slower than that of the previous decade but still among the highest in the world.
Rapid demand gains are also expected in other developing areas of the world, particularly in the Africa/Mideast region and Central and South America. However, gains will be slightly below the world average, as the global financial crisis did not have as strong of an impact as in the developed areas, and developing areas are starting from a higher 2012 base. Rising personal incomes will lead to the adoption of more Western style building practices, encouraging the use of modern windows and doors and boosting demand gains.
The US market for windows and doors is forecast to post a strong recovery and see gains of over 10 percent per year through 2017, after declining more than seven percent annually between 2007 and 2012. The primary driver of demand will be an expected housing market recovery in the country. Western Europe, another region that saw declining window and door demand between 2007 and 2012, is also projected to see a recovery through 2017, though not as strong as that in the US.
Plastic windows, doors to be fastest growing products
Plastic window and door products are expected to see the fastest demand gains through 2017. Growth will be supported by increasing demand for vinyl windows due to their low cost, durability, minimal maintenance requirements, and superior insulative abilities. In 2017, plastic win-dows are projected to account for nearly 40 percent of total window demand, with the Asia/Pacific region accounting for the largest portion of demand. Plastic win-dows also enjoy popularity in developed areas such as the US and Western Europe, as energy efficiency is a growing concern for many households. Advances will be further supported by rising demand for plastic materials in the smaller door segment. Traditionally, wood doors were aesthetically preferred to plastic doors, but improvements in processing techniques have allowed manufacturers to produce fiberglass doors that more closely resemble wood.
Details on these and other findings are contained in the upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Windows & Doors, priced at $6400. It presents historical demand data (2002, 2007 and 2012) plus forecasts (2017 and 2022) by product, market, world region, and for 21 major countries. The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles industry com-petitors worldwide.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 8
World Demographic Overview 11
Personal Income Trends 15
World Building Construction Outlook 17
Residential Buildings 19
Housing Quality 21
Nonresidential Buildings 22
Pricing Patterns 23
Technological Trends 26
Legal & Regulatory Environment 29
General & Product Performance Characteristics 29
Energy Considerations 31
Materials Considerations 32
III. SUPPLY & DEMAND 34
Window & Door Demand by Region 35
Relationship of Per Capita Income & Window & Door Demand 38
Window & Door Demand by Material 41
Window & Door Demand by Market 56
Residential Buildings 58
New Construction 59
Improvement & Repair 60
Nonresidential Buildings 60
New Construction 61
Improvement & Repair 62
World Window & Door Production 62
International Trade Flows 65
IV. NORTH AMERICA 67
Supply & Demand 68
Demand by Product, Material, & Market 70
United States 72
V. WESTERN EUROPE 89
Supply & Demand 90
Demand by Product, Material, & Market 92
United Kingdom 104
Other Western Europe 124
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