Energy efficient products to boost flat glass demand
Fabricated flat glass demand will benefit from rapid growth in sales of energy efficient products such as solar control, insulation and low-e glass. The solar energy market, which was hurt by recent global economic weaknesses, will take off briskly once again. It should be noted, however, that demand for flat glass used in solar energy applications totaled just 100 million square meters in 2012, so this is a niche market.
This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Flat Glass, is priced at $6400. It presents historical demand data (2001, 2006, 2011) plus forecasts (2016, 2021) by market (e.g., nonresidential building construction, residential building construction, motor vehicle, other markets), world region and for 21 countries. The study also assesses market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles global industry competitors.TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION xii I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4 General 4 Global Macroeconomic Environment 4 Recent Historical Trends 5 World Economic Outlook 6 World Demographic Outlook 10 World Building Construction Expenditures 12 Residential Building 14 Nonresidential Building 16 World Manufacturing Outlook 17 World Motor Vehicle Outlook 18 Motor Vehicle Production Trends 19 Motor Vehicles in Use 21 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations 23 III. WORLD FLAT GLASS OVERVIEW 27 General 27 Industry Flowchart 28 Float Glass Production Capacity by Year 32 Float Glass Utilization & Capacity Expansion Activity 35 Proposed Expansion Activity (2013-2014) 36 Flat Glass Production by Region 37 Global Trade Flows in Flat Glass 39 Flat Glass Demand by Region 40 IV. DEMAND BY MARKET 43 General 43 Building Construction Markets 46 Product Developments 48 Nonresidential Construction 51 Residential Construction 53 Motor Vehicle Market 56 OEM Motor Vehicle Market 58