World Flat Glass Market, Freedonia

  • December 2014
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World demand to rise 8.6% annually through 2018

Global demand for flat glass is forecast to advance 8.6 percent per annum to 11.5 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $112 billion. The pace of gains will accelerate relative to the 2008-2013 period, with the largest improvements expected in developed countries in Europe and North America. In particular, rebounds in building construction activity in many countries in these regions will support rising demand for flat glass in architectural applications. However, the fastest gains are expected in developing countries, and China is expected to continue to be the world’s fastest growing market for flat glass through 2018.

Architectural market to remain top source of demand

The architectural market will remain the largest source of demand for flat glass, comprising 43 percent of the total in 2018. However, the fastest growth will be seen in other markets, driven by rising manufacture of higher value products like electronic displays. Demand for flat glass in the solar energy market is forecast to be particularly rapid as many countries increase investment in renewable energy. Solar energy applications accounted for 130 million square meters of flat glass consumption in 2013, a figure which is expected to more than double by 2018. Demand for flat glass in the motor vehicle market will advance at a more moderate rate, as many of the investments in new motor vehicle production in recent years were accompanied by the closure of facilities in developed countries, especially in Europe.

Dominant Asia/Pacific region to also be fastest growing market

The Asia/Pacific region holds by far the largest regional market for flat glass, accounting for 54 percent of worldwide demand in value terms in 2013. The region is expected to also post the fastest gains through 2018, benefiting from the presence of five of the six fastest growing national markets for flat glass worldwide in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Within the Asia/Pacific region, China is the dominant flat glass consumer, representing 64 percent of the regional total. Japan, which holds the second largest national market for flat glass in the Asia/Pacific region, will continue to lag the regional performance, but will at least manage to return to positive growth in demand for flat glass.

Developing regions to outpace demand in North America & Western Europe

North America and Europe will continue to trail the global average in flat glass demand through 2018, although recovery from the recessionary conditions seen over the 2008-2013 period will lead to stronger performances going forward. Eastern Europe will outpace Western Europe, largely due to a major expected uptick in motor vehicle production. Gains in demand for flat glass in North America and Europe will be constrained by the shifting dynamics of global production, as producers of a wide variety of glassconsuming products are expected to site more operations in developing regions. Consequently, increased manufacturing output and investment in commercial facilities will allow Central and South America and the Africa/Mideast region to outpace North America and Europe in demand for flat glass through 2018. Production of flat glass will continue to be dominated by China, which currently produces roughly half of the world’s flat glass. At the end of 2013 there were 432 float lines active worldwide, of which 243 were located in China.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study, World Flat Glass, presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013 and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by market, world region, and for 21 countries. The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles global industry competitors.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION xiii
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 4
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 6
World Population Overview 9
World Building Construction Outlook 11
Residential Building 13
Nonresidential Building 15
World Manufacturing Outlook 16
World Motor Vehicle Outlook 18
World Motor Vehicle Production 19
World Motor Vehicles in Use 22
Environmental and Regulatory Considerations 24
III. OVERVIEW 29
General 29
Industry Flowchart 31
Float Glass Production Capacity 34
Float Glass Utilization and Capacity Expansion Activity 37
Flat Glass Production by Region 40
Flat Glass Net Exports by Region 41
Flat Glass Demand by Region 43
IV. DEMAND BY MARKET 46
General 46
Architectural Market 49
Product Developments 51
Nonresidential Construction 55
Residential Construction 57
Motor Vehicle Market 60
OEM Motor Vehicle Market 62
Motor Vehicle Aftermarket 65
Other Markets 68
Solar Energy 69
Consumer Products and All Other 73
V. NORTH AMERICA 76
General 76
Flat Glass Supply and Demand 77
Flat Glass Demand by Market 78
Suppliers and Capacity 80
United States 81
Canada 89
Mexico 93
VI. WESTERN EUROPE 99
General 99
Flat Glass Supply and Demand 100
Flat Glass Demand by Market 102
Suppliers and Capacity 105
France 107
Germany 112
Italy 119
Spain 125
United Kingdom 130
Other Western Europe 135
VII. ASIA/PACIFIC 142
General 142
Flat Glass Supply and Demand 143
Flat Glass Demand by Market 145
Suppliers and Capacity 146
Australia 148
China 153
India 161
Indonesia 168
Japan 174
South Korea 180
Thailand 185
Vietnam 190
Other Asia/Pacific 196
VIII. OTHER REGIONS 203
Central and South America 203
General 203
Flat Glass Supply and Demand 204
Flat Glass Demand by Market 205
Suppliers and Capacity 207
Brazil 209
Other Central and South America 215
Eastern Europe 220
General 220
Flat Glass Supply and Demand 222
Flat Glass Demand by Market 223
Suppliers and Capacity 225
Poland 226
Russia 231
Other Eastern Europe 237
Africa/Mideast 243
General 243
Flat Glass Supply and Demand 245
Flat Glass Demand by Market 246
Suppliers and Capacity 248
Iran 249
Turkey 254
Other Africa/Mideast 259
IX. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 268
General 268
Industry Structure and Market Share 269
World Float Glass Capacity by Company 273
Acquisitions, Divestitures, and Industry Restructuring 274
Distribution 277
Marketing Trends and Production Technology 279
Competitive Strategies 281
Cooperative Agreements 283
Company Profiles 292
AGC Automotive Thailand, see Asahi Glass
Apogee Enterprises Incorporated 293
Asahi Glass Company Limited 296
Cardinal Glass Industries Incorporated 303
Cebrace Cristal Plano Limitada, see Nippon Sheet Glass
and Saint-Gobain
Central Glass Company Limited 305
Central Saint-Gobain, see Central Glass and Saint-Gobain
Chengdu CSG Glass, see CSG Holding
China Glass Holdings Limited 309
China Luoyang Float Glass Group Company Limited 311
China Southern Glass, see CSG Holding
Corning Incorporated 313
CRH plc 316
CSG Holding Company Limited 318
Dongguan CSG Architectural Glass, see CSG Holding
Euroglas GmbH 322
Fuyao Glass Industry Group Company Limited 324
Ghazvin Glass Company 327
Glass South Africa Proprietary, see PG Group Proprietary
Guangdong Fu Rui Industrial Development
Company Limited 328
Guardian Industries Corporation 329
Gurind India Private Limited 334
HanGlas Corporation 335
Hankuk Glass Industries, see HanGlas and Saint-Gobain
Harmon, see Apogee Enterprises
Hebei Yingxin Glass Group Company Limited 337
HNG Float Glass, see Türkiye ?i?e ve Cam Fabrikalari
Interpane Glas Industrie AG 338
Jiangmen Farun Glass, see Jiangsu Farun Group
Jiangsu Farun Group Company Limited 340
Jinjing Group Company Limited 341
Kaveh Glass Industry Group 343
KCC Corporation 344
Korea Autoglass, see Asahi Glass and KCC
Magna International Incorporated 346
Multiver Ltee 349
Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited 350
Northwestern Industries, see Central Glass
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, see CRH
PG Group Proprietary Limited 359
Pilkington Group, see Nippon Sheet Glass
Pittsburgh Glass Works, see PPG Industries
PPG Industries Incorporated 362
PT Mulia Industrindo Tbk 366
Qingdao Saint-Gobain HanGlas Clfg, see China Luoyang
Float Glass Group, HanGlas, and Saint-Gobain
Rongcheng Fuchang Siliceous Materials, see HanGlas
SAGE Electrochromics, see Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain 368
Samsung Corning Advanced Glass, see Corning
Sangalli Group 379
Saudi Guardian International Float Glass, see Guardian
Industries
SCHOTT AG 381
SCHOTT Flat Glass, see Asahi Glass and SCHOTT
Shanghai Yaohua Pilkington Glass, see Nippon Sheet
Glass
Shatterprufe Proprietary, see PG Group Proprietary
Shenzhen CSG Display Technology, see CSG Holding
?i?ecam Group, see Türkiye ?i?e ve Cam Fabrikalari
Solvay Sodi AD, see Türkiye ?i?e ve Cam Fabrikalari
SYP Group, see Nippon Sheet Glass
Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation 384
Trakya Cam Sanayii A?, see Türkiye ?i?e ve Cam
Fabrikalari
Tru Vue, see Apogee Enterprises
Türkiye ?i?e ve Cam Fabrikalari A? 388
VASA, see Nippon Sheet Glass and Saint-Gobain
Vidriería Argentina, see Nippon Sheet Glass
and Saint-Gobain
Vidrios Lirquen, see Nippon Sheet Glass
and Saint-Gobain
Vietnam Float Glass, see Nippon Sheet Glass
and Viglacera
Viglacera Corporation 391
Vimexico, see Nippon Sheet Glass and Vitro
Viracon, see Apogee Enterprises
Vitro SAB de CV 392
Widney Transport Components Proprietary, see PG Group
Proprietary
Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited 395
Zhuzhou Kibing Group Company Limited 399

LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Population by Region 11
3 World Building Construction Expenditures by Region
and Sector 13
4 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 18
5 World Motor Vehicle Production by Region 22
6 World Motor Vehicles in Use by Region 24
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Flat Glass Supply and Demand 30
2 World Float Glass Production Capacity by Region,
Year-End 2013 37
3 World Flat Glass Production by Region 41
4 World Flat Glass Net Exports by Region 43
5 World Flat Glass Demand by Region 45
SECTION IV -- DEMAND BY MARKET
1 World Flat Glass Demand by Market 48
2 World Architectural Market for Flat Glass 51
3 World Nonresidential Construction Market for Flat Glass 57
4 World Residential Construction Market for Flat Glass 60
5 World Motor Vehicle Market for Flat Glass 62
6 World OEM Motor Vehicle Market for Flat Glass 65
7 World Motor Vehicle Aftermarket for Flat Glass 68
8 World Other Markets for Flat Glass 69
SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 78
2 North America: Flat Glass Demand by Market 80
3 North America: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Country, Year-End 2013 81
4 United States: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 84
5 United States: Flat Glass Demand by Market 86
6 United States: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Company, Year-End 2013 89
7 Canada: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 91
8 Canada: Flat Glass Demand by Market 93
9 Mexico: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 96
10 Mexico: Flat Glass Demand by Market 97
11 Mexico: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Company, Year-End 2013 98
SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 102
2 Western Europe: Flat Glass Demand by Market 105
3 Western Europe: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Country, Year-End 2013 107
4 France: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 109
5 France: Flat Glass Demand by Market 111
6 France: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 112
7 Germany: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 115
8 Germany: Flat Glass Demand by Market 117
9 Germany: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 119
10 Italy: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 122
11 Italy: Flat Glass Demand by Market 123
12 Italy: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 124
13 Spain: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 127
14 Spain: Flat Glass Demand by Market 129
15 Spain: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 130
16 United Kingdom: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 132
17 United Kingdom: Flat Glass Demand by Market 134
18 United Kingdom: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Company, Year-End 2013 135
19 Other Western Europe: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 138
20 Other Western Europe: Flat Glass Demand by Market 139
21 Other Western Europe: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Company, Year-End 2013 141
SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 144
2 Asia/Pacific: Flat Glass Demand by Market 146
3 Asia/Pacific: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Country, Year-End 2013 148
4 Australia: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 150
5 Australia: Flat Glass Demand by Market 152
6 China: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 156
7 China: Flat Glass Demand by Market 158
8 China: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 161
9 India: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 164
10 India: Flat Glass Demand by Market 166
11 India: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 168
12 Indonesia: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 171
13 Indonesia: Flat Glass Demand by Market 172
14 Indonesia: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 173
15 Japan: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 176
16 Japan: Flat Glass Demand by Market 178
17 Japan: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 180
18 South Korea: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 182
19 South Korea: Flat Glass Demand by Market 184
20 South Korea: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Company, Year-End 2013 185
21 Thailand: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 188
22 Thailand: Flat Glass Demand by Market 189
23 Thailand: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 190
24 Vietnam: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 193
25 Vietnam: Flat Glass Demand by Market 194
26 Vietnam: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 196
27 Other Asia/Pacific: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 198
28 Other Asia/Pacific: Flat Glass Demand by Market 200
29 Other Asia/Pacific: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Company, Year-End 2013 202
SECTION VIII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 205
2 Central and South America: Flat Glass Demand by Market 207
3 Central and South America: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Country, Year-End 2013 208
4 Brazil: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 211
5 Brazil: Flat Glass Demand by Market 213
6 Brazil: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 214
7 Other Central and South America: Flat Glass Supply
and Demand 217
8 Other Central and South America: Flat Glass Demand
by Market 218
9 Other Central and South America: Float Glass Production
Capacity by Company, Year-End 2013 220
10 Eastern Europe: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 223
11 Eastern Europe: Flat Glass Demand by Market 224
12 Eastern Europe: Float Glass Production Capacity by Country,
Year-End 2013 226
13 Poland: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 228
14 Poland: Flat Glass Demand by Market 230
15 Poland: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 231
16 Russia: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 234
17 Russia: Flat Glass Demand by Market 236
18 Other Eastern Europe: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 240
19 Other Eastern Europe: Flat Glass Demand by Market 241
20 Other Eastern Europe: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Company, Year-End 2011 243
21 Africa/Mideast: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 246
22 Africa/Mideast: Flat Glass Demand by Market 247
23 Africa/Mideast: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Country, Year-End 2013 248
24 Iran: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 251
25 Iran: Flat Glass Demand by Market 252
26 Iran: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 254
27 Turkey: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 256
28 Turkey: Flat Glass Demand by Market 258
29 Turkey: Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 259
30 Other Africa/Mideast: Flat Glass Supply and Demand 262
31 Other Africa/Mideast: Flat Glass Demand by Market 264
32 Other Africa/Mideast: Float Glass Production Capacity
by Company, Year-End 2013 267
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Flat Glass Sales by Company, 2013 270
2 World Float Glass Production Capacity by Company,
Year-End 2013 274
3 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 276
4 Selected Cooperative Agreements 286

LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Flat Glass Industry Flowchart 33
SECTION IV -- DEMAND BY MARKET
1 World Demand for Flat Glass in Solar Energy, 2008-2018 72
2 Average Cost of Solar Modules, 2004-2014 73
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Flat Glass Market Share, 2013 271

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