Global Float Glass Industry

  • February 2013
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 450 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Float Glass in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Construction (Residential, & Commercial), and Automotive (OE Glazing, & AGR (Automotive Glass Replacement). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 109 companies including many key and niche players such as Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., AGC Glass Company North America, AGC Glass Europe, Asahi India Glass Ltd., PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk, Compagnie De Saint-Gobain, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd., Central Glass Co., Ltd., Carlex Glass Company, Guardian Industries Corp., Gujarat Guardian Limited, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Pilkington Group Limited, Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S., and Taiwan Glass Group.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Developing Regions Power Ahead II-1
Construction and Automotive Sectors Shape Demand Trends II-2
Construction - The Major End-Use Segment II-2
Automotive: Another Key Driving Market II-3
Float Glass Production Scenario II-3
Table 1: World Float Glass Market (2011): Annual Production
Capacity by Major Regions - China, Europe, North America,
Asian, South America and Japan (in Million Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 2: World Float Glass Market (2010-2012): Float Glass
Capacity Utilization (%) in North America Europe and China
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 3: World Float Glass Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Type- Float Glass, Rolled
Glass and Sheet Glass (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Noteworthy Trends and Issues II-5
Glazing Used for Styling and Differentiation of Automotives II-5
Demand for Solar Control and Advanced Flat Glass in OEM
Automotive Market II-5
Automotive Glazing Market Consolidates II-6
New Value-Added Products Revive Flat Glass Market II-6
Innovative Frequency-Selective Solar Glazing Material II-6
Need to Achieve Energy Efficiency Favors Float Glass Market II-7
Plastics - Are They a Threat? II-7
Recycling Flat Glass Waste into Paper II-7

2. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE II-8
A Highly Concentrated Market II-8
Capacity Restructuring of Leading Players II-8
Leading Players II-8
Table 4: World Float Glass Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Leading Manufacturers - AGC,
NSG Group, Saint-Gobain, Guardian, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 5: High Quality Float Glass Capacity (2011): Percentage
Share Breakup by Leading Manufacturers - AGC, Saint-Gobain,
NSG, Guardian, China Southern, Sisecam, PPG, Fu Yao and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

3. A BRIEF INSIGHT INTO KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS II-10
World Economy - A Key Growth Indicator II-10
Economic Growth to Slow Down Amid Global Headwinds II-10
Table 6: GDP Growth Trend Across Major Economies
(2009-2013F) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Downside Risks for the Euro Area II-13
US: Heightened Policy Uncertainty Affects Recovery II-13
Slowing Growth Momentum in Emerging Market Economies II-14
Construction Industry: An Overview II-14
Developing Markets to Drive Global Growth II-16
Regional Perspective II-16
The Americas II-16
Asia-Pacific II-16
Europe II-16
European Sovereign Debt Crisis: A Cause of Concern II-16
Middle East II-17
Automotive Industry: A Review II-17
Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-18
Auto Industry Remains Upbeat Despite European Debt Fears II-19
Strong Resurgence in Motor Vehicle Sales - A Favorable Factor II-20
Going Ahead II-20
Motor Vehicle Industry: A Glance at Key Statistics II-21
Table 7: Motor Vehicles in Operation by Country (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown for US, China, Japan, Brazil,
India, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 8: Worldwide Motor Vehicle Production (2007-2011)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 9: Leading Worldwide Producers of Motor Vehicles
(2011): Ranked by Production Volume (in Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 10: Worldwide Motor Vehicle Production (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Cars and
Commercial Vehicles (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 11: Leading Cars Producing Countries (2011): Ranked by
Production Volume (in Million) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 12: Leading Commercial Vehicle Producing Countries
(2011): Ranked by Production Volume (in Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

4. AN INTRODUCTION TO GLASS II-24
Glass - What is It? II-24
Primary Glass Types and Applications II-24
Table 13: Glass Composition by Type II-25

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-26
Float Glass: An Introduction II-26
Manufacturing Stages of Float Glass II-26
Table 14: Float Glass Composition: Percentage Share Breakdown
by Major Raw Materials - Silica Sand, Recycled Glass, Soda
Ash, Dolomite, Limestone and Sodium Sulfate (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27
A Glance at the Float Glass Value Chain II-28
Economics of Float Glass Production II-28
Table 15: Float Glass Production Costs (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown by Cost Components - Raw Materials, Energy,
Prime Labor, Overheads, Transport Depreciation and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29
Types of Float Glass II-29
Raw Materials - A Brief Study II-29

6. A REVIEW OF END-USE MARKETS II-31
Construction: A Major End-Use Market II-31
Building Products Market II-31
Table 16: Global Building Products Flat Glass Market by
Sector (2012E): Percentage Share Breakdown by Sector - New
Build, Refurbishment and Interiors (Volume Share) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32
Rising Demand for Energy Efficient Windows II-32
Self-Cleaning Glass II-33
Automotive Sector II-33
End-Use Sectors II-34
OEM Applications II-34
Automotive Glass Replacement (AGR) II-34
Types of Automotive Glazing II-34
Solar Control Glazing II-34
Laminated Sideglazings II-35
Integrated Antennas II-35
Design Requirements II-35
Toughened and Laminated Glazing Parameters - A Comparison II-36
Product Parameters for Toughened and Laminated Glazings II-36
Laminated Windshields - Process Parameters II-36
Toughened Glazing - Process Parameters II-36
Features for Future II-36

7. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT II-38
Stringent Production Standards in the US II-38
Maximum Allowable Contaminant Levels in Float Cullet II-38
Safety Glazing Legislations II-38
BS Codes II-39
Building Regulations II-39

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-40
AGC Glass Europe Takes Over Stake in Interpane II-40
Saint-Gobain to Sell Stake in Flovetro II-40
Luoyang Glass Inks Service Agreement with CTIEC II-40
Emirates Glass Launches New Coating Line II-40
AGC to Reopen G1 Float Line II-41
Sezal Glass Sells Float Glass Business to Saint-Gobain Glass
India II-41
Praxair Rus, Guardian Industries Ink Agreement II-41
Carlex Purchases Float Glass Plant from Zeledyne II-41
AGC Develops Ultra-Thin Sheet Glass Using Float Technique II-42
NSG Group’s Subsidiary Commences Construction of New Factories II-42
AGC to Set Up Glass Complex in Brazil II-42
Guardian to Set-Up a New Float Glass Plant in Russia II-42
Vidrios Lirquen Recommences Float Glass Production II-43
AGC Resumes Production of Architectural Glass at Kashima Plant II-43
HNG Commences Construction of Largest Greenfield Glass
Manufacturing Complex in South Eastern Asia II-43
Saint-Gobain and NSG to Construct New Float Glass
Manufacturing Line in Argentina II-44
Harsha Glass to Commence Construction of Float Glass Facility
in Tamil Nadu II-44
China National Building Material Group to Acquire Shares in
Luoyang Glass II-44
Praxair China and Beijing Jin Jing Solar Materials Ink
Contract II-44
Indevco Establishes Float Glass Manufacturing Facility in
Vietnam II-45
SAGL Establishes Glass Production Facility in India II-45
Jiangsu Pilkington and SYP Glass Commissions New Coating Line II-45
Saint-Gobain, NSG to Jointly Set Up New Plant in Brazil II-45
EFG’s Float Glass Products Receive CE Mark Certification II-45

9. CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RECENT PAST - A HISTORIC
PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-47
HNG Group Establishes Float Glass Facility II-47
Obeikan Glass to Establish Float Glass Facility in Saudi
Arabia II-47
Saint-Gobain to Establish Float Glass Facility in Egypt II-47
OAO Gomelsteklo to Unveil New Float Glass Line II-47
Luoyang Glass Company to Acquire Stakes in Longhao, Longhai
and Longfei II-47
Egyptian Kuwaiti Holding Company Divests Stake in Egyptian
Glass Company II-48
AGC Flat Glass Units to be Merged II-48
Emirates Float Glass Inks Deal with Subsidiaries of Glass LLC II-48
Emirates Float Glass Commences Commercial Operations at Abu
Dhabi Plant II-48
Sisecam Signs Agreement with Saint-Gobain II-48
PT Asahimas to Establish New CVD Plant II-49
Qibin Glass Commences Project on Float Glass II-49
LG Signs Deal with Schott AG II-49
EFG Signs Agreement with PPG II-49
Azizia Glass Manufacturing Establishes Glass Factory in Libya II-49
Raya Enters into Joint Venture with Interpane II-49
Henry F Teichmann Signs Contracts with AVIC II-50
China-Africa Development Fund Sponsors Ethiopia’s First Glass
Facility II-50
Guardian Industries Unveils EcoGuard® Float Glass Line II-50
Dubai Group Snaps Up Minority Interest in Sphinx Glass Company II-50
Guardian RAK Plant at Al Jazeera Al Hamra Formally Inaugurated II-50
Beneq to Collaborate With AGC FLAT GLASS Europe II-51
Saint-Gobain Glass India to Establish Float Glass Facility in
Rajasthan II-51
Emirates Float Glass to Establish Plant in Abu Dhabi II-51
Saint-Gobain to Establish Third Flat Glass Production Line in
India II-51
Guardian Industries to Establish New Float Glass Facility in
Brazil II-51
Fives Stein Enters Into Partnership With Beneq II-52
Guardian Inaugurates a New Float Glass Plant at UAE II-52
Asahi to Close Sheet Glass Plants in North American Region II-52
SAGL to Establish New Glass Plant in Gujarat II-52
Promtekhinvest to Construct New Float Glass Plant II-52
Dagestan to Establish New Glass Plant II-52
AGC Commences Construction of Second Glass Plant in Russia II-53
Flat Glass to Acquire Minority Interest in Burnbridge Glass II-53
Saint-Gobain to Establish New Plant in India II-53
Guardian to Establish Glass Plants in Brazil II-53
Carlyle to Buy Majority Stake in Joint Venture II-53
Trakaya Cam to Establish Glass Plant II-53
Mena Glass to Establish New Glass Plant II-53
Tunisian Mrabeti Signs Deal with Czech Businessmen II-54
Harsha Signs MOU with State Government for Establishment of
Float Glass Facility II-54
Chinese Company Signs Pact with Russia's Ilmenit Tugansk
Mining and Enrichment Plant II-54
Major Industries Inks Agreement to Acquire Oldcastle Glass II-54
Kohlberg Acquires PPG Industries’ Automotive Glass and Services
business II-54
FLABEG Holding GmbH Takes Over Naugatuck Glass II-54
Nevstar Purchases Dollar Come II-55
PPG Inks Partnership Deed with Walker Glass II-55
Guardian Unveils CrystalGrayâ„¢ Float GLASS Substrate Product
Line II-55

10. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-56
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-56
AGC Glass Company North America (USA) II-56
AGC Glass Europe (Belgium) II-57
Asahi India Glass Ltd (India) II-58
PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (Indonesia) II-59
Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France) II-59
Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd (India) II-60
Product Portfolio of Saint-Gobain Glass India II-60
Central Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-61
Carlex Glass Company (USA) II-61
Guardian Industries Corp. (USA) II-61
Gujarat Guardian Limited (India) II-62
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-63
Pilkington Group Limited (UK) II-64
Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S. (Turkey) II-65
Taiwan Glass Group (Taiwan) II-65

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-67
Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 18: World Historic Review for Float Glass by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69
Float Glass Market by End-Use Segment II-70
Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass in Construction Sector by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 21: World Historic Review for Float Glass in
Construction Sector by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass in
Construction Sector by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass in Construction Sector by Segment - Residential
Construction and Commercial Construction Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 24: World Historic Review for Float Glass in
Construction Sector by Segment- Residential Construction and
Commercial Construction Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass in
Construction Sector by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Residential Construction and Commercial
Construction Markets with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass in Construction Sector (Residential) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 27: World Historic Review for Float Glass in
Construction Sector (Residential) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass in
Construction Sector (Residential) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass in Construction Sector (Commercial) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 30: World Historic Review for Float Glass in
Construction Sector (Commercial) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass in
Construction Sector (Commercial) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass in Automotive Sector by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 33: World Historic Review for Float Glass in Automotive
Sector by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass in
Automotive Sector by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass in Automotive Sector by Segment - OE Glazing and
AGR Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 36: World Historic Review for Float Glass in Automotive
Sector by Segment- OE Glazing and AGR Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass in
Automotive Sector by Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for OE Glazing and AGR Markets for Years 2004,
2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass in Automotive Sector (OE Glazing) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 39: World Historic Review for Float Glass in Automotive
Sector (OE Glazing) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass in
Automotive Sector (OE Glazing) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin American Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass in Automotive Sector (AGR) by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 42: World Historic Review for Float Glass in Automotive
Sector (AGR) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 43: World 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass in
Automotive Sector (AGR) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-93


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Construction: Mainstay of Float Glass Market III-1
A Brief Insight into the US Construction Industry III-2
US Housing Market Has Bottomed Out, But Still Sluggish III-3
Table 44: Residential Construction in the US (2008-2013):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units
and Multi-Family Units (In ‘000s) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 45: Number of Building Permits in the US (2008-
2013) (In '000s) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Automotive Industry: A Major End-Use Market III-4
Consumption of Advanced Flat Glass Gains Momentum III-4
A Peek into the New Energy Codes III-5
Competitive Structure III-5
Table 46: North American Float Glass Production (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Major
Players - Guardian, PPG Industries, NSG, AGC and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments III-6
Key Players III-6
B.Market Analytics III-9
Table 47: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential
and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 48: US Historic Review for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial) and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 49: US 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction (Residential and Commercial), and Automotive
(OE Glazing and AGR Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

2. CANADA III-12
A.Market Analysis III-12
Outlook III-12
Commercial Construction Sector III-12
Construction Market: An Insight III-12
Table 50: Housing Starts in Canada (2007-2013): Breakdown
of Number of Housing Starts in ‘000s (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 51: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 52: Canadian Historic Review for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial)
and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 53: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004, 2012
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

3. JAPAN III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Outlook III-17
Float Glass Demand: Close Relation with Building Starts III-17
Table 54: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan
(2008-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18
Competitive Overview III-18
Table 55: Japanese Float Glass Market (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Leading Players-
Asahi Glass, NSG, Central Glass and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 56: Japanese Automotive Glass Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by
Leading Players-Asahi Glass, NSG, Central Glass and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
Strategic Corporate Developments III-19
Key Players III-20
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 57: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 58: Japanese Historic Review for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial)
and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 59: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004, 2012
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4. EUROPE III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Float Glass Market: An Overview III-26
Table 60: European Float Glass Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Leading Players-
Saint Gobain, AGC, NSG, Sisecam, Guardian and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26
Building Sector III-27
Energy Efficiency to Drive Growth III-27
Legislation and Safety Concerns Result in Enriched Product
Mix III-27
Construction Industry - An Insight III-27
Table 61: Construction Industry in Europe (2010, 2011 and
2012): Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
Regulations Governing Construction Industry III-29
Europe’s Struggling Auto Sector: A Threat to Float Glass III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 62: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 63: European Historic Review for Float Glass by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 64: European 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 65: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 66: European Historic Review for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial)
and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 67: European 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004, 2012
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4a. FRANCE III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Outlook III-36
Compagnie De Saint-Gobain - A Key Player III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 68: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 69: French Historic Review for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial) and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 70: French 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004, 2012
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4b. GERMANY III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Outlook III-40
Strategic Corporate Developments III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 71: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 72: German Historic Review for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial) and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 73: German 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004, 2012
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4c. ITALY III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Outlook III-44
Challenging Times for Construction Industry III-44
Strategic Corporate Developments III-44
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 74: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 75: Italian Historic Review for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial) and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 76: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004, 2012
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-48
A.Market Analysis III-48
Outlook III-48
Construction Industry in the UK - An Overview III-48
Table 77: Residential Construction in the UK (2007-2012E):
Number of Housing Starts in ‘000 Units (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48
Regulatory Environment III-49
New Car Security Rating Scheme (NCSR) III-49
Implications of Safety Glazing Legislations III-49
BS Codes III-49
Building Regulations III-49
Pilkington Group Limited - A Key Player III-50
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 78: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential
and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 79: UK Historic Review for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial) and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 80: UK 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction (Residential and Commercial), and Automotive
(OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

4e. SPAIN III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Outlook III-55
Impact of Eurocrisis: Spain’s Construction Takes the Biggest
Blow III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 81: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 82: Spanish Historic Review for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial) and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 83: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004, 2012
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

4f. RUSSIA III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Outlook III-59
A Burgeoning Market III-59
Construction Sector - A Brief Overview III-59
Strong Growth in Auto Industry: Opportunities for Float
Glass Makers III-59
Strategic Corporate Developments III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 84: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 85: Russian Historic Review for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial) and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 86: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004, 2012
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Outlook III-64
Key Players III-64
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 87: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 88: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial)
and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 89: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Construction (Residential and Commercial),
and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004,
2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-69
A.Market Analysis III-69
Outlook III-69
Favorable Prospects for Flat Glass Market III-69
Competition III-69
Table 90: Asian Float Glass Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Capacities by Company - AGC,
NSG, Multiglass, Guardian and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70
B.Market Analytics III-70
Table 91: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Float Glass by Geographic Region - China and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 92: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Float Glass by
Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 93: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for
Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 94: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 95: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial)
and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 96: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Construction (Residential and Commercial),
and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004,
2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

5a. CHINA III-76
A.Market Analysis III-76
A Major Float Glass Market III-76
Rising Production Capabilities of Chinese Manufacturers III-76
Table 97: China High-Quality Float Glass Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by
Company - Taiwan Glass, China Southern, Xinyl, Fu Yao, AGC,
Saint-Gobain, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77
Construction Sector - A Major End User III-77
Residential Construction Sector in China III-78
Economic Uncertainty Affects Automotive Industry Growth III-78
Challenges Confronting the Market III-79
Strategic Corporate Developments III-79
Zhejiang Glass Company Limited - A Key Player III-80
B.Market Analytics III-81
Table 98: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 99: Chinese Historic Review for Float Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial) and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 100: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), and
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR Markets for Years 2004, 2012
and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-84
A.Market Analysis III-84
Outlook III-84
India III-84
A High Potential Market III-84
Architectural and Automotive Sectors: Primary End-Use Markets III-85
Indian Companies Face Stiff Challenge from Asian
Manufacturers III-85
Leading Manufacturers Look to Expand Capacity III-86
Table 101: Indian Glass Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Type of Glass - Float
Glass and Sheet Glass (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86
Leading Players III-86
Table 102: Leading Manufacturers of Float Glass in India
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Daily Production
Capacity for Saint-Gobain Glass India, Asahi India Glass,
Gujarat Guardian, H.N.G Float Glass, Sejal Architectural
Glass, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 103: Leading Players in the Indian Float Glass
Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Saint-Gobain Glass India, Asahi India Glass, Gujarat
Guardian, and Gold Plus Float Glass Industry (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87
Strategic Corporate Developments III-88
Key Players III-89
B.Market Analytics III-93
Table 104: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Float Glass by End-Use Segment -
Construction (Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE
Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 105: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Float
Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential and
Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 106: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Construction (Residential and
Commercial), and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for
Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-96
A.Market Analysis III-96
Outlook III-96
Construction Industry Trends in the Middle East: An Insight III-96
Strategic Corporate Developments III-96
B.Market Analytics III-98
Table 107: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Float Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial) and Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 108: Middle East Historic Review for Float Glass by
End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial)
and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 109: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Float Glass
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Construction (Residential and Commercial),
and Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) Markets for Years 2004,
2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100

7. LATIN AMERICA III-101
A.Market Analysis III-101
Outlook III-101
Surging Construction Spends in Latin America: Prospects for
Glass Makers III-101
Automotive Market: A Promising Sector III-101
Brazil III-101
Leading Players III-102
Table 110:

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