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World Countertops Market, Freedonia

  • February 2015
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  • Freedonia
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  • 430 pages

World demand to rise 4.3% annually through 2018

Global demand for countertops is forecast to rise 4.3 percent per year to 505 million square meters in 2018. Building activity, building size, and economic wealth are among the prime indicators of countertop usage. demand for countertops through 2018 will benefit from improved building construction activity, particularly in the developed areas where it continues to rebound from the worldwide recession of 2009 and subsequent slow recovery through 2013. Gains will also stem from continued efforts to expand and modernize the building stock in developing areas that are building structures to accommodate the needs of growing populations.

Asia/Pacific region to be fastest growing market

The Asia/Pacific region was the largest market for countertops in 2013, with nearly half of the global total. This region is a generally immature market where free-standing furniture, pedestal sinks, and other low-cost alternatives are more common than conventional countertops. Through 2018, the region is expected to achieve the fastest gains in countertop sales. Growth will be driven primarily by trends in the large China market, owing to rising standards of living, and continued projects to modernize housing and nonresidential building stock. India, the region’s second largest market in 2013, will see gains stemming from its current low level of countertop penetration, as India’s economy continues to expand, consumer incomes improve, and distribution networks expand.

Developed markets to be driven by economic recovery

Unlike developing countries, countertops are already widely utilized in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas in North America, Western Europe, Japan, and other developed markets. In 2013, North America was the second largest regional market for countertops. Gains in this market will be supported by the continued recovery in US building construction and, in particular, growth in single-family housing completions, which will further benefit from ongoing consumer preference for spacious kitchens and multiple bathrooms that require more countertop area. Growth in Western Europe through 2018 will be similar to North America as rebounds in new housing construction in many countries in the region will boost countertop demand.

Engineered stone to be fastest growing material

The types of materials used in countertops vary depending on factors such as the relative wealth of consumers and their style preferences, and the availability of local materials. Laminates and natural stone are the most utilized countertop materials. Nearly one-third of all laminate countertops were sold in North America, where laminate countertops lead demand because they are low-cost options. Worldwide, laminates will lose market share to surfaces such as natural stone and engineered stone. Engineered stone countertops will record the fastest growth, reflecting lower penetration rates in many markets. In countries that have extensive quarries, natural stone countertops are relatively common no matter the local economic development. In countries where natural stone has to be imported, it is utilized more often in high-end applications based on its comparatively high price. Solid surface comprised approximately one-fifth of global demand in 2013. Nearly 70 percent of solid surface countertops were sold in the Asia/Pacific region where they are low-cost options because of an extensive local production base.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study, World Countertops presents historical demand data plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by material, market, application and product type in 6 global regions and 18 countries. The study also details market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 36 global players.

Table Of Contents

World Countertops Market, Freedonia
INTRODUCTION xi
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Demographic Overview 4
Population 5
Urban Population 7
Households 9
World Economic Overview 11
Recent Historical Trends 12
World Economic Outlook 13
World Fixed Investment 16
Per Capita GDP 18
Personal ConsumptionTrends 20
World Building Construction Outlook 23
Residential Buildings 24
New Housing Units 26
New Housing Floor Space 28
Housing Stock 29
Total Residential Flooring Space 32
Nonresidential Buildings 33
Environmental and Regulatory Issues 35
III. OVERVIEW 40
General 40
Materials 44
Laminates 47
Natural Stone 50
Granite 53
Other Types of Natural Stone 54
Solid Surface 59
Engineered Stone 62
Other Materials 66
Markets 70
Residential 72
Nonresidential 76
Types 80
Kitchen 82
Bathroom 85
Other Types 88
IV. NORTH AMERICA 92
Demand by Material, Market, and Type 96
United States 99
Canada 108
Mexico 117
V. WESTERN EUROPE 126
Demand by Material, Market, and Type 130
France 133
Germany 143
Italy 152
Netherlands 160
Spain 168
United Kingdom 177
Other Western Europe 185
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 192
Demand by Material, Market, and Type 196
Australia 200
China 209
India 219
Japan 229
South Korea 237
Thailand 246
Other Asia/Pacific 253
VII. OTHER REGIONS 263
Central and South America 263
Brazil 269
Demand by Market and Type 273
Other Central and South America 279
Eastern Europe 288
Russia 294
Other Eastern Europe 302
Africa/Mideast 310
Turkey 318
Other Africa/Mideast 327
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 337
General 337
Market Share 340
Competitive Strategies 344
Research and Development 346
Manufacturing 347
Marketing and Distribution 349
Mergers and Acquisitions 351
Cooperative Agreements 353
Company Profiles 358
Abet Laminati SpA 359
AKP Carat-Arbeitsplatten, see Westag and Getalit
Arborite, see Wilsonart International Holdings
Aristech Surfaces LLC 361
Armas Company Limited 362
Arpa Industriale, see Broadview Holding
Breton SpA 363
Broadview Holding BV 366
Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Limited 367
Cheil Industries, see Samsung SDI
Cosentino SA 370
Dal-Tile, see Mohawk Industries
DuPont (EI) de Nemours 373
Durcon, see Wilsonart International Holdings
Fletcher Building Limited 377
Formica, see Fletcher Building
Foshan Shunde O'Riordan Building Materials Manufacture Company Limited 381
Granito Zucchi Limitada 382
Groupe Pierredeplan 383
Guangdong Huaxun Industry, see Zhongxun New Material
Guangzhou Gelandi Polymer Material Company Limited 385
Hanwha Group 386
Hanwha Living and Creative Corporation 387
Homapal, see Fletcher Building
Huapeng Meyate Decoration Material Company Limited 389
Krono Holding AG 390
Krono Ukraine, see Krono Holding
Kronofrance, see Krono Holding
Kronopol Sp zoo, see Krono Holding
Kronospan Schweiz, see Krono Holding
Kuraray Company Limited 393
Laminex Group Proprietary, see Fletcher Building
Levantina y Asociados de Minerales SAU 394
LG Hausys Limited 396
Marazzi Group, see Mohawk Industries
Masisa SA 398
Mohawk Industries Incorporated 399
Opal Industrial Company Limited 402
Panolam Industries International Incorporated 403
Pfleiderer GmbH 404
Polyrey, see Wilsonart International Holdings
Pyrolave, see Groupe Pierredeplan
Pokarna Limited 406
Quarella SpA 408
Resopal, see Wilsonart International Holdings
Rexcel, see Masisa
Rosskopf and Partner AG 409
Samsung SDI Company Limited 411
Style Stone Joint Stock, see Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock
Vicostone Joint Stock, see Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock
Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock Corporation 413
Vinaconex Advanced Compound Stone Joint Stock, see Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock
WANFENG Compound Stone Technology Company Limited415
Westag and Getalit AG 416
WFS USA, see WANFENG Compound Stone Technology
Wilsonart International Holdings LLC 418
WK Marble and Granite Proprietary Limited 422
Yoshimoto Trading Company Limited 424
Zhongxun New Material Company Limited 425
Additional Companies 427

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Population by Region 7
2 World Urban Population by Region 9
3 World Households by Region 11
4 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 16
5 World Fixed Investment by Region 18
6 World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region 20
7 World Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region 23
8 World Building Construction Expenditures by Region 24
9 World Residential Building Construction Expenditures by Region 26
10 World New Housing Units by Region 28
11 World New Housing Floor Space by Region 29
12 World Housing Stock by Region 32
13 World Total Residential Floor Space by Region 33
14 World Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures by Region 35
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Countertop Demand by Region 43
2 World Countertop Demand by Material 46
3 World Laminate Countertop Demand by Region 49
4 World Natural Stone Countertop Demand by Region 52
5 World Solid Surface Countertop Demand by Region 61
6 World Engineered Stone Countertop Demand by Region 65
7 World Other Countertop Demand by Region 69
8 World Countertop Demand by Market 71
9 World Residential Countertop Demand by Application and Region 75
10 World Nonresidential Countertop Demand by Application and Region 79
11 World Countertop Demand by Type 81
12 World Kitchen Countertop Demand by Region 84
13 World Bathroom Countertop Demand by Region 87
14 World Other Countertop Demand by Region 90
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Market Environment for Countertops 95
2 North America: Countertop Demand by Material, Market, and Type 98
3 United States: Market Environment for Countertops 102
4 United States: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 105
5 United States: Countertop Demand by Material 108
6 Canada: Market Environment for Countertops 111
7 Canada: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 114
8 Canada: Countertop Demand by Material 117
9 Mexico: Market Environment for Countertops 120
10 Mexico: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 123
11 Mexico: Countertop Demand by Material 125
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Market Environment for Countertops 129
2 Western Europe: Countertop Demand by Material, Market, and Type 132
3 France: Market Environment for Countertops 136
4 France: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 140
5 France: Countertop Demand by Material 143
6 Germany: Market Environment for Countertops 146
7 Germany: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 150
8 Germany: Countertop Demand by Material 152
9 Italy: Market Environment for Countertops 155
10 Italy: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 158
11 Italy: Countertop Demand by Material 160
12 Netherlands: Market Environment for Countertops 163
13 Netherlands: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 166
14 Netherlands: Countertop Demand by Material 168
15 Spain: Market Environment for Countertops 171
16 Spain: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 174
17 Spain: Countertop Demand by Material 177
18 United Kingdom: Market Environment for Countertops 180
19 United Kingdom: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 183
20 United Kingdom: Countertop Demand by Material 184
21 Other Western Europe: Market Environment for Countertops 187
22 Other Western Europe: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 190
23 Other Western Europe: Countertop Demand by Material 191
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Countertops 195
2 Asia/Pacific: Countertop Demand by Material, Market, and Type 199
3 Australia: Market Environment for Countertops 203
4 Australia: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 207
5 Australia: Countertop Demand by Material 209
6 China: Market Environment for Countertops 212
7 China: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 216
8 China: Countertop Demand by Material 219
9 India: Market Environment for Countertops 223
10 India: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 226
11 India: Countertop Demand by Material 229
12 Japan: Market Environment for Countertops 232
13 Japan: Countertop Demand by Market andType 235
14 Japan: Countertop Demand by Material 237
15 South Korea: Market Environment for Countertops 240
16 South Korea: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 243
17 South Korea: Countertop Demand by Material 245
18 Thailand: Market Environment for Countertops 248
19 Thailand: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 251
20 Thailand: Countertop Demand by Material 253
21 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Countertops 256
22 Other Asia/Pacific: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 259
23 Other Asia/Pacific: Countertop Demand by Material 262
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Market Environment for Countertops 266
2 Central and South America: Countertop Demand by Material, Market, and Type 269
3 Brazil: Market Environment for Countertops 273
4 Brazil: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 276
5 Brazil: Countertop Demand by Material 278
6 Other Central and South America: Market Environment for Countertops 282
7 Other Central and South America: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 286
8 Other Central and South America: Countertop Demand by Material 288
9 Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Countertops 291
10 Eastern Europe: Countertop Demand by Material, Market, and Type 294
11 Russia: Market Environment for Countertops 297
12 Russia: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 300
13 Russia: Countertop Demand by Material 302
14 Other Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Countertops 305
15 Other Eastern Europe: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 308
16 Other Eastern Europe: Countertop Demand by Material 310
17 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Countertops 314
18 Africa/Mideast: Countertop Demand by Material, Market, and Type 318
19 Turkey: Market Environment for Countertops 321
20 Turkey: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 325
21 Turkey: Countertop Demand by Material 327
22 Other Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Countertops 331
23 Other Africa/Mideast: Countertop Demand by Market and Type 334
24 Other Africa/Mideast: Countertop Demand by Material 336
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Countertop Materials Sales by Company, 2013 340
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 352
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 355

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 44
2 World Countertop Demand by Material, 2013 47
3 World Laminate Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 50
4 World Natural Stone Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 53
5 World Solid Surface Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 62
6 World Engineered Stone Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 66
7 World Other Materials Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 70
8 World Residential Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 76
9 World Nonresidential Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 80
10 World Kitchen Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 85
11 World Bathroom Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 88
12 World Other Countertop Demand by Region, 2013 91
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Countertop Demand by Country, 2013 99
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Countertop Demand by Country, 2013 133
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Countertop Demand by Country, 2013 200
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Countertop Materials Market Share by Company, 2013 341

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