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Global Flat Glass Industry

  • March 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Flat Glass in Thousand Metric Tons by the following Product Segments: Float Glass, and Rolled Glass. The report is also analyzed by the following End-Use Segments: Construction (Residential, & Commercial), Automotive {OE Glazing, & AGR (Automotive Glass Replacement)}, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 104 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
Compagnie De Saint-Gobain
Central Glass Co., Ltd.
Guardian Industries Corp.
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.

Table Of Contents

Global Flat Glass Industry



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
Float Glass I-4
Rolled Glass I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Flat Glass Market: A Prelude II-1
Table 1: Global Flat Glass Market (2014E): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Demand by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Growth Drivers for Flat Glass Industry: On a Scale 1 -10 (10
- High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-2
Growth Dampeners for Flat Glass Industry: On a Scale 1 -10 (
10 - High Impact; 1 - Low Impact) II-3
Fabricated Flat Glass: Driving Force in the Flat Glass Market II-3
Table 2: Global Fabricated Flat Glass Market (2014):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Value) by Product
Segment - Basic Float, Insulating Glass, Laminated Glass,
Tempered Glass, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: Global Fabricated Flat Glass Market (2014):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Value) by End-Use
Segment - Architectural, Automotive, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Developing Regions Power Ahead II-4
Table 4: Worldwide Flat Glass Market (2014-2020): Ranked by
CAGR (%) by Geographic Region/Country - Asia-Pacific, Middle
East and Africa, US, Latin America, Canada, Japan, and Europe
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 5: Worldwide Float Glass Market (2014-2020): Ranked by
CAGR (%) by Geographic Region/Country - Asia-Pacific, Middle
East and Africa, US, Canada, Latin America, Japan, and Europe
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
China: A Major Influencing Market II-5
Float: The Predominant Flat Glass Manufacturing Technique II-6
Float Glass Production Scenario II-7
Table 6: World Flat Glass Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Type - Float Glass,
Rolled Glass and Sheet Glass (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 7: World Float Glass Market (2013): Annual Production
Capacity by Major Regions - Asia, China, Europe, Japan,
Latin America, and North America (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 8: World Float Glass Market (2010-2012): Float Glass
Capacity Utilization (%) in North America Europe and China
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Capacity Constraints Hit Global Float Glass Market II-8
Rolled Glass: A Small Market II-10
Corning Develops Thin Rolled Glass Stored Using Spools II-11

2. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE II-12
A Highly Concentrated Market II-12
Table 9: Leading Players in the Global Flat Glass Market
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Asahi
Glass, Guardian, Nippon Sheet, Saint-Gobain, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 10: Leading Players in the Global Flat Glass Market
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production for AGC,
Guardian, NSG, PPG, Saint-Gobain, Sisecam, Taiwan Glass, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 11: Leading Producers in the Global Float Glass Market
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Capacity for
AGC, Guardian, NSG Group, Saint-Gobain, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 12: Global High Quality Float Glass Market (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Leading
Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 13: Leading Players in the Global Automotive Glass
Market (2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales Volume
for Asahi Glass Company, Fuyao, Guardian, NSG, Saint Gobain,
Xinyi, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

3. A REVIEW OF MAJOR END-USE MARKETS II-15
Construction Industry Dominates Flat Glass Demand II-15
Table 14: Global Float Glass Use in Building Construction
Sector (2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Volume)
for Interior Design, New Constructions, and Refurbishment
Projects (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Construction Sector Activity Influences Market Growth II-16
Table 15: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector
(2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 16: Global Construction Market (2015P and 2020P):
Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending by Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Increasing Usage of Glass in Building Construction II-19
Rising Demand for Energy Efficient Windows II-20
Energy-Saving Glass in Windows to Deliver Favorable Economic
Returns II-21
Consumers Recognize Energy Saving Properties of Low-E Glass II-21
Glass Use in Automotive Industry: Value-Added Features Find Favor II-21
Table 17: World Production of Passenger Cars (2013 and 2018):
Breakdown of Production Figures in Thousand Units by
Geographic Region/Country for Years (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 18: World Production of Commercial Vehicles (2013 and
2018) - Breakdown of Production Figures in Thousand Units by
Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
The Automotive Industry: A Curtain Raiser II-23
Economic Uncertainty Impacts Automotive Industry Growth II-25
Glazing Used for Styling and Differentiation of Automotives II-27
Demand for Solar Control and Advanced Flat Glass in OEM
Automotive Market II-28
Automotive Glazing Market Consolidates II-28
Flat Glass in Solar Power Generation: Opportunity in Store II-28
Table 19: International Targets for Solar Photovoltaics by
Select Countries II-29
Potential for Rolled Glass Makers in Solar PV Market II-29
Tempered Low Iron Glass: Threat to Rolled Glass Usage in
Solar PV Units? II-30

4. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS and ISSUES II-31
Impact of Economic Upheavals in Retrospect II-31
Improvement in Global GDP Bodes Well for the Market II-31
Table 20: World GDP Growth (%) by Country/ Region
(2012-2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33
Positive Eurozone Economic Outlook Enthuses the Market II-34
Table 21: EU Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2014 and 2015):
Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35
Fading Fiscal Cliff Concerns in the US to Spruce Up the Market II-35
Table 22: US Revisions of Debt Ceiling Limit (in US$
Billion) for the Years 2002-2014 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-36
Rapid Urbanization Worldwide: A Key Growth Driver II-36
Table 23: Global Population Estimates (2000-2050) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37
Table 24: Total Population Worldwide by Urban and Rural
Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 25: Total Population Worldwide: Percentage Breakdown by
Urban and Rural Population for the Years 1950-2050P (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39
Rising Population and Middle Class Segment Bodes Well for Market
Growth II-39
Table 26: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) by
Geographic Region: 2010, 2020P and 2030P (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 27: Global Middle Class Population by Geographic
Region: Percentage Share Breakdown for 2010, 2020P and 2030P
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41
Value-Added Products Revive Flat Glass Market II-41
Innovative Frequency-Selective Solar Glazing Material II-42
Coated Flat Glass Market - An Insight II-42
Regulations Drive Demand for Fire-Resistant Glass II-43
Smart Automotive Glass Market - A Review II-43
Plastics - Are They a Threat? II-44
High Capital Investments - A Major Entry Barrier II-44
Energy and Raw Material: Major Cost Components II-45
Table 28: Global Usage of Raw Material in Float Glass
Production (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Weighted
Average by Raw Material (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-46
An Introduction to Glass II-46
Primary Glass Types and Applications II-46
Table 29: Glass Composition by Type II-47
Raw Materials - A Brief Study II-47
Flat Glass: A Definition II-47
Float Glass II-48
Manufacturing Stages of Float Glass II-49
Table 30: 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-50
A Glance at the Float Glass Value Chain II-50
Economics of Float Glass Production II-51
Table 31: Global Manufacturing Costs of Float Glass (2014E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Expenditure by Cost Component
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51
Types of Float Glass II-51
Sheet Glass II-51
Rolled Glass II-52
Rolled Glass Vs Float Glass II-52
Types of Rolled Glass II-52
Patterned Glass II-52
Wired Glass II-53
Types of Flat Glass Products II-54
High Strength Glass II-54
Heat-Strengthened Glass II-54
Toughened or Tempered Glass II-54
Laminated Glass II-55
Key Applications II-55
Reflective Glass II-56
Deposition Techniques II-56
Low Emissivity (Low-E) Glass II-57
Smart Glass II-57
Insulating Glass (IG) Units II-57
Specialty Glass II-57
Mirrors II-58
Spandrel II-58
Art Glass II-58
Plate Glass II-58
Wired Glass II-58
Self-Cleaning Glass II-58

6. A REVIEW OF END-USE MARKETS II-59
Construction: A Major End-Use Market II-59
Building Products Market II-59
Automotive Sector II-60
OEM Applications II-60
Automotive Glass Replacement (AGR) II-61
Types of Automotive Glazing II-61
Solar Control Glazing II-61
Laminated Sideglazings II-61
Integrated Antennas II-62
Design Requirements II-62
Toughened and Laminated Glazing Parameters - A Comparison II-62
Product Parameters for Toughened and Laminated Glazings II-62
Laminated Windshields - Process Parameters II-63
Toughened Glazing - Process Parameters II-63
Features for Future II-63
Specialty Applications II-63

7. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT II-64
Stringent Production Standards in the US II-64
Maximum Allowable Contaminant Levels in Float Cullet II-64
Automotive Regulations II-64
Safety Glazing Legislations II-64
BS Codes II-64
Building Regulations II-65

8. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-66
AGC Unveils Energy Selectâ„¢ 20 High-Performance Low-E Coating II-66
PPG Industries Launch SOLARBAN®z75 Solar Control Low-e Glass II-66
Guardian Industries Launch ShowerGuard Low-Iron Float Glass II-66
Guardian Industries Unveils SunGuard Spandrel HT Glass II-66
Asahi Glass Develops Thinnest Float Glass Sheet in the World
Measuring 0.5mm II-66
Dubai Investments Unveils Emirates Insolaire Colored Solar
Glass Using Kromatix Technology II-66
Saint-Gobain Unveils SGG DECORGLASS Clear Patterned Glass
Products II-67
Guardian Industries Launches SunGuard SNX 5/23 with Visible
Light Transmission II-67
Guardian Industries Expands Product Portfolio through SunGuard
SuperNeutral 68 Series II-67
Guardian Industries Unveils High Endurance Glass - DiamondGuard® II-67
Guardian Industries Launches SunGuard SNX 51/23 II-67
Emirates Glass Launches New Coating Line II-67

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-68
AGC Glass Divests its Commercial Fabrication Division to
Trulite Glass Solutions II-68
Guardian Industries Voices Plans to Shut Down Float Glass
Facility in Pennsylvania II-68
Saint Gobain Establishes Glass Manufacturing Unit in Rajasthan II-68
Emirates Float Glass Increases Production Capacity of
Automotive Glass Unit II-68
Saint-Gobain and Central Glass to Set Up Automotive Glass
Production in Indonesia II-68
Asahi Glass Expands Float Glass Production in Indonesia II-68
Central Glass Takes Over Guardian Automotive Products and
Guardian Automotive-E.S.A II-68
SCHOTT Enhances Distribution of its BOROFLOAT® through
Greenrays and GOUS Optics II-69
PPG Industries Divests Illinois-based Float Glass Business to
Fuyao Glass America II-69
CPC Holding and Qalaa Holding Acquire Sphinx Glass II-69
NSG Group Lights Up the Ultra Thin Glass Float Line in Vietnam II-69
JSC Mordovcement to Set up Float Glass Production Plant in Russia II-69
Xinyi Solar Holdings to Set Up Photovoltaic Glass Unit in
Malaysia II-69
Heritage Glass to Establish Glass Manufacturing Plant in
Kingsport, Tennessee II-69
PPG Renews Marketing Agreement with Pleotint II-69
Guardian Automotive Commences Custom Glass Solutions for the
Transportation Sector II-70
Trakya Cam Sanayii Partially Acquires HNG Float Glass II-70
AGC Glass Europe Takes Over Moustier Plant of Scheuten Glass II-70
AGC Glass Europe Collaborates with Interpane Glas to Provide
Glass Products II-70
Egi MJG Establishes Float Glass Production Unit in Nigeria II-70
Deal Fallout between Centrosolar Glas and Ducatt II-70
Heliatek Inks Agreement with AGC Glass Europe to Develop
Organic Solar Films with Flat Glass II-70
Xinyi Glass Announces Divestiture of Solar Glass Operations II-71
Ducatt Takes Over Centrosolar Glas II-71
AGC Glass Europe Takes Over Stake in Interpane II-71
Saint-Gobain to Sell Stake in Flovetro II-71
Luoyang Float Glass Group Inks Service Agreement with CTIEC II-71
AGC Glass Company North America to Reopen G1 Float Line II-71

10. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-72
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-72
AGC Glass Company North America (USA) II-72
AGC Glass Europe (Belgium) II-73
Asahi India Glass Ltd. (India) II-74
PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (Indonesia) II-74
Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France) II-75
Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd (India) II-75
Saint-Gobain SEFPRO (France) II-76
Central Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-76
Carlex Glass Company (USA) II-77
Guardian Industries Corp. (USA) II-77
Gujarat Guardian Limited (India) II-78
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-78
Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S. (Turkey) II-79
Taiwan Glass Group (Taiwan) II-80
Viridianâ„¢ Glass (Australia) II-80

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-81
Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 33: World Historic Review for Flat Glass by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 34: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83
By Product Segment II-84
Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Float Glass by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 36: World Historic Review for Float Glass by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 37: World 14-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 Africa and Latin American Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Rolled Glass by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 39: World Historic Review for Rolled Glass by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 40: World 14-Year Perspective for Rolled Glass by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89
By End-Use Segment II-90
Table 41: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass in Construction Sector by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 42: World Historic Review for Flat Glass in Construction
Sector by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 43: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass in
Construction Sector by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass in Construction Sector by Segment - Residential
Construction and Commercial Construction Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 45: World Historic Review for Flat Glass in Construction
Sector by Segment - Residential Construction and Commercial
Construction Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 46: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass in
Construction Sector by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Residential Construction and Commercial
Construction Markets with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass in Residential Construction Sector by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 48: World Historic Review for Flat Glass in Residential
Construction Sector by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 49: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass in
Residential Construction Sector by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 50: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass in Commercial Construction Sector by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 51: World Historic Review for Flat Glass in Commercial
Construction Sector by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 52: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass in
Commercial Construction Sector by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 53: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass in Automotive Sector by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 54: World Historic Review for Flat Glass in Automotive
Sector by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 55: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass in
Automotive Sector by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 56: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass in Automotive Sector by Segment - OE Glazing and
AGR Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 57: World Historic Review for Flat Glass in Automotive
Sector by Segment - OE Glazing and AGR Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 58: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass in
Automotive Sector by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for OE Glazing and AGR Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 59: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass in Automotive OEM Glazing by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 60: World Historic Review for Flat Glass in Automotive
OEM Glazing by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 61: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass in
Automotive OEM Glazing by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin
American Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 62: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass in Automotive Glass Replacement (AGR) by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 63: World Historic Review for Flat Glass in Automotive
Glass Replacement (AGR) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 64: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass in
Automotive Glass Replacement (AGR) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 65: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass in Other End-Use Sectors by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 66: World Historic Review for Flat Glass in Other
End-Use Sectors by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa
and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 67: World 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass in Other
End-Use Sectors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-116


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Capacity Concerns Plague North American Float Glass Market III-1
Construction: Mainstay of Float Glass Market III-2
Energy Efficient Glass Finds Increased Demand in Building
Construction III-2
Intensifying Construction Activity - Positive Opportunities
for Float Glass Market III-3
Table 68: US Construction Spending by Type of Construction
(2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Spending for
Non-Residential and Residential Construction (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 69: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2014):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and
Multi-Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4
American Taxpayer Relief Act 2012 to Drive Demand for
Energy Efficient Products III-4
Automotive Industry: A Major End-Use Market III-5
High-Performance Flat glass in the US III-5
Consumption of Advanced Flat Glass Gains Momentum III-6
A Peek into the New Energy Codes III-6
Competitive Structure III-6
Table 70: North American Float Glass Production (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Major
Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Import-Export Scenario III-7
Table 71: US Exports of Float, Surface Ground or Polished
Glass (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports
by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 72: US Imports of Float, Surface Ground or Polished
Glass (2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports
by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Product Introductions/Innovations III-8
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10
Key Players III-11
B.Market Analytics III-13
Table 73: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass by Product Segment - Float Glass and Rolled Glass
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 74: US Historic Review for Flat Glass by Product
Segment - Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 75: US 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 76: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flat Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential
and Commercial), Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 77: US Historic Review for Flat Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial),
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 78: US 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction (Residential and Commercial), Automotive (OE
Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

2. CANADA III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Outlook III-19
Construction Market: An Insight III-19
Table 79: Housing Starts in Canada (2008-2013): Breakdown
of Number of Housing Starts in ‘000s (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20
Import-Export Scenario III-20
Table 80: Canadian Exports of Float, Surface Ground or
Polished Glass (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value
Exports by Destination Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 81: Canadian Imports of Float, Surface Ground or
Polished Glass (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value
Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 82: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by Product Segment - Float Glass and Rolled
Glass Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 83: Canadian Historic Review for Flat Glass by Product
Segment - Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 84: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 85: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial), Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 86: Canadian Historic Review for Flat Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial),
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 87: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), Automotive
(OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

3. JAPAN III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Outlook III-27
Float Glass Demand: Close Relation with Building Starts III-27
Table 88: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan
(2007-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
Competitive Overview III-28
Table 89: Japanese Float Glass Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Leading Players-
Asahi Glass, NSG, Central Glass and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 90: Japanese Automotive Glass Market (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by
Leading Players - Asahi Glass, NSG, Central Glass and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29
Strategic Corporate Developments III-29
Key Players III-29
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 91: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by Product Segment - Float Glass and Rolled
Glass Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 92: Japanese Historic Review for Flat Glass by Product
Segment - Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 93: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 94: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial), Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 95: Japanese Historic Review for Flat Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial),
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 96: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), Automotive
(OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4. EUROPE III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Flat Glass Market in Europe: An Overview III-38
Flat Glass Production Suffers as Demand Ebbs from End-Use
Markets III-38
Table 97: Flat Glass Production in EU-27 (2007-2012) (In
‘000 tonnes) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 98: Float Lines in Operation in the EU (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Operational Float
Lines by Company (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 99: Float Lines in Operation in the EU (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Operational Float
Lines by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40
Flat Glass Market: End-Use Dynamics to Set Tone for Future
Growth III-40
Buildings Sector: Achieving Energy Efficiency through Glazing III-41
Table 100: Buildings Glazing in the EU (2014) - Percentage
Share Breakdown of Glazed Surfaces by Type of Glazing Used
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
Legislation and Safety Concerns Result in Enriched Product Mix III-42
Construction Industry: An Overview III-42
Table 101: Construction Industry in Europe (2010-2015E):
Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43
EU Legislations Drive Demand for Energy Efficient Products
in Buildings III-43
Automotive Industry Recovery to Bode Well for Float Glass
Demand III-44
Competition III-45
Table 102: Leading Players in the European Float/Sheet
Glass Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Capacity
for AGC, Guardian, NSG, Saint-Gobain, Sisecam, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45
Import-Export Scenario III-46
Table 103: EU-28 Market for Float, Surface Ground or
Polished Glass (2012 and 2013): Percentage share Breakdown of
Imports Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 104: EU-28 Market for Float, Surface Ground or
Polished Glass (2012 and 2013): Percentage share Breakdown of
Imports Volume by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 105: EU-28 Market for Float, Surface Ground or
Polished Glass (2012 and 2013): Percentage share Breakdown of
Export Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 106: EU-28 Market for Float, Surface Ground or
Polished Glass (2012 and 2013): Percentage share Breakdown of
Export Volume by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 107: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 108: European Historic Review for Flat Glass by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 109: European 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 110: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by Product Segment - Float Glass and Rolled
Glass Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 111: European Historic Review for Flat Glass by
Product Segment - Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 112: European 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 113: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial), Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 114: European Historic Review for Flat Glass by
End-Use Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial),
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 115: European 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), Automotive
(OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

4a. FRANCE III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Outlook III-59
Product Innovation/Introduction III-59
Key Players III-59
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 116: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by Product Segment - Float Glass and Rolled
Glass Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 117: French Historic Review for Flat Glass by Product
Segment - Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 118: French 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 119: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial), Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 120: French Historic Review for Flat Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial),
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 121: French 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), Automotive
(OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

4b. GERMANY III-67
A.Market Analysis III-67
Market Overview III-67
Table 122: Construction Output (% Growth) in Germany (2011-
2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67
Strategic Corporate Developments III-67
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 123: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by Product Segment - Float Glass and Rolled
Glass Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 124: German Historic Review for Flat Glass by Product
Segment - Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 125: German 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 126: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial), Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 127: German Historic Review for Flat Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial),
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 128: German 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), Automotive
(OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

4c. ITALY III-74
A.Market Analysis III-74
Market Overview III-74
Strategic Corporate Development III-74
B.Market Analytics III-75
Table 129: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by Product Segment - Float Glass and Rolled
Glass Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 130: Italian Historic Review for Flat Glass by Product
Segment - Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 131: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Float Glass and Rolled Glass Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 132: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flat Glass by End-Use Segment - Construction
(Residential and Commercial), Automotive (OE Glazing and
AGR) and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 133: Italian Historic Review for Flat Glass by End-Use
Segment - Construction (Residential and Commercial),
Automotive (OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 134: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Flat Glass by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction (Residential and Commercial), Automotive
(OE Glazing and AGR) and Others Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-81
A.Market Analysis III-81
Flat Glass - An Overview III-81
Construction Industry in the UK - An Overview III-81
Table 135: New Housing Starts in the UK by Cou

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