Flat Glass in China

  • November 2012
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  • Freedonia
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  • 229 pages

Demand to grow more than 8% annually through 2016

Demand for flat glass in China is forecast to rise 8.2 percent per year through 2016 to 3.4 billion square meters. Sales of flat glass will be driven by growth in building construction expenditures and advances in motor vehicle and solar panel production. In value terms, flat glass demand is forecast to increase 13.9 percent per year to ¥250 billion in 2016. Ongoing industrialization, rising income levels, and further population and household growth will benefit flat glass sales.

Demand shifting to higher quality products

Two major trends are expected to affect the flat glass industry over the next 10 years. First, demand for float glass is forecast to increase at the expense of demand for lower quality sheet glass. Second, demand for fabricated flat glass products is forecast to continue to rise as they are more often favored over unfabricated products in building applications and as rapid growth is expected in fabricated glass markets such as solar energy and electronic displays. By 2021, fabricated flat glass will record nearly half of total flat glass demand in China.

Fabricated glass products to grow most rapidly

Unfabricated float glass will remain the largest product category through 2016, with demand rising 6.6 percent yearly to 1.5 billion square meters. Advances will be spurred by healthy growth in building construction activity, especially in rural areas, and relatively low product prices. Demand for safety glass will advance nearly 15 percent annually through 2016, as demand benefits from rising income levels and growth in new construction, as well as from greater output of motor vehicles, solar panels, and furniture. Demand for insulating glass is forecast to grow 15.5 percent annually through 2016, boosted by growth in construction of residential and commercial buildings, schools, and hospitals, which use vast amounts of flat glass in their designs.

Architectural market still dominant for flat glass

The architectural market accounted for just under four-fifths of flat glass demand in 2011. Advances for flat glass in the architectural market will be bolstered by rising income levels, further urbanization, and government efforts to improve living conditions for low-income earners. The solar panel market is forecast to see the fastest gains through 2016. Sales will be driven by strong increases in production of solar panels. The electronic display market will see the next fastest growth, with demand being lifted by expanding output of electronic goods in China, the presence of new glass-using products, and heightened personal income levels.

Table Of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
Economic Overview 5
Recent Economic Performance 5
Economic Outlook 7
Demographic Overview 11
Population 12
Households 14
Consumer Trends 15
Personal Income and Expenditures 16
Consumer Financing 18
Currency Exchange Rates 21
Building Construction Outlook 24
Industrialization and Manufacturing Trends 27
Solar Industry Outlook 30
Electrical/Electronics Sector Outlook 32
Motor Vehicle Outlook 34
Regulatory and Environmental Trends 36

III. OVERVIEW 38

General 38
Pricing Patterns 41
International Environment 43
Foreign Trade 44
Primary Flat Glass 44
Fabricated Flat Glass 46

IV. PRIMARY FLAT GLASS 49

Supply and Demand 49
Float Glass 52
Float Glass Production Capacity 55
Unfabricated Applications 60
Fabricated Glass Manufacturing 61
Sheet Glass 64
Unfabricated Applications 67
Fabricated Glass Manufacturing 68

V. FABRICATED FLAT GLASS 70

Supply and Demand 70
Safety Glass 72
Tempered 74
Laminated 76
Insulating Glass 78
Mirrors 80
Silver Mirrors 81
Aluminum Mirrors 82
Advanced Fabricated Mirrors 82
Other Fabricated Glass 83
Photovoltaic Glass 84
Conductive Glass 85
All Other Glass 85

VI. MARKETS 88

General 88
Architectural 91
Residential Building Construction 94
New Construction 96
Improvement and Repair 97
Nonresidential Building Construction 98
New Construction 100
Improvement and Repair 101
Motor Vehicle 101
Original Equipment Market 103
Aftermarket 105
Solar Energy 107
Furniture 109
Electronic Displays 111
Other Markets 114

VII. REGIONS 117

General 117
Regional Demographic and Economic Trends 119
Demographic Patterns 120
Economic Outlook 122
Consumer Trends 124
Regional Building Construction Expenditures 125
Regional Manufacturing Production Outlook 127
Regional Motor Vehicle Outlook 128
Regional Flat Glass Demand 130
Central-North 133
Overview 133
Flat Glass Demand 135
Northeast 137
Overview 137
Flat Glass Demand 139
Central-East 141
Overview 141
Flat Glass Demand 143
Central-South 144
Overview 144
Flat Glass Demand 146
Southwest 148
Overview 148
Flat Glass Demand 149
Northwest 151
Overview 151
Flat Glass Demand 152

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 154

General 154
Industry Composition 155
Market Share 157
Marketing and Distribution 160
Financial Issues and Requirements 161
Acquisitions and Divestitures 163
Cooperative Agreements 164
Foreign Participation in the Chinese Market 167
Legal and Regulatory Issues 167
Joint Ventures 169
Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprises 171
Representative Offices 172
Company Profiles 173
AGC Flat Glass Dalian, see Asahi Glass
Anhui Huaguang Optical-Electrical Material Technology 174
Asahi Glass Company Limited 175
China Glass Holdings Limited 177
China Luoyang Float Glass Group Company Limited 182
China Yaohua Glass, see China Glass Holdings
Chongqing Wansheng Float Glass, see Fuyao Group
Glass Industry
CSG Holding Company Limited 184
Dezhou Jinghua Group Company Limited 187
Farun Group Company Limited 188
Fuyao Group Glass Industry Company Limited 189
Guangdong Fu Rui Industrial Development
Company Limited 192
Guangdong Jiangmen ISN Float Glass Company Limited 194
Hangzhou Glass Group Company Limited 195
Hebei Daguangming Industry Group Company Limited 196
Hebei Jingniu Group Company Limited 197
Hebei Yingxin Glass Group Company Limited 198
Hubei Sanxia New Building Materials Company Limited 199
Intex Glass Xiamen Company Limited 200
Jiangsu SHD New Materials, see China Glass Holdings
Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Company Limited 201
Jinjing Group Company Limited 202
Lanshi Glass Group Company Limited 203
Luoyang North Glass Technology Company Limited 205
Nanjing Yuanhong Special Glass, see China Glass
Holdings
Nanning Float Glass Company Limited 206
Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited 207
Qingdao Saint-Gobain HanGlas Clfg, see China Luoyang
Float Glass Group and Saint-Gobain
Qinhuangdao Aoge Group Company Limited 211
Saint-Gobain 212
SCHOTT AG 214
Shaanxi Blue Star Glass, see China Glass Holdings
Shandong Blue Star Glass, see China Glass Holdings
Shanxi Lihu Glass Group Company Limited 216
Sichuan Glass Company Limited 217
SYP Glass Group, see Nippon Sheet Glass
Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation 218
Wuhai Blue Star Glass, see China Glass Holdings
Wuhan Changli Glass Company Limited 221
Wuhan Yaohua Pilkington Safety Glass, see China Glass
Holdings and Nippon Sheet Glass
Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited 222
Yin Tong Glass Company Limited 225
Zhejiang Hehe Holding Group Company Limited 226
Zhenhua, see Dezhou Jinghua Group
Other Companies Mentioned in Study 228

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Gross Domestic Product of China 11
2 Population of China 13
3 Households in China by Region 15
4 Personal Income and Expenditures in China 18
5 Interest Rates in China, 2001-2011 21
6 Currency Exchange Rates, 2001-2011 23
7 Building Construction Expenditures in China 27
8 Manufacturing Value Added in China 30
9 Solar Panel Outlook for China 32
10 Electrical and Electronic Value Added in China 34
11 Motor Vehicle Outlook for China 36

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 Flat Glass Demand in China by Product 40
2 Flat Glass Pricing Patterns in China 42
3 Chinese Foreign Trade in Primary Flat Glass 46
4 Chinese Foreign Trade in Fabricated Flat Glass 48

SECTION IV -- PRIMARY FLAT GLASS

1 Primary Flat Glass Supply and Demand in China 52
2 Float Glass Supply and Demand in China 55
3 Float Glass Production Capacity in China, 2011 58
4 Float Glass Demand in Unfabricated Applications in China 61
5 Float Glass Demand in Fabricated Manufacturing in China 63
6 Sheet Glass Supply and Demand in China 66
7 Sheet Glass Demand in Unfabricated Applications in China 68
8 Sheet Glass Demand in Fabricated Manufacturing in China 69

SECTION V -- FABRICATED FLAT GLASS

1 Fabricated Flat Glass Supply and Demand in China 72
2 Safety Glass Supply and Demand in China 74
3 Tempered Safety Glass Supply and Demand in China 76
4 Laminated Safety Glass Supply and Demand in China 77
5 Insulating Glass Supply and Demand in China 79
6 Mirror Supply and Demand in China 81
7 Other Fabricated Flat Glass Supply and Demand in China 84

SECTION VI -- MARKETS

1 Flat Glass Demand in China by Market 90
2 Architectural Market for Flat Glass in China 94
3 Residential Market for Flat Glass in China 96
4 Nonresidential Market for Flat Glass in China 100
5 Motor Vehicle Market For Flat Glass in China 103
6 Motor Vehicle Original Equipment Market for Flat Glass
in China 105
7 Motor Vehicle Aftermarket for Flat Glass in China 106
8 Solar Energy Market for Flat Glass in China 109
9 Furniture Market for Flat Glass in China 111
10 Electronic Display Market for Flat Glass in China 114
11 Other Markets for Flat Glass in China 116

SECTION VII -- REGIONS

1 Population and Households in China by Region 122
2 Gross Domestic Product of China by Region 123
3 Per Capita Disposable Personal Income in China by Region 125
4 Building Construction Expenditures in China by Region 126
5 Manufacturing Value Added in China by Region 128
6 Motor Vehicle Park and Production in China by Region 130
7 Flat Glass Demand in China by Region 132
8 Central-North Region of China: Flat Glass Demand 137
9 Northeast Region of China: Flat Glass Demand 141
10 Central-East Region of China: Flat Glass Demand 144
11 Central-South Region of China: Flat Glass Demand 147
12 Southwest Region of China: Flat Glass Demand 150
13 Northwest Region of China: Flat Glass Demand 153

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Revenue Data: Selected Flat Glass Compnaies, 2011 156
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 164
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 166

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Population of China by Age, 2001-2021 14
2 Chinese Currency Exchange Rates, 2001-2021 24
SECTION VI -- MARKETS
1 Flat Glass Demand in China by Market, 2011 91
SECTION VII -- REGIONS
1 Flat Glass Demand in China by Region, 2011 133
2 Central-North Region of China 135
3 Northeast Region of China 139
4 Central-East Region of China 142
5 Central-South Region of China 146
6 Southwest Region of China 149
7 Northwest Region of China 152

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Flat Glass Market Share in China, 2011 157

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