US Fencing Market

  • July 2012
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  • Freedonia
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  • 322 pages

US demand to rise 7.1% annually through 2016

Demand for fencing in the US is forecast to expand 7.1 percent per year to $8.3 billion in 2016, totaling 835 million linear feet. Growth will be driven by an expected rebound in building construction from a depressed 2011 base. In addition, advances will be supported by rising use of high-value fencing materials, such as ornamental metal and plastic and composite lumber. Consumers will opt for these materials because of their favorable aesthetic qualities and performance properties.

Residential fencing market to outpace nonresidential

The residential market accounted for the largest share of fencing demand in 2011 and will remain the market leader in 2016. Demand for fencing in residential building construction applications is forecast to increase at an above-average pace through 2016, fueled by a rebound in housing completions. Further growth will be supported by the large residential replacement segment, which will benefit from a recovery in improvement and repair spending. Nonresidential fencing demand will see strong gains through 2016. Increasing nonresidential building construction -- particularly in the office and commercial segment -- will stimulate demand. Fences are often installed around nonresidential structures to pro-vide security barriers and to demarcate property lines. Fencing demand in the nonbuilding and agricultural markets will rise modestly through 2016. Gains will be moderated by the prevalence of low-cost materials, such as wood and metal wire, in these markets.

Plastic, composite fencing to be fastest growing

Among fencing materials, plastic and composite lumber is forecast to see the most rapid growth in demand through 2016. Plastic and composite materials often resembles natural wood, but has minimal maintenance needs and has a longer lifespan than wood fencing. Plastic and composite lumber is also seen as being a “green” material because it is often made from recycled materials, such as reclaimed plastics and wood scraps. In 2011, metal fencing accounted for the largest share of the fencing market in both dollar value and linear feet. Chain link fencing is often used to mark boundaries and secure properties, while ornamental metal fencing is erected around houses and businesses to form an aesthetically pleasing barrier. Demand for metal fencing will increase in line with the industry average through 2016, with ornamental fencing fortifying gains. In addition to the rebound in housing activity, some business owners will opt for ornamental fencing to serve as an aesthetically pleasing alternative to chain link and wire fencing. Wood fencing demand will advance at a below-average pace through 2016. This material is most often utilized in the residential market because of its low cost and favorable aesthetics. However, demand for wood fencing will be checked by competition from plastic and composite fencing. Concrete and other fencing materials will see solid gains through 2016. Demand for concrete fences will be supported by strong interest in concrete and other materials for use in privacy fences. Moreover, concrete fencing offers a high degree of protection from damages caused by impacts and explosives.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findings are contained in the upcoming Fencing. It presents historical demand data (2001, 2006 and 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material, market and US region. In addition, the study assesses market environment factors, examines the industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 36 competitors in the US industry.

Table Of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
Macroeconomic Environment 5
Demographic Trends 9
Consumer Trends 13
Personal Income and Expenditures 14
Consumer Financing 16
Construction Trends 20
Residential Buildings 20
Housing Completions 22
Housing Stock 27
Improvements and Repairs 31
Nonresidential Buildings 33
New 33
Improvements and Repairs 36
Nonresidential Building Stock 38
Nonbuilding Construction 40
Agricultural Outlook 42
Pricing 46
Installed Cost 50
Historical Market Trends 52
Environmental Issues 56
Wood Fencing 56
Plastic and Composite Fencing 58
Metal Fencing 61
Regulatory Issues 61
Foreign Trade 63
Imports 64
Exports 66

III. PRODUCTS 68

General 68
Demand by Value 68
Demand by Length 70
Metal 74
Demand by Type 76
Ornamental Fencing 78
Chain Link Fencing 79
Wire Fencing 82
Other Metal Fencing 84
Demand by Material 85
Cost Factor 86
Wood 88
Demand by Type 90
Privacy Fencing 93
Picket Fencing 93
Post and Rail Fencing 94
Split Rail and Other Wood Fencing 95
Demand by Construction Method 97
Material Characteristics 98
Cost Factor 101
Plastic and Composite 102
Vinyl 106
HDPE and Other Plastics 108
Composites 109
Cost Factor 111
Concrete 112
Material Characteristics 115
Cost Factor 116
Other 117
Gates and Accessories 119

IV. MARKETS 123

General 123
Demand by Value 123
Demand by Length 126
Residential 128
Demand by Value 131
New 133
Improvement and Repair 136
Demand by Housing Type 138
Single-Family 140
Multifamily 143
Manufactured Housing 146
Nonresidential Building 147
Demand by Length 148
Demand by Value 151
New 154
Improvement and Repair 157
Demand by Building Type 160
Institutional 161
Office and Commercial 164
Industrial 167
Other Nonresidential 170
Nonbuilding 176
Demand by Product and Application 176
Demand by Value 179
Agricultural 182
Demand by Product and Application 183
Demand by Value 185

V. REGIONS 188

General 188
Regional Demographics and Economic Trends 189
Population Patterns 189
Economic Outlook 192
Regional Construction 195
Housing Trends 197
Regional Demand for Fencing 200
Northeast 202
New England 205
Middle Atlantic 206
Midwest 207
East North Central 211
West North Central 212
South 214
South Atlantic 217
East South Central 219
West South Central 220
West 221
Mountain 225
Pacific 227

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 229

General 229
Industry Composition 229
Market Share 233
Manufacturing 238
Product Development 239
Competitive Strategies 240
Marketing 243
Distribution 244
Mergers and Acquisitions 246
Company Profiles 247
Allan Block Corporation 248
Allied Tube and Conduit, see Atkore International
Holding
Alside, see Associated Materials
Ameristar Fence Products Incorporated 250
Associated Materials LLC 256
Atkore International Holdings Incorporated 258
Barrette 260
Builders Fence Company Incorporated 263
CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain
Crane Group 265
CRH plc 266
Delair Group LLC 271
Fiberon LLC 273
Genova Products Incorporated 274
Georgia Gulf Corporation 275
Gregory Industries Incorporated 277
ITOCHU Corporation 278
Jerith Manufacturing Company Incorporated 282
Kroy Building Products, Ply Gem Holdings
Long Fence Company Incorporated 285
Master Halco, see ITOCHU
MMI Products, see CRH
Nebraska Plastics Incorporated 288
Patrician Products, see Pexco
Pexco LLC 289
Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated 291
Poly Vinyl Company Incorporated 294
Pretied Tie, see Richard’s Fence
Richard’s Fence Company Incorporated 295
Royal Building Products, see Georgia Gulf
RSG Forest Products Incorporated 297
Saint-Gobain 298
Satellite Manufacturing, see Barrette
Sonco Worldwide Incorporated 302
Southwestern Wire Incorporated 304
Superior Concrete Products Incorporated 305
Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment 307
TENAX International BV 309
TimberTech, see Crane Group
Trex Company Incorporated 311
Tyco International Limited 312
Universal Forest Products Incorporated 313
VEKA AG 316
Walpole Woodworkers Incorporated 317
Welco Lumber Company 319
Westech Building Products, see Westlake Chemical
Westlake Chemical Corporation 320
Additional Companies Mentioned in Study 322

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8
2 Population and Households 13
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 16
4 Consumer Financing Environment, 2001-2011 19
5 Residential Building Construction Expenditures 22
6 New Housing Indicators 27
7 Housing Stock by Type 30
8 Residential Improvement and Repair Expenditures 33
9 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 36
10 Nonresidential Building Improvement and Repair Expenditures 37
11 Nonresidential Building Stock 40
12 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 42
13 Agricultural Indicators 46
14 Fencing Prices 49
15 Fencing Market, 2001-2011 55
16 Fencing Foreign Trade 64

SECTION III -- PRODUCTS

1 Fencing Demand Value by Material 70
2 Fencing Demand Length by Material 72
3 Metal Fencing Demand 75
4 Metal Fencing Demand by Type 76
5 Metal Fencing Demand by Material 86
6 Metal Fencing Installed Costs 88
7 Wood Fencing Demand 90
8 Wood Fencing Demand by Type 91
9 Wood Fencing Demand by Construction Method 97
10 Wood Fencing Installed Cost 102
11 Plastic and Composite Fencing Demand by Material 106
12 Plastic and Composite Fencing Installed Cost 112
13 Concrete Fencing Demand 115
14 Concrete Fencing Installed Costs 117
15 Other Fencing Demand 119
16 Gate and Accessory Demand 122

SECTION IV -- MARKETS

1 Fencing Demand Value by Market 125
2 Fencing Demand Length by Market 127
3 Residential Fencing Demand by Product and Application 130
4 Residential Fencing Demand by Value 133
5 New Residential Fencing Demand by Product 135
6 Residential Improvement and Repair
Fencing Demand by Product 138
7 Residential Fencing Demand by Housing Type 139
8 Single-Family Housing Demand by Product and Application 143
9 Multifamily Housing Fencing Demand
by Product and Application 145
10 Manufactured Housing Fencing Demand
by Product and Application 147
11 Nonresidential Building Fencing Demand
by Product and Application 151
12 Nonresidential Building Fencing Demand by Value 154
13 New Nonresidential Fencing Demand by Product 157
14 Nonresidential Building Improvement and Repair
Fencing Demand by Product 159
15 Nonresidential Fencing Demand by Building Type 160
16 Institutional Building Fencing Demand
by Product and Application 164
17 Office and Commercial Fencing Demand
by Product and Application 167
18 Industrial Fencing Demand by Product and Application 170
19 Other Nonresidential Building Fencing Demand
by Product, Market, and Application 175
20 Nonbuilding Construction Fencing Demand
by Product and Application 179
21 Nonbuilding Construction Fencing Demand by Value 182
22 Agricultural Fencing Demand by Product and Application 185
23 Agricultural Fencing Demand by Value 187

SECTION V -- REGIONS

1 Population by Region 192
2 Gross Domestic Product by Region 195
3 Construction Expenditures by Region 197
4 Regional Housing Indicators 200
5 Fencing Demand by Region 201
6 Northeast Fencing Demand by Subregion and Market 205
7 Midwest Fencing Demand by Subregion and Market 211
8 South Fencing Demand by Subregion and Market 217
9 West Fencing Demand by Subregion and Market 225
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Fencing Sales by Company, 2011 232

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Year of Construction of Housing Stock, 2011 31
2 Fencing Price Deflators, 2001-2021 49
3 Installed Costs for Selected Fencing Products, 2011 52
4 Fencing Demand, 2002-2011 56
5 Fencing Imports by Source, 2011 66
6 Fencing Exports by Destination, 2011 67

SECTION III -- PRODUCTS

1 Fencing Demand, 2011 73
2 Metal Fencing Demand by Type, 2011 77
3 Wood Fencing Demand by Type, 2011 92

SECTION IV -- MARKETS

1 Fencing Demand Value by Market, 2011 125
2 Fencing Demand Length by Market, 2011 127
3 Residential Fencing Demand by Housing Type, 2011 140
4 Nonresidential Fencing Demand by Building Type, 2011 161
SECTION V -- REGIONS
1 Fencing Demand by Region, 2011 202
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Fencing Market Share, 2011 234

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