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World Drywall & Building Plaster Market

  • July 2014
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  • Freedonia
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  • 361 pages

Drywall demand to rise 4+% annually through 2018

Global drywall demand is forecast to rise over five percent per year through 2018 to roughly 10 billion square meters, a significant improvement from the rate of the 2008-2013 period. Rebounds in building construction spending after a period of declines in both North America and Western Europe will be the primary drivers of demand. Growing sales in the Africa/Mideast region, where drywall continues to gain popularity over more traditional building techniques and materials, will also contribute to demand gains. While demand in both the Asia/Pacific region and Central and South America is projected to slow from gains seen earlier in the decade, both regions will post solid growth through 2018.

China, US to dominate new drywall demand

Nearly three-fourths of new drywall demand generated between 2013 and 2018 will be due to China and the US. Drywall sales in the US are forecast to advance nearly eight percent annually during this period as the housing market recovers. In China, demand for drywall is expected to post more than seven percent annual growth during this time, bolstered by significant gains in both residential and nonresidential construction spending. Drywall is also projected to be used more frequently in residential applications in China, as it gains popularity over traditional building materials. Many industrializing countries -- such as Brazil, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are also forecast to post solid growth in drywall demand through 2018.Increasing demand for urban housing will drive residential building construction spending and related drywall sales. In addition, advances in office and commercial construction activity will contribute to demand gains. Going forward, drywall demand will benefit from local construction companies increasing drywall usage at the expense of other products, such as building plaster. The drywall market in Western Europe is projected to expand over two percent annually through 2018 to over one billion square meters, a rate above the 2008-2013 pace but the slowest globally. Many countries are expected to post rebounds in demand as their housing markets recover, with Spain registering the fastest growth and Italy and the UK also forecast to perform well.

Residential, nonresidential markets to grow similarly

Drywall demand is forecast to post similar growth through 2018 in both residential and nonresidential building applications. Housing market rebounds in higher-income countries such as the US and many in Western Europe will drive demand growth in the residential market. However, drywall is used more often in nonresidential applications in developing areas, and expansion in these markets will boost overall demand in nonresidential building applications.

Building plaster demand to grow 4+% annually

Global demand for building plaster is projected to advance over four percent per annum to approximately 35 million metric tons in 2018. Construction firms in many countries are projected to gradually increase their usage of drywall-based construction techniques at the expense of wet construction methods, which require more building plaster per unit. A portion of these losses, however, will be offset by growing use of building plaster as joint compound during drywall installation.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study, World Drywall & Building Plaster, that presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, as well as forecasts for 2018 and 2023 byproduct, market, world region, and for 23countries. The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 29industry participants.

Table Of Contents

World Drywall and Building Plaster Market
TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION xii
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 4
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 6
World Demographic Overview 9
World Building Construction Outlook 12
Residential Building Outlook 13
Nonresidential Building Outlook 16
World Gypsum Mine Production 18
Pricing 22
Environmental Considerations 23
Gypsum Mining and Manufacturing Operations 23
Waste Gypsum Disposal and Recycling 26
Synthetic Gypsum 29
III. OVERVIEW 33
General 33
Drywall 36
Drywall Demand by Region and Market 39
Relationship Between Drywall Demand and Population 42
Residential 45
Nonresidential 47
Drywall Production by Region 48
International Trade Flows in Drywall 50
Building Plaster 52
Building Plaster Demand by Region and Market 54
Residential 55
Nonresidential 57
Building Plaster Production by Region 59
International Trade Flows in Building Plaster 60
IV. NORTH AMERICA 62
General 62
Drywall Supply and Demand 64
Drywall Suppliers and Market Share 66
Building Plaster Supply and Demand 67
United States 69
Canada 75
Mexico 81
V. WESTERN EUROPE 87
General 87
Drywall Supply and Demand 89
Drywall Suppliers and Market Share 91
Building Plaster Supply and Demand 92
Germany 94
United Kingdom 100
France 106
Italy 112
Spain 118
Other Western Europe 124
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 132
General 132
Drywall Supply and Demand 134
Drywall Suppliers and Market Share 136
Building Plaster Supply and Demand 137
China 139
Japan 146
South Korea 152
Australia 157
India 163
Thailand 169
Other Asia/Pacific 175
VII. OTHER REGIONS 183
Central and South America 183
General 183
Drywall Supply and Demand 185
Building Plaster Supply and Demand 187
Brazil 189
Other Central and South America 195
Eastern Europe 202
General 202
Drywall Supply and Demand 204
Building Plaster Supply and Demand 206
Russia 208
Poland 214
Other Eastern Europe 220
Africa/Mideast 227
General 227
Drywall Supply and Demand 229
Building Plaster Supply and Demand 231
Turkey 233
Saudi Arabia 239
Iran 245
Other Africa/Mideast 251
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 259
General 259
Industry Composition 259
Market Leaders 263
Market Leaders by Value 263
Drywall Market Leaders 267
Vertical and Horizontal Integration 268
Manufacturing 271
Marketing 274
Distribution 275
Cooperative Agreements 276
Mergers and Acquisitions 280
Company Profiles 282
American Gypsum, see Eagle Materials
Armstrong World Industries Incorporated 283
Beijing New Building Materials plc 286
Belgips OAO, see Volma
BGC Australia Proprietary Limited 288
Boral Limited 290
Caraustar Industries Incorporated 296
CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain
Chiyoda-Ute Company Limited 297
Continental Building Products Incorporated 298
CSR Limited 301
Eagle Materials Incorporated 305
Etex Group SA 308
Fletcher Building Limited 312
Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries
Gypsemna Company LLC 315
Gypsum Resources Australia, see Boral and CSR
International Paper Company 316
KCC Corporation 317
Knauf Gips KG 318
Koch Industries Incorporated 324
Kuwait Gypsum Manufacturing and Trading Company 327
Lafarge SA 329
National Gypsum Company 332
PABCO Building Products,
see Pacific Coast Building Products
Pacific Coast Building Products Incorporated 335
Panel Rey SA 337
Pladur, see Uralita
Republic Paperboard, see Eagle Materials
Saint-Gobain 339
Seven Hills Paperboard,
see Continental Building Products
Shandong Pingyi Zhongxing Plasterboard
Company Limited 347
Shandong Taihe Dongxin Company Limited 348
Siniat International, see Etex Group
Temple-Inland Building Products, see Koch Industries
Trevo Industrial de Gesso Limitada 349
Uralita SA 350
USG Corporation 351
Volma Corporation 358
Winstone Wallboards, see Fletcher Building
Worthington Armstrong Venture,
see Armstrong World Industries
Yoshino Gypsum Company Limited 360


LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Population by Region 11
3 World Building Construction Expenditures by Region 13
4 World Residential Building Construction Expenditures
by Region 16
5 World Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures
by Region 18
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Building Gypsum Market Environment 36
2 World Drywall Demand by Region 42
3 World Residential Drywall Demand by Region 46
4 World Nonresidential Drywall Demand by Region 48
5 World Drywall Production by Region 50
6 World Drywall Net Exports by Region 52
7 World Building Plaster Demand by Region 55
8 World Residential Building Plaster Demand by Region 57
9 World Nonresidential Building Plaster Demand by Region 58
10 World Building Plaster Production by Region 60
11 World Building Plaster Net Exports by Region 61
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 63
2 North America: Drywall Supply and Demand 65
3 North America: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 69
4 United States: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 71
5 United States: Drywall Supply and Demand 73
6 United States: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 75
7 Canada: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 77
8 Canada: Drywall Supply and Demand 79
9 Canada: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 80
10 Mexico: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 82
11 Mexico: Drywall Supply and Demand 84
12 Mexico: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 86
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 89
2 Western Europe: Drywall Supply and Demand 91
3 Western Europe: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 94
4 Germany: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 96
5 Germany: Drywall Supply and Demand 98
6 Germany: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 100
7 United Kingdom: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 102
8 United Kingdom: Drywall Supply and Demand 104
9 United Kingdom: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 106
10 France: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 108
11 France: Drywall Supply and Demand 110
12 France: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 112
13 Italy: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 114
14 Italy: Drywall Supply and Demand 116
15 Italy: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 118
16 Spain: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 120
17 Spain: Drywall Supply and Demand 122
18 Spain: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 124
19 Other Western Europe: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 126
20 Other Western Europe: Drywall Supply and Demand 128
21 Other Western Europe: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 131
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 134
2 Asia/Pacific: Drywall Supply and Demand 136
3 Asia/Pacific: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 139
4 China: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 141
5 China: Drywall Supply and Demand 144
6 China: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 146
7 Japan: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 148
8 Japan: Drywall Supply and Demand 150
9 Japan: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 151
10 South Korea: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 153
11 South Korea: Drywall Supply and Demand 155
12 South Korea: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 157
13 Australia: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 159
14 Australia: Drywall Supply and Demand 161
15 Australia: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 163
16 India: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 165
17 India: Drywall Supply and Demand 167
18 India: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 169
19 Thailand: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 171
20 Thailand: Drywall Supply and Demand 173
21 Thailand: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 175
22 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 177
23 Other Asia/Pacific: Drywall Supply and Demand 179
24 Other Asia/Pacific: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 182
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Market Environment for Drywall
and Building Plaster 185
2 Central and South America: Drywall Supply and Demand 187
3 Central and South America: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 189
4 Brazil: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 191
5 Brazil: Drywall Supply and Demand 193
6 Brazil: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 195
7 Other Central and South America: Market Environment for
Drywall and Building Plaster 197
8 Other Central and South America: Drywall Supply and Demand 199
9 Other Central and South America: Building Plaster
Supply and Demand 202
10 Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 204
11 Eastern Europe: Drywall Supply and Demand 206
12 Eastern Europe: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 208
13 Russia: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 210
14 Russia: Drywall Supply and Demand 212
15 Russia: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 214
16 Poland: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 216
17 Poland: Drywall Supply and Demand 218
18 Poland: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 220
19 Other Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 222
20 Other Eastern Europe: Drywall Supply and Demand 224
21 Other Eastern Europe: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 227
22 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 229
23 Africa/Mideast: Drywall Supply and Demand 231
24 Africa/Mideast: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 233
25 Turkey: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 235
26 Turkey: Drywall Supply and Demand 237
27 Turkey: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 239
28 Saudi Arabia: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 241
29 Saudi Arabia: Drywall Supply and Demand 243
30 Saudi Arabia: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 245
31 Iran: Market Environment for Drywall and Building Plaster 247
32 Iran: Drywall Supply and Demand 249
33 Iran: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 251
34 Other Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Drywall and
Building Plaster 253
35 Other Africa/Mideast: Drywall Supply and Demand 255
36 Other Africa/Mideast: Building Plaster Supply and Demand 258
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Drywall and Building Plaster Sales for Selected
Manufacturers, 2013 262
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 278
3 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 281

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gypsum Mine Production by Country, 2013 21
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Per Capita Drywall Demand and Per Capita Building
Construction Spending Relationship, 2013 44
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Drywall Market Share by Area, 2013 67
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Drywall Market Share by Area, 2013 92
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Drywall Market Share by Area, 2013 137
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Drywall and Building Plaster Market Share
by Value, 2013 264
2 World Drywall Market Share by Area, 2013 268

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