Worldwide sales of drywall will rise 8.6 percent annually through 2016 to 10.7 billion square meters, with China and the US claiming most new demand. The residential market will outpace its nonresidential counterpart. Global building plaster demand will rise 5.8 percent annually to 37.4 million metric tons in 2016.
This study analyzes the world drywall and building plaster industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (drywall, building plaster), market (residential, nonresidential), world region and for 23 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 26 industry participants, including Saint-Gobain, Knauf and Etex.