Global floor covering demand will reach 12.6 billion square meters in 2008. China, Thailand, India, Russia, Turkey and South Korea will show some of the strongest gains, with Western European and Japanese demand also strengthening. Laminate, ceramic tile and other nonresilient products will grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the US$95 billion world carpet and flooring industry. It presents historical data for 1993, 1998 and 2003 and forecasts to 2008 and 2013 by flooring product (e.g., ceramic, wood, laminate, vinyl, tufted); by market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, transportation equipment); by world geographic region and for 31 countries.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 41 leading industry competitors including Mohawk Industries, Shaw Industries, Armstrong World Industries, Tarkett, Beaulieu of America, Collins & Aikman, and Lear.