This report forecasts total world demand in 2020 for insulation by material in US dollars at the manufacturers' level, and by market in square meters of R-1 value. Demand by major world region is also forecast in both value and volume terms. Material segments include: foamed plastics, fiberglass, mineral wool, and other materials. Reported markets encompass: residential construction; nonresidential construction; and industrial, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), and OEM (original equipment manufacturer). Major world regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions. Demand by material and market segment is also forecast for each major world region.
To illustrate historical trends world, material, market, and regional demand (including material and market segments) are provided for 2010 and 2015. Finally, world production in US dollars is segmented by major world region and provided for 2010, 2015, and 2020.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve global demand, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 35-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.
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