Flooring: United States

This report forecasts US flooring demand and shipments in square meters to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: carpets and rugs, nonresilient flooring, and resilient flooring. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, and transport equipment and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series for 2005-2015; total shipments are reported at five-year intervals for 2005, 2010, and 2015; and the various demand segments are provided for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, technology trends, regulatory and environmental factors, and NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 22-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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