Fiber Cement

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Advances will be driven by a rebound in residential building construction spending, particularly in the new housing segment, and by the favorable aesthetics and performance of fiber cement.

US demand to rise 8.5% annually through 2017

Demand in the US for fiber cement products is forecast to rise 8.5 percent annually through 2017 to 2.9 billion square feet, valued at $2.2 billion. Advances will be driven by a rebound in residential building construction spending, particularly in the new housing segment. Growth will be further spurred by increasing use of fiber cement products because of their favorable aesthetic and performance properties.

New homes to be fastest growing market

The new residential market is expected to see the most rapid growth in fiber cement demand through 2017, advancing over 16 percent annually as housing starts rise from their low 2012 base. Home builders will be more likely to specify siding and exterior trim made from fiber cement because it can be made to look like such costly materials as brick and stone. Other builders may select fiber cement siding because it is perceived as more attractive than vinyl.

The residential improvement and repair market accounted for the largest share of fiber cement demand in 2012. Consumer interest in bathroom renovation projects supported demand for fiber cement backerboard installed beneath decorative tile flooring and bathtub and shower surrounds. Going forward, demand will be boosted by a favorable lending environment that will make it easier for homeowners to take out home equity loans to fund such improvement projects as siding replacement and the installation of tile floors.

Nonresidential demand for fiber cement is forecast to rise steadily through 2017, spurred by rebounding nonresidential building construction. Fiber cement siding will be specified in structures where both aesthetics and durability are important, such as coastal resorts or high-end hotels. Backerboard made from fiber cement will be installed in bathrooms because it is less costly than fiberglass-reinforced cement, while providing comparable moisture resistance.

Demand for fiber cement siding to advance rapidly

Siding accounted for the largest share of fiber cement products demand in 2012 with over two-thirds of the total. Fiber cement siding has seen its share of US siding demand rise over the past decade as builders and homeowners became more familiar with the performance and aesthetic advantages of the material. Siding made from fiber cement has largely supplanted wood siding because fiber cement is nearly impervious to degradation and requires less maintenance than wood. Through 2017, fiber cement siding demand will advance rapidly, fueled by rebounding housing starts.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the 1.9 billion square foot US fiber cement industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by material (e.g., sand, Portland cement, cellulosic materials), application (e.g., siding, backerboard, molding and trim), market (residential, nonresidential) and US region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 23 industry players, including James Hardie Building Products, CertainTeed and Nichiha USA.

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  1. Fiber Cement

    $5,100.00

  2. INTRODUCTION - FIBER CEMENT TO 2017

    $0.00

  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

    $0.00

  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - FIBER CEMENT TO 2017

    $95.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2007 - 2022

    $60.00

  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT - FIBER CEMENT TO 2017

    $2,180.00

  8. General

    $35.00

  9. Macroeconomic Overview (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  10. Macroeconomic Overview (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  11. Macroeconomic Overview (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  12. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  13. Demographic Trends (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  14. Demographic Trends (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  15. Demographic Trends (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  16. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  17. Fiber Cement - Consumer Trends

    $35.00

  18. Consumer Spending (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  19. Consumer Spending (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  20. PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  21. Consumer Financing (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  22. Consumer Financing (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  23. CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2002 - 2012

    $60.00

  24. Building Construction

    $35.00

  25. BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  26. Residential Buildings (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  27. Residential Buildings (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  28. RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  29. Housing Starts (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  30. Housing Starts (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  31. Housing Starts (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  32. Housing Starts (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  33. NEW HOUSING INDICATORS 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  34. Housing Stock (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  35. Housing Stock (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  36. HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  37. YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2012 (percent)

    $35.00

  38. Residential Bathroom Trends

    $35.00

  39. NUMBER OF BATHROOMS IN NEW HOUSING UNITS, 2002 - 2012 (percent distribution)

    $35.00

  40. Residential Improvements & Repairs

    $35.00

  41. RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  42. New Nonresidential Buildings (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  43. New Nonresidential Buildings (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  44. NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  45. Nonresidential Improvements & Repairs

    $35.00

  46. NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  47. Fiber Cement - Historical Market Trends (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  48. Fiber Cement - Historical Market Trends (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  49. FIBER CEMENT DEMAND, 2002 - 2012

    $60.00

  50. Fiber Cement - Building Codes (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  51. Fiber Cement - Building Codes (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  52. Fiber Cement - Green Building Standards (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  53. Fiber Cement - Green Building Standards (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  54. Fiber Cement - Environmental Concerns (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  55. Fiber Cement - Environmental Concerns (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  56. Fiber Cement - Environmental Concerns (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  57. Fiber Cement - Worker Safety

    $35.00

  58. Fiber Cement - Foreign Trade (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  59. Fiber Cement - Foreign Trade (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  60. FIBER CEMENT FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  61. MATERIALS - FIBER CEMENT TO 2017

    $640.00

  62. Overview

    $35.00

  63. MATERIALS USED IN FIBER CEMENT (thousand tons) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  64. Sand in Fiber Cement

    $35.00

  65. SAND USED IN FIBER CEMENT (thousand tons) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  66. Portland Cement in Fiber Cement

    $35.00

  67. PORTLAND CEMENT USED IN FIBER CEMENT (thousand tons) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  68. Cellulosic Materials in Fiber Cement (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  69. Cellulosic Materials in Fiber Cement (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  70. CELLULOSIC MATERIALS USED IN FIBER CEMENT (thousand tons) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  71. Other Materials in Fiber Cement (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  72. Other Materials in Fiber Cement (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  73. OTHER MATERIALS USED IN FIBER CEMENT (thousand tons) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  74. Paints Used on Fiber Cement

    $35.00

  75. PAINTS USED ON FIBER CEMENT 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  76. APPLICATIONS - FIBER CEMENT TO 2017

    $1,775.00

  77. Overview (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  78. Overview (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  79. Overview (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  80. FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  81. Siding - Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  82. Siding - Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  83. SIDING DEMAND (million squares*) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  84. Siding - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  85. Siding - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  86. Siding - Fiber Cement Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  87. SIDING DEMAND FOR FIBER CEMENT (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  88. Fiber Cement Siding - Historical Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  89. Fiber Cement Siding - Historical Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  90. Fiber Cement Siding - Characteristics (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  91. Fiber Cement Siding - Characteristics (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  92. Fiber Cement Siding - Characteristics (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  93. Fiber Cement Siding - Competitive Materials (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  94. Fiber Cement Siding - Competitive Materials (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  95. Backerboard - Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  96. Backerboard - Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  97. Backerboard - Outlook (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  98. BACKERBOARD DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  99. Backerboard - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  100. BACKERBOARD DEMAND FOR FIBER CEMENT BY END USE & MARKET (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  101. Fiber Cement Backerboard - Demand by End Use (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  102. Fiber Cement Backerboard - Demand by End Use (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  103. Fiber Cement Backerboard - Demand by Market (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  104. Fiber Cement Backerboard - Demand by Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  105. Fiber Cement Backerboard - Characteristics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  106. Fiber Cement Backerboard - Characteristics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  107. Fiber Cement Backerboard - Competitive Materials

    $35.00

  108. Molding & Trim - Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  109. Molding & Trim - Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  110. Molding & Trim - Outlook (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  111. MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND (million dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  112. Molding & Trim - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  113. Molding & Trim - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  114. MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND FOR FIBER CEMENT (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  115. Fiber Cement Molding & Trim - Characteristics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  116. Fiber Cement Molding & Trim - Characteristics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  117. Fiber Cement Molding & Trim - Competitive Materials

    $35.00

  118. Demand for Fiber Cement in Other Applications (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  119. Demand for Fiber Cement in Other Applications (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  120. Demand for Fiber Cement in Other Applications (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  121. OTHER APPLICATIONS DEMAND FOR FIBER CEMENT (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  122. MARKETS - FIBER CEMENT TO 2017

    $1,705.00

  123. Overview

    $35.00

  124. FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY MARKET 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  125. Residential Demand for Fiber Cement

    $35.00

  126. RESIDENTIAL FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  127. New Residential - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  128. New Residential - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  129. New Residential - Fiber Cement Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  130. NEW RESIDENTIAL FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  131. Residential Improvement & Repair - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  132. Residential Improvement & Repair - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  133. Residential Improvement & Repair - Fiber Cement Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  134. RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  135. Fiber Cement - Demand by Housing Type

    $35.00

  136. RESIDENTIAL FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  137. Single-Family - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  138. Single-Family - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  139. Single-Family - Fiber Cement Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  140. SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  141. Multifamily - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  142. Multifamily - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  143. MULTIFAMILY HOUSING FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  144. Manufactured Housing - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  145. Manufactured Housing - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  146. MANUFACTURED HOUSING FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  147. Nonresidential Demand for Fiber Cement

    $35.00

  148. NONRESIDENTIAL FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  149. New Nonresidential - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  150. New Nonresidential - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  151. NEW NONRESIDENTIAL FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  152. Nonresidential Improvement & Repair - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  153. NONRESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  154. NONRESIDENTIAL FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  155. Office & Commercial - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  156. OFFICE & COMMERCIAL FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  157. Institutional - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  158. INSTITUTIONAL FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  159. Industrial & Other - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  160. INDUSTRIAL & OTHER FIBER CEMENT DEMAND (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  161. REGIONS - FIBER CEMENT TO 2017

    $1,695.00

  162. General (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  163. General (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  164. Regional Population Patterns (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  165. Regional Population Patterns (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  166. POPULATION BY REGION (million persons) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  167. Regional Economic Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  168. Regional Economic Outlook (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  169. GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  170. Regional Construction Activity

    $35.00

  171. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  172. Regional Housing Trends (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  173. Regional Housing Trends (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  174. REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  175. Regional Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  176. Regional Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  177. FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY REGION (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  178. Northeast Region - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  179. Northeast Region - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  180. NORTHEAST FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & APPLICATION (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  181. New England States - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  182. Middle Atlantic States - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  183. Midwest Region - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  184. Midwest Region - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  185. Midwest Region - Fiber Cement Demand (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  186. Midwest Region - Fiber Cement Demand (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  187. MIDWEST FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & APPLICATION (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  188. East North Central States - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  189. West North Central States - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  190. South Region - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  191. South Region - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  192. South Region - Fiber Cement Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  193. SOUTH FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & APPLICATION (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  194. South Atlantic States - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  195. East South Central States - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  196. West South Central States - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  197. West Region - Fiber Cement Demand (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  198. West Region - Fiber Cement Demand (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  199. West Region - Fiber Cement Demand (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  200. West Region - Fiber Cement Demand (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  201. WEST FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY SUBREGION & APPLICATION (million square feet -- 5/16 inch basis) 2002 - 2022

    $60.00

  202. Mountain States - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  203. Pacific States - Fiber Cement Demand

    $35.00

  204. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE - FIBER CEMENT TO 2017

    $690.00

  205. General

    $35.00

  206. Market Share (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  207. Market Share (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  208. Market Share (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  209. US FIBER CEMENT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2012 (percent)

    $60.00

  210. Competitive Strategies (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  211. Competitive Strategies (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  212. Competitive Strategies (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  213. Manufacturing

    $35.00

  214. Research & Development (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  215. Research & Development (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  216. Marketing (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  217. Marketing (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  218. Marketing (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  219. Distribution - Big-Box Retailers

    $35.00

  220. Distribution - Specialty Suppliers

    $35.00

  221. Direct Distribution (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  222. Direct Distribution (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  223. Acquisitions, Divestitures, & Cooperative Agreements

    $35.00

  224. COMPANY PROFILES - FIBER CEMENT TO 2017

    $980.00

  225. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  226. Akzo Nobel

    $35.00

  227. Badger Mining

    $35.00

  228. Building Materials Corporation of America

    $35.00

  229. Canfor Corporation

    $35.00

  230. Central Fiber

    $35.00

  231. Dow Chemical Company

    $35.00

  232. Ecolab Incorporated (Nalco)

    $35.00

  233. Elementia SA de CV (Maxitile) (Mexalit) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  234. Elementia SA de CV (Maxitile) (Mexalit) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  235. Fomentos de Construcciones y Contratas (Giant Cement)

    $35.00

  236. Hardie (James) Industries (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  237. Hardie (James) Industries (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  238. Imerys SA (C-E Minerals)

    $35.00

  239. Mercer International

    $35.00

  240. Nextwire LLC

    $35.00

  241. Nichiha Corporation

    $35.00

  242. PPG Industries (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  243. PPG Industries (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  244. Saint-Gobain (CertainTeed) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  245. Saint-Gobain (CertainTeed) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  246. Siempelkamp (G.) GmbH & Company

    $35.00

  247. Standex Engraving (Roehlen)

    $35.00

  248. Trinity Industries

    $35.00

  249. US Silica Holdings

    $35.00

  250. Valspar Corporation

    $35.00

  251. Votorantim Participações (Suwannee American Cement) (St. Marys Cement)

    $35.00

  252. Xerium Technologies

    $35.00

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