Global drywall demand will grow 4.4 percent annually through 2009. North America will remain dominant while growth in the Asia/Pacific region will be particularly strong. Drywall based on synthetic gypsum will continue to gain market share, allowing producers to locate closer to cities and lower transportation costs.
This study analyzes the 6.6 billion square meter world drywall industry. It presents historical demand data (1994, 1999 and 2004) and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by product (drywall, building plasters), by world region (e.g., North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific), and for 13 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 17 major industry players including BPB, USG, Lafarge, Knauf, National Gypsum, Georgia-Pacific, and Yoshino Gypsum.