Global demand for flat glass will rise 5.5 percent annually through 2012, spurred by a healthy building construction environment and rapid growth in newer flat glass technologies. Developing countries in Asia (especially China and India), Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Africa/Mideast region will show the strongest advances.
This study analyzes the $52.6 billion world flat glass industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by market (e.g., building construction, OEM motor vehicle, motor vehicle replacement), world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, Western Europe, North America) and for 21 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including Asahi Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass and Saint-Gobain.