Tariff Tracker: Will US Raw Materials Tariffs Give Prospective Fence Buyers Pause?

Tariff Tracker: Will US Raw Materials Tariffs Give Prospective Fence Buyers Pause?

Several of the most popular fencing materials in the US are subject to new tariffs of more than 20%. How will this affect demand for fencing going forward?


Tariff Tracker: Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs Impact Windows & Doors Industry

Tariff Tracker: Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs Impact Windows & Doors Industry

In July, the Canadian government retaliated against the Trump administration's initial steel and aluminum tariffs with a slew of its own new taxes on US-produced steel and aluminum products. Now, manufacturers and consumers alike in both countries are suffering the consequences.


Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

The Trump administration's latest round of 25% tariffs on Chinese imports will hit the foamed plastic insulation market particularly hard. With prices set to rise, are other types of insulation next?


Tariff Tracker: Will Tariffs Wash Away Gutter & Downspout Sales?

Tariff Tracker: Will Tariffs Wash Away Gutter & Downspout Sales?

The Trump administration’s tariffs on aluminum and steel have drawn a mixed reaction from US producers.


Tariff Tracker: Tariffs to Spur Increase of US Production of Solar Panels

Tariff Tracker: Tariffs to Spur Increase of US Production of Solar Panels

Many leading global suppliers of solar panels have announced plans to construct manufacturing facilities in the US in 2018.


Tariff Tracker: 3 Things to Watch in Lumber

Tariff Tracker:  3 Things to Watch in Lumber

One of the first tariffs announced by the Trump administration was a nearly 21% levy on Canadian softwood lumber imports. Months after implementation, what are its effects?


Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

As the largest architectural paint market worldwide, China has experienced substantial demand growth in recent years. However, find out why Freedonia analyst Ellen Kriz has reason to believe that this growth may be about to hit a wall.


Tesla Rekindles Interest in Solar Roofing

Tesla Rekindles Interest in Solar Roofing

After years of anticipation, Tesla and other solar roofing manufacturers have begun consumer installations of new solar roof tiles. Does this indicate the start of a new era in solar power?


Plant Expansions Signal Rebound for Fiber Cement Industry

Plant Expansions Signal Rebound for Fiber Cement Industry

Fiber cement is experiencing a resurgence as the construction market strengthens. As a result, a few key suppliers are introducing new products and expanding production.


Tax Reform May Boost Residential Roofing Market

Tax Reform May Boost Residential Roofing Market

As National Roofing Week winds down, find out why one Freedonia analyst thinks that new federal tax legislation will spur future demand for residential roofing in the US.