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Disposable Face Mask Market Size

World-wide demand for disposable face masks and respirators jumped in 2020 as countries worked to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control. However, improved access to vaccines and pandemic fatigue are expected to impact the market in 2021.

Global Siding Series

Weakened global building construction activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic will cause siding demand to decline in 2020, but the market is expected to rebound quickly in 2021 as case numbers fall, economies reopen, and building activity returns to normal levels.

Fencing Series

Metal, which accounted for the leading share of fencing demand in 2019, is expected to drive the majority of demand gains through 2024. Despite the dominance of metal, demand for plastic fencing is expected to grow most quickly, though wood and metal fencing markets will remain much larger.

Elastomers Series

Global demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is forecast to expand 3.0% annually through 2024 to 7.0 million metric tons. TPEs will continue to gain market share at the expense of plastics, thermoset rubbers, and metal.

Pipe Series

Demand for pipe in the US is projected to rebound from a low 2019 base. Increases in water and sewer construction spending will be a major driver of growth. On the other hand, a weaker economic outlook will depress construction and oil and gas drilling activity for some time, constraining demand in these major applications for pipe.

Global Agricultural Equipment Series

Through 2024, farm tractors and harvesting machinery are forecast to account for 53% of all new agricultural equipment demand. Tractors will continue to be the most widely used product throughout the world. Farmers will continue to invest in more advanced harvesters because of the productivity gains such technologies offer.

Nonwovens Series

The COVID-19 pandemic had a varied impact on the US market for nonwovens in 2020. The supply chain for medical masks, in particular, has faced significant challenges during the pandemic. In response to surging demand, companies increased production capacity and ran factories 24 hours a day to meet demand for nonwovens and their downstream products.

Wood Panels Series

The large construction market is expected to account for two-thirds of wood panel demand gains through 2024. Wood panels will find increased use in such applications as finish flooring, subflooring, and wall sheathing.

Pouches Series

The large construction market is expected to account for two-thirds of wood panel demand gains through 2024. Wood panels will find increased use in such applications as finish flooring, subflooring, and wall sheathing.

Retail Bag Industry Trends

The retail bag industry is an industry in transition, buffeted not only by larger factors like the rise of e-commerce and curbside pickup & delivery for restaurants, but also by changing regulations & consumer preferences, as well as retailer responses to these changes.