The sizable stock of substandard housing units in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions – which together account for over 75% of the world’s population – presents a significant growth opportunity for the global insulation market.

Our new research projects demand for indoor air quality equipment – including air purifiers/cleaners, mechanical ventilation equipment, and replacement filters.

The COVID-19 pandemic gave new importance to indoor air quality, with IAQ system sales exploding nearly 25% in 2020 from 2019 levels.

Demand for meat, poultry, and seafood packaging is forecast to increase 3.1% per year to $8.6 billion in 2025.

To forecast the outlook for recycled plastic in packaging, we forecast recycled plastic demand and collection/processing separately and then compared the results, in all cases looking for a supply and demand balance.

Ceramic tile flooring tends to be particularly popular in warmer parts of the world, dominating demand in Central and South America and parts of the Africa/Mideast and Asia/Pacific regions.

Global demand for high-pressure decorative laminates in flooring production is projected to climb 3.4% annually through 2024.

Our analysis projects that the Asia/Pacific region will drive global demand for nonresidential ceiling products, growing at an above average pace through 2025.

Mineral fiber tiles are the most widely used ceiling product in the world.

Rising interest in outdoor living will remain a key driver of residential brick, block, and paver sales through 2025.