Demand for hardscape products in the US is expected to increase 5.6% per year to $3.5 billion in 2021. Despite slow growth in sales of existing homes, an indicator of home remodeling trends including landscaping, sales of hardscape products such as boulders, edging, and pavers will see robust growth through 2021, buoyed by strong growth in new housing construction, which will support new hardscaping installations when homes are first built.

Global demand for I&I cleaning chemicals used in disinfectants and sanitizers is forecast to rise 6% per year to $6.6 billion in 2021. In nearly every country, healthcare applications of I&I disinfectants and sanitizers will register above average growth, as healthcare facilities are intensive users.

North America will post the fastest gains in new housing construction of any global region. The 4% annual growth projected for new housing units in North America through 2021 will be driven by above average household formation in Mexico as well as strong construction activity in the US.

Worldwide demand for 3D printers is projected to expand at a 24% annual pace to $5.4 billion in 2021. Demand for printers on a region-by-region basis largely follows the overall 3D printing market.

Global demand for vinyl flooring is forecast to rise 4.4% per year to 3.0 billion square meters in 2021, exceeding the global flooring average pace. The increasing popularity of luxury vinyl tile will continue to bolster demand, spurring growth even in mature markets such as the US and Western Europe.

Global demand for caps and closures in beverage applications is projected to increase 3.5% annually to 1.5 trillion units in 2021. Among the most significant factors affecting the beverage industry overall is the shift in consumer preferences toward beverages that are healthy and convenient, with bottled water the primary beneficiary in volume terms.

Roofing tile demand in the US is projected to advance 5.4% per year to just under 5.0 million squares in 2021. Roofing tile demand plummeted during the Great Recession as housing starts fell precipitously in those parts of the US where roofing tiles are often specified, such as southern California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; and many parts of Florida.

Through 2021, aftermarket sales of electronic components in the US are forecast to rise 4.8% per annum to US$11.8 billion. While this growth is slower than in Canada and Mexico, the US will nonetheless account for 81% of all new demand in the North American region due to the large size of its light vehicle park.

Demand for garden hoses in the US is forecast to rise 3% per year to $435 million in 2021. Growth will be driven by an improved economy and the development of the higher quality products that are most desired by consumers.

Stretch film demand in the US is projected to advance 3.8% per year to $2.7 billion in 2021. Growth can be attributed to improvements in stretch wrapping machinery and equipment, enhanced resin properties, and the increasing market share of more cost-effective products.