Global demand for off-road equipment is forecast to reach $471 billion in 2019, rising 6.5% from 2018 levels. Countries in the Asia/Pacific region will account for nearly half of sales gains – despite only modest advances in the massive Chinese market, where demand for mining equipment is expected to fall slightly after two years of rapid recovery.

Bituminous products (including asphalt shingles and corrugated panels, as well as low-slope products) were the most popular roofing material in 2017, accounting for 34% of global roofing sales in area terms.

Demand for retail-ready corrugated displays is projected to increase 3.2% annually to $1.8 billion in 2023. Gains will be restrained by the limited amount of floor space that can be occupied by displays, especially because most stores already use displays in the areas to which they are suited, such as end-caps and in large walkways between aisles.

Demand for home organization products used in closets is projected to advance 4.8% per year through 2023 to $3.4 billion. The use of home organization products in closets is well established, as storage is their primary purpose.

Demand for coated fabrics used in motor vehicles is projected to expand 2.2% annually to 144 million square yards in 2023. The vast majority of new growth will be tied to the light vehicle market, where coated fabrics will benefit from the increasing number of airbags per vehicle and their growing use in place of leather upholstery.

Global demand for disposable medical and laboratory gloves is forecast to climb 6.1% per year to $11.4 billion in 2022. An expanding volume of surgical procedures, hospital and nursing home admissions, and outpatient episodes will support gains for these products, as will an increase in the volume of life science research investigations and clinical laboratory tests.

Demand for adhesives and sealants in Germany is forecast to climb 1.8% per year to 947,000 metric tons in 2022. Water-based adhesives and sealants will continue to capture the largest share of demand, supported by these products’ low emissions and use in a wide range of applications.

Demand for fiber cement siding is forecast to increase 3.6% annually to 664 million square meters in 2022. Gains will be supported by the product’s lower cost relative to brick, stone, and wood, which it can mimic in appearance, and its durability and low maintenance.

Demand for outdoor cooking and entertaining products in the US is anticipated to increase 5.2% in 2019 to $8.5 billion. The market will benefit from the growing investment in upgraded outdoor living spaces, with segments such as outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchen equipment, and patio heating products seeing the fastest gains.

Demand for fertilizer in Brazil is forecast to climb 3.2% per year to 18.6 million metric tons (nutrient basis) in 2022. Gains will be among the fastest in the world, benefiting from increases in agricultural production and increased application of fertilizer per hectare.