Flat Glass: United States

This report forecasts to 2020 US fabricated flat glass demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level, as well as total flat glass demand in square meters. Total US flat glass production is also forecasted to 2020 in square meters and metric tons. Total fabricated flat glass demand is segmented by market in terms of: architectural, motor vehicle original equipment manufacturer (OEM), motor vehicle aftermarket, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total fabricated flat glass demand by value and total flat glass demand by area are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; total US flat glass production in area and volume terms is provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; and the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, environmental and regulatory factors, product developments, and NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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