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Worldwide demand growth for steel pipe will be paced by continued strong increases in developing markets through 2019. The pace of gains will decelerate from that of the 2009-2014 period as construction activity slows in China and other developing countries, and as oil and gas exploration moderates in North America after a period of rapid growth.
This report forecasts total world demand in 2019 for steel pipe by market and major world region in metric tons.
This report forecasts total world demand in 2020 for building plaster by market and major world region in metric tons.
This report forecasts total world demand in 2020 for drywall by market and major world region in square meters, as well as by region in metric tons.
Increases in Roof Installation Activity to Spur Distributors’ Sales. US roofing distribution sales growth will be driven by the roofing industry’s increasing reliance on small - and medium-sized contractors to perform roof installation and repair jobs.
Distributors play a major role in selling roofing in the US. While four firms account for more than half of all sales, a large number of smaller retailers also play key roles in the market.
Siding distributors play an important role in the US siding industry. Construction professionals are increasingly subcontracting siding installation work out to small- and medium-sized contractors.
Building Construction Activity and Rising Channel Share to Spur Distributors’ Sales. A combination of rising new building construction activity and a shift toward increased use of distributors for siding sales will drive advances.
US demand for asphalt shingles is forecast to advance 1.0% annually to 136.9 million squares in 2021. Gains will be spurred by the expected increase in residential building construction spending.
Increased Construction Spending & Demand for High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Windows Drives Demand Growth through 2021. Overall market increases will be driven by ongoing gains in construction spending, including a continued recovery in housing starts and expanding nonresidential building construction activity;