Wood & Competitive Decking: United States

This report forecasts US wood and competitive decking demand in lineal feet and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand in area and value terms is segmented by material in terms of: wood, wood-plastic composite, and plastic and other materials. Total demand by area is also segmented by market as follows: residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, and nonbuilding construction.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in both area and value terms is provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015; 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; and trends in regulatory and enviornmental factors, life cycle costs, and pricing. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines materials and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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