Fencing

As Quoted In Plastics Today

Metal accounted for the largest share of the US fencing market in both dollar value and linear feet in 2011, though plastic and composite materials will post the fastest gains through 2016.

Demand to rise more than 7% yearly through 2016

US demand for fencing is forecast to rise 7.1 percent per annum to $8.3 billion in 2016, totaling 835 million linear feet. Growth will be driven by an expected rebound in building construction from a depressed 2011 base. Gains will also be supported by growing installation of high-value fences, such as ornamental metal and composite fencing. Consumers are turning to these materials based on their aesthetic and performance advantages.

Plastic & composite materials to see fastest gains

Among fencing materials, plastic and composite is forecast to exhibit the most rapid growth in demand through 2016. Plastic and composite fencing materials often resemble natural wood but have minimal maintenance needs and have longer lifespans than wood fencing. Plastic and composite fencing products are also seen as being “green” because they are often made from recycled materials, such as reclaimed plastics and wood scraps.

In 2011, metal fencing accounted for the largest share of the fencing market in both dollar value and linear feet. Chain link fencing is often utilized to mark boundaries and secure properties, while ornamental metal fencing is erected around houses and businesses to form an aesthetically pleasing barrier. Demand for metal fencing will increase in line with the industry average through 2016. High-value ornamental fencing will spur dollar gains. In addition to the rebound in housing activity, some business owners will opt for ornamental fencing to serve as an aesthetically pleasing alternative to chain link or wire fencing.

Wood fencing demand will increase at a below average pace through 2016. Wood is mostly used in the residential market because of its low cost and favorable aesthetics. However, demand for wood fencing will face competition from plastic and composite fencing, which require less maintenance than wood.

Residential building market to remain dominant

In 2011, residential buildings accounted for nearly one-half of demand, making it the largest market for fencing. Demand for fencing in residential building construction applications is forecast to rise at an above average pace through 2016, fueled by a rebound in housing completions. Further growth will be supported by the large residential replacement segment, which will benefit from a recovery in improvement and repair spending.

Nonresidential fencing demand will post strong gains through 2016. Increasing nonresidential building construction -- particularly in the office and commercial segment -- will drive demand. Fences are often installed around nonresidential structures to provide security barriers and to demarcate property lines.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 672 million linear foot US fencing industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material type (e.g., metal, wood, plastic and composite, concrete), market (residential, nonresidential, nonbuilding, agricultural) and US region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players, including Master Halco, MMI Products and Ameristar Fence Products.

Back to Top

Purchase Fencing by the Section

  1. Fencing

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $92.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $106.00

      1. Table | FENCING DEMAND (million linear feet)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,814.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $169.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $206.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Trends

        $297.00

        1. 3.4.1 Personal Income & Expenditures

          $116.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

          $161.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2001-2011

      5. 3.5 Construction Trends

        $997.00

        1. 3.5.1 Residential Buildings

          $597.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)

          4. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $312.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK (billion 2005 dollars)

        3. 3.5.3 Nonbuilding Construction

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Agricultural Outlook

        $186.00

        1. Table | AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS

      7. 3.7 Pricing

        $123.00

        1. Table | FENCING PRICES (dollars per linear foot)

      8. 3.8 Installed Cost

        $116.00

      9. 3.9 Historical Market Trends

        $140.00

        1. Table | FENCING MARKET, 2001-2011

      10. 3.10 Environmental Issues

        $262.00

        1. 3.10.1 Wood Fencing

          $99.00

        2. 3.10.2 Plastic & Composite Fencing

          $126.00

        3. 3.10.3 Metal Fencing

          $82.00

      11. 3.11 Regulatory Issues

        $82.00

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

        $171.00

        1. Table | FENCING FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)

        2. 3.12.1 Imports

          $82.00

        3. 3.12.2 Exports

          $82.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,246.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Demand by Value

        $82.00

        1. Table | FENCING DEMAND VALUE BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Length

        $82.00

        1. Table | FENCING DEMAND LENGTH BY MATERIAL (million linear feet)

      4. 4.4 Metal

        $625.00

        1. Table | METAL FENCING DEMAND

        2. 4.4.1 Demand by Type

          $394.00

          1. Table | METAL FENCING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 4.4.2 Demand by Material

          $82.00

          1. Table | METAL FENCING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        4. 4.4.3 Cost Factor

          $85.00

          1. Table | METAL FENCING INSTALLED COSTS

      5. 4.5 Wood

        $557.00

        1. Table | WOOD FENCING DEMAND

        2. 4.5.1 Demand by Type

          $253.00

          1. Table | WOOD FENCING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        3. 4.5.2 Demand by Construction Method

          $82.00

          1. Table | WOOD FENCING DEMAND BY CONSTRUCTION METHOD (million dollars)

        4. 4.5.3 Material Characteristics

          $154.00

        5. 4.5.4 Cost Factor

          $82.00

          1. Table | WOOD FENCING INSTALLED COST

      6. 4.6 Plastic & Composite

        $482.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC & COMPOSITE FENCING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. 4.6.1 Vinyl

          $106.00

        3. 4.6.2 HDPE & Other Plastics

          $82.00

        4. 4.6.3 Composites

          $86.00

        5. 4.6.4 Cost Factor

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC & COMPOSITE FENCING INSTALLED COST

      7. 4.7 Concrete

        $211.00

        1. Table | CONCRETE FENCING DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 4.7.1 Material Characteristics

          $82.00

        3. 4.7.2 Cost Factor

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONCRETE FENCING INSTALLED COSTS

      8. 4.8 Other

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER FENCING DEMAND (million dollars)

      9. 4.9 Gates & Accessories

        $130.00

        1. Table | GATE & ACCESSORY DEMAND (million dollars)

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $2,612.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 Demand by Value

        $82.00

        1. Table | FENCING DEMAND VALUE BY MARKET (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Demand by Length

        $82.00

        1. Table | FENCING DEMAND LENGTH BY MARKET (million linear feet)

      4. 5.4 Residential

        $801.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million linear feet)

        2. 5.4.1 Demand by Value

          $344.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL FENCING DEMAND BY VALUE (million dollars)

          2. Table | NEW RESIDENTIAL FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          3. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Demand by Housing Type

          $328.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL FENCING DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE (million dollars)

          2. Table | SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          3. Table | MULTIFAMILY HOUSING FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          4. Table | MANUFACTURED HOUSING FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Nonresidential Building

        $1,192.00

        1. 5.5.1 Demand by Length

          $143.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million linear feet)

        2. 5.5.2 Demand by Value

          $337.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING FENCING DEMAND BY VALUE (million dollars)

          2. Table | NEW NONRESIDENTIAL FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        3. 5.5.3 Demand by Building Type

          $691.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL FENCING DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE (million dollars)

          2. Table | INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          3. Table | OFFICE & COMMERCIAL FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          4. Table | INDUSTRIAL FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million dollars)

          5. Table | OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT, MARKET, & APPLICATION (million dollars)

      6. 5.6 Nonbuilding

        $255.00

        1. 5.6.1 Demand by Product & Application

          $130.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million linear feet)

        2. 5.6.2 Demand by Value

          $96.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION FENCING DEMAND BY VALUE (million dollars)

      7. 5.7 Agricultural

        $200.00

        1. 5.7.1 Demand by Product & Application

          $107.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL FENCING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION (million linear feet)

        2. 5.7.2 Demand by Value

          $82.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL FENCING DEMAND BY VALUE (million dollars)

    6. 6 REGIONS

      $1,700.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 Regional Demographics & Economic Trends

        $429.00

        1. 6.2.1 Population Patterns

          $104.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 6.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $102.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars)

        3. 6.2.3 Regional Construction

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars)

        4. 6.2.4 Housing Trends

          $117.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)

      3. 6.3 Regional Demand for Fencing

        $1,213.00

        1. Table | FENCING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Northeast

          $240.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST FENCING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Midwest

          $290.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST FENCING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 South

          $350.00

          1. Table | SOUTH FENCING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million dollars)

        5. 6.3.4 West

          $297.00

          1. Table | WEST FENCING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,726.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $129.00

        1. Table | FENCING SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $219.00

      4. 7.4 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      5. 7.5 Product Development

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Competitive Strategies

        $130.00

      7. 7.7 Marketing

        $82.00

      8. 7.8 Distribution

        $88.00

      9. 7.9 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $3,848.00

        1. 7.10.1 Allan Block Corporation

          $102.00

        2. 7.10.2 Ameristar Fence Products Incorporated

          $359.00

        3. 7.10.3 Associated Materials LLC

          $103.00

        4. 7.10.4 Atkore International Holdings Incorporated

          $125.00

        5. 7.10.5 Barrette

          $169.00

        6. 7.10.6 Builders Fence Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        7. 7.10.7 Crane Group

          $82.00

        8. 7.10.8 CRH plc

          $275.00

        9. 7.10.9 Delair Group LLC

          $92.00

        10. 7.10.10 Fiberon LLC

          $82.00

        11. 7.10.11 Genova Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.10.12 Georgia Gulf Corporation

          $82.00

        13. 7.10.13 Gregory Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        14. 7.10.14 ITOCHU Corporation

          $269.00

        15. 7.10.15 Jerith Manufacturing Company Incorporated

          $151.00

        16. 7.10.16 Long Fence Company Incorporated

          $134.00

        17. 7.10.17 Nebraska Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 7.10.18 Pexco LLC

          $106.00

        19. 7.10.19 Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated

          $151.00

        20. 7.10.20 Poly Vinyl Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 7.10.21 Richard's Fence Company Incorporated

          $91.00

        22. 7.10.22 RSG Forest Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 7.10.23 Saint-Gobain

          $210.00

        24. 7.10.24 Sonco Worldwide Incorporated

          $115.00

        25. 7.10.25 Southwestern Wire Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 7.10.26 Superior Concrete Products Incorporated

          $88.00

        27. 7.10.27 Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment

          $108.00

        28. 7.10.28 TENAX International BV

          $97.00

        29. 7.10.29 Trex Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 7.10.30 Tyco International Limited

          $82.00

        31. 7.10.31 Universal Forest Products Incorporated

          $139.00

        32. 7.10.32 VEKA AG

          $82.00

        33. 7.10.33 Walpole Woodworkers Incorporated

          $97.00

        34. 7.10.34 Welco Lumber Company

          $82.00

        35. 7.10.35 Westlake Chemical Corporation

          $82.00

      11. 7.11 Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

Back to Top