Flat Glass in China

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Sales of flat glass in China will be stimulated by growth in building construction expenditures, advances in the production of motor vehicles and solar panels, and increasing income levels.

Demand to grow more than 8% annually through 2016

Demand for flat glass in China is forecast to rise 8.2 percent per year through 2016 to 3.4 billion square meters. Sales of flat glass will be driven by growth in building construction expenditures and advances in motor vehicle and solar panel production. In value terms, flat glass demand is forecast to increase 13.9 percent per year to ¥250 billion in 2016. Ongoing industrialization, rising income levels, and further population and household growth will benefit flat glass sales.

Demand shifting to higher quality products

Two major trends are expected to affect the flat glass industry over the next 10 years. First, demand for float glass is forecast to increase at the expense of demand for lower quality sheet glass. Second, demand for fabricated flat glass products is forecast to continue to rise as they are more often favored over unfabricated products in building applications and as rapid growth is expected in fabricated glass markets such as solar energy and electronic displays. By 2021, fabricated flat glass will record nearly half of total flat glass demand in China.

Fabricated glass products to grow most rapidly

Unfabricated float glass will remain the largest product category through 2016, with demand rising 6.6 percent yearly to 1.5 billion square meters. Advances will be spurred by healthy growth in building construction activity, especially in rural areas, and relatively low product prices.

Demand for safety glass will advance nearly 15 percent annually through 2016, as demand benefits from rising income levels and growth in new construction, as well as from greater output of motor vehicles, solar panels, and furniture. Demand for insulating glass is forecast to grow 15.5 percent annually through 2016, boosted by growth in construction of residential and commercial buildings, schools, and hospitals, which use vast amounts of flat glass in their designs.

Architectural market still dominant for flat glass

The architectural market accounted for just under four-fifths of flat glass demand in 2011. Advances for flat glass in the architectural market will be bolstered by rising income levels, further urbanization, and government efforts to improve living conditions for low-income earners. The solar panel market is forecast to see the fastest gains through 2016. Sales will be driven by strong increases in production of solar panels. The electronic display market will see the next fastest growth, with demand being lifted by expanding output of electronic goods in China, the presence of new glass-using products, and heightened personal income levels.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 2.3 billion square meter flat glass industry in China. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, with forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by type (e.g., float glass, sheet glass, safety glass, insulating glass, mirrors), market (e.g., architectural, motor vehicle, solar energy, furniture, electronic displays) and geographic region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry participants, including Fuyao Group Glass, Asahi Glass, and CSG.

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  1. Flat Glass in China

    $5,400.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $226.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $193.00

      1. Table | FLAT GLASS DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,169.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Economic Overview

        $494.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Economic Performance

          $154.00

        2. 3.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $296.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA

      3. 3.3 Demographic Overview

        $261.00

        1. 3.3.1 Population

          $144.00

          1. Table | POPULATION OF CHINA (million persons)

        2. 3.3.2 Households

          $82.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLDS IN CHINA BY REGION (million)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Trends

        $388.00

        1. 3.4.1 Personal Income & Expenditures

          $135.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL INCOME & EXPENDITURES IN CHINA (billion yuan)

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

          $216.00

          1. Table | INTEREST RATES IN CHINA, 2001-2011 (annual percentage rate)

      5. 3.5 Currency Exchange Rates

        $147.00

        1. Table | CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES, 2001-2011 (yuan per foreign currency)

      6. 3.6 Building Construction Outlook

        $204.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA (billion 2010 yuan)

      7. 3.7 Industrialization & Manufacturing Trends

        $183.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED IN CHINA (billion 2010 yuan)

      8. 3.8 Solar Industry Outlook

        $123.00

        1. Table | SOLAR PANEL OUTLOOK FOR CHINA (gigawatts)

      9. 3.9 Electrical/Electronics Sector Outlook

        $122.00

        1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC VALUE ADDED IN CHINA (billion 2010 yuan)

      10. 3.10 Motor Vehicle Outlook

        $101.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE OUTLOOK FOR CHINA (thousand units)

      11. 3.11 Regulatory & Environmental Trends

        $82.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $736.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $217.00

        1. Table | FLAT GLASS DEMAND IN CHINA BY PRODUCT (million square meters)

      2. 4.2 Pricing Patterns

        $136.00

        1. Table | FLAT GLASS PRICING PATTERNS IN CHINA (yuan/square meter)

      3. 4.3 International Environment

        $98.00

      4. 4.4 Foreign Trade

        $285.00

        1. 4.4.1 Primary Flat Glass

          $128.00

          1. Table | CHINESE FOREIGN TRADE IN PRIMARY FLAT GLASS (million square meters)

        2. 4.4.2 Fabricated Flat Glass

          $124.00

          1. Table | CHINESE FOREIGN TRADE IN FABRICATED FLAT GLASS (million square meters)

    5. 5 PRIMARY FLAT GLASS

      $1,352.00

      1. 5.1 Supply & Demand

        $260.00

        1. Table | PRIMARY FLAT GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)

      2. 5.2 Float Glass

        $711.00

        1. Table | FLOAT GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)

        2. 5.2.1 Float Glass Production Capacity

          $262.00

          1. Table | FLOAT GLASS PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN CHINA, 2011 (thousand metric tons)

        3. 5.2.2 Unfabricated Applications

          $122.00

          1. Table | FLOAT GLASS DEMAND IN UNFABRICATED APPLICATIONS IN CHINA (million square meters)

        4. 5.2.3 Fabricated Glass Manufacturing

          $161.00

          1. Table | FLOAT GLASS DEMAND IN FABRICATED MANUFACTURING IN CHINA (million square meters)

      3. 5.3 Sheet Glass

        $380.00

        1. Table | SHEET GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)

        2. 5.3.1 Unfabricated Applications

          $82.00

          1. Table | SHEET GLASS DEMAND IN UNFABRICATED APPLICATIONS IN CHINA (million square meters)

        3. 5.3.2 Fabricated Glass Manufacturing

          $93.00

          1. Table | SHEET GLASS DEMAND IN FABRICATED MANUFACTURING IN CHINA (million square meters)

    6. 6 FABRICATED FLAT GLASS

      $1,063.00

      1. 6.1 Supply & Demand

        $144.00

        1. Table | FABRICATED FLAT GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)

      2. 6.2 Safety Glass

        $296.00

        1. Table | SAFETY GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)

        2. 6.2.1 Tempered

          $114.00

          1. Table | TEMPERED SAFETY GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)

        3. 6.2.2 Laminated

          $82.00

          1. Table | LAMINATED SAFETY GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)

      3. 6.3 Insulating Glass

        $132.00

        1. Table | INSULATING GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)

      4. 6.4 Mirrors

        $190.00

        1. Table | MIRROR SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA

        2. 6.4.1 Silver Mirrors

          $82.00

        3. 6.4.2 Aluminum Mirrors

          $82.00

        4. 6.4.3 Advanced Fabricated Mirrors

          $82.00

      5. 6.5 Other Fabricated Glass

        $299.00

        1. Table | OTHER FABRICATED FLAT GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA

        2. 6.5.1 Photovoltaic Glass

          $82.00

        3. 6.5.2 Conductive Glass

          $82.00

        4. 6.5.3 All Other Glass

          $128.00

    7. 7 MARKETS

      $1,694.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $139.00

        1. Table | FLAT GLASS DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (million square meters)

      2. 7.2 Architectural

        $635.00

        1. Table | ARCHITECTURAL MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

        2. 7.2.1 Residential Building Construction

          $243.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

        3. 7.2.2 Nonresidential Building Construction

          $204.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

      3. 7.3 Motor Vehicle

        $320.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

        2. 7.3.1 Original Equipment Market

          $117.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

        3. 7.3.2 Aftermarket

          $82.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE AFTERMARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

      4. 7.4 Solar Energy

        $200.00

        1. Table | SOLAR ENERGY MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

      5. 7.5 Furniture

        $95.00

        1. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

      6. 7.6 Electronic Displays

        $198.00

        1. Table | ELECTRONIC DISPLAY MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

      7. 7.7 Other Markets

        $107.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)

    8. 8 REGIONS

      $2,086.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $192.00

      2. 8.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Trends

        $352.00

        1. 8.2.1 Demographic Patterns

          $114.00

          1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS IN CHINA BY REGION

        2. 8.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $89.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA BY REGION (billion 2010 yuan)

        3. 8.2.3 Consumer Trends

          $82.00

          1. Table | PER CAPITA DISPOSABLE PERSONAL INCOME IN CHINA BY REGION (yuan/capita)

      3. 8.3 Regional Building Construction Expenditures

        $98.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY REGION (billion 2010 yuan)

      4. 8.4 Regional Manufacturing Production Outlook

        $88.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED IN CHINA BY REGION (billion 2010 yuan)

      5. 8.5 Regional Motor Vehicle Outlook

        $115.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE PARK & PRODUCTION IN CHINA BY REGION

      6. 8.6 Regional Flat Glass Demand

        $1,242.00

        1. Table | FLAT GLASS DEMAND IN CHINA BY REGION (million square meters)

        2. 8.6.1 Central-North

          $219.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL-NORTH REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)

        3. 8.6.2 Northeast

          $231.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)

        4. 8.6.3 Central-East

          $185.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL-EAST REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)

        5. 8.6.4 Central-South

          $158.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL-SOUTH REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)

        6. 8.6.5 Southwest

          $167.00

          1. Table | SOUTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)

        7. 8.6.6 Northwest

          $163.00

          1. Table | NORTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,434.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

        $131.00

        1. Table | REVENUE DATA: SELECTED FLAT GLASS COMPANIES, 2011 (million yuan)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $222.00

      4. 9.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $100.00

      5. 9.5 Financial Issues & Requirements

        $100.00

      6. 9.6 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $91.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      7. 9.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $103.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 9.8 Foreign Participation in the Chinese Market

        $467.00

        1. 9.8.1 Legal & Regulatory Issues

          $172.00

        2. 9.8.2 Joint Ventures

          $143.00

        3. 9.8.3 Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprises

          $82.00

        4. 9.8.4 Representative Offices

          $82.00

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $4,295.00

        1. 9.9.1 Anhui Huaguang Optical-Electrical Material Technology

          $90.00

        2. 9.9.2 Asahi Glass Company Limited

          $142.00

        3. 9.9.3 China Glass Holdings Limited

          $538.00

        4. 9.9.4 China Luoyang Float Glass Group Company Limited

          $113.00

        5. 9.9.5 CSG Holding Company Limited

          $299.00

        6. 9.9.6 Dezhou Jinghua Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        7. 9.9.7 Farun Group Company Limited

          $106.00

        8. 9.9.8 Fuyao Group Glass Industry Company Limited

          $268.00

        9. 9.9.9 Guangdong Fu Rui Industrial Development Company Limited

          $135.00

        10. 9.9.10 Guangdong Jiangmen ISN Float Glass Company Limited

          $82.00

        11. 9.9.11 Hangzhou Glass Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        12. 9.9.12 Hebei Daguangming Industry Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        13. 9.9.13 Hebei Jingniu Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        14. 9.9.14 Hebei Yingxin Glass Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        15. 9.9.15 Hubei Sanxia New Building Materials Company Limited

          $82.00

        16. 9.9.16 Intex Glass Xiamen Company Limited

          $90.00

        17. 9.9.17 Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Company Limited

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Jinjing Group Company Limited

          $94.00

        19. 9.9.19 Lanshi Glass Group Company Limited

          $120.00

        20. 9.9.20 Luoyang North Glass Technology Company Limited

          $82.00

        21. 9.9.21 Nanning Float Glass Company Limited

          $82.00

        22. 9.9.22 Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited

          $330.00

        23. 9.9.23 Qinhuangdao Aoge Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        24. 9.9.24 Saint-Gobain

          $172.00

        25. 9.9.25 SCHOTT AG

          $103.00

        26. 9.9.26 Shanxi Lihu Glass Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        27. 9.9.27 Sichuan Glass Company Limited

          $82.00

        28. 9.9.28 Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation

          $296.00

        29. 9.9.29 Wuhan Changli Glass Company Limited

          $82.00

        30. 9.9.30 Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited

          $288.00

        31. 9.9.31 Yin Tong Glass Company Limited

          $82.00

        32. 9.9.32 Zhejiang Hehe Holding Group Company Limited

          $132.00

      10. 9.10 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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