Global Nonresidential Ceilings

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This study analyzes global nonresidential ceiling demand by product and market. Demand is presented in US dollars and square meters.

Historical data are provided for 2010, 2015, and 2020, and forecasts are presented for 2025 and 2030.

Demand for ceilings is segmented into the following product types:

  • ceiling tiles, which are also known as ceiling panels:
    • mineral fiber, including mineral wool and fiberglass
    • metal
    • wood, vinyl-faced gypsum, and other materials, including vinyl and polystyrene
  • suspension systems (aluminum, steel, and other materials, including vinyl)
  • specialty ceilings (baffles, clouds, stretch ceilings, and other specialty ceiling products, including ceiling islands, ceiling planks, and open cell ceilings)

The major ceiling markets analyzed are nonresidential buildings, including:

    • offices, retail and wholesale, and lodging buildings
    • institutional buildings such as schools, healthcare facilities, and religious institutions
    • industrial buildings, predominately factories
    • transportation buildings
    • other commercial buildings such as civic centers and recreational facilities

Excluded from the scope of the study are:

  • drywall (which itself is typically covered by paint, joint compound, or some form of spray coating)
  • open plenum (open deck or exposed upper structure) surfaces
  • return vents and other in-ceiling non-ceiling products (such as recessed lights)
  • ceiling accessories (wires and attachments, moulding and trim, and all other accessories such as seismic braces)

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