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Gutters

This study analyzes US demand for gutter and downspout products (also referred to as rainware) by product, market, material, and region. Historical data for 2010, 2015, and 2020 and forecasts for 2025 and 2030 are presented in dollars and in linear feet (excluding hardware and accessories).

Gutter and downspout demand is segmented into the following product categories:

  • gutters (seamless and preformed)
  • downspouts (seamless and preformed)
  • gutter guards
    • meshes and screens
    • hood and covers
    • foams and bristles
  • hardware and accessories:
    • hardware, including elbows and other connectors, end caps, miters, outlets, brackets, hangers, and straps and other mounting hardware
    • accessories, including conductor heads; downspout drain guards, strainers, and extenders; splash guards; rain chains; rainwater harvesting equipment; and deicing systems

For the purposes of this report, gutter guards that are part of one-piece gutter systems are counted as gutters.

The gutter and downspout market segments analyzed are:

  • new residential
  • residential improvement and repair
  • new commercial
  • commercial improvement and repair

Excluded from the definition of residential buildings are housing units located in a structure whose primary purpose is something other than habitation. Thus, a small living space contained in a larger retail facility would be classified as part of a retail building and not a residential building.

The gutter and downspout materials addressed in the study are:

  • aluminum
  • steel
  • plastic
  • copper, zinc, and other materials, such as wood, fiberglass, concrete (Finlock)

Additionally, demand for gutter and downspout products is broken out for the following US geographic regions and subregions:

  • Northeast (Middle Atlantic and New England)
  • Midwest (East North Central and West North Central)
  • South (South Atlantic, East South Central, and West South Central)
  • West (Mountain and Pacific)

Gutters

Demand by Product (Linear Feet)

Gutters and downspouts are the basic components of rain carrying systems. Gutters account for the majority of demand, with 59% of the market in linear feet. Since downspouts are always installed with gutters at regular intervals – usually at about every 20 feet of gutter – downspout market trends mirror those of gutters.

Gutter guard products, on the other hand, follow different market growth patterns than gutters and downspouts, since the sale of a gutter and downspout system does not necessarily result in the sale of a gutter guard system. The large majority of gutter guard sales occur several years after the purchase of a gutter system.

Demand for gutters, downspouts, and gutter guards is expected to advance an average of 0.7% annually to 2.0 billion linear feet in 2025. Gains will be affected by such factors as:

  • growth in housing activity in those parts of the US – such as the southern half of the US – where homes are more often built on graded slab foundations, rather than basements, and thus do not necessarily need gutter systems
  • the elevated level of weather-related reroofing activity between the second half of 2016 and 2018 and the surge in residential improvement and repair activity from mid-2020 through 2021 – those gutters and downspouts that were also repaired or replaced during that time will generally not need additional work in the near term
  • only modest average growth in office, retail, and lodging construction spending in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic – many light commercial structures have steep-slope roof elements and thus feature gutters and downspouts

Demand for gutters and downspouts will be supported by:

  • the large stock of residences – especially in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the US – with installed gutter systems, many of which are at or near the end of their expected product lifespans and will require eventual replacement
  • design trends that call for homes to have gutters on three of four sides of the house instead of only one or two sides, thus boosting the linear footage of gutters per residence

Demand by Market

Demand for gutter and downspout products is concentrated in the aftermarket, as older buildings periodically need to replace their gutter systems, either due to normal aging or as the result of damage caused by weather or other factors.

Residential markets are the primary outlets for gutter and downspout products, accounting for 76% of value demand in 2020. Through 2025, the residential market will total 77% of absolute gains for rainware products, supported by:

  • continuing growth in new housing completions
  • the large stock of older residences with gutter systems at or near the end of their expected product lifestyle that will eventually require replacement
  • rising homeowner interest in installing gutter guards on previously installed gutters to better protect residences against leaks while eliminating the necessity of gutter cleaning projects

Residential markets dominate because the vast majority of residential structures utilize gutter systems as the primary means of collecting water and diverting it away from the structure. Commercial structures, on the other hand, frequently do not use gutter systems, opting instead for alternatives like internal drain and pipe systems.

Preferred roof styles account for this difference:

  • Over 90% of single-family residences have steep-slope roofs, with about three-quarters of these residences fitted with gutters on one (or more) sloped side to prevent runoff from damaging the foundation below.
  • Many commercial structures have flat roofs that are easier to drain with scuppers and central pipes or low-slope roofs that typically have gutters installed on only one side of the building, when gutters are installed at all.

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  1. Gutters & Downspouts

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 Executive Summary

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Gutters & Downspouts Market

    2. 2 COVID-19 Pandemic

      $639.00

      1. 2.1 Overview

        $82.00

      2. 2.2 Impact on the Economy

        $237.00

        1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2019 - 2022

        2. Figure 2-1 | Real GDP by Economic Sector, 2018 - 2023

      3. 2.3 Impact on the Construction Industry

        $133.00

        1. Table | Construction Expenditures, 2019 - 2022

      4. 2.4 Impact on the Gutters & Downspouts Industry

        $248.00

        1. Table | Annual Gutter & Downspout Demand by Market, 2019 - 2021

        2. Table | Annual Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2019 - 2021

        3. Figure 2-2 | Annual Gutter & Downspout Demand Growth, 2018 - 2023

    3. 3 Overview

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      1. 3.1 Study Scope

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      2. 3.2 Historical Trends

        $174.00

        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand, 2000 - 2020

      3. 3.3 Demand by Product (Linear Feet)

        $121.00

        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 3-1 | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2009 - 2030

      4. 3.4 Demand by Product (Dollar Value)

        $95.00

        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      5. 3.5 Demand by Market

        $136.00

        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 3-2 | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Market, 2009 - 2030

      6. 3.6 Demand by Material

        $182.00

        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 3-3 | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Material, 2009 - 2030

      7. 3.7 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Gutters & Downspouts Pricing, 2010 - 2030

      8. 3.8 Trends in Roof Drainage Systems

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        1. 3.8.1 Drainage Functions

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        2. 3.8.2 Steep-Slope Drainage

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        3. 3.8.3 Flat- & Low-Slope Drainage

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Regulations Impacting Gutter Use

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        1. 3.9.1 International Residential Code

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        2. 3.9.2 ENERGY STAR

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        3. 3.9.3 Wildfire Codes

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      10. 3.10 Rainwater Harvesting Trends

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    4. 4 Gutters

      $645.00

      1. 4.1 Scope & Product Description

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-1 | Gutter Styles & Characteristics: K-Style, Half-Round, & Box

      2. 4.2 Demand by Market

        $180.00

        1. Table | Gutter Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 4.3 Demand by Construction Method (Seamless vs. Preformed)

        $120.00

        1. Table | Gutter Demand by Construction Method, 2010 - 2030

      4. 4.4 Demand by Material

        $138.00

        1. Table | Gutter Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      5. 4.5 Demand by Region

        $133.00

        1. Table | Gutter Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      6. 4.6 Market Share & Leading Suppliers

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    5. 5 Downspouts

      $600.00

      1. 5.1 Scope & Product Description

        $82.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | Downspout Configurations by Material

      2. 5.2 Demand by Market

        $175.00

        1. Table | Downspout Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 5.3 Demand by Construction Method (Seamless or Preformed)

        $100.00

        1. Table | Downspout Demand by Construction Method, 2010 - 2030

      4. 5.4 Demand by Material

        $121.00

        1. Table | Downspout Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      5. 5.5 Demand by Region

        $133.00

        1. Table | Downspout Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      6. 5.6 Market Share & Leading Suppliers

        $82.00

    6. 6 Gutter Guards

      $650.00

      1. 6.1 Scope & Product Description

        $82.00

        1. Figure 6-1 | Gutter Guard Types

      2. 6.2 Demand by Market

        $177.00

        1. Table | Gutter Guard Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 6.3 Demand by Type (Meshes & Screens, Hoods & Covers, & Foams & Bristles)

        $143.00

        1. Table | Gutter Guard Demand by Type, 2010 - 2030

      4. 6.4 Demand by Material

        $138.00

        1. Table | Gutter Guard Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      5. 6.5 Demand by Region

        $133.00

        1. Table | Gutter Guard Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      6. 6.6 Market Share & Leading Suppliers

        $82.00

    7. 7 Hardware & Accessories

      $349.00

      1. 7.1 Scope & Product Description

        $82.00

        1. Figure 7-1 | Gutter & Downspout Hardware & Accessories

      2. 7.2 Demand by Market

        $113.00

        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Hardware & Accessories Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      3. 7.3 Demand by Material

        $83.00

        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Hardware & Accessories Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      4. 7.4 Demand by Product

        $82.00

        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Hardware & Accessories Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      5. 7.5 Leading Suppliers

        $82.00

    8. 8 Aluminum Gutters & Downspouts

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      1. 8.1 Product Characteristics

        $82.00

        1. Figure 8-1 | Aluminum Gutter & Downspout Product Characteristics, 2020

      2. 8.2 Demand by Product

        $167.00

        1. Table | Aluminum Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      3. 8.3 Demand by Market

        $169.00

        1. Table | Aluminum Gutter & Downspout Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      4. 8.4 Demand by Region

        $134.00

        1. Table | Aluminum Gutter & Downspout Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      5. 8.5 Leading Suppliers

        $82.00

    9. 9 Steel Gutters & Downspouts

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      1. 9.1 Product Characteristics

        $82.00

        1. Figure 9-1 | Steel Gutter & Downspout Product Characteristics, 2020

      2. 9.2 Demand by Product

        $161.00

        1. Table | Steel Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      3. 9.3 Demand by Market

        $178.00

        1. Table | Steel Gutter & Downspout Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      4. 9.4 Demand by Region

        $146.00

        1. Table | Steel Gutter & Downspout Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      5. 9.5 Leading Suppliers

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    10. 10 Plastic Gutters & Downspouts

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      1. 10.1 Product Characteristics

        $82.00

        1. Figure 10-1 | Plastic Gutter & Downspout Product Characteristics, 2020

      2. 10.2 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | Plastic Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      3. 10.3 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Plastic Gutter & Downspout Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      4. 10.4 Demand by Region

        $125.00

        1. Table | Plastic Gutter & Downspout Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      5. 10.5 Leading Suppliers

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    11. 11 Copper, Zinc, & Other Gutter & Downspout Materials

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      1. 11.1 Product Characteristics

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        1. Figure 11-1 | Copper, Zinc, & Other Gutter & Downspout Materials: Product Characteristics, 2020

      2. 11.2 Demand by Product

        $173.00

        1. Table | Copper, Zinc, & Other Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      3. 11.3 Demand by Market

        $185.00

        1. Table | Copper, Zinc, & Other Gutter & Downspout Material Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      4. 11.4 Demand by Region

        $156.00

        1. Table | Copper, Zinc, & Other Gutter & Downspout Material Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      5. 11.5 Leading Suppliers

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    12. 12 Residential Gutters & Downspouts

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      1. 12.1 Market Scope

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      2. 12.2 Demand by Application

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        1. Table | Residential Gutter & Downspout Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 12-1 | Residential Gutter & Downspout Demand by Application, 2009 - 2030

      3. 12.3 New Residential

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        1. 12.3.1 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 12-2 | New Residential Gutter & Downspout Demand Growth, 2010 - 2030

        2. 12.3.2 Demand by Product

          $141.00

          1. Table | New Residential Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        3. 12.3.3 Demand by Material

          $135.00

          1. Table | New Residential Gutter & Downspout Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      4. 12.4 Residential Improvement & Repair

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        1. 12.4.1 Demand Outlook

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          1. Figure 12-3 | Residential Improvement & Repair Gutter & Downspout Demand, 2009 - 2030

        2. 12.4.2 Demand by Product

          $159.00

          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        3. 12.4.3 Demand by Material

          $166.00

          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Gutter & Downspout Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      5. 12.5 Demand by Product

        $174.00

        1. Table | Residential Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 12-4 | Residential Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      6. 12.6 Demand by Material

        $161.00

        1. Table | Residential Gutter & Downspout Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      7. 12.7 Demand by Region

        $153.00

        1. Table | Residential Gutter & Downspout Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

    13. 13 Commercial Gutters & Downspouts

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      1. 13.1 Market Scope

        $82.00

      2. 13.2 Demand by Application

        $147.00

        1. Table | Commercial Gutter & Downspout Demand by Application, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 13-1 | Commercial Gutter & Downspout Demand by Application, 2009 - 2030

      3. 13.3 New Commercial

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        1. 13.3.1 Demand Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Figure 13-2 | New Commercial Gutter & Downspout Demand Growth, 2010 - 2030

        2. 13.3.2 Demand by Product

          $155.00

          1. Table | New Commercial Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        3. 13.3.3 Demand by Material

          $132.00

          1. Table | New Commercial Gutter & Downspout Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      4. 13.4 Commercial Improvement & Repair

        $363.00

        1. 13.4.1 Demand Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Figure 13-3 | Commercial Improvement & Repair Gutter & Downspout Demand, 2009 - 2030

        2. 13.4.2 Demand by Product

          $154.00

          1. Table | Commercial Improvement & Repair Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        3. 13.4.3 Demand by Material

          $141.00

          1. Table | Commercial Improvement & Repair Gutter & Downspout Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      5. 13.5 Demand by Product

        $166.00

        1. Table | Commercial Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 13-4 | Commercial Gutter & Downspout Demand by Product, 2010 - 2030

      6. 13.6 Demand by Material

        $156.00

        1. Table | Commercial Gutter & Downspout Demand by Material, 2010 - 2030

      7. 13.7 Demand by Region

        $146.00

        1. Table | Commercial Gutter & Downspout Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

    14. 14 Regional Trends

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      1. 14.1 Demand by Region

        $144.00

        1. Table | Gutter & Downspout Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      2. 14.2 Northeast

        $233.00

        1. 14.2.1 Demand by Subregion & Market

          $163.00

          1. Table | Northeast Gutter & Downspout Demand by Subregion & Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 14-1 | Northeast Gutter & Downspout Market Position

        2. 14.2.2 New England

          $82.00

          1. Figure 14-2 | New England: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        3. 14.2.3 Middle Atlantic

          $82.00

          1. Figure 14-3 | Middle Atlantic: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

      3. 14.3 Midwest

        $235.00

        1. 14.3.1 Demand by Subregion & Market

          $163.00

          1. Table | Midwest Gutter & Downspout Demand by Subregion & Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 14-4 | Midwest Gutter & Downspout Market Position

        2. 14.3.2 East North Central

          $82.00

          1. Figure 14-5 | East North Central: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        3. 14.3.3 West North Central

          $82.00

          1. Figure 14-6 | West North Central: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

      4. 14.4 South

        $291.00

        1. 14.4.1 Demand by Subregion & Market

          $171.00

          1. Table | South Gutter & Downspout Demand by Subregion & Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 14-7 | South Gutter & Downspout Market Position

        2. 14.4.2 South Atlantic

          $82.00

          1. Figure 14-8 | South Atlantic: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        3. 14.4.3 East South Central

          $82.00

          1. Figure 14-9 | East South Central: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        4. 14.4.4 West South Central

          $82.00

          1. Figure 14-10 | West South Central: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

      5. 14.5 West

        $229.00

        1. 14.5.1 Demand by Subregion & Market

          $158.00

          1. Table | West Gutter & Downspout Demand by Subregion & Market, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 14-11 | West Gutter & Downspout Market Position

        2. 14.5.2 Mountain

          $82.00

          1. Figure 14-12 | Mountain: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

        3. 14.5.3 Pacific

          $82.00

          1. Figure 14-13 | Pacific: Key Factors Impacting Demand for Gutter & Downspout Products

    15. 15 Key Suppliers & Market Share

      $898.00

      1. 15.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $189.00

        1. Table | US Gutter & Downspout Sales by Company, 2020

      2. 15.2 Market Share

        $189.00

        1. Figure 15-1 | US Gutter & Downspout Market Share by Company, 2020

        2. Figure 15-2 | US Gutter & Downspout Market, 2020: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 15-3 | US Gutter & Downspout Market, 2020: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 15-4 | US Gutter & Downspout Market, 2020: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 15-5 | US Gutter & Downspout Market, 2020: Fourth Leading Supplier

      3. 15.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $144.00

        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      4. 15.4 List of Industry Participants

        $371.00

        1. Table | Selected Industry Participants

    16. 16 Appendix

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      1. 16.1 Report Details

        $287.00

        1. Table | US Geographic Regions & Subregions

        2. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS/HTS Codes

      2. 16.2 Definitions

        $119.00

      3. 16.3 Abbreviations

        $82.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 16.4 Freedonia Methodology

        $381.00

      5. 16.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $82.00

      6. 16.6 Sources

        $82.00

      7. 16.7 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      8. 16.8 Related Studies & Reports

        $112.00

      9. 16.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $1,685.00

        1. 16.9.1 Economic Environment

          $176.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2010 - 2030

        2. 16.9.2 Demographics

          $154.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2010 - 2030

        3. 16.9.3 Building Construction

          $127.00

          1. Table | Building Construction Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        4. 16.9.4 Residential Building Construction

          $137.00

          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        5. 16.9.5 Residential Improvements & Repairs

          $87.00

          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        6. 16.9.6 Commercial Building Construction

          $139.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Construction Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        7. 16.9.7 Commercial Building Improvement & Repairs

          $88.00

          1. Table | Commercial Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

        8. 16.9.8 Housing Stock

          $107.00

          1. Table | Housing Stock by Type, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 16-1 | Housing Stock: Share by Year of Construction, 2020

        9. 16.9.9 Consumer Spending

          $666.00

          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2010 - 2030

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