Nonwovens

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Nonwovens

This study covers the United States nonwovens industry, defined here to include materials made from fibers, filaments, and films, which are arranged into webs, batts, or sheets, then bonded together using mechanical, thermal, or chemical means.

Nonwovens are categorized by the web formation process used to produce the material:

  • spunmelt (spunbonded and meltblown)
  • carded
  • wetlaid
  • airlaid

For the purposes of this study, sales of composite nonwovens are broken down according to their constituent web types (e.g., sales of SMS are reported in terms of its spunbond and meltblown contents).

Historical data for 2009, 2014, and 2019 and forecasts to 2024 and 2029 are provided for nonwovens production (total) and demand (by web formation process and by market) in current dollars (which are not adjusted to account for inflation). Total demand is also shown in square meters and in metric tons.

Totals for nonwovens presented in this study include nonwovens sold on the merchant market. Nonwoven goods used in captive production are not included in this data. In addition, the study discusses environmental, regulatory, and other market environment factors. Nonwovens raw materials (e.g., fibers and filaments, binder resins, and additives) are also discussed.

Key types of nonwovens include both disposables and durable nonwovens. The disposables market segments are also known as short-life markets since the products are designed for a single use or use over a very short period of time. The durable nonwovens market segments are also known as long-life markets because the nonwovens used in them are designed for repeated or long-term use, and, in some cases, laundering.

Key market breakouts are as follows:

  • consumer:
  • consumer wipes (e.g., baby wipes, household care wipes, personal hygiene wipes, facial care wipes, hand cleaning moist towelettes)
  • personal hygiene products, including infant diapers and training pants, adult incontinence products, and feminine hygiene products
  • other consumer markets (e.g., dryer sheets, disposable baby bibs, cosmetic pads, disposable tablecloths, napkins)
  • filtration, including air and fluid filters
  • medical nonwovens:
  • medical gowns
  • surgical drapes
  • healthcare wipes
  • face masks
  • other medical garments and textiles (e.g., staff apparel, bedding, headwear, shoe covers, numerous personal care and patient support goods)
  • construction:
  • building construction, including roofing materials, house wrap, and acoustic components
  • geotextiles
  • industrial
  • electrical and electronics (e.g., battery separators)
  • furnishings (e.g., mattresses, upholstered furniture, window treatments)
  • carpet and rugs (e.g., backings, underlays, facings)
  • motor vehicles
  • other industrial, including industrial and commercial wipes, protective apparel, and other manufactured goods (e.g., agricultural products, coated and laminated substrates, clothing, nonmedical packaging, absorbent foods pads, printing media, oil and chemical sorbents, airline pillow cases and headrests, tape substrates)

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  1. Nonwovens

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    1. 1 Executive Summary

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Findings in the US Market for Nonwovens

    2. 2 Overview

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      1. 2.1 Study Scope

        $82.00

      2. 2.2 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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      3. 2.3 Nonwovens Demand Forecast

        $424.00

        1. 2.3.1 Demand by Type

          $104.00

          1. Table | Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 2-1 | Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2009 - 2024

        2. 2.3.2 Disposables

          $150.00

          1. Table | Disposable Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

        3. 2.3.3 Durable Nonwovens

          $165.00

          1. Table | Durable Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

      4. 2.4 Demand by Web Formation Process

        $210.00

        1. Table | Nonwovens Demand by Web Formation Process, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 2-2 | Nonwovens Demand Growth by Web Formulation Process, 2019 - 2024

      5. 2.5 Demand by Market

        $126.00

        1. Table | Nonwovens Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 2-3 | Nonwovens Demand Growth by Market, 2019 - 2024

      6. 2.6 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Nonwovens Market, 2009 - 2019

        2. Figure 2-4 | Nonwovens Demand & GDP: Annual Change, 2009 - 2019

      7. 2.7 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Nonwovens Prices, 2009 - 2029

      8. 2.8 Foreign Trade

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        1. 2.8.1 Trends in Foreign Trade

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          1. Table | Foreign Trade in Nonwovens, 2009 - 2029

        2. 2.8.2 Imports

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          1. Figure 2-5 | Nonwovens Imports by Source, 2019

        3. 2.8.3 Exports

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          1. Figure 2-6 | Nonwovens Exports by Destination, 2019

      9. 2.9 Competitive Materials

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        1. Table | Nonwovens: Comparisons with Competitive Materials

      10. 2.10 Sustainability Initiatives

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      11. 2.11 Regulatory Considerations

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    3. 3 Web Bonding Processes

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      1. 3.1 Trends in Web Bonding

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Thermal Bonding

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        1. Table | Key Applications for Thermally Bonded Nonwovens

      3. 3.3 Chemical Bonding

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        1. Table | Key Applications for Chemically Bonded Nonwovens

      4. 3.4 Mechanical Bonding

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        1. 3.4.1 Scope

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        2. 3.4.2 Needlepunching

          $82.00

          1. Table | Key Applications for Needlepunched Nonwovens

        3. 3.4.3 Spunlacing

          $82.00

          1. Table | Key Applications for Spunlaced Nonwovens

        4. 3.4.4 Stitchbonding

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          1. Table | Key Applications for Stitchbonded Nonwovens

    4. 4 Materials Consumption

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      1. 4.1 Scope & Description

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      2. 4.2 Fibers & Filaments

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        1. 4.2.1 Consumption by Material

          $192.00

          1. Table | Fiber & Filament Consumption in Nonwovens by Material, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 4-1 | Fiber & Filament Consumption Growth by Fiber Material, 2019 - 2024

        2. 4.2.2 Polypropylene

          $220.00

          1. Table | Polypropylene Consumption in Nonwovens, 2009 - 2029

          2. Table | Polypropylene Fibers & Filaments: Advantages & Disadvantages

        3. 4.2.3 Polyester

          $236.00

          1. Table | Polyester Consumption in Nonwovens, 2009 - 2029

          2. Table | Polyester Fibers & Filaments: Advantages & Disadvantages

        4. 4.2.4 Polyethylene

          $200.00

          1. Table | Polyethylene Consumption in Nonwovens, 2009 - 2029

          2. Table | Polyethylene Fibers & Filaments: Advantages & Disadvantages

        5. 4.2.5 Wood Pulp

          $177.00

          1. Table | Wood Pulp Consumption in Nonwovens, 2009 - 2029

          2. Table | Wood Pulp Fibers & Filaments: Advantages & Disadvantages

        6. 4.2.6 Rayon

          $231.00

          1. Table | Rayon Consumption in Nonwovens, 2009 - 2029

          2. Table | Rayon Fibers & Filaments: Advantages & Disadvantages

        7. 4.2.7 Cotton

          $266.00

          1. Table | Cotton Consumption in Nonwovens, 2009 - 2029

          2. Table | Cotton Fibers & Filaments: Advantages & Disadvantages

        8. 4.2.8 Other Fibers & Filaments

          $316.00

          1. Table | Other Natural & Synthetic Fibers & Filaments

          2. Table | Other Fibers & Filaments Consumption in Nonwovens, 2009 - 2029

          3. Table | Glass Fibers & Filaments: Advantages & Disadvantages

          4. Table | Nylon Fibers & Filaments: Advantages & Disadvantages

      3. 4.3 Binders & Additives

        $96.00

        1. Table | Other Materials Consumption in Nonwovens, 2009 - 2029

    5. 5 Spunmelt Nonwovens

      $728.00

      1. 5.1 Scope & Product Description

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 Demand Forecast

        $419.00

        1. 5.2.1 Demand by Type

          $145.00

          1. Table | Spunmelt Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. 5.2.2 Spunbonded

          $129.00

          1. Table | Spunbonded Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

        3. 5.2.3 Meltblown

          $143.00

          1. Table | Meltblown Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

      3. 5.3 Demand by Market

        $134.00

        1. Table | Spunmelt Nonwovens Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 5-1 | Spunmelt Nonwovens Demand Growth by Selected Markets, 2019 - 2024

      4. 5.4 Materials Consumption

        $110.00

        1. Table | Spunmelt Nonwovens Fiber Consumption, 2009 - 2029

      5. 5.5 Suppliers

        $82.00

    6. 6 Carded Nonwovens

      $458.00

      1. 6.1 Scope & Product Description

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 Demand Forecast

        $141.00

        1. Table | Carded Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

      3. 6.3 Demand by Market

        $155.00

        1. Table | Carded Nonwovens Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 6-1 | Carded Nonwovens Demand Growth by Selected Markets, 2019 - 2024

      4. 6.4 Materials Consumption

        $118.00

        1. Table | Carded Nonwovens Fiber Consumption, 2009 - 2029

      5. 6.5 Suppliers

        $82.00

    7. 7 Wetlaid Nonwovens

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      1. 7.1 Scope & Definition

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      2. 7.2 Demand Forecast

        $143.00

        1. Table | Wetlaid Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

      3. 7.3 Demand by Market

        $128.00

        1. Table | Wetlaid Nonwovens Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 7-1 | Wetlaid Nonwovens Demand Growth by Market, 2019 - 2024

      4. 7.4 Materials Consumption

        $115.00

        1. Table | Wetlaid Nonwovens Fibers Consumption, 2009 - 2029

      5. 7.5 Suppliers

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    8. 8 Airlaid Nonwovens

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      1. 8.1 Scope & Definition

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Demand Forecast

        $123.00

        1. Table | Airlaid Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

      3. 8.3 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Airlaid Nonwovens Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 8-1 | Airlaid Nonwovens Demand Growth by Market, 2019 - 2024

      4. 8.4 Materials Consumption

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        1. Table | Airlaid Nonwovens Fibers Consumption, 2009 - 2029

      5. 8.5 Suppliers

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    9. 9 Industrial Nonwovens

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      1. 9.1 Market Scope

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        1. Figure 9-1 | Industrial Nonwovens: Product Examples

      2. 9.2 Demand by Segment & Type

        $245.00

        1. Table | Industrial Markets for Nonwovens by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 9-2 | Industrial Nonwovens Demand Growth by Segment, 2019 - 2024

      3. 9.3 Electrical & Electronics

        $228.00

        1. Table | Electrical & Electronics Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 9-3 | Electrical & Electronics Nonwovens Demand by Type & Battery Shipments, 2009 - 2024

      4. 9.4 Motor Vehicles

        $190.00

        1. Table | Motor Vehicle Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 9-4 | Motor Vehicle Nonwovens Demand & Motor Vehicle Production, 2009 - 2024

      5. 9.5 Furnishings

        $220.00

        1. Table | Furnishings Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 9-5 | Furnishings Nonwovens Demand & Furniture Shipments, 2009 - 2024

      6. 9.6 Carpets & Rugs

        $215.00

        1. Table | Carpet & Rug Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 9-6 | Carpet & Rug Nonwovens Demand & Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2009 - 2024

      7. 9.7 Other Industrial Markets

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        1. 9.7.1 Demand by Segment

          $224.00

          1. Table | Other Industrial Markets Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 9-7 | Other Manufacturing Markets Nonwovens Demand & Manufacturers' Shipments, 2009 - 2024

        2. 9.7.2 Industrial & Commercial Wipes

          $82.00

          1. Figure 9-8 | Industrial & Commercial Wipes Demand, 2009 - 2024

        3. 9.7.3 Protective Apparel

          $82.00

          1. Figure 9-9 | Protective Apparel Demand, 2009 - 2024

        4. 9.7.4 Other Applications

          $82.00

          1. Figure 9-10 | Other Manufacturing Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2024

    10. 10 Consumer Nonwovens

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      1. 10.1 Market Scope

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        1. Figure 10-1 | Consumer Nonwovens: Product Examples

      2. 10.2 Demand by Segment & Type

        $224.00

        1. Table | Consumer Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 10-2 | Consumer Nonwovens Demand Growth by Segment, 2019 - 2024

      3. 10.3 Consumer Wipes

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        1. 10.3.1 Demand Forecast

          $208.00

          1. Table | Consumer Wipes Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 10-3 | Consumer Wipes Nonwovens Demand Growth by Application, 2019 - 2024

        2. 10.3.2 Baby Wipes

          $142.00

          1. Table | Baby Wipes Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 10-4 | Baby Wipes Nonwovens Demand & Infant Population, 2009 - 2024

        3. 10.3.3 Household Care Wipes

          $156.00

          1. Table | Household Care Wipes Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 10-5 | Household Care Wipes Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2024

        4. 10.3.4 Personal Care & Other Wipes

          $162.00

          1. Table | Personal Care & Other Wipes Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 10-6 | Personal Care Wipes Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2024

      4. 10.4 Personal Hygiene Products

        $762.00

        1. 10.4.1 Demand Forecast

          $255.00

          1. Table | Personal Hygiene Nonwovens Demand by Application & Type, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 10-7 | Personal Hygiene Nonwovens Demand Growth by Application, 2019 - 2024

        2. 10.4.2 Infant Diapers & Training Pants

          $166.00

          1. Table | Infant Diapers & Training Pants Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 10-8 | Infant Diapers & Training Pants Nonwovens Demand & Infant/Toddler Population, 2009 - 2024

        3. 10.4.3 Adult Incontinence Products

          $179.00

          1. Table | Adult Incontinence Products Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 10-9 | Adult Incontinence Products Nonwovens Demand & Senior Population, 2009 - 2024

        4. 10.4.4 Feminine Hygiene Products

          $158.00

          1. Table | Feminine Hygiene Products Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 10-10 | Feminine Hygiene Products Nonwovens Demand & Female Population Aged 15 - 44, 2009 - 2024

      5. 10.5 Other Consumer Nonwoven Products

        $147.00

        1. Table | Other Consumer Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

    11. 11 Medical Nonwovens

      $556.00

      1. 11.1 Market Scope

        $82.00

        1. Figure 11-1 | Medical Nonwovens: Product Examples

      2. 11.2 Demand by Segment & Type

        $250.00

        1. Table | Medical Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 11-2 | Medical Nonwovens Demand Growth by Application, 2019 - 2024

      3. 11.3 Medical Gowns

        $82.00

        1. Figure 11-3 | Medical Gowns Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2024

      4. 11.4 Surgical Drapes

        $82.00

        1. Figure 11-4 | Surgical Drapes Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2024

      5. 11.5 Healthcare Wipes

        $82.00

        1. Figure 11-5 | Healthcare Wipes Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2024

      6. 11.6 Face Masks

        $82.00

        1. Figure 11-6 | Medical Face Mask Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2024

      7. 11.7 Other Disposable Medical Garments & Textiles

        $82.00

        1. Figure 11-7 | Other Disposable Medical Garments & Textiles Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2024

    12. 12 Filtration Products

      $633.00

      1. 12.1 Market Scope

        $82.00

        1. Figure 12-1 | Filtration Products: Product Examples

      2. 12.2 Demand by Segment & Type

        $234.00

        1. Table | Filtration Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 12-2 | Filtration Nonwovens Demand Growth by Segment, 2019 - 2024

      3. 12.3 Air Filters

        $188.00

        1. Table | Air Filter Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 12-3 | Air Filter Nonwovens Demand Growth by Type, 2019 - 2024

      4. 12.4 Fluid Filters

        $174.00

        1. Table | Fluid Filter Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 12-4 | Fluid Filter Nonwovens Demand Growth by Type, 2019 - 2024

    13. 13 Construction Nonwovens

      $956.00

      1. 13.1 Market Scope

        $82.00

        1. Figure 13-1 | Construction Nonwovens: Product Examples

      2. 13.2 Demand by Segment & Type

        $217.00

        1. Table | Construction Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 13-2 | Construction Nonwovens Demand Growth by Segment, 2019 - 2024

      3. 13.3 Building Construction

        $519.00

        1. 13.3.1 Demand Forecast

          $208.00

          1. Table | Building Construction Nonwovens Demand by Segment & Type, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 13-3 | Building Construction Nonwovens Demand & Building Construction Expenditures, 2009 - 2024

        2. 13.3.2 Roofing

          $146.00

          1. Table | Roofing Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 13-4 | Roofing Nonwovens Demand & Selected Roofing Materials Demand, 2009 - 2024

        3. 13.3.3 House Wrap & Other Materials

          $162.00

          1. Table | House Wrap & Other Construction Nonwovens Demand, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 13-5 | House Wrap & Other Construction Nonwovens Demand & Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2009 - 2024

      4. 13.4 Geotextiles

        $181.00

        1. Table | Geotextile Nonwovens Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029

        2. Figure 13-6 | Geotextile Nonwovens Demand & Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures, 2009 - 2024

    14. 14 Industry Structure

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      1. 14.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $362.00

        1. Table | Nonwovens Sales by Company, 2019

      2. 14.2 Market Share

        $207.00

        1. Figure 14-1 | US Nonwovens Market Share by Company, 2019

        2. Figure 14-2 | US Nonwovens Market, 2019: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 14-3 | US Nonwovens Market, 2019: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 14-4 | US Nonwovens Market, 2019: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 14-5 | US Nonwovens Market, 2019: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 14-6 | US Nonwovens Market, 2019: Fifth Leading Supplier

      3. 14.3 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      4. 14.4 Research & Development

        $82.00

      5. 14.5 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      6. 14.6 Marketing

        $82.00

      7. 14.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $245.00

        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      8. 14.8 List of Industry Participants

        $426.00

        1. Table | Selected Industry Participants

    15. 15 Appendix

      $2,508.00

      1. 15.1 Scope

        $115.00

        1. Table | Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 15.2 Definitions

        $121.00

      3. 15.3 Abbreviations

        $140.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 15.4 Freedonia Methodology

        $406.00

      5. 15.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $82.00

      6. 15.6 Sources

        $82.00

      7. 15.7 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      8. 15.8 Related Studies & Reports

        $158.00

      9. 15.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $1,481.00

        1. 15.9.1 Economic Environment

          $219.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2009 - 2029

          2. Figure 15-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2019, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 15.9.2 Demographic Trends

          $207.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2009 – 2029

          2. Figure 15-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2004 - 2019

        3. 15.9.3 Consumer Spending

          $194.00

          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2009 - 2029

        4. 15.9.4 Building Construction

          $126.00

          1. Table | Building Construction Expenditures, 2009 - 2029

        5. 15.9.5 Manufacturers' Shipments

          $731.00

          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2009 - 2029

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