World floor covering demand will rise four percent annually through 2012, driven by nonresidential building construction in less developed areas. Nonresilient flooring will stay the largest product segment and grow the fastest. China will remain the largest national market and account for 43% of total gains.
This study analyzes the 12.5 billion square meter world flooring and carpet industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product (e.g., nonresilient flooring, resilient flooring, carpets and rugs), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, transportation equipment), world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, North America, Western Europe) and for 32 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry players, including Mohawk Industries, Shaw Industries and Tarkett.