Global roofing demand is forecast to expand 2.9 percent annually to 10.3 billion square meters in 2012, with a value of $65 billion. The emerging economies of Asia will register the fastest growth in demand for roofing materials through 2012, and China will surpass the US as the world's largest roofing market by area.
This study examines the $54 billion world roofing industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product (e.g., tile, bituminous, metal, elastomeric, plastic, fiber cement), market (residential, nonresidential), world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, North America, Western Europe) and for 31 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, reviews the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry competitors such as Etex Group, GAF, Monier Group and Saint-Gobain.