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Article Title: Study Tracks World Demand for Flooring and Carpets
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Publication: Woodworking Network, 1/15/2013
Freedonia Study: World Flooring & Carpets (2981)

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CLEVELAND, OH -- World demand for flooring and carpets is expected to rise 4.9 percent annually to 18.6 billion square meters in 2016. This will be an improvement from the rate during the 2006-2011 period, as countries rebound from the 2008 global economic crisis. In value terms, demand for floor coverings is projected to advance 6.8 percent per year to $270 billion. The primary driver of demand in developed areas will be rebounds in the residential construction markets of many countries (especially in the US). In developing regions, rising building construction activity and growing per capita incomes will spur demand and allow households to afford more expensive floor coverings. Rising motor vehicle production in many areas will also boost overall demand for floor coverings. These and other trends are presented in World Flooring & Carpets, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.
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Article Title: Flooring demand set to increase globally
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Publication: Construction Canada, 1/23/2013
Freedonia Study: World Flooring & Carpets (2981)

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According to a new study, the international demand for carpet and flooring is expected to rise by a total of 4.9 per cent in 2016. In the “World Flooring and Carpets” report, released by industry researchers The Freedonia Group, demand will increase annually by 6.8 per cent before reaching 18.6 billion m2 (200.2 billion sf) of flooring.
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