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Flat Glass in China

Abstract

Sales of flat glass in China will be stimulated by growth in building construction expenditures, advances in the production of motor vehicles and solar panels, and increasing income levels.

Demand to grow more than 8% annually through 2016

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Demand for flat glass in China is forecast to rise 8.2 percent per year through 2016 to 3.4 billion square meters. Sales of flat glass will be driven by growth in building construction expenditures and advances in motor vehicle and solar panel production. In value terms, flat glass demand is forecast to increase 13.9 percent per year to \250 billion in 2016. Ongoing industrialization, rising income levels, and further population and household growth will benefit flat glass sales.


Demand shifting to higher quality products

Two major trends are expected to affect the flat glass industry over the next 10 years. First, demand for float glass is forecast to increase at the expense of demand for lower quality sheet glass. Second, demand for fabricated flat glass products is forecast to continue to rise as they are more often favored over unfabricated products in building applications and as rapid growth is expected in fabricated glass markets such as solar energy and electronic displays. By 2021, fabricated flat glass will record nearly half of total flat glass demand in China.

Fabricated glass products to grow most rapidly

Unfabricated float glass will remain the largest product category through 2016, with demand rising 6.6 percent yearly to 1.5 billion square meters. Advances will be spurred by healthy growth in building construction activity, especially in rural areas, and relatively low product prices.

Demand for safety glass will advance nearly 15 percent annually through 2016, as demand benefits from rising income levels and growth in new construction, as well as from greater output of motor vehicles, solar panels, and furniture. Demand for insulating glass is forecast to grow 15.5 percent annually through 2016, boosted by growth in construction of residential and commercial buildings, schools, and hospitals, which use vast amounts of flat glass in their designs.

Architectural market still dominant for flat glass

The architectural market accounted for just under four-fifths of flat glass demand in 2011. Advances for flat glass in the architectural market will be bolstered by rising income levels, further urbanization, and government efforts to improve living conditions for low-income earners. The solar panel market is forecast to see the fastest gains through 2016. Sales will be driven by strong increases in production of solar panels. The electronic display market will see the next fastest growth, with demand being lifted by expanding output of electronic goods in China, the presence of new glass-using products, and heightened personal income levels.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • Economic Overview
    • Recent Economic Performance
    • Economic Outlook
  • Demographic Overview
    • Population
    • Households
  • Consumer Trends
    • Personal Income & Expenditures
    • Consumer Financing
  • Currency Exchange Rates
  • Building Construction Outlook
  • Industrialization & Manufacturing Trends
  • Solar Industry Outlook
  • Electrical/Electronics Sector Outlook
  • Motor Vehicle Outlook
  • Regulatory & Environmental Trends

III. OVERVIEW

  • General
  • Pricing Patterns
  • International Environment
  • Foreign Trade
    • Primary Flat Glass
    • Fabricated Flat Glass

IV. PRIMARY FLAT GLASS

  • Supply & Demand
  • Float Glass
    • Float Glass Production Capacity
    • Unfabricated Applications
    • Fabricated Glass Manufacturing
  • Sheet Glass
    • Unfabricated Applications
    • Fabricated Glass Manufacturing

V. FABRICATED FLAT GLASS

  • Supply & Demand
  • Safety Glass
    • Tempered
    • Laminated
  • Insulating Glass
  • Mirrors
    • Silver Mirrors
    • Aluminum Mirrors
    • Advanced Fabricated Mirrors
  • Other Fabricated Glass
    • Photovoltaic Glass
    • Conductive Glass
    • All Other Glass

VI. MARKETS

  • General
  • Architectural
    • Residential Building Construction
      • New Construction
      • Improvement & Repair
    • Nonresidential Building Construction
      • New Construction
      • Improvement & Repair
    • Motor Vehicle
      • Original Equipment Market
      • Aftermarket
  • Solar Energy
  • Furniture
  • Electronic Displays
  • Other Markets

VII. REGIONS

  • General
  • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
    • Demographic Patterns
    • Economic Outlook
    • Consumer Trends
  • Regional Building Construction Expenditures
  • Regional Manufacturing Production Outlook
  • Regional Motor Vehicle Outlook
  • Regional Flat Glass Demand
    • Central-North
      • Overview
      • Flat Glass Demand
    • Northeast
      • Overview
      • Flat Glass Demand
    • Central-East
      • Overview
      • Flat Glass Demand
    • Central-South
      • Overview
      • Flat Glass Demand
    • Southwest
      • Overview
      • Flat Glass Demand
    • Northwest
      • Overview
      • Flat Glass Demand

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Industry Composition
  • Market Share
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Financial Issues & Requirements
  • Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Foreign Participation in the Chinese Market
    • Legal & Regulatory Issues
    • Joint Ventures
    • Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprises
    • Representative Offices

COMPANY PROFILES

  • AGC Flat Glass Dalian, see Asahi Glass
  • Anhui Huaguang Optical-Electrical Material Technology
  • Asahi Glass Company Limited
  • China Glass Holdings Limited
  • China Luoyang Float Glass Group Company Limited
  • China Yaohua Glass, see China Glass Holdings
  • Chongqing Wansheng Float Glass, see Fuyao Group Glass Industry
  • CSG Holding Company Limited
  • Dezhou Jinghua Group Company Limited
  • Farun Group Company Limited
  • Fuyao Group Glass Industry Company Limited
  • Guangdong Fu Rui Industrial Development Company Limited
  • Guangdong Jiangmen ISN Float Glass Company Limited
  • Hangzhou Glass Group Company Limited
  • Hebei Daguangming Industry Group Company Limited
  • Hebei Jingniu Group Company Limited
  • Hebei Yingxin Glass Group Company Limited
  • Hubei Sanxia New Building Materials Company Limited
  • Intex Glass Xiamen Company Limited
  • Jiangsu SHD New Materials, see China Glass Holdings
  • Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Company Limited
  • Jinjing Group Company Limited
  • Lanshi Glass Group Company Limited
  • Luoyang North Glass Technology Company Limited
  • Nanjing Yuanhong Special Glass, see China Glass Holdings
  • Nanning Float Glass Company Limited
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited
  • Qingdao Saint-Gobain HanGlas Clfg, see China Luoyang Float Glass Group and Saint-Gobain
  • Qinhuangdao Aoge Group Company Limited
  • Saint-Gobain
  • SCHOTT AG
  • Shaanxi Blue Star Glass, see China Glass Holdings
  • Shandong Blue Star Glass, see China Glass Holdings
  • Shanxi Lihu Glass Group Company Limited
  • Sichuan Glass Company Limited
  • SYP Glass Group, see Nippon Sheet Glass
  • Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation
  • Wuhai Blue Star Glass, see China Glass Holdings
  • Wuhan Changli Glass Company Limited
  • Wuhan Yaohua Pilkington Safety Glass, see China Glass Holdings and Nippon Sheet Glass
  • Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited
  • Yin Tong Glass Company Limited
  • Zhejiang Hehe Holding Group Company Limited
  • Zhenhua, see Dezhou Jinghua Group
  • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • 1 Gross Domestic Product of China
  • 2 Population of China
  • 3 Households in China by Region
  • 4 Personal Income & Expenditures in China
  • 5 Interest Rates in China, 2001-2011
  • 6 Currency Exchange Rates, 2001-2011
  • 7 Building Construction Expenditures in China
  • 8 Manufacturing Value Added in China
  • 9 Solar Panel Outlook for China
  • 10 Electrical & Electronic Value Added in China
  • 11 Motor Vehicle Outlook for China

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

  • 1 Flat Glass Demand in China by Product
  • 2 Flat Glass Pricing Patterns in China
  • 3 Chinese Foreign Trade in Primary Flat Glass
  • 4 Chinese Foreign Trade in Fabricated Flat Glass

SECTION IV -- PRIMARY FLAT GLASS

  • 1 Primary Flat Glass Supply & Demand in China
  • 2 Float Glass Supply & Demand in China
  • 3 Float Glass Production Capacity in China, 2011
  • 4 Float Glass Demand in Unfabricated Applications in China
  • 5 Float Glass Demand in Fabricated Manufacturing in China
  • 6 Sheet Glass Supply & Demand in China
  • 7 Sheet Glass Demand in Unfabricated Applications in China
  • 8 Sheet Glass Demand in Fabricated Manufacturing in China

SECTION V -- FABRICATED FLAT GLASS

  • 1 Fabricated Flat Glass Supply & Demand in China
  • 2 Safety Glass Supply & Demand in China
  • 3 Tempered Safety Glass Supply & Demand in China
  • 4 Laminated Safety Glass Supply & Demand in China
  • 5 Insulating Glass Supply & Demand in China
  • 6 Mirror Supply & Demand in China
  • 7 Other Fabricated Flat Glass Supply & Demand in China

SECTION VI -- MARKETS

  • 1 Flat Glass Demand in China by Market
  • 2 Architectural Market for Flat Glass in China
  • 3 Residential Market for Flat Glass in China
  • 4 Nonresidential Market for Flat Glass in China
  • 5 Motor Vehicle Market For Flat Glass in China
  • 6 Motor Vehicle Original Equipment Market for Flat Glass
  • in China
  • 7 Motor Vehicle Aftermarket for Flat Glass in China
  • 8 Solar Energy Market for Flat Glass in China
  • 9 Furniture Market for Flat Glass in China
  • 10 Electronic Display Market for Flat Glass in China
  • 11 Other Markets for Flat Glass in China

SECTION VII -- REGIONS

  • 1 Population & Households in China by Region
  • 2 Gross Domestic Product of China by Region
  • 3 Per Capita Disposable Personal Income in China by Region
  • 4 Building Construction Expenditures in China by Region
  • 5 Manufacturing Value Added in China by Region
  • 6 Motor Vehicle Park & Production in China by Region
  • 7 Flat Glass Demand in China by Region
  • 8 Central-North Region of China: Flat Glass Demand
  • 9 Northeast Region of China: Flat Glass Demand
  • 10 Central-East Region of China: Flat Glass Demand
  • 11 Central-South Region of China: Flat Glass Demand
  • 12 Southwest Region of China: Flat Glass Demand
  • 13 Northwest Region of China: Flat Glass Demand

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • 1 Revenue Data: Selected Flat Glass Compnaies, 2011
  • 2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • 3 Selected Cooperative Agreements

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • 1 Population of China by Age, 2001-2021
  • 2 Chinese Currency Exchange Rates, 2001-2021

SECTION VI -- MARKETS

  • 1 Flat Glass Demand in China by Market, 2011

SECTION VII -- REGIONS

  • 1 Flat Glass Demand in China by Region, 2011
  • 2 Central-North Region of China
  • 3 Northeast Region of China
  • 4 Central-East Region of China
  • 5 Central-South Region of China
  • 6 Southwest Region of China
  • 7 Northwest Region of China

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • 1 Flat Glass Market Share in China, 2011
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