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World Roofing

World demand to rise nearly 4% annually through 2018

Demand for roofing products worldwide is projected to grow nearly four percent per year through 2018 to over 12 billion square meters, a significant improvement from the lethargic performance of the 2008-2013 period. Demand growth will primarily be stimulated by rebounding residential building construction activity in many developed countries, including the US. Continued strong growth in lowerincome areas, particularly in Asia, will also contribute to demand gains.

Tile roofing, popular in Asia, to outpace bituminous types

Though the mix of roofing materials used varies from country to country, bituminous and tile products were the most popular choices in 2013, together accounting for 70 percent of global demand in area terms. Tile products are forecast to see slightly faster demand growth than bituminous products through 2018, and will see a small increase in market share. Tile products will benefit from their intensive use in the rapidly growing Asia/Pacific market. However, both elastomeric and plastic roofing are projected to post faster demand gains through 2018, though they will continue to account for only small shares of the total market. Fiber cement products are forecast to lose market share through 2018, in part due to growing health concerns over the use of asbestos.

Nonresidential construction to be fastest growing market

Demand for roofing in new nonresidential construction applications is projected to register the fastest gains of any market through 2018, driven by recovering nonresidential construction activity in developed countries and continued strong growth in developing areas throughout the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions. Demand for roofing in new residential applications fell between 2008 and 2010 due to the housing market collapses in many developed countries, and only began to recover in 2011. Rebounds in many of these housing markets will allow roofing demand in new residential construction applications to post above average gains through 2018.

China, US to claim over half of all new roofing demand

China and the US will account for over one-half of global gains in roofing demand in square meters through 2018. China, the world's largest market for roofing products in 2013, will maintain its trend of strong growth and account for one-third of global market gains. The US is projected to recover from a housing market collapse that began in 2006 and caused roofing demand in the country to plummet. Strong growth is also expected in a number of smaller roofing markets, including Indonesia, India, and Turkey. Although some higher-income countries will see fast, rebound-fueled growth similar to the US, market gains will typically be slower than in lower-income areas. In fact, Western Europe will exhibit the slowest regional roofing market growth through 2018.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findings are contained in World Roofing, a Freedonia industry study which presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by roofing type, world region, and for 18 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, assesses industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 global industry participants such as Etex, GAF Materials, Imerys, Monier, Nucor and Saint-Gobain.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • World Economic Overview
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • World Economic Outlook
  • World Building Construction Outlook
    • Relationship to Roofing Demand
    • Residential Building
    • Nonresidential Building
  • World Demographic Overview
    • Population
    • Households
  • World Housing Stock
  • Materials & Technology Trends
  • Pricing Patterns
  • Legal & Regulatory Environment

III. OVERVIEW

  • General
  • Regional Overview
    • Demand
    • Production
    • International Trade
  • Demand by Product
    • Bituminous Roofing
      • Shingles & Plates
      • Low-Slope Bituminous
    • Tile Roofing
      • Concrete
      • Clay
    • Metal Roofing
    • Fiber Cement Roofing
    • Elastomeric Roofing
    • Plastic Roofing
    • Other Roofing
  • Demand by Market
    • Residential
    • Nonresidential

IV. NORTH AMERICA

  • General
  • Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Roofing Demand by Product
  • Roofing Demand by Market
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

V. WESTERN EUROPE

  • General
  • Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Roofing Demand by Product
  • Roofing Demand by Market
  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Other Western Europe

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC

  • General
  • Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Roofing Demand by Product
  • Roofing Demand by Market
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • South Korea
  • Other Asia/Pacific

VII. OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America
    • Brazil
    • Other Central & South America
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • Africa/Mideast
    • Turkey
    • Iran
    • Other Africa/Mideast

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Industry Composition
  • Market Share
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

COMPANY PROFILES

  • AHI Roofing, see Fletcher Building
  • American Building Components, see NCI Building Systems
  • American Buildings, see Nucor
  • ASC Profiles, see BlueScope Steel
  • ATAB, see IKO Group
  • Atlas Roofing, see Hood
  • AVANCIS, see Saint-Gobain
  • BASF SE
  • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
  • BlueScope Steel Limited
  • Boral Limited
  • Braas Monier Building Group SA
  • Bridgestone Corporation
  • Building Materials Corporation of America
  • Butler Manufacturing, see BlueScope Steel
  • Canroof, see IKO Group
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
  • Cembrit Holding, see FLSmidth
  • CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain
  • China National Building Material Group Corporation
  • CPAC Roof Tile, see Siam Cement
  • DECRA Roofing Systems, see Fletcher Building
  • Dimond, see Fletcher Building
  • Duro-Last Roofing Incorporated
  • Dyflex HD, see Sika
  • Dynal Industrial SA
  • Eternit, see Etex Group
  • Etex Group SA
  • Fiberteq, see IKO Group and Owens Corning
  • Firestone Building Products, see Bridgestone
  • Fletcher Building Limited
  • FLSmidth & Company A/S
  • GAF Materials, see Building Materials Corporation of America
  • GenFlex Roofing Systems, see Bridgestone
  • Giscosa SL, see Bridgestone
  • Hanson, see HeidelbergCement
  • HeidelbergCement AG
  • Henry Company
  • Hetag Tagmaterialer, see Nordic Waterproofing
  • Hood Companies
  • Hunter Panels, see Carlisle Companies
  • Hyload, see IKO Group
  • Icopal a/s
  • IKO Group
  • Imerys SA
  • Insulfoam, see Carlisle Companies
  • Johns Manville, see Berkshire Hathaway
  • Kirby Building Systems, see Nucor
  • Kubota Corporation
  • Ludowici Roof Tile, see Terreal
  • Mapei SpA
  • Metal Building Components, see NCI Building Systems
  • Metl-Span, see NCI Building Systems
  • MONIER Group Services, see Braas Monier Building Group
  • Monier Roofing, see Siam Cement
  • MW/MB, see IKO Group and TAMKO Building Products
  • NCI Building Systems Incorporated
  • Nordic Waterproofing AB
  • NS BlueScope Coated Products, see BlueScope Steel
  • Nucor Corporation
  • OCV Non-Woven Technologies, see Owens Corning
  • Onduline SA
  • Owens Corning
  • Phφnix Tag Materialer, see Nordic Waterproofing
  • POLYGLASS, see Mapei
  • Port Kembla Steelworks, see BlueScope Steel
  • Rautaruukki Oyj
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Sandtoft Roof Tiles, see Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie
  • Sanko Metal Industrial Company Limited
  • SealEco, see Nordic Waterproofing
  • Sealoflex, see Icopal
  • Siam Cement Public Company Limited
  • Sika AG
  • Soprema SAS
  • Steelscape, see BlueScope Steel
  • Stramit Proprietary, see Fletcher Building
  • Styrolution Group, see BASF
  • Tajima Roofing Incorporated
  • TAMKO Building Products Incorporated
  • Tata BlueScope Steel, see BlueScope Steel
  • TechnoNICOL Corporation
  • Tejas Cobert, see Braas Monier Building Group and
  • Uralita
  • Terreal SAS
  • Texsa, see Soprema
  • Tondach Gleinstätten, see Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie
  • Uralita SA
  • Varco Pruden Buildings, see BlueScope Steel
  • Verco Decking, see Nucor
  • Vulcraft, see Nucor
  • Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG
  • ZZ Wancor, see Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie
  • Additional Companies in the World Roofing Industry

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Gross Domestic Product by Region
  • World Building Construction Expenditures by Region
  • World Residential Building Construction Expenditures by Region
  • World Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures by Region
  • World Population by Region
  • World Households by Region
  • World Housing Stock by Type & Region
  • World Roofing Prices

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

  • World Roofing Market Environment
  • World Roofing Demand by Region
  • World Roofing Production by Region
  • World Roofing Net Exports by Region
  • World Roofing Demand by Product
  • World Bituminous Roofing Demand by Type & Region
  • World Tile Demand by Type & Region
  • World Metal Roofing Demand by Type & Region
  • World Fiber Cement Roofing Demand by Region
  • World Elastomeric Roofing Demand by Region
  • World Plastic Roofing Demand by Region
  • World Other Roofing Demand by Region
  • World Roofing Demand by Market
  • World Residential Roofing Demand by Application & Region
  • World Nonresidential Roofing Demand by Application & Region

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • North America: Roofing Demand by Product
  • North America: Roofing Demand by Market
  • United States: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • United States: Roofing Demand by Product
  • United States: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Canada: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Canada: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Canada: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Mexico: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Mexico: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Mexico: Roofing Demand by Market

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Western Europe: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Western Europe: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Germany: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Germany: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Germany: Roofing Demand by Market
  • France: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • France: Roofing Demand by Product
  • France: Roofing Demand by Market
  • United Kingdom: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • United Kingdom: Roofing Demand by Product
  • United Kingdom: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Italy: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Italy: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Italy: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Spain: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Spain: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Spain: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Other Western Europe: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Other Western Europe: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Other Western Europe: Roofing Demand by Market & Country

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Asia/Pacific: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Asia/Pacific: Roofing Demand by Market
  • China: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • China: Roofing Demand by Product
  • China: Roofing Demand by Market
  • India: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • India: Roofing Demand by Product
  • India: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Japan: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Japan: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Japan: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Indonesia: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Indonesia: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Indonesia: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Thailand: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Thailand: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Thailand: Roofing Demand by Market
  • South Korea: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • South Korea: Roofing Demand by Product
  • South Korea: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Roofing Demand by Market & Country

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Central & South America: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Central & South America: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Brazil: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Brazil: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Brazil: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Other Central & South America: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Other Central & South America: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Other Central & South America: Roofing Demand by Market & Country
  • Eastern Europe: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Eastern Europe: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Eastern Europe: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Russia: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Russia: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Russia: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Other Eastern Europe: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Other Eastern Europe: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Other Eastern Europe: Roofing Demand by Market & Country
  • Africa/Mideast: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Africa/Mideast: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Africa/Mideast: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Turkey: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Turkey: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Turkey: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Iran: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Iran: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Iran: Roofing Demand by Market
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Roofing Supply & Demand
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Roofing Demand by Product
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Roofing Demand by Market & Country

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Roofing Sales by Company, 2013
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • Relationship Between Per Capita Roofing Demand & Per Capita
  • Building Construction Expenditures, 2013
  • World Roofing Prices, 2003-2023

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

  • World Roofing Demand by Region, 2013
  • World Roofing Demand Projected 2013-2018
  • Annual Rate of Area Growth
  • World Roofing Production by Region, 2013
  • World Roofing Demand by Product, 2013
  • World Roofing Demand by Market, 2013

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Roofing Demand by Country, 2013
  • North America: Roofing Demand by Product, 2013

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Roofing Demand by Country, 2013
  • Western Europe: Roofing Demand by Product, 2013

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Roofing Demand by Country, 2013
  • Asia/Pacific: Roofing Demand by Product, 2013

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Roofing Demand by Country, 2013
  • Central & South America: Roofing Demand by Product, 2013
  • Eastern Europe: Roofing Demand by Country, 2013
  • Eastern Europe: Roofing Demand by Product, 2013
  • Africa/Mideast: Roofing Demand by Country, 2013
  • Africa/Mideast: Roofing Demand by Product, 2013

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Roofing Market Share, 2013
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