World Demand for Windows & Doors to Reach $223 Billion in 2017

Posted: 06/27/2013 9:10PM

 

Through 2017, global demand for windows and doors is expected to rise 7.1 percent annually to $223 billion, significantly exceeding the growth rate of the 2007-2012 period. Growth will be driven by recoveries in the building construction markets of many developed countries, although gains will be somewhat exaggerated by a weak 2012 base, particularly in the US. Additionally, continued strong increases in building construction activity in developing areas will boost demand. These and other trends are presented in World Windows & Doors, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

China was the world’s largest window and door market in 2012, and will see its share of global demand rise to 36 percent of the total in 2017. Continuing rapid economic growth and industrialization, as well as an increase in the average size of a housing unit in the country, will boost gains. Additionally, as personal incomes rise, households can better afford more expensive, modern fenestration products, thereby increasing the value of demand. As such, China is expected to post robust demand gains of 8.7 percent annually through 2017, a rate slower than that of the previous decade but still among the highest in the world.

Rapid demand gains are also expected in the other developing areas of the world -- particularly in the Africa/Mideast region and South America. However, gains will be slightly below the world average, as the global financial crisis did not have as strong an impact as in the developed areas, and these regions are starting from a higher 2012 base. Rising personal incomes will lead to the adoption of more Western style building practices, encouraging the use of modern windows and doors and boosting demand gains.

The US market for windows and doors is forecast to post a strong recovery and see gains of over 10 percent per year through 2017, after suffering outright declines between 2007 and 2012. The primary driver of demand will be an expected housing market recovery in the country. Western Europe, another market that saw declining window and door demand between 2007 and 2012, is also projected to see a recovery through 2017, though not as strong as that in the US.

 

WORLD WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND

(billion dollars)

 

% Annual Growth

Item     

2007

2012

2017

2007-

2012

2012-

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Window & Door Demand

132.9

157.8

222.6

3.5

7.1

North America

37.0

28.0

43.2

-5.4

9.1

Western Europe

35.2

31.9

39.8

-1.9

4.5

Asia/Pacific

46.4

80.9

117.2

11.8

7.7

Other Regions

14.3

17.0

22.4

3.5

5.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 © 2013 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.

World Windows & Doors (published 06/2013, 376 pages) is available for $6400 from The Freedonia Group, Inc., 767 Beta Drive, Cleveland, OH  44143-2326.  For further details, please contact Corinne Gangloff by phone 440.684.9600, fax 440.646.0484 or e-mail pr@freedoniagroup.com. Information may also be obtained through www.freedoniagroup.com.

 


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