CLEVELAND -- U.S. demand for cabinets is forecast to expand 3.1% per year through 2010 to $16.4 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group. Building design trends that lead to greater cabinet use per residence, stronger expenditures for residential improvement and repair projects, changing consumer preferences in cabinet design and various demographic factors are all cited as reasons for increased demand.

The study also finds that residential construction is the primary market for cabinets and will continue to dominate the industry through 2010, and that kitchen cabinets, which represented about 85% of cabinet shipments in 2005, will benefit from a continuing trend toward more cabinets to provide increased utility. For more information on The Freedonia Group and its studies, visit www.freedoniagroup.com.

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