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Flat Glass:
United States

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Industry Overview
Market Size and Trends | Market Segmentation
Environmental and Regulatory Factors | Product Development | Global Overview

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Market Environment | Market Forecasts

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Industry Composition | Industry Leaders | Additional Companies Cited
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Flat Glass: United States

ABOUT THIS REPORT

Scope & Method
This report forecasts US flat glass demand in US dollars at the manufacturers’ level and
in square meters to 2016. Total production is also forecast in square meters. Total
demand in US dollars is segmented by market in terms of:


building construction
motor vehicle
other markets (eg, various specialty niche markets).

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is reported at five-year intervals for 2001,
2006, and 2011, while the various segments, and production are reported for 2006 and
2011. Forecasts emanate from the identification and analysis of pertinent statistical
relationships and other historical trends/events as well as their expected
progression/impact over the forecast period. Changes in quantities between reported
years of a given total or segment are typically provided in terms of five-year compound
annual growth rates (CAGRs). For the sake of brevity, forecasts are generally stated in
smoothed CAGR-based descriptions to the forecast year, such as “demand is projected
to rise 3.2% annually through 2016.” The result of any particular year over that period,
however, may exhibit volatility and depart from a smoothed, long-term trend, as
historical data typically illustrate.
Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided at five-year intervals with CAGRs for
the years corresponding to other reported figures. Other various topics, including
profiles of pertinent leading suppliers, are covered in this report. A full outline of report
items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Sources
Flat Glass: United States is based on World Flat Glass, a comprehensive industry study
published by The Freedonia Group in January 2013. Reported findings represent the
synthesis of data from various primary, secondary, macroeconomic, and demographic
sources including:






firms participating in the industry
government/public agencies
national, regional, and international non-governmental organizations
trade associations and their publications
the business and trade press
The Freedonia Group Consensus Forecasts dated August 2012
the findings of other industry studies by The Freedonia Group.

Specific sources and additional resources are listed in the Resources section of this
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Flat Glass: United States

publication for reference and to facilitate further research.

Industry Codes
The topic of this report is related to the following industry codes:
NAICS/SCIAN 2007
North American Industry Classification System

SIC
Standard Industry Codes

327211
327215

3211
3231
5039

423390

Flat Glass Manufacturing
Glass Product Manufacturing Made of
Purchased Glass
Other Construction Material Merchant
Wholesalers

Flat Glass
Glass Products Made of Purchased Glass
Construction Materials, NEC

Copyright & Licensing
The full report is protected by copyright laws of the United States of America and
international treaties. The entire contents of the publication are copyrighted by The
Freedonia Group, Inc.

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2013 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.

Flat Glass: United States

Table of Contents
Section

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Highlights....................................................................................................................................................... 1
Industry Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 2
Market Size & Trends .............................................................................................................................. 2
Chart 1 | United States: Flat Glass Demand Trends .......................................................................... 2
Market Segmentation ............................................................................................................................... 3
Chart 2 | United States: Flat Glass Demand by Market, 2011 ........................................................... 3
Building Construction. ......................................................................................................................... 3
Motor Vehicle. ..................................................................................................................................... 4
Other Markets. .................................................................................................................................... 5
Environmental & Regulatory Factors ....................................................................................................... 6
Product Development .............................................................................................................................. 7
Global Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 10
Chart 3 | Global Flat Glass Demand by Region, 2011 ..................................................................... 10
Demand Forecasts ...................................................................................................................................... 11
Market Environment ............................................................................................................................... 11
Table 1 | United States: Key Indicators for Flat Glass Demand (billion dollars) ............................... 11
Market Forecasts ................................................................................................................................... 12
Table 2 | United States: Flat Glass Demand by Market (million dollars) .......................................... 12
Building Construction. ....................................................................................................................... 12
Motor Vehicle. ................................................................................................................................... 13
Other Markets. .................................................................................................................................. 13
Industry Structure ........................................................................................................................................ 14
Industry Composition ............................................................................................................................. 14
Industry Leaders .................................................................................................................................... 15
PPG Industries Incorporated ............................................................................................................ 15
Guardian Industries Corporation ...................................................................................................... 16
Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited............................................................................................. 17
Additional Companies Cited................................................................................................................... 18
Resources ................................................................................................................................................... 19
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