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Eastern Asia: Flat Glass Market Overview 2020

Flat Glass Market Size in Eastern Asia

The East Asian flat glass market shrank slightly to $X in 2019, leveling off at the previous year. In general, consumption recorded a slight setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Flat Glass Production in Eastern Asia

In value terms, flat glass production rose modestly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total production indicated a notable expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, production increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 with an increase of X% year-to-year. The level of production peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Production By Country in Eastern Asia

China (X square meters) constituted the country with the largest volume of flat glass production, accounting for X% of total volume. Moreover, flat glass production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, South Korea (X square meters), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Japan (X square meters), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume in China was relatively modest. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: South Korea (+X% per year) and Japan (-X% per year).

Flat Glass Exports

Exports in Eastern Asia

In 2019, flat glass exports in Eastern Asia dropped slightly to X square meters, approximately reflecting 2018. Overall, exports, however, showed a remarkable increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports reached the peak of X square meters, leveling off in the following year.

In value terms, flat glass exports expanded slightly to $X in 2019. Total exports indicated strong growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, exports reached the peak of $X; afterwards, it flattened through to 2019.

Exports by Country

South Korea represented the main exporting country with an export of about X square meters, which accounted for X% of total exports. China (X square meters) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a X% share, followed by Taiwan, Chinese (X%), China, Hong Kong SAR (X%) and Japan (X%).

South Korea was also the fastest-growing in terms of the flat glass exports, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007 to 2019. At the same time, Taiwan, Chinese (+X%) and China, Hong Kong SAR (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. By contrast, China (-X%) and Japan (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2019, the share of South Korea, Taiwan, Chinese and China, Hong Kong SAR increased by +X%, +X% and +X% percentage points, while China (-X p.p.) and Japan (-X p.p.) saw their share reduced.

In value terms, the largest flat glass supplying countries in Eastern Asia were China, Hong Kong SAR ($X), China ($X) and Japan ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports. South Korea and Taiwan, Chinese lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X Korea saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, in terms of the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The flat glass export price in Eastern Asia stood at $X per square meter in 2019, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, saw a slight reduction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 an increase of X% against the previous year. The level of export peaked at $X per square meter in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was China, Hong Kong SAR ($X per square meter), while South Korea ($X per square meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Flat Glass Imports

Imports in Eastern Asia

For the third year in a row, Eastern Asia recorded decline in overseas purchases of flat glass, which decreased by -X% to X square meters in 2019. In general, imports, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at X square meters in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, flat glass imports reached $X in 2019. Total imports indicated strong growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The level of import peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

China (X square meters) and China, Hong Kong SAR (X square meters) represented roughly X% of total imports of flat glass in 2019. Taiwan, Chinese (X square meters) occupied an X% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by South Korea (X%) and Japan (X%).

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in China, while purchases for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

In value terms, China ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported flat glass in Eastern Asia, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China, Hong Kong SAR ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by South Korea, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value in China amounted to +X%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: China, Hong Kong SAR (+X% per year) and South Korea (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The flat glass import price in Eastern Asia stood at $X per square meter in 2019, rising by X% against the previous year. Import price indicated a strong increase from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, flat glass import price increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, import prices hit record highs in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was China ($X per square meter), while Taiwan, Chinese ($X per square meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for flat glass in Eastern Asia?
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China (1.4B square meters) remains the largest flat glass consuming country in Eastern Asia, accounting for 80% of total volume. Moreover, flat glass consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Japan (184M square meters), sevenfold. South Korea (70M square meters) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 4.1% share.
What are the largest producers of flat glass in Eastern Asia?
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The country with the largest volume of flat glass production was China (1.5B square meters), comprising approx. 61% of total volume. Moreover, flat glass production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, South Korea (496M square meters), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Japan (243M square meters), with a 10% share.
What are the leading exporters of flat glass in Eastern Asia?
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In value terms, China, Hong Kong SAR ($2.3B), China ($1.6B) and Japan ($855M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2019, together accounting for 85% of total exports. These countries were followed by South Korea and Taiwan, Chinese, which together accounted for a further 15%.
What are the leading importers of flat glass in Eastern Asia?
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In value terms, China ($3.4B) constitutes the largest market for imported flat glass in Eastern Asia, comprising 61% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China, Hong Kong SAR ($1.4B), with a 25% share of total imports. It was followed by South Korea, with a 6.8% share.
What is the average export price for flat glass in Eastern Asia?
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The flat glass export price in Eastern Asia stood at $5.5 per square meter in 2019, with an increase of 2.3% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for flat glass in Eastern Asia?
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The flat glass import price in Eastern Asia stood at $17 per square meter in 2019, growing by 4% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 23111110 - Non-wired sheets, of cast or rolled glass, whether or not with absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked
• Prodcom 23111150 - Sheets, of drawn glass or blown glass, whether or not having an absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked
• Prodcom 23111212 - Non-wired sheets, of float, surface ground or polished glass, h aving a non-reflecting layer
• Prodcom 23111214 - Non-wired sheets, of float, surface ground or polished glass, h aving an absorbent or reflective layer, of a thickness . 3,5 mm
• Prodcom 23111217 - Non-wired sheets, of float, surface ground or polished glass, h aving an absorbent or reflecting layer, not otherwise worked, o f a thickness > 3,5 mm
• Prodcom 23111230 - Non-wired sheets, of float, surface ground or polished glass, c oloured throughout the mass, opacified, flashed or merely surface ground
• Prodcom 23111290 - Other sheets of float/ground/polished glass, n.e.c.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the flat glass market in Eastern Asia. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• China, Macao SAR
• Taiwan, Chinese
• Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Eastern Asia, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Eastern Asia
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• China
• China, Hong Kong SAR
• China, Macao SAR
• Japan
• South Korea
• Taiwan, Chinese
• Democratic People's Republic of Korea
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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