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Latin America and the Caribbean: Flat Glass Market Overview 2020

Flat Glass Market Size in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American flat glass market declined to $X in 2019, which is down by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, consumption, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. 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 reached the peak level at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Flat Glass Production in Latin America and the Caribbean

In value terms, flat glass production reduced to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $X, and then dropped in the following year.

Production By Country in Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries with the highest volumes of flat glass production in 2019 were Brazil (X square meters), Mexico (X square meters) and Venezuela (X square meters), with a combined X% share of total production.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Brazil, while flat glass production for the other leaders experienced a decline in the production figures.

Flat Glass Exports

Exports in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2019, shipments abroad of flat glass decreased by -X% to X square meters, falling for the third year in a row after two years of growth. Overall, exports saw a pronounced shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. The volume of export peaked at X square meters in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, flat glass exports reduced to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, exports continue to indicate a noticeable shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. The level of export peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Mexico (X square meters) and Brazil (X square meters) dominates flat glass exports structure, together committing X% of total exports. Argentina (X square meters) occupied a X% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Colombia (X%) and Venezuela (X%). Chile (X square meters) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Argentina, while exports for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the exports figures.

In value terms, Mexico ($X), Brazil ($X) and Colombia ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2019, together comprising X% of total exports. Argentina, Venezuela and Chile lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X terms of the main exporting countries, Argentina recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced a decline in the exports figures.

Export Prices by Country

The flat glass export price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $X per square meter in 2019, which is down by -X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2019, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the export price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per square meter, and then dropped in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Colombia ($X per square meter), while Argentina ($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 Colombia, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Flat Glass Imports

Imports in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2019, flat glass imports in Latin America and the Caribbean shrank to X square meters, declining by -X% on 2018. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. The volume of import peaked at X square meters in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, flat glass imports contracted to $X in 2019. Total imports indicated a mild expansion 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 2017 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Peru (X square meters), distantly followed by Mexico (X square meters), Brazil (X square meters), Ecuador (X square meters), Colombia (X square meters), Bolivia (X square meters), Argentina (X square meters) and Paraguay (X square meters) were the major importers of flat glass, together achieving X% of total imports. The Dominican Republic (X square meters), Chile (X square meters), Costa Rica (X square meters) and Guatemala (X square meters) occupied a little share of total imports.

Imports into Peru increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019. At the same time, Paraguay (+X%), the Dominican Republic (+X%), Bolivia (+X%), Ecuador (+X%), Costa Rica (+X%) and Argentina (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Paraguay emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2019. Chile experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Guatemala (-X%), Colombia (-X%), Mexico (-X%) and Brazil (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Peru (+X p.p.), Bolivia (+X p.p.), Paraguay (+X p.p.), Ecuador (+X p.p.) and the Dominican Republic (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total imports, while Colombia, Mexico and Brazil saw its share reduced by -X%, -X% and -X% from 2007 to 2019, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest flat glass importing markets in Latin America and the Caribbean were Mexico ($X), Peru ($X) and Brazil ($X), with a combined X% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Costa Rica, which together accounted for a further X recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, among the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the flat glass import price in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to $X per square meter, growing by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, import prices hit record highs at $X per square meter in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Mexico ($X per square meter), while Bolivia ($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 Mexico, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for flat glass in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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The countries with the highest volumes of flat glass consumption in 2019 were Brazil (189M square meters), Mexico (131M square meters) and Venezuela (34M square meters), together comprising 82% of total consumption. Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 11%.
What are the largest producers of flat glass in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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The countries with the highest volumes of flat glass production in 2019 were Brazil (188M square meters), Mexico (133M square meters) and Venezuela (36M square meters), together comprising 100% of total production.
What are the leading suppliers of flat glass in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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In value terms, Mexico ($68M), Brazil ($35M) and Colombia ($32M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2019, with a combined 89% share of total exports. Argentina, Venezuela and Chile lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 9.9%.
What are the leading importers of flat glass in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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In value terms, Mexico ($95M), Peru ($93M) and Brazil ($52M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined 50% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Costa Rica, which together accounted for a further 42%.
What is the average export price for flat glass in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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The flat glass export price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $5.4 per square meter in 2019, waning by -3.3% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for flat glass in LatAmerica and the Caribbean?
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The flat glass import price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $4.6 per square meter in 2019, rising by 1.8% 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 Latin America and the Caribbean. 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:
• Anguilla
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Aruba
• Bahamas
• Barbados
• Belize
• Bermuda
• Bolivia
• British Virgin Islands
• Cayman Islands
• Costa Rica
• Curacao
• Dominica
• El Salvador
• Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
• French Guiana
• Grenada
• Guadeloupe
• Guatemala
• Guyana
• Haiti
• Honduras
• Jamaica
• Martinique
• Montserrat
• Nicaragua
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Saint Lucia
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
• Saint Maarten (Dutch part)
• Suriname
• Trinidad and Tobago
• Turks and Caicos Islands
• United States Virgin Islands

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Latin America and the Caribbean, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Latin America and the Caribbean
• 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

• Anguilla
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Argentina
• Aruba
• Bahamas
• Barbados
• Belize
• Bermuda
• Bolivia
• Brazil
• British Virgin Islands
• Cayman Islands
• Chile
• Colombia
• Costa Rica
• Cuba
• Curacao
• Dominica
• Dominican Republic
• Ecuador
• El Salvador
• Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
• French Guiana
• Grenada
• Guadeloupe
• Guatemala
• Guyana
• Haiti
• Honduras
• Jamaica
• Martinique
• Mexico
• Montserrat
• Nicaragua
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Peru
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Saint Lucia
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
• Saint Maarten (Dutch part)
• Suriname
• Trinidad and Tobago
• Turks and Caicos Islands
• United States Virgin Islands
• Uruguay
• Venezuela
• Puerto Rico
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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