May 28, 2019

U.S. Flat Glass Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025

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U.S.: Flat Glass Market Overview 2019

Flat Glass Market Size in the USA

The revenue of the flat glass market in the U.S. amounted to $X in 2018, surging by X% against the previous year. In general, flat glass consumption continues to indicate a significant contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018, when market value increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the flat glass market reached its peak figure level of $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Flat Glass Production in the USA

In value terms, flat glass production totaled $X in 2018. The total output value increased an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2013 to 2018; however, the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015, with an increase of X% against the previous year. The flat glass production peaked in 2018, and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Flat Glass Exports

Exports from the USA

In 2018, approx. X tonnes of flat glass were exported from the U.S.; picking up by X% against the previous year. In general, flat glass exports continue to indicate a deep reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015, when it surged by X% y-o-y. In that year, the flat glass exports reached their peak volume of X tonnes. From 2016 to 2018, growth of the flat glass exports failed to regain its momentum.

In value terms, flat glass exports stood at $X in 2018. In general, flat glass exports continue to indicate a temperate setback. In that year, the flat glass exports attained their peak level of $X. From 2016 to 2018, growth of the flat glass exports failed to regain its momentum.

Exports by Country

Germany (X tonnes), Poland (X tonnes) and China (X tonnes) were the main destinations of flat glass exports from the U.S., together comprising X% of total exports. These countries were followed by the UK, Japan, Russia, Australia, the Netherlands, British Virgin Islands, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which together accounted for a further X%.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by British Virgin Islands (+X% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($X) remains the key foreign market for flat glass exports from the U.S., making up X% of total flat glass exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Poland ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by the UK, with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of value to Germany totaled -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Poland (+X% per year) and the UK (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average flat glass export price stood at $X per kg in 2018, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price indicated a strong expansion from 2013 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last five year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the flat glass export price increased by +X% against 2013 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017, when it surged by X% against the previous year. In that year, the average export prices for flat glass reached their peak level of $X per kg, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest export price was the United Arab Emirates ($X per kg), while average price for exports to China ($X per kg) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was recorded for supplies to the United Arab Emirates (+X% per year), the export prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Flat Glass Imports

Imports into the USA

In 2018, the amount of flat glass imported into the U.S. amounted to X tonnes, picking up by X% against the previous year. Overall, the total imports indicated a prominent increase from 2013 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last five years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the flat glass imports decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016, when it surged by X% y-o-y. In that year, the flat glass imports reached their peak volume of X tonnes. From 2017 to 2018, growth of the flat glass imports failed to regain its momentum.

In value terms, flat glass imports stood at $X in 2018. The total import value increased an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2013 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Over the period under review, the flat glass imports attained its peak figure level in 2018, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

Imports by Country

In 2018, China (X tonnes) constituted the largest flat glass supplier to the U.S., with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, flat glass imports from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second largest supplier, Israel (X tonnes), eightfold. Germany (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume from China amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Israel (+X% per year) and Germany (+X% per year).

In value terms, China ($X) constituted the largest supplier of flat glass to the U.S., making up X% of total flat glass imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by France, with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from China stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (-X% per year) and France (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average flat glass import price stood at $X per kg in 2018, rising by X% against the previous year. In general, flat glass import price continues to indicate an abrupt reduction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014, when it surged by X% y-o-y. In that year, the average import prices for flat glass attained their peak level of $X per kg. From 2015 to 2018, growth of the average import prices for flat glass stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the country with the highest import price was France ($X per kg), while price for Saudi Arabia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Mexico (+X% per year), the import prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:

Flat glass (float, sheet, and plate process), made by flat glass producers; Other glass products, made by flat glass producers; Flat glass manufacturing, nsk, total


The report provides on an in-depth study of the U.S. flat glass market. It displays the latest data of the market size and volume, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics and turnover in the industry. In addition, the report contains insightful information about the industry, including industry life cycle, business locations, productivity, employment and many other crucial aspects. The Company Profiles section contains current data on the biggest players in the industry.


Countries coverage: the U.S.


Companies mentioned:

Guardian Industries Corp.,

Pilkington North America,

Pittsburgh Glass Works,

Schott North America,

Viracon,

Tru Vue,

Glasstech,

Bristol Fiberlite Industries,

Schott Gemtron Corporation,

The Churchill Companies,

Oldcastle Buildingenvelope,

Major Industries,

Engineered Glass Products,

McGrory Glass,

G.A.A.G. L.L.C.,

Viracon Georgia Inc,

Wsglass Holdings,

Schott Corporation,

Carlex Glass of Indiana,

Anchor Hocking Corporation,

AGC America,

Pilkington Holdings,

Poma Glass & Specialty Windows Inc.,

Gwla Acquisition Corp.,

Guardian Fabrication,

Saint Gobain Solar Glass NA,

Custom Glass Solutions Corp.,

Custom Glass Solutions Millbury Corp.,

Shaw Glass Holdings,

Heritage Glass,

Fuyao Glass Illinois


Data coverage:

• Flat glass market size;

• Flat glass production, value of shipments;

• Key market players and their profiles;

• Exports, imports and trade balance;

• Import and export prices;

• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term;

• Key industry statistics;

• Life cycle of the flat glass industry;

• Number of establishments and their locations;

• Employment data;

• Flat glass industry productivity.


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1. INTRODUCTION

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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
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
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
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2013–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2013–2018
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2013–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2013–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2013–2018
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2018
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2018
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2018
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2018
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2018
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2018
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2013–2018
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2013–2018
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2018
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2018
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2018
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2013–2018
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2018
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2018
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2018
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