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Global Flat Glass Market Overview 2020

Flat Glass Market Size

The global flat glass market shrank modestly to $X in 2019, remaining stable against the previous year. Overall, consumption continues to indicate a mild setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the market value increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the global market reached the maximum level at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Flat Glass Production

In value terms, flat glass production totaled $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Global production peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Production By Country

The country with the largest volume of flat glass production was China (X square meters), 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 India (X square meters), with a X% share.

In China, flat glass production remained relatively stable over the period from 2007-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: South Korea (+X% per year) and India (+X% per year).

Flat Glass Exports

Exports

In 2019, after three years of growth, there was decline in overseas shipments of flat glass, when their volume decreased by -X% to X square meters. Over the period under review, total exports indicated a measured increase from 2007 to 2019: its volume 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, exports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports attained the peak of X square meters, and then reduced in the following year.

In value terms, flat glass exports declined slightly to $X in 2019. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Global exports peaked at $X in 2018, and then reduced slightly in the following year.

Exports by Country

In 2019, South Korea (X square meters), distantly followed by China (X square meters), Taiwan, Chinese (X square meters), Germany (X square meters) and China, Hong Kong SAR (X square meters) represented the major exporters of flat glass, together mixing up X% of total exports. Japan (X square meters), Russia (X square meters), France (X square meters), the U.S. (X square meters), Malaysia (X square meters), Belgium (X square meters) and the Czech Republic (X square meters) followed a long way behind the leaders.

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, Malaysia (+X%), Taiwan, Chinese (+X%), Russia (+X%), China, Hong Kong SAR (+X%) and the Czech Republic (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. By contrast, France (-X%), Germany (-X%), China (-X%), the U.S. (-X%), Japan (-X%) and Belgium (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. South Korea (+X p.p.), Taiwan, Chinese (+X p.p.), China, Hong Kong SAR (+X p.p.), Malaysia (+X p.p.) and Russia (+X p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global exports, while the U.S., China, Japan and Belgium saw its share reduced by -X%, -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, China, Hong Kong SAR ($X), China ($X) and Japan ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2019, with a combined X% share of global exports. Germany, South Korea, the U.S., France, Belgium, Malaysia, Taiwan, Chinese, Russia and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, among the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average flat glass export price stood at $X per square meter in 2019, declining by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the average export price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the maximum at $X per square meter in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, export prices stood at a somewhat 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 global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Flat Glass Imports

Imports

After three years of growth, overseas purchases of flat glass decreased by -X% to X square meters in 2019. Overall, imports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Global imports peaked at X square meters in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, flat glass imports fell modestly to $X in 2019. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global imports attained the peak figure at $X in 2018, and then dropped modestly in the following year.

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), South Korea (X square meters), Poland (X square meters), India (X square meters), Canada (X square meters), the U.S. (X square meters), Viet Nam (X square meters), Ukraine (X square meters), Germany (X square meters) and the Czech Republic (X square meters) occupied a little share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the key importing countries, was attained by Viet Nam, while imports for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

In China, flat glass imports increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2019. 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 average flat glass import price stood at $X per square meter in 2019, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2019, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. Global import price peaked in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was China ($X per square meter), while Ukraine ($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 global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for flat glass in the world?
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China (1.4B square meters) remains the largest flat glass consuming country worldwide, accounting for 27% of total volume. Moreover, flat glass consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (415M square meters), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the U.S. (282M square meters), with a 5.6% share.
What are the largest producers of flat glass in the world?
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China (1.5B square meters) constituted the country with the largest volume of flat glass production, comprising approx. 26% 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 India (378M square meters), with a 6.7% share.
What are the leading exporters of flat glass in the world?
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In value terms, China, Hong Kong SAR ($2.3B), China ($1.6B) and Japan ($855M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2019, together accounting for 46% of global exports. Germany, South Korea, the U.S., France, Belgium, Malaysia, Taiwan, Chinese, Russia and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 32%.
What are the leading importers of flat glass in the world?
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In value terms, China ($3.4B) constitutes the largest market for imported flat glass worldwide, comprising 32% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China, Hong Kong SAR ($1.4B), with a 13% share of global imports. It was followed by South Korea, with a 3.5% share.
What is the average export price for flat glass in the world?
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In 2019, the average flat glass export price amounted to $5.3 per square meter, falling by -2.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for flat glass in the world?
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The average flat glass import price stood at $7.8 per square meter in 2019, flattening at 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 global flat glass market. 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.



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

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

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

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
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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