Reportlinker Adds World Countertops Market

Jan 25, 2010, 13:11 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

World Countertops Market

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Global demand to rise 3.3% per annum through 2013

Worldwide demand for countertops is projected to increase 3.3 percent annually to 341 million square meters in 2013. Advances will be aided by the recovery of new housing construction in the US and much of Western Europe from low 2008 bases. Additionally, countries such as Brazil, China and India have been building large volumes of modern housing units each year to accommodate the needs of their growing populations. The types of materials used in countertops vary on a local and regional basis, generally depending on factors such as the relative wealth of local consumers and their style preferences, as well as the availability of local materials. In 2008, laminates accounted for more than one quarter of global countertop sales, followed by solid surface and natural stone, each with roughly one-fifth of demand. Engineered stone is expected to achieve the most rapid gains, albeit from a very small base.

Growth in China, India to fuel gains in Asia/Pacific region

The Asia/Pacific region, the largest market, accounted for 43 percent of global countertop sales in 2008. Advances in this region are primarily driven by China, which itself accounted for nearly half of the region's countertop sales in 2008. Gains stem from the country's ongoing shift toward urbanization and the development of a more modern housing stock. The expanding size of the Chinese housing stock, the ongoing privatization of home ownership, better living standards and rising income levels will boost remodeling sales. India is expected to post somewhat stronger gains through the forecast period as it develops additional and more modern housing to accommodate its population's needs. However, gains, particularly in many of the least developed countries of the world, will be limited by the small size of homes, and the high cost of countertops relative to alternatives such as pedestal sinks and free-standing tables. North America was the second largest market in 2008, accounting for 19 percent of global sales. Advances in this market are expected to be aided by the recovery of the US new housing market from a depressed 2008 base. Continuing consumer preferences for spacious kitchens and multiple bathrooms will also boost countertop sales. Canada's countertop market is much smaller than that of the US, but is similar in terms of housing styles and preferences of countertop materials. Similar to the US, growth in Western Europe will benefit from the projected recovery in new housing units built over the forecast period, from a low 2008 base. Countertop demand in Western Europe will be aided by the relative affluence of these countries, allowing residents to build more spacious homes that accommodate larger countertops and to remodel the countertops more often.

Remodeling, new home markets to exhibit similar growth

In 2008, the remodeling market accounted for the largest share of countertop sales, benefiting from the much larger size of the global housing stock and the ongoing trend of upgrading from freestanding kitchen furniture to conventional countertops and cabinetry. Although it is smaller, the new construction market is expected to post similar gains over the forecast period. Advances will be aided by the increasing average size of new homes in much of the world, coupled with a rising inclination toward the installation of at least basic kitchen countertops in new housing units.

Study coverage

This new industry study presents historical demand data (1998, 2003 and 2008) plus forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by material, type and market in six regions and 18 countries. The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 global industry players.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

World Economic Overview 4

Recent Historical Trends 5

World Economic Outlook 7

World Fixed Investment 11

World Consumer Spending 13

World Demographic Outlook 14

Population 15

Households 16

Urbanization 17

World Residential Building Construction Activity 19

New Housing Units 21

New Housing Floor Space 23

Housing Stock 25

Total Residential Floor Space 26

Environmental & Regulatory Issues 28

III. OVERVIEW 31

General 31

Materials 34

Laminates 37

Solid Surface 42

Natural Stone 47

Granite 50

Other Types of Natural Stone 51

Engineered Stone 54

Other 59

Type 65

Kitchen 66

Bathroom 68

Other 71

Markets 73

New Construction 73

Remodeling 76

IV. NORTH AMERICA 79

North America: General 79

North America: Demand by Material, Type & Market 81

United States 83

Canada 91

Mexico 98

V. WESTERN EUROPE 106

Western Europe: General 106

Western Europe: Demand by Material, Type & Market 108

France 111

Germany 118

Italy 125

Netherlands 131

Spain 137

United Kingdom 143

Other Western Europe 149

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 156

Asia/Pacific: General 156

Asia/Pacific: Demand by Material, Type & Market 159

Australia 162

China 170

India 179

Japan 186

South Korea 192

Thailand 199

Other Asia/Pacific 204

VII. OTHER REGIONS 211

Latin America: General 211

Latin America: Demand by Material, Type & Market 213

Brazil 216

Other Latin America 221

Eastern Europe: General 227

Eastern Europe: Demand by Material, Type & Market 229

Russia 232

Other Eastern Europe 238

Africa/Mideast: General 244

Africa/Mideast: Demand by Material, Type & Market 246

Turkey 249

Other Africa/Mideast 254

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 260

General 260

Industry Structure 260

Market Share 263

Competitive Strategies 268

Research & Development 271

Manufacturing 272

Marketing & Distribution 273

Mergers & Acquisitions 275

Cooperative Agreements 275

Company Profiles 279

ABET LAMINATI SpA 280

AKP Carat-Arbeitsplatten, see Westag & Getalit

Aristech Acrylics LLC 281

Arnas Company Limited 283

Arpa Industriale SpA 284

Avonite Surfaces, see Aristech Acrylics

Breton SpA 286

CaesarStone 288

Cheil Industries Incorporated 290

Cosentino SA 292

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 295

Duropal, see Pfleiderer

Fletcher Building Limited 297

Formica, see Fletcher Building

Foshan Gaoming Jinshi Chemical Industry Company

Limited 300

Granito Zucchi Limitada 301

Grupo KUO SAB de CV 302

Guangzhou Gelandi Polymer Material Company Limited 304

Hanwha Group 305

Huapeng Meyate Decoration Material Company Limited 307

Huaxun Industry Company Limited 308

Illinois Tool Works Incorporated 310

Kaiping Fuliya Composite Material Company Limited 314

Krono Holding AG 315

Kuraray Company Limited 317

Laminex Group, see Fletcher Building

LG Hausys Limited 319

Marazzi Group SpA 321

Opal Industrial Company Limited 323

O'Riordan Building Materials Manufacture Company

Limited 324

Panolam Industries International Incorporated 325

Pfleiderer AG 327

Polyrey, see Illinois Tool Works

Pyrolave SA 329

Quarella SpA 330

Resopal, see Illinois Tool Works

Rexcel, see Grupo KUO

Rosskopf & Partner AG 331

Samsung Chemical USA, see Cheil Industries

Shanghai Kanger Furniture & Building Materials Company

Limited 332

Style Stone Joint Venture, see Vietnam Construction and

Import-Export Joint Stock and WK Marble & Granite

Thermopal, see Pfleiderer

Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock

Corporation 334

Westag & Getalit AG 335

Wilsonart International, see Illinois Tool Works

WK Marble & Granite Pty Limited 337

Yoshimoto Trading Company Limited 338

Other Companies 340

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 10

2 World Gross Fixed Capital Formation by Region 12

3 World Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region 14

4 World Population by Region 16

5 World Households by Region 17

6 World Urban Population by Region 19

7 World Residential Building Construction Expenditures by

Region 21

8 World New Housing Units by Region 23

9 World New Housing Floor Space by Region 24

10 World Housing Stock by Region 26

11 World Total Residential Floor Space by Region 27

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Countertop Demand by Region 33

2 World Countertop Demand by Material 36

3 World Laminate Countertop Demand by Region 41

4 World Solid Surface Countertop Demand by Region 46

5 World Natural Stone Countertop Demand by Region 49

6 World Engineered Stone Countertop Demand by Region 58

7 World Demand for Countertops Made from Other Materials by

Region 60

8 World Countertop Demand by Type 66

9 World Kitchen Countertop Demand by Region 68

10 World Bathroom Countertop Demand by Region 70

11 World Demand for Other Countertops by Region 72

12 World Countertop Demand by Market 73

13 World New Construction Countertop Demand by Region 75

14 World Remodeling Countertop Demand by Region 78

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Market Environment 80

2 North America: Countertop Demand By Material, Type &

Market 82

3 United States: Market Environment 85

4 United States: Countertop Demand By Type & Market 88

5 United States: Countertop Demand By Material 91

6 Canada: Market Environment 93

7 Canada: Countertop Demand By Type & Market 96

8 Canada: Countertop Demand By Material 98

9 Mexico: Market Environment 100

10 Mexico: Countertop Demand By Type & Market 103

11 Mexico: Countertop Demand By Material 105

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Market Environment 108

2 Western Europe: Countertop Demand By Material, Type &

Market 110

3 France: Market Environment 113

4 France: Countertop Demand By Type & Market 116

5 France: Countertop Demand By Material 118

6 Germany: Market Environment 120

7 Germany: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 123

8 Germany: Countertop Demand by Material 125

9 Italy: Market Environment 127

10 Italy: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 129

11 Italy: Countertop Demand by Material 131

12 Netherlands: Market Environment 133

13 Netherlands: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 135

14 Netherlands: Countertop Demand by Material 137

15 Spain: Market Environment 139

16 Spain: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 141

17 Spain: Countertop Demand by Material 143

18 United Kingdom: Market Environment 145

19 United Kingdom: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 147

20 United Kingdom: Countertop Demand by Material 149

21 Other Western Europe: Market Environment 151

22 Other Western Europe: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 153

23 Other Western Europe: Countertop Demand by Material 155

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment 158

2 Asia/Pacific: Countertop Demand by Material, Type & Market 161

3 Australia: Market Environment 164

4 Australia: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 167

5 Australia: Countertop Demand by Material 170

6 China: Market Environment 172

7 China: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 175

8 China: Countertop Demand by Material 178

9 India: Market Environment 180

10 India: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 183

11 India: Countertop Demand by Material 186

12 Japan: Market Environment 188

13 Japan: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 190

14 Japan: Countertop Demand by Material 192

15 South Korea: Market Environment 194

16 South Korea: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 197

17 South Korea: Countertop Demand by Material 199

18 Thailand: Market Environment 201

19 Thailand: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 203

20 Thailand: Countertop Demand by Material 204

21 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment 206

22 Other Asia/Pacific: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 208

23 Other Asia/Pacific: Countertop Demand by Material 210

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Latin America: Market Environment 213

2 Latin America: Countertop Demand by Material, Type &

Market 215

3 Brazil: Market Environment 217

4 Brazil: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 219

5 Brazil: Countertop Demand by Material 221

6 Other Latin America: Market Environment 223

7 Other Latin America: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 225

8 Other Latin America: Countertop Demand by Material 227

9 Eastern Europe: Market Environment 229

10 Eastern Europe: Countertop Demand by Material, Type &

Market 231

11 Russia: Market Environment 234

12 Russia: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 236

13 Russia: Countertop Demand by Material 238

14 Other Eastern Europe: Market Environment 240

15 Other Eastern Europe: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 242

16 Other Eastern Europe: Countertop Demand by Material 244

17 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment 246

18 Africa/Mideast: Countertop Demand by Material, Type &

Market 248

19 Turkey: Market Environment 250

20 Turkey: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 252

21 Turkey: Countertop Demand by Material 254

22 Other Africa/Mideast: Market Environment 256

23 Other Africa/Mideast: Countertop Demand by Type & Market 257

24 Other Africa/Mideast: Countertop Demand by Material 259

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Countertop Material Sales by Company, 2008 263

2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 278

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Countertop Demand by Region, 2008 34

2 World Countertop Demand by Type, 1998-2018 36

3 World Laminate Countertop Demand by Region, 2008 42

4 World Solid Surface Countertop Demand by Region, 2008 47

5 World Natural Stone Countertop Demand by Region, 2008 50

6 World Engineered Stone Countertop Demand by Region, 2008 59

7 World Demand for Countertops Made from Other Materials by

Region, 2008 61

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America Countertop Demand by Country, 2008 83

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe Countertop Demand by Country, 2008 111

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific Countertop Demand by Country, 2008 162

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Countertop Materials Market Share by Company, 2008 265

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