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Nov 24, 2020, 19:16 ET Freedonia Analyst Weighs In On West Fraser's Acquisition of Norbord

West Fraser Timber Company, a leading supplier of lumber and other wood products extensively used in the building and construction market, announced...


Nov 24, 2020, 09:17 ET Global Fiberglass Insulation Sales to Rise 3.0% Annually Through 2024 on Building Construction Trends

Despite near stagnancy in new residential demand, trends in other building construction sectors are expected to drive 3.0% annual global market...


Nov 23, 2020, 09:17 ET Global Siding (Cladding) Demand to Grow 1.9% Annually Through 2024

Through 2024, global demand for siding (cladding) is projected to grow 1.9% annually to 6.6 billion square meters, according to a new Freedonia Group ...


Nov 20, 2020, 09:47 ET US Household Demand for Refrigerators & Freezers to Fall Slightly in 2020 Amid Supply Constraints, Tightened Consumer Spending

Demand for household refrigerators and freezers in the US is forecast to increase less than 1.0% annually in nominal terms through 2024, according to ...


Nov 19, 2020, 13:33 ET Freedonia Analyst Weighs In On Home Depot's acquisition of HD Supply

Home Depot, the nation's leading retailer of building and construction materials, announced today that it was purchasing HD Supply, one of the US'...


Nov 19, 2020, 09:47 ET US Construction Spending to Gain Ground through 2024

US construction expenditures are forecast to increase 3.7% yearly in nominal terms through 2024, according to Construction: United States, a report...


Nov 18, 2020, 15:00 ET Freedonia Analyst Weighs In On Bain Capital's Acquisition of US LBM

Bain Capital, a leading US private equity firm, announced that it had purchased a majority stake in US LBM, a key US building materials distributor,...


Nov 18, 2020, 09:47 ET US PVC Resin Demand to See Drop in 2020, Slight Gains to 2024

US demand for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin is forecast to see minimal annual increases in volume terms through 2024, according to Polyvinyl...


Nov 17, 2020, 09:47 ET Covid Home Renovation Boom Boosting Near-Term Residential Insulation Demand

Global demand for residential insulation is forecast to rise 3.1% per year to $15.6 billion in 2024, according to a new Freedonia Group analysis....


Nov 16, 2020, 09:47 ET Global Asphalt Market to Grow 2.4% Annually Through 2024

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects global asphalt demand to grow 2.4% per year through 2024, driven by key trends in the dominant paving market, ...


Nov 13, 2020, 10:57 ET Asia/Pacific to Continue to Drive Global Siding Demand Through 2024

Through 2024, global demand for siding (cladding) is projected to grow 1.9% annually to 6.6 billion square meters, according to a new Freedonia Group ...


Nov 12, 2020, 15:45 ET Pandemic-Driven Freezer Sales Bolster Global Insulation Demand

Surging appliance sales amid the Covid-19 pandemic is providing opportunities for insulation suppliers as demand levels remain restricted in several...


Oct 31, 2020, 09:47 ET E-Bikes Catch on Outside China, Boosting Global Market Growth Through 2024

Global demand for e-bikes, the electrically enhanced cousin of the bicycle, is forecast to grow 3.7% annually through 2024 to 28.7 million units,...


Oct 30, 2020, 09:47 ET HEV Market to Drive Robust Gains in Global Automotive Battery Demand Through 2024

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects global demand for batteries to rise 8.1% per year to $156 billion in 2024, driven by expansion of the hybrid...


Oct 29, 2020, 09:47 ET How Climate Change Factors into the Forecast for the US Pipe Market

Climate change is increasing the urgency of wastewater infrastructure upgrades in the US as rising severe storm and hurricane activity continues to...


Oct 28, 2020, 09:47 ET Renewable Energy Systems Power Long-Term Growth Potential for Global Battery Demand

Though representing a relatively small share of total demand, battery storage in solar and wind energy systems is a key growth area in the $106...


Oct 27, 2020, 14:04 ET Plastic Continues to Capture Share of the US Pipe Market

US demand for pipe is forecast to reach $47.4 billion in 2024, with a particularly strong market performance expected for plastic pipe, as materials...


Oct 20, 2020, 14:19 ET Tesla's Musk Promises a Next Generation HVAC and Filtration System - Freedonia Group Feedback

At Tesla's annual shareholder meeting, CEO Elon Musk, once again expressed interest in developing a highly efficient, next generation HVAC system...


Oct 16, 2020, 12:03 ET WPC & Plastic Lumber Continue to Gain Ground Over Competitive Materials

Wood-plastic composite (WPC) and plastic lumber are popular "wood-look" building materials because they offer performance and (in the case of WPC)...


Oct 08, 2020, 12:30 ET Global Thermoplastic Elastomer Market to Grow 3.0% Annually Through 2024

The global market for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is forecast to grow 3.0% annually through 2024 to 7.0 million metric tons as penetration...


Oct 06, 2020, 09:47 ET Growing Roofing Markets to Watch Through COVID-19 Pandemic & Beyond

A new series of Freedonia Group analyses projects US roofing demand to drop over 6% in 2020 due to slowed construction activity, particularly in the...


Oct 05, 2020, 09:47 ET Global Thermoplastic Elastomer Market Leaders Invest in 3D Printing

Leading suppliers to the $21 billion global thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) market are moving to increase their additive manufacturing expertise by...


Sep 30, 2020, 09:37 ET Pandemic Effect on Consumer Finances Expected to Crimp Audio & Video Equipment Demand

Audio and video equipment demand in the US is expected to decline 1.8% annually in nominal terms through 2024, according to Audio & Video Equipment:...


Sep 29, 2020, 09:37 ET Utility-Scale PV Generating Capacity Net Additions Set to Rise 10% Yearly to 2024

Utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) generating capacity net additions in the US are forecast to see compound annual growth of 10% in terms of watts...


Sep 28, 2020, 09:37 ET US Alkalies & Chlorine Demand to Drop in 2020, See Longer Term Gains

US demand for alkalies and chlorine is forecast to increase 2.5% per year in nominal terms through 2024, according to Alkalies & Chlorine: United...