In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow.
China's rapidly increasing demand for flat glass was stimulated by its two-decade high economic growth, especially the continuously rising demand in the automobile and construction markets. It is projected that the Chinese automobile industry will increase its demand for flat glass and will lead the industry in growth. The Chinese construction industry will continue to remain the largest market for flat glass. The total flat glass demand will increase 11.5% annually to 360 million weight cases in the year 2005.
This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (1994, 1999 and 2004) and long-term forecasts through 2009 and 2014 are presented. Major producers in China are profiled in the producer directory.