Asia will continue to offer strong annual gains, a performance due largely to sustained expansion in the large Chinese market. This study analyzes the world flat glass industry to 2004 and 2009. It presents historical data and forecasts by type (flat glass, float glass); by market (e.g., construction, motor vehicles, specialty); by geographic region and for 21 individual countries. The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles over 20 leading producers including Asahi Glass, Pilkington, Saint-Gobain, Guardian Industries, PPG Industries, Nippon Sheet Glass, Visteon, Vitro, Apogee Enterprises, and Donnelly.
World demand for flat glass will approach 4 billion square meters in 2004, valued at $40 billion. Construction markets will grow the fastest based on expanding global fixed investment.
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