This report forecasts total world demand in 2018 for countertops by material, market, and major world region in square meters. Material segments include laminates, natural stone, solid surface, engineered stone, and other materials. Reported markets encompass residential and nonresidential. Major world regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions. Demand by material segment is also forecast for each major world region.
To illustrate historical trends world, material, market, and regional demand (including material segments) are provided for 2008 and 2013. Further, regional demand is segmented by market for 2013.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve global demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.