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Doors

The builder market remains strong since mortgage rates are at historically low levels. However, the number of doors installed per new housing unit has turned downward as builders shifted to the construction of smaller multi-family housing units. Meanwhile, the residential replacement market has lagged overall market growth since the driver of residential remodeling projects- existing home sales- are being held back by below average income and employment gains over the current recovery period. The recovery has been sharper for wood doors than metal doors since the residential market outpaced the nonresidential market in the early years of the recovery.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date First Look on Doors. This First Look also provides data on price trends, exports and imports, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. door market sales trends
Factors driving demand
Residential and nonresidential sales
Metal door sales trends
Wood and other door sales trends
Competitive environment and industry leaders share
Outlook and forecast
U.S. DOOR SALES BY MATERIAL IN DOLLARS AND UNITS
Metal doors
Wood doors
METAL DOORS AND FRAMES
U.S. manufacturer dollar shipments
Dollar and unit import shipments
Dollar and unit export shipments
Door price and material input cost trends
Residential and commercial door shipments
Aluminum and steel door shipments
Shipments of residential swing, sliding, entry and interior, garage, and shower doors
Shipments of industrial and commercial and institutional doors
WOOD AND OTHER DOOR SHIPMENTS AND FRAMES
U.S. manufacturer dollar shipments
Dollar and unit import shipments
Dollar and unit export shipments
Plastic door import and export trends
Door price and material input cost trends
Interior and exterior door shipments by type: panel, hollow core, molded face
Specialty door shipments by type: bi-fold, garage, patio, cabinet, and others
END-USE MARKETS AND FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Residential and nonresidential construction spending
Unit sales for residential and nonresidential markets
Housing permits, starts, and completions
Average square feet of a new single-family home and multi-family housing units
Existing home sales and prices
Manufactured home shipments and producer door purchases
Retail door sales
Mortgage rates
Personal income and employment trends
COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
Sales and profit trends for six competitors

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