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First Look On Wallcoverings

First Look On Wallcoverings

U.S, wallcoverings sales experienced sharp increases in 2015 and sales could continue to increase at relatively strong rates during 2016. These gains reflect higher selling prices as buyers increase their preference for higher-end wallcoverings. The sales increase is a result of rising domestic demand while foreign sales decline. Domestic sales have been led by gains in commercial markets as nonresidential building construction strengthens. Despite these gains, wallcoverings sales remain less than half of 1997 levels. Manufacturing, however, has consolidated into larger, more profitable competitors.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date First Look on Wallcoverings. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, 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. market sales
Sales by backing material: paper, plastic, and textile
Source of supply
End-use markets and factors driving demand
Retail distribution channels
Export sales
Competitive environment and plant profitability
Outlook and forecast
U.S. WALLCOVERINGS SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales and price trends
Sales by backing material: paper, plastic, and textile
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports by backing material
Imports for the top nine countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports by backing material
Exports for the top ten countries of destination
SALES BY END-USE MARKETS
Builders
Consumers
Nonresidential building construction contractors
Main Street commercial
Government
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Paint and wallpaper store sales
Mortgage interest rates, employment, and personal income trends
Housing starts - single-family and multi-unit housing units
Existing home sales
Architectural paint and coatings shipments
Nonresidential building construction spending
RETAIL WALLCOVERINGS SALES BY OUTLET
Home centers
Paint and wallpaper stores
Furniture and home furnishings stores
Other building material retailers
Direct sales, in-home, and internet
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross profit margin
Material input price trends
Number of manufacturers and shipments per producer

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