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Window Coverings

Window Coverings

U.S. window coverings sales are estimated to have increased at a 5.9% compound annual growth rate between 2012 and 2015. Sales are estimated to increase by another 5.1% during 2016 to $5.4 billion. Sales increased as consumers responded positively to rising employment and personal income. In addition, commercial market purchases increased in importance in recent years as private nonresidential building construction spending increased at double-digit rates. Rising sales and moderating cost pressures have led to rising industry profit margins. Margins also received a boost for consumers increased preference for higher-end products such as motorized blinds and shades.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date First Look on Window Coverings. 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 and factors driving demand
Market product mix
U.S. shipments and import sales
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and forecast
U.S. WINDOW COVERINGS SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price index trends
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS
Window shades, parts, and accessories
Venetian blinds, parts, and accessories
Other shades and blinds and drapery hardware
Curtains and draperies
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports for the top five countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports for the top five countries of destination
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Consumer window coverings spending
Housing starts
Window unit sales
Nonresidential building construction spending
U.S. WINDOW COVERINGS PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross profit margin
Total employees and shipments per employee
Average production worker wages
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of U.S. manufacturers and plants
Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
Sales trends for the leading competitor
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