This report forecasts global demand in 2021 for countertops by material, market, and major world region in square meters. Material segments include solid surface, laminates, natural stone, 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.
To illustrate historical trends, world, material, market, and regional demand (including material and market segments) are provided for 2006, 2011, and 2016. A World Overview and Forecasts section defines materials and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material segment over the forecast period. A Regional Segmentation and Forecasts section outlines demand by material and market for each region.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing in the global market, as well as their market share. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 32-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.