This report forecasts US decorative tile demand and shipments in square feet to 2020. Total demand is segmented by type in terms of: ceramic, stone, porcelain, and other types. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: flooring, wall coverings, countertops, and other applications.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015; shipments are reported at five-year intervals for 2005, 2010, and 2015; and the various demand segments are reported for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, environmental and regulatory factors, and competitive materials. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and application segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.