This report forecasts US wood-plastic composite (WPC) decking demand in lineal feet and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand in both area and value terms is segmented by type in terms of: wood-polyethylene and other types. Total demand in area terms is also segmented by market as follows: residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, and nonbuilding construction.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand in both area and value terms is provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, regulatory and environmental factors, life cycle costs, pricing, installation methods, and product development. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines types and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each type and market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.