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World Countertops


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World Countertops

The global countertops market will grow 4.2% annually through 2018, reaching 503 million square meters. Advances will be driven by increases in building construction spending, such as in developing countries where the use of modern construction methods is growing.
This report provides data on the global countertop industry, for six regions and 18 countries. The countertop industry is segmented by Material, Market, and Type. Data are provided in square meters.

Regions covered include:
North America
Western Europe
Asia/Pacific
Central & South America
Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast

The Asia/Pacific region will maintain its position as the largest regional outlet in 2018, representing 48% of the market. This region will also post the most rapid gains through 2018, promoted by increases in building construction spending and improvements in the quality of living quarters throughout most of the region.

Countertop materials include:
Laminates
Natural Stone
Solid Surface
Engineered Stone
Other (e.g., cast polymers, wood, concrete, stainless steel, ceramic slab)

Laminates will remain the largest of these through 2018, accounting for one-fifth of the market. Fastest growth will be for engineered stone, driven by the material’s ability to provide an aesthetically pleasing and durable surface.

Major countertop markets include:
Residential
Nonresidential

Residential was the leading outlet in 2013, accounting for over 80% of demand. In both markets, new applications will achieve the more rapid growth over remodeling activity, fueled by continued growth in home construction activity in developing countries.

Among the key countertop types are:
Kitchen
Bathroom
Other (e.g., workspace in garages, businesses, and laundry rooms)
Kitchen countertops were the largest type in 2013, with over 70%. This type of countertop dominates due to the fact the kitchen is the room in a home that is most likely to have a countertop and also most likely to have a larger countertop.

The global countertop industry ranges from small, privately held firms to large, multinational companies, with concentration levels varying by material. Suppliers include Caesarstone, Cosentino, DuPont, Fletcher Building, Hanwha Living & Creative, Masisa, Panolam Industries International, Quarella, Samsung SDI, Vietnam Construction and Import-Export, and Wilsonart International.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD COUNTERTOP DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Demographic Overview
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
      • Urban Population
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION
      • Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Fixed Investment
      • Table WORLD FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION
    • Per Capita GDP
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • Personal ConsumptionTrends
      • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • World Building Construction Outlook
      • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
        • Table WORLD NEW HOUSING UNITS BY REGION
        • Table WORLD NEW HOUSING FLOOR SPACE BY REGION
        • Table WORLD HOUSING STOCK BY REGION
        • Table WORLD TOTAL RESIDENTIAL FLOOR SPACE BY REGION
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
      • Table WORLD COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
    • Materials
      • Table WORLD COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Table CHART III-2 WORLD COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • Laminates
        • Table WORLD LAMINATE COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-3 WORLD LAMINATE COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Natural Stone
        • Table WORLD NATURAL STONE COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-4 WORLD NATURAL STONE COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Solid Surface
        • Table WORLD SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-5 WORLD SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Engineered Stone
        • Table WORLD ENGINEERED STONE COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-6 WORLD ENGINEERED STONE COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Other Materials
        • Table WORLD OTHER MATERIALS COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-7 WORLD OTHER MATERIALS COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
    • Markets
      • Table WORLD COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Residential
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION
        • Table CHART III-8 WORLD RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Nonresidential
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION
        • Table CHART III-9 WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
    • Types
      • Table WORLD COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Kitchen
        • Table WORLD KITCHEN COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-10 WORLD KITCHEN COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Bathroom
        • Table WORLD BATHROOM COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-11 WORLD BATHROOM COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Other Types
        • Table WORLD OTHER COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-12 WORLD OTHER COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
    • North America: Demand by Material, Market, &Type
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, MARKET, &TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND, 2013
    • United States
      • United States: General
        • Table UNITED STATES: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • United States: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table UNITED STATES: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • United States: Demand by Material
        • Table UNITED STATES: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
        • Table CANADA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Canada: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table CANADA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Canada: Demand by Material
        • Table CANADA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
        • Table MEXICO: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Mexico: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table MEXICO: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Mexico: Demand by Material
        • Table MEXICO: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
    • Western Europe: Demand by Material, Market, &Type
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, MARKET, &TYPE
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND, 2013
    • France
      • France: General
        • Table FRANCE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • France: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table FRANCE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • France: Demand by Material
        • Table FRANCE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
        • Table GERMANY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Germany: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table GERMANY: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Germany: Demand by Material
        • Table GERMANY: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
        • Table ITALY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Italy: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table ITALY: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Italy: Demand by Material
        • Table ITALY: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Netherlands
      • Netherlands: General
        • Table NETHERLANDS: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Netherlands: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table NETHERLANDS: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Netherlands: Demand by Material
        • Table NETHERLANDS: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
        • Table SPAIN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Spain: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table SPAIN: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Spain: Demand by Material
        • Table SPAIN: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • United Kingdom: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • United Kingdom: Demand by Material
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Other Western Europe: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Other Western Europe: Demand by Material
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
    • Asia/Pacific: Demand by Material, Market, &Type
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, MARKET, &TYPE
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: COUNTERTOP DEMAND, 2013
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
        • Table AUSTRALIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Australia: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table AUSTRALIA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Australia: Demand by Material
        • Table AUSTRALIA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • China
      • China: General
        • Table CHINA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • China: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table CHINA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • China: Demand by Material
        • Table CHINA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • India
      • India: General
        • Table INDIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • India: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table INDIA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • India: Demand by Material
        • Table INDIA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
        • Table JAPAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Japan: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table JAPAN: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Japan: Demand by Material
        • Table JAPAN: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • South Korea: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • South Korea: Demand by Material
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: General
        • Table THAILAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Thailand: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table THAILAND: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Thailand: Demand by Material
        • Table THAILAND: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Material
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Central & South America: Demand by Material, Market, &Type
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, MARKET, &TYPE
        • Table CHART VII-1 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
        • Table BRAZIL: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
        • Table BRAZIL: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Eastern Europe: Demand by Material, Market, &Type
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, MARKET, &TYPE
        • Table CHART VII-2 EASTERN EUROPE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
        • Table RUSSIA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
        • Table RUSSIA: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
      • Africa/Mideast: Demand by Material, Market, &Type
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, MARKET, &TYPE
        • Table CHART VII-3 AFRICA/MIDEAST: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
        • Table TURKEY: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
        • Table TURKEY: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR COUNTERTOPS
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET & TYPE
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD COUNTERTOP MATERIAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD COUNTERTOP MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Research & Development
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Abet Laminati SpA
      • Aristech Surfaces LLC
      • Armas Company Limited
      • Breton SpA
      • Broadview Holding BV
      • Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Limited
      • Cosentino SA
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Fletcher Building Limited
      • Foshan Shunde O'Riordan Building Materials Manufacture Company Limited
      • Granito Zucchi Limitada
      • Groupe Pierredeplan
      • Guangzhou Gelandi Polymer Material Company Limited
      • Hanwha Group
      • Hanwha Living & Creative Corporation
      • Huapeng Meyate Decoration Material Company Limited
      • Krono Holding AG
      • Kuraray Company Limited
      • Levantina y Asociados de Minerales SAU
      • LG Hausys Limited
      • Masisa SA
      • Mohawk Industries Incorporated
      • Opal Industrial Company Limited
      • Panolam Industries International Incorporated
      • Pfleiderer GmbH
      • Pokarna Limited
      • Quarella SpA
      • Rosskopf & Partner AG
      • Samsung SDI Company Limited
      • Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock Corporation
      • WANFENG Compound Stone Technology Company Limited
      • Westag & Getalit AG
      • Wilsonart International Holdings LLC
      • WK Marble & Granite Proprietary Limited
      • Yoshimoto Trading Company Limited
      • Zhongxun New Material Company Limited
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

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