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World Drywall & Building Plaster


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World Drywall & Building Plaster

Drywall demand to rise 4+% annually through 2018
Global drywall demand is forecast to rise over five percent per year through 2018 to roughly 10 billion square meters, a significant improvement from the rate of the 2008-2013 period. Rebounds in building construction spending after a period of declines in both North America and Western Europe will be the primary drivers of demand. Growing sales in the Africa/Mideast region, where drywall continues to gain popularity over more traditional building techniques and materials, will also contribute to demand gains. While demand in both the Asia/ Pacific region and Central and South America is projected to slow from gains seen earlier in the decade, both regions will post solid growth through 2018.

China, US to dominate new drywall demand
Nearly three-fourths of new drywall demand generated between 2013 and 2018 will be due to China and the US. Drywall sales in the US are forecast to advance nearly eight percent annually during this period as the housing market recovers. In China, demand for drywall is expected to post more than seven percent annual growth during this time, bolstered by significant gains in both residential and nonresidential construction spending. Drywall is also projected to be used more frequently in residential applications in China, as it gains popularity over traditional building materials.

Many industrializing countries -- such as Brazil, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are also forecast to post solid growth in drywall demand through 2018. Increasing demand for urban housing will drive residential building construction spending and related drywall sales. In addition, advances in office and commercial construction activity will contribute to demand gains. Going forward, drywall demand will benefit from local construction companies increasing drywall usage at the expense of other products, such as building plaster.

The drywall market in Western Europe is projected to expand over two percent annually through 2018 to over one billion square meters, a rate above the 2008- 2013 pace but the slowest globally. Many countries are expected to post rebounds in demand as their housing markets recover, with Spain registering the fastest growth and Italy and the UK also forecast to perform well.

Residential, nonresidential markets to grow similarly
Drywall demand is forecast to post similar growth through 2018 in both residential and nonresidential building applications. Housing market rebounds in higher-income countries such as the US and many in Western Europe will drive demand growth in the residential market. However, drywall is used more often in nonresidential applications in developing areas, and expansion in these markets will boost overall demand in nonresidential building applications.

Building plaster demand to grow 4+% annually
Global demand for building plaster is projected to advance over four percent per annum to approximately 35 million metric tons in 2018. Construction firms in many countries are projected to gradually increase their usage of drywall-based construction techniques at the expense of wet construction methods, which require more building plaster per unit. A portion of these losses, however, will be offset by growing use of building plaster as joint compound during drywall installation.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Overview
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Building Construction Outlook
      • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Residential Building Outlook
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Nonresidential Building Outlook
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • World Gypsum Mine Production
      • Table CHART II-1 WORLD GYPSUM MINE PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Pricing
    • Environmental Considerations
      • Gypsum Mining & Manufacturing Operations
      • Waste Gypsum Disposal & Recycling
      • Synthetic Gypsum
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
      • Table WORLD BUILDING GYPSUM MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Drywall
      • Drywall Demand by Region & Market
        • Table WORLD DRYWALL DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 PER CAPITA DRYWALL DEMAND & PER CAPITA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RELATIONSHIP, 2013
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL DRYWALL DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL DRYWALL DEMAND BY REGION
      • Drywall Production by Region
        • Table WORLD DRYWALL PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • International Trade Flows in Drywall
        • Table WORLD DRYWALL NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Building Plaster
      • Building Plaster Demand by Region & Market
        • Table WORLD BUILDING PLASTER DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PLASTER DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING PLASTER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Building Plaster Production by Region
        • Table WORLD BUILDING PLASTER PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • International Trade Flows in Building Plaster
        • Table WORLD BUILDING PLASTER NET EXPORTS BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
    • North America: Drywall Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • North America: Drywall Suppliers & Market Share
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: DRYWALL VOLUME MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2013
    • North America: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • United States
      • United States: General
        • Table UNITED STATES: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • United States: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
        • Table CANADA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Canada: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
        • Table MEXICO: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Mexico: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
    • Western Europe: Drywall Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Western Europe: Drywall Suppliers & Market Share
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: DRYWALL VOLUME MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2013
    • Western Europe: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
        • Table GERMANY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Germany: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • United Kingdom: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • France
      • France: General
        • Table FRANCE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • France: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
        • Table ITALY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Italy: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
        • Table SPAIN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Spain: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Other Western Europe: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
    • Asia/Pacific: Drywall Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Asia/Pacific: Drywall Suppliers & Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: DRYWALL VOLUME MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • China
      • China: General
        • Table CHINA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • China: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
        • Table JAPAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Japan: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • South Korea: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
        • Table AUSTRALIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Australia: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • India
      • India: General
        • Table INDIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • India: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: General
        • Table THAILAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Thailand: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table THAILAND: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Thailand: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table THAILAND: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Central & South America: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
        • Table BRAZIL: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Eastern Europe: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
        • Table RUSSIA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
        • Table POLAND: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
      • Africa/Mideast: Drywall Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Building Plaster Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
        • Table TURKEY: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Saudi Arabia
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Iran
        • Table IRAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
        • Table IRAN: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table IRAN: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: DRYWALL SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING PLASTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2013
    • Market Leaders
      • Market Leaders by Value
        • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD DRYWALL & BUILDING PLASTER VALUE MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COPMANIES, 2013
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Knauf Gips
      • USG
      • Beijing New Building Materials
      • Etex Group
      • Other Market Leaders
      • Drywall Market Leaders
        • Table CHART VIII-2 WORLD DRYWALL VOLUME MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2013
    • Vertical & Horizontal Integration
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Armstrong World Industries Incorporated
      • Beijing New Building Materials plc
      • BGC Australia Proprietary Limited
      • Boral Limited
      • Caraustar Industries Incorporated
      • Chiyoda-Ute Company Limited
      • Continental Building Products Incorporated
      • CSR Limited
      • Eagle Materials Incorporated
      • Etex Group SA
      • Fletcher Building Limited
      • Gypsemna Company LLC
      • International Paper Company
      • KCC Corporation
      • Knauf Gips KG
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • Kuwait Gypsum Manufacturing & Trading Company
      • Lafarge SA
      • National Gypsum Company
      • Pacific Coast Building Products Incorporated
      • Panel Rey SA
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Shandong Pingyi Zhongxing Plasterboard Company Limited
      • Shandong Taihe Dongxin Company Limited
      • Trevo Industrial de Gesso Limitada
      • Uralita SA
      • USG Corporation
      • Volma Corporation
      • Yoshino Gypsum Company Limited

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