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World Fiber Cement

World Fiber Cement

Global demand for fiber cement is projected to record annual growth of over four percent. While building construction spending is expected to decelerate, particularly in the previously rapidly growing Asia/Pacific region, demand for fiber cement will benefit from increasing market penetration in its respective markets.

This report segments the global fiber cement industry by region, country, market, and application. Data are provided in thousand metric tons.

Fiber cement applications include:
Roofing
Siding
Molding & Trim
Other (e.g., backer board, ceilings, countertops)

Roofing accounted for the largest share of fiber cement demand in 2014, and is expected to continue to do so through 2019. However, fiber cement molding and trim will post the fastest growth during this time, benefiting from their superior performance characteristics, including durability, resistance to insect damage, and weather resistance.

Major fiber cement markets include:
Residential Buildings (new and improvement/repair)
Nonresidential Buildings (new and improvement/repair)

Residential buildings accounted for 56 percent of global fiber cement demand in 2014. However, this was below historical levels, as housing market collapses in the US and many countries in Western Europe restricted gains in this market. The nonresidential market is expected to post faster growth through 2019, driven primarily by rebounding nonresidential construction activity in the US and continued strong gains in the Asia/Pacific region.

This study covers the following six world regions, as well as 19 countries:
North America
Western Europe
Asia/Pacific
Central & South America
Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast

North America will see the strongest advances among world regions through 2019, driven by strong growth in the US as the country’s housing market rebounds. However, China is expected to be the fastest growing national market for fiber cement, benefiting from continued strong (though slowing) growth in building construction spending.

The majority of companies in the global fiber cement industry also produce other building products, though James Hardie is an exception to that rule. Other participating companies include CSR, Elementia, Etex, Hume Cemboard, Lato, Mahaphant FIbre Cement, Nichiha, Saint-Gobain, and Siam Cement.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD FIBER CEMENT DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • Personal Income Trends
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Overview
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • Household Formation Patterns
      • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION
    • World Building Construction Outlook
      • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Relationship to Fiber Cement Demand
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • Regulatory & Environmental Issues
      • Building Codes
      • Asbestos Regulations
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY REGION
    • Demand by Application
      • Table WORLD FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Roofing
        • Table WORLD ROOFING DEMAND FOR FIBER CEMENT BY REGION
      • Siding
        • Table WORLD SIDING DEMAND FOR FIBER CEMENT BY REGION
      • Molding & Trim
        • Table WORLD MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND FOR FIBER CEMENT BY REGION
      • Other Applications
        • Table WORLD OTHER FIBER CEMENT PRODUCTS DEMAND BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Residential Buildings
      • Nonresidential Buildings
    • Shipments by Region
      • Table WORLD FIBER CEMENT SHIPMENTS BY REGION
    • International Trade
      • Table WORLD FIBER CEMENT TRADE FLOWS BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Overview
    • North America: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • North America: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • United States
      • United States: Overview
      • United States: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table UNITED STATES: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Canada
      • Canada: Overview
      • Canada: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table CANADA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Overview
      • Mexico: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table MEXICO: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Overview
    • Western Europe: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Western Europe: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Germany
      • Germany: Overview
      • Germany: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table GERMANY: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • France
      • France: Overview
      • France: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table FRANCE: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Italy
      • Italy: Overview
      • Italy: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table ITALY: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Overview
      • United Kingdom: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Spain
      • Spain: Overview
      • Spain: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table SPAIN: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Asia/Pacific: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • China
      • China: Overview
      • China: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table CHINA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • India
      • India: Overview
      • India: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table INDIA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Japan
      • Japan: Overview
      • Japan: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table JAPAN: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Overview
      • Indonesia: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table INDONESIA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Australia
      • Australia: Overview
      • Australia: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Overview
      • South Korea: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Overview
      • Central & South America: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Fiber Cement Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Fiber Cement Demand by Application
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Iran
        • Table IRAN: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table IRAN: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FIBER CEMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FIBER CEMENT DEMAND BY APPLICATION
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD FIBER CEMENT SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Beijing New Building Materials plc
      • Building Materials Corporation of America
      • Cembrit Holding A/S
      • Compañí a Industrial el Volcán SA
      • CSR Limited
      • Elementia SA de CV
      • Etex Group SA
      • Everest Industries Limited
      • Foshan Sanle Building Materials Industrial Company Limited
      • Hardie (James) Industries plc
      • Hekim Yapý Aª
      • Hume Cemboard Industries Sendirian Berhad
      • Landini SpA
      • Lato JSC
      • Mahaphant Fibre Cement Public Company Limited
      • Nichiha Corporation
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Shandong Lutai Building Material Science and Technology Group Company Limited
      • Siam Cement Public Company Limited
      • SVK
      • swisspor Management AG
      • Visaka Industries Limited
      • Zhejiang Hailong New Materials Company Limited
      • Zhejiang HeaderBoard Building Materials Company Limited

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