World Filters


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World Filters

World demand to rise 6.9% annually through 2018

Global demand for filters is projected to increase 6.9 percent annually to $79.9 billion in 2018. This growth rate is an acceleration from the gains of the 2008- 2013 period, reflecting in part the relatively low 2013 bases for a number of developed countries. The global recession of 2009 restrained manufacturing activity and capital investments, but economic recovery in several key markets through 2018 will boost gains.

Developing countries to see most rapid growth in demand

Countries such as China, Indonesia, India, Turkey, and others with large, developing industrial bases and nascent regulatory schemes are expected to see the fastest growth. Filter sales in developing areas will be driven by rising per capita incomes, which will bolster key filter markets such as motor vehicles, motorcycles and consumer applications.

Rising environmental standards and increased attention paid to food and beverage safety regulations, along with better enforcement, will also require additional investment in filters.

Economic development and population growth will result in the increased need to tap poor quality water resources in a number of regions. In addition, rising investment in modernizing water, wastewater, and power generation infrastructure will benefit filter demand, particularly in developing economies.

However, in many of the least developed countries, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, growth will be limited by lack of adequate funding for major infrastructure projects, and local corruption that impedes progress.

In 2013, the US was the largest national market with 19 percent of global sales, followed closely by China with 18 percent of global sales. Japan and Germany, each with approximately six percent of all global sales, are also leading national markets for filters. China is projected to post the largest growth of any national market, with demand growing 12 percent annually between 2013 and 2018.

Manufacturing to be fastest growing market for filters

Manufacturing is expected to be the fastest growing market for filters through 2018, benefiting from an improvement in manufacturing activity coupled with more stringent pollution control regulations in a number of nations. The utilities market will post above average gains, stimulated by rising global demand for water and electric utility services, which will boost construction of new power plants, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and waste incinerators.

Transportation equipment will remain the largest single market for filters in 2018. This market will also register solid gains, supported by continued growth in the overall number of motor vehicles in use and continued growth in motorcycle ownership.

Sales to the much smaller consumer market will be fueled by concerns about the quality of indoor air, as well as by efforts to improve drinking water quality, particularly in rural and semi-rural areas where municipal supplies are not readily available. Rising per capita incomes will also boost gains by helping make filters more affordable.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD FILTER DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Economic Performance
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Overview
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
      • Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION
    • World Personal Income Trends
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Motor Vehicle Trends
      • Motor Vehicles in Use
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLES IN USE BY REGION
      • Motor Vehicle Production
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • World Motorcycle Trends
      • Motorcycles in Use
        • Table WORLD MOTORCYCLES IN USE BY REGION
      • Motorcycle Production
        • Table WORLD MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • World Building Construction Trends
      • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • World HVAC Equipment Outlook
      • Table WORLD HVAC EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY REGION
    • World Nonagricultural Water Use
      • Table WORLD NONAGRICULTURAL WATER USE BY REGION
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table CHART II-1 WORLD FILTER PRICE INDEX, 2003-2023
    • Filtration & Separation Technologies
      • Conventional Filtration Technology
      • Filtration Media
      • Competitive Technologies
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD FILTER DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 WORLD FILTER DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Production
        • Table WORLD FILTER SHIPMENTS BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-2 WORLD FILTER SHIPMENTS BY REGION, 2013
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD FILTER NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD FILTER DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD FILTER DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Internal Combustion Engine & Related
        • Table WORLD INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE (ICE) &RELATED FILTER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
      • Fluid
        • Table WORLD FLUID FILTER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
      • Air
        • Table WORLD AIR FILTER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Transportation Equipment
        • Table WORLD TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT FILTER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Manufacturing
        • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING FILTER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Utilities
        • Table WORLD UTILITY FILTER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Consumer
        • Table WORLD CONSUMER FILTER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER FILTERS BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Filter Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • North America: Filter Demand by Type & Market
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: FILTER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table UNITED STATES: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • United States: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED STATES: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table CANADA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Canada: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table CANADA: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table MEXICO: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Mexico: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table MEXICO: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Filter Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Western Europe: Filter Demand by Type & Market
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table FRANCE: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • France: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table FRANCE: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table GERMANY: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Germany: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table GERMANY: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table ITALY: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Italy: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table ITALY: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table SPAIN: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Spain: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table SPAIN: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • United Kingdom: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Other Western Europe: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Filter Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Filter Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: FILTER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Filter Demand by Type & Market
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
      • Australia: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Australia: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table CHINA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • China: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table CHINA: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table INDIA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • India: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table INDIA: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
      • Indonesia: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table INDONESIA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Indonesia: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table INDONESIA: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table JAPAN: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Japan: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table JAPAN: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • South Korea: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: General
      • Taiwan: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table TAIWAN: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Taiwan: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table TAIWAN: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Filter Demand by Type
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Filter Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Filter Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FILTER DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Filter Demand by Type & Market
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table BRAZIL: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-1 EASTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • Eastern Europe: Filter Demand by Type & Market
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table POLAND: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table RUSSIA: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FILTER DEMAND BY COUNTRY
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Filter Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-2 AFRICA/MIDEAST: FILTER DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • Africa/Mideast: Filter Demand by Type & Market
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table TURKEY: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FILTER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FILTER DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD FILTER SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD FILTER MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Research & New Product Development
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Affinia Group Incorporated
      • Ahlstrom Corporation
      • Alfa Laval AB
      • Bengbu Jinwei Filters Company Limited
      • Bosch (Robert) GmbH
      • BRITA GmbH
      • Camfil AB
      • CLARCOR Incorporated
      • Corning Incorporated
      • Cummins Incorporated
      • Daikin Industries Limited
      • DENSO Corporation
      • Donaldson Company Incorporated
      • Eaton Corporation plc
      • Essentra plc
      • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
      • Faurecia SA
      • Filtration Group Incorporated
      • Flanders Corporation
      • Freudenberg & Company KG
      • General Electric Company
      • General Motors Company
      • Helen of Troy Limited
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • IBIDEN Company Limited
      • Johnson Matthey plc
      • MAHLE International GmbH
      • MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
      • NGK Insulators Limited
      • Pall Corporation
      • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
      • Pentair plc
      • ROKI Company Limited
      • Shanghai BG Industrial Fabric Company Limited
      • Siemens AG
      • Sogefi SpA
      • SPX Corporation
      • Tenneco Incorporated
      • 3M Company
      • Toyota Boshoku Corporation
      • UCI Holdings Limited
      • UFI Filters SpA
      • Xinxiang Pingyuan Filter & Purification Company Limited
    • Other Filter Companies

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