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Flat Glass in China

Demand to grow more than 8% annually through 2016
Demand for flat glass in China is forecast to rise 8.2 percent per year through 2016 to 3.4 billion square meters. Sales of flat glass will be driven by growth in building construction expenditures and advances in motor vehicle and solar panel production. In value terms, flat glass demand is forecast to increase 13.9 percent per year to ¥250 billion in 2016. Ongoing industrialization, rising income levels, and further population and household growth will benefit flat glass sales.

Demand shifting to higher quality products
Two major trends are expected to affect the flat glass industry over the next 10 years. First, demand for float glass is forecast to increase at the expense of demand for lower quality sheet glass. Second, demand for fabricated flat glass products is forecast to continue to rise as they are more often favored over unfabricated products in building applications and as rapid growth is expected in fabricated glass markets such as solar energy and electronic displays. By 2021, fabricated flat glass will record nearly half of total flat glass demand in China.

Fabricated glass products to grow most rapidly
Unfabricated float glass will remain the largest product category through 2016, with demand rising 6.6 percent yearly to 1.5 billion square meters. Advances will be spurred by healthy growth in building construction activity, especially in rural areas, and relatively low product prices. Demand for safety glass will advance nearly 15 percent annually through 2016, as demand benefits from rising income levels and growth in new construction, as well as from greater output of motor vehicles, solar panels, and furniture. Demand for insulating glass is forecast to grow 15.5 percent annually through 2016, boosted by growth in construction of residential and commercial buildings, schools, and hospitals, which use vast amounts of flat glass in their designs.

Architectural market still dominant for flat glass
The architectural market accounted for just under four-fifths of flat glass demand in 2011. Advances for flat glass in the architectural market will be bolstered by rising income levels, further urbanization, and government efforts to improve living conditions for low-income earners. The solar panel market is forecast to see the fastest gains through 2016. Sales will be driven by strong increases in production of solar panels. The electronic display market will see the next fastest growth, with demand being lifted by expanding output of electronic goods in China, the presence of new glass-using products, and heightened personal income levels.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table FLAT GLASS DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Economic Overview
      • Recent Economic Performance
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA
    • Demographic Overview
      • Population
        • Table POPULATION OF CHINA (million persons)
      • Households
        • Table HOUSEHOLDS IN CHINA BY REGION (million)
    • Consumer Trends
      • Personal Income & Expenditures
        • Table PERSONAL INCOME & EXPENDITURES IN CHINA (billion yuan)
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table INTEREST RATES IN CHINA, 2001-2011 (annual percentage rate)
    • Currency Exchange Rates
      • Table CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES, 2001-2011 (yuan per foreign currency)
    • Building Construction Outlook
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA (billion 2010 yuan)
    • Industrialization & Manufacturing Trends
      • Table MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED IN CHINA (billion 2010 yuan)
    • Solar Industry Outlook
      • Table SOLAR PANEL OUTLOOK FOR CHINA (gigawatts)
    • Electrical/Electronics Sector Outlook
      • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC VALUE ADDED IN CHINA (billion 2010 yuan)
    • Motor Vehicle Outlook
      • Table MOTOR VEHICLE OUTLOOK FOR CHINA (thousand units)
    • Regulatory & Environmental Trends
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
      • Table FLAT GLASS DEMAND IN CHINA BY PRODUCT (million square meters)
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table FLAT GLASS PRICING PATTERNS IN CHINA (yuan/square meter)
    • International Environment
    • Foreign Trade
      • Primary Flat Glass
        • Table CHINESE FOREIGN TRADE IN PRIMARY FLAT GLASS (million square meters)
      • Fabricated Flat Glass
        • Table CHINESE FOREIGN TRADE IN FABRICATED FLAT GLASS (million square meters)
  • PRIMARY FLAT GLASS
    • Supply & Demand
      • Table PRIMARY FLAT GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Float Glass
      • Table FLOAT GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Float Glass Production Capacity
        • Table FLOAT GLASS PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN CHINA, 2011 (thousand metric tons)
      • Unfabricated Applications
        • Table FLOAT GLASS DEMAND IN UNFABRICATED APPLICATIONS IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Fabricated Glass Manufacturing
        • Table FLOAT GLASS DEMAND IN FABRICATED MANUFACTURING IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Sheet Glass
      • Table SHEET GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Unfabricated Applications
        • Table SHEET GLASS DEMAND IN UNFABRICATED APPLICATIONS IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Fabricated Glass Manufacturing
        • Table SHEET GLASS DEMAND IN FABRICATED MANUFACTURING IN CHINA (million square meters)
  • FABRICATED FLAT GLASS
    • Supply & Demand
      • Table FABRICATED FLAT GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Safety Glass
      • Table SAFETY GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Tempered
        • Table TEMPERED SAFETY GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Laminated
        • Table LAMINATED SAFETY GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Insulating Glass
      • Table INSULATING GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Mirrors
      • Table MIRROR SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA
      • Silver Mirrors
      • Aluminum Mirrors
      • Advanced Fabricated Mirrors
    • Other Fabricated Glass
      • Table OTHER FABRICATED FLAT GLASS SUPPLY & DEMAND IN CHINA
      • Photovoltaic Glass
      • Conductive Glass
      • All Other Glass
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table FLAT GLASS DEMAND IN CHINA BY MARKET (million square meters)
    • Architectural
      • Table ARCHITECTURAL MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Residential Building Construction
        • Table RESIDENTIAL MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Nonresidential Building Construction
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Motor Vehicle
      • Table MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Original Equipment Market
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
      • Aftermarket
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE AFTERMARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Solar Energy
      • Table SOLAR ENERGY MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Furniture
      • Table FURNITURE MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Electronic Displays
      • Table ELECTRONIC DISPLAY MARKET FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR FLAT GLASS IN CHINA (million square meters)
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
      • Demographic Patterns
        • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS IN CHINA BY REGION
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF CHINA BY REGION (billion 2010 yuan)
      • Consumer Trends
        • Table PER CAPITA DISPOSABLE PERSONAL INCOME IN CHINA BY REGION (yuan/capita)
    • Regional Building Construction Expenditures
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES IN CHINA BY REGION (billion 2010 yuan)
    • Regional Manufacturing Production Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED IN CHINA BY REGION (billion 2010 yuan)
    • Regional Motor Vehicle Outlook
      • Table MOTOR VEHICLE PARK & PRODUCTION IN CHINA BY REGION
    • Regional Flat Glass Demand
      • Table FLAT GLASS DEMAND IN CHINA BY REGION (million square meters)
      • Central-North
        • Table CENTRAL-NORTH REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Central-East
        • Table CENTRAL-EAST REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Central-South
        • Table CENTRAL-SOUTH REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Southwest
        • Table SOUTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)
      • Northwest
        • Table NORTHWEST REGION OF CHINA: FLAT GLASS DEMAND (million square meters)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table REVENUE DATA: SELECTED FLAT GLASS COMPANIES, 2011 (million yuan)
    • Market Share
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Financial Issues & Requirements
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Foreign Participation in the Chinese Market
      • Legal & Regulatory Issues
      • Joint Ventures
      • Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprises
      • Representative Offices
    • Company Profiles
      • Anhui Huaguang Optical-Electrical Material Technology
      • Asahi Glass Company Limited
      • China Glass Holdings Limited
      • China Luoyang Float Glass Group Company Limited
      • CSG Holding Company Limited
      • Dezhou Jinghua Group Company Limited
      • Farun Group Company Limited
      • Fuyao Group Glass Industry Company Limited
      • Guangdong Fu Rui Industrial Development Company Limited
      • Guangdong Jiangmen ISN Float Glass Company Limited
      • Hangzhou Glass Group Company Limited
      • Hebei Daguangming Industry Group Company Limited
      • Hebei Jingniu Group Company Limited
      • Hebei Yingxin Glass Group Company Limited
      • Hubei Sanxia New Building Materials Company Limited
      • Intex Glass Xiamen Company Limited
      • Jiangsu Xiuqiang Glasswork Company Limited
      • Jinjing Group Company Limited
      • Lanshi Glass Group Company Limited
      • Luoyang North Glass Technology Company Limited
      • Nanning Float Glass Company Limited
      • Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited
      • Qinhuangdao Aoge Group Company Limited
      • Saint-Gobain
      • SCHOTT AG
      • Shanxi Lihu Glass Group Company Limited
      • Sichuan Glass Company Limited
      • Taiwan Glass Industry Corporation
      • Wuhan Changli Glass Company Limited
      • Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited
      • Yin Tong Glass Company Limited
      • Zhejiang Hehe Holding Group Company Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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