World Flooring & Carpets


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World demand to rise 5% annually through 2016
World demand for flooring and carpets is expected to increase approximately five percent annually to 18.6 billion square meters in 2016. This will be an improvement from the 2006-2011 rate, as countries rebound from the 2008 global economic crisis. In value terms, demand for floor coverings is projected to grow almost seven percent per year through 2016 to more than $250 billion. The primary driver of demand in developed areas will be rebounds in many countries’ residential construction markets (especially in the US). In developing regions, rising building construction expenditures will fortify demand, as will growing per capita incomes that allow households to afford more expensive floor coverings. Rising motor vehicle production in many areas will also boost overall demand for floor coverings.

Asia/Pacific region to see fastest gains in demand
The Asia/Pacific region is forecast to post the fastest gains in demand as the rapid industrialization of many countries in this region, as well as greater personal incomes, will drive demand. China alone is projected to account for approximately one-third of all new demand generated globally through 2016, strengthening its position as the largest market for flooring and carpets in the world. North America is expected to see the second fastest gains in flooring and carpet demand through 2016, as an expected rebound in the US housing market drives growth. Solid increases in motor vehicle production in the US will also boost demand for floor coverings. The Africa/Mideast region is also expected to register strong gains, followed by Central and South America and Eastern Europe. Gains in developed areas such as Western Europe, Australia, and Japan will not be as strong as those in North America or developing regions. However, a rebound in new housing construction will boost demand in many of these countries.

Nonresilient flooring to outpace resilient types
The dominant nonresilient flooring segment (e.g., ceramic, laminate, wood), is forecast to see the strongest gains in demand through 2016. These producers will benefit from healthy gains in Asia, where these products account for the vast majority of total demand. Laminate flooring, in particular, is forecast to stimulate strong gains, in part because of its growing popularity in the US due to its durability and ease of maintenance. Global demand for resilient flooring, which is projected to post the second most rapid gains, will benefit from these products’ comparatively low cost and favorable characteristics such as comfort underfoot, noise absorption, and durability. Demand for carpets and rugs will see its fastest growth in North America due to increasing residential construction in the US, where carpet is a popular floor covering choice. A global acceleration in motor vehicle production will also boost demand for carpets and rugs.

Nonresidential construction to be fastest growing market
Through 2016, the fastest gains in floor covering demand are expected in nonresidential construction, primarily due to a rebound in nonresidential construction expenditures in countries recovering from the global financial crisis that began in 2008. Demand growth in the transportation equipment and other market will offer strong gains as well due to growing motor vehicle production, while demand in the residential building market will see similar growth due to rebounds in many countries’ housing markets.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND (million square meters)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Demographic Overview
      • World Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • World Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (million units)
    • World Personal Income Trends
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2010 dollars)
    • World Building Construction Expenditures
      • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
      • World Residential Construction Expenditures
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
      • World Nonresidential Construction Expenditures
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)
    • World Housing Stock
      • Table WORLD HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE & REGION (million units)
    • World Motor Vehicle Outlook
      • World Motor Vehicle Production Trends
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY TYPE & REGION (thousand units)
      • World Motor Vehicles in Use
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLES IN USE BY TYPE & REGION (million units)
    • World Pricing Patterns
      • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET PRICES (dollars per square meter)
    • Technology Trends
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
  • WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY REGION (million square meters)
      • Production
        • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET PRODUCTION BY REGION (million square meters)
      • International Trade
        • Table FLOORING & CARPET NET EXPORTS BY REGION (million square meters)
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million square meters)
      • Nonresilient Flooring
        • Table WORLD NONRESILIENT FLOORING DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million square meters)
      • Resilient Flooring
        • Table WORLD RESILIENT FLOORING DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million square meters)
      • Carpets & Rugs
        • Table WORLD CARPET & RUG DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION (million square meters)
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY MARKET (million square meters)
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION (million square meters)
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION (million square meters)
      • Transportation Equipment & Other
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR FLOORING & CARPET USED IN TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT & OTHER MARKETS BY REGION (million square meters)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • North America: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • United States
      • United States: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table UNITED STATES: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Canada
      • Canada: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table CANADA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table MEXICO: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Germany
      • Germany: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table GERMANY: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • France
      • France: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table FRANCE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Italy
      • Italy: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table ITALY: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Spain
      • Spain: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table SPAIN: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Netherlands
      • Netherlands: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table NETHERLANDS: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Netherlands: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table NETHERLANDS: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Belgium
      • Belgium: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table BELGIUM: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Belgium: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table BELGIUM: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
      • Other Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • China
      • China: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table CHINA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • India
      • India: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table INDIA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Japan
      • Japan: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table JAPAN: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table INDONESIA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Australia
      • Australia: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters)
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters)
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Flooring & Carpet Outlook & Suppliers
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
      • Iran
        • Table IRAN: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table IRAN: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million square meters)
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY (million square meters)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table FLOORING & CARPET SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Nonresilient Flooring
      • Resilient Flooring
      • Carpets & Rugs
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Armstrong World Industries Incorporated
      • Autoneum Holding Limited
      • Balta Industries NV
      • Beaulieu Group LLC
      • Beaulieu International Group NV
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Ceramica Cleopatra Group
      • China Flooring Holding Company Limited
      • Dare Technology Company Limited
      • Dixie Group Incorporated
      • Eczacibaºi Holding Company
      • Forbo Holding Limited
      • FRITZ EGGER GmbH & Company
      • Gerflor Group
      • Grupo Lamosa SAB de CV
      • Gruppo Concorde SpA
      • Gustaf Kähr AB
      • Halstead (James) plc
      • Hangzhou Nabel Group Company Limited
      • Interface Incorporated
      • Internacional de Ceramica SAB de CV
      • International Automotive Components Group
      • Kaindl Flooring GmbH
      • Krono Holding AG
      • Mannington Mills Incorporated
      • Marazzi Group SpA
      • Milliken & Company
      • Mohawk Industries Incorporated
      • Newpearl Ceramics Group Company Limited
      • nora systems GmbH
      • Oriental Weavers Group
      • Panariagroup Industrie Ceramiche SpA
      • Pfleiderer AG
      • Ras Al Khaimah Ceramics PSC
      • Rieter Holding Limited
      • Roca Corporacion Empresarial SA
      • RPM International Incorporated
      • Sika AG
      • Suminoe Textile Company Limited
      • Tarkett SAS
      • TOLI Corporation

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