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World Flooring & Carpets


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World Flooring & Carpets

World demand to rise nearly 5% annually through 2018
Through 2018, global demand for floor coverings is forecast to grow to over 19 billion square meters on annual gains of nearly five percent, an improvement from the rate of the 2008-2013 period. In value terms, flooring and carpet demand is forecast to rise over seven percent annually to $325 billion in 2018. Expected rebounds in housing construction in higher-income countries, including the US and some in Western Europe, will boost floor covering demand. In less developed countries, flooring and carpet demand will benefit from continued strong growth in building construction activity and rising per capita incomes that will allow households to purchase more expensive floor coverings. In addition, increasing motor vehicle production in many areas will boost demand for flooring and carpets.

North America to exhibit fastest growth in demand
Overall, the most rapid demand growth through 2018 is projected for North America. An expected housing market recovery in the US will be the primary driver of demand in this region, with demand for floor coverings in residential buildings forecast to rise more than seven percent per year through 2018. The Asia/ Pacific region is expected to register the second fastest advances in floor covering demand through 2018. China alone is forecast to account for over one-third of new flooring and carpet demand generated during this time, strengthening its position as the largest floor covering market in the world.

Dominant nonresilient flooring to grow the fastest
Floor covering consumption patterns vary greatly across the world. For instance, in 2013 ceramic tile accounted for approximately one-half of total demand in the Asia/Pacific region and Central and South America, while carpets and rugs predominated in North America. Resilient flooring saw its greatest penetration in Eastern Europe, where it accounted for one-third of regional floor covering demand in 2013. Worldwide, nonresilient flooring products represented nearly 60 percent of floor covering demand in 2013, and these products are expected to post the fastest demand growth through 2018. Manufacturers of nonresilient flooring will benefit from rapid gains in demand in Asia, where these products account for the vast majority of floor covering sales. For example, in 2013 nonresilient flooring represented more than 80 percent of demand in China, with ceramic tile accounting for the majority. Demand for carpets and rugs will enjoy its fastest growth in North America based on these products’ extensive usage in the residential market in the US.

Nonresidential buildings to be fastest growing market
Residential buildings constitute the largest market for floor coverings, accounting for over 55 percent of sales in 2013. Nonresidential buildings made up over 35 percent of demand, while transportation and other markets represented the remainder. The fastest growth in demand is expected in nonresidential building applications through 2018, partially due to rebounds in nonresidential construction expenditures in many higher-income countries. Demand for floor coverings in the transportation equipment market will also post strong gains due to rising motor vehicle production. In the residential building market, demand for floor coverings will see solid growth from rebounding housing markets in many countries, including the US.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Overview
      • World Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
      • World Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION
    • World Personal Income Trends
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Building Construction Expenditures
      • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Table CHART II-1 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PER CAPITA FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND & PER CAPITA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES, 2013
      • World Residential Construction Expenditures
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • World Nonresidential Construction Expenditures
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • World Housing Stock
      • Table WORLD HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE & REGION
    • World Motor Vehicle Outlook
      • World Motor Vehicle Production Trends
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY TYPE & REGION
      • World Motor Vehicles in Use
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLES IN USE BY TYPE & REGION
    • World Pricing Patterns
      • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET PRICES
      • Table CHART II-2 WORLD FLOORING & CARPET PRICES, 2003-2023
    • Technology Trends
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
        • Table CHART III-2 CHANGE IN FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BETWEEN 2013 & 2018 BY REGION
      • Production
        • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET PRODUCTION BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-3 WORLD FLOORING & CARPET PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2013
      • International Trade
        • Table FLOORING & CARPET NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Nonresilient Flooring
        • Table WORLD NONRESILIENT FLOORING DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Resilient Flooring
        • Table WORLD RESILIENT FLOORING DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Carpets & Rugs
        • Table WORLD CARPET & RUG DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Transportation Equipment & Other
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR FLOORING & CARPET USED IN TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT & OTHER MARKETS BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND, 2013
    • North America: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table UNITED STATES: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table CANADA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table MEXICO: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND, 2013
    • Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table GERMANY: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table FRANCE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table ITALY: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table SPAIN: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • The Netherlands
      • The Netherlands: General
      • The Netherlands: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • The Netherlands: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Belgium
      • Belgium: General
      • Belgium: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table BELGIUM: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Belgium: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table BELGIUM: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Western Europe: Flooring & Carpet Supply Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table CHINA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table INDIA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table JAPAN: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
      • Indonesia: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table INDONESIA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Australia
      • Australia: General
      • Australia: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Australia: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table AUSTRALIA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-1 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND, 2013
      • Central & South America: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-2 EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND, 2013
      • Eastern Europe: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Flooring & Carpet Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-3 AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND, 2013
      • Africa/Mideast: Flooring & Carpet Demand by Product
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Iran
        • Table IRAN: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table IRAN: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: FLOORING & CARPET DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table FLOORING & CARPET SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD FLOORING & CARPET MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Nonresilient Flooring
        • Table CHART VIII-2 WORLD NONRESILIENT FLOORING MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Resilient Flooring
        • Table CHART VIII-3 WORLD RESILIENT FLOORING MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Carpets & Rugs
        • Table CHART VIII-4 WORLD CARPET & RUG MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • 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 AG
      • Balta Industries NV
      • Beaulieu Group LLC
      • Beaulieu International Group NV
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Ceramica Cleopatra Group
      • Cerâmica Lanzi Limitada
      • 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
      • Halstead (James) plc
      • Hangzhou Nabel Group Company Limited
      • Interface Incorporated
      • Internacional de Ceramica SAB de CV
      • International Automotive Components Group SA
      • Kährs Holding AB
      • Kaindl Flooring GmbH
      • Krono Holding AG
      • Mannington Mills Incorporated
      • Milliken & Company
      • Mohawk Industries Incorporated
      • Nature Home Holding Company Limited
      • Newpearl Ceramics Group Company Limited
      • nora systems GmbH
      • Oriental Weavers Group
      • Panariagroup Industrie Ceramiche SpA
      • Pfleiderer GmbH
      • Ras Al Khaimah Ceramics PSC
      • Roca Corporacion Empresarial SA
      • RPM International Incorporated
      • Sika AG
      • Suminoe Textile Company Limited
      • Tarkett SA
      • TOLI Corporation

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