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US demand to rise nearly 11% annually through 2016
US demand for molding and trim is forecast to rise nearly 11 percent per year to $9.0 billion in 2016. A sharp rebound in new housing construction and a partial recovery in nonresidential building construction will drive gains. However, this revival in new construction activity will still not be sufficient to raise molding and trim demand in 2016 to the level achieved in 2006.

Engineered wood to see some of the best growth
Engineered wood molding and trim is forecast to advance at the most rapid pace of all materials through 2016. The rising use of these materials in the fast-growing new residential market will fuel gains. Home builders will choose engineered wood products because they look like wood, but do not need to be painted or stained prior to installation. This will support the use of engineered wood as molding and exterior trim.

Residential market to outpace nonresidential demand
Within each of the market segments for molding and trim, demand shares by material in 2016 will be similar to those in 2011. Therefore, overall gains for the different materials will primarily be shaped by the underlying growth in the respective market segments, rather than from increases in share within the particular market segments. For example, because wood is used extensively in new residential molding and stairwork, the rebound in new residential construction will support demand increases for wood molding and trim. Residential consumers overwhelmingly opt for wood molding due to its favorable aesthetics. Wood will see an increase in the stairwork segment, spurred by a rebound in housing completions, as most wood stairways are installed in residences.

Wood to remain popular in residential market
Demand for molding will be driven by strong growth in housing completions. Wood will remain the leading material used in its production. Consumers prefer the appearance of wood to that of other materials, while construction professionals specify wood due to its low cost and their familiarity with the material. Stairwork demand is forecast to advance at a healthy 11.3 percent annual rate through 2016. Because most stairwork is installed in new structures, rebounding new building construction spending will drive gains. Wood will continue to dominate residential stairwork demand, while metal will account for the majority of the nonresidential market.

Wood to lose market share to plastic, engineered wood in exterior trim applications
Exterior trim is one application in which material shares are expected to change slightly over the forecast period. Wood will remain the market leader but face increasingly stiff competition from plastic and engineered wood, which better resist degradation caused by insects and exposure to the elements.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)
    • Consumer Trends
      • Personal Income & Expenditures
        • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2001-2011
    • Building Construction
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
        • Table NEW HOUSING INDICATORS
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table MOLDING & TRIM HISTORICAL MARKET, 2001-2011
    • Pricing
      • Table MOLDING & TRIM PRICING DEFLATORS
    • Regulatory & Environmental Issues
      • Building Codes
      • Industry Standards
      • Environmental Considerations
      • Emissions Regulations
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table MOLDING & TRIM FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)
    • World Molding & Trim Overview
  • MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
    • Wood
      • Demand by Product
        • Table WOOD MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Demand by Lumber Type
        • Table WOOD MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY LUMBER TYPE (million dollars)
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WOOD MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Plastic
      • Product Characteristics
      • Demand by Product
        • Table PLASTIC MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Demand by Resin Type
        • Table PLASTIC MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY RESIN TYPE (million dollars)
      • Demand by Market
        • Table PLASTIC MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Metal
      • Demand by Product
        • Table METAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Demand by Market
        • Table METAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Engineered Wood
      • Demand by Product
        • Table ENGINEERED WOOD MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Demand by Market
        • Table ENGINEERED WOOD MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Other Molding & Trim Materials
      • Demand by Product
        • Table OTHER MOLDING & TRIM MATERIAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Demand by Material
        • Table OTHER MOLDING & TRIM MATERIAL DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER MOLDING & TRIM MATERIAL DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
    • Molding
      • Product Characteristics
        • Table SELECTED MOLDING PRODUCTS BY TYPE & MATERIAL
      • Demand by Material
        • Table MOLDING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Demand by Market
        • Table MOLDING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Stairwork
      • Product Characteristics
        • Table SELECTED STAIRWORK PRODUCTS BY TYPE & MATERIAL
      • Demand by Material
        • Table STAIRWORK DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Demand by Market
        • Table STAIRWORK DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Other Molding & Trim Products
      • Product Characteristics
        • Table SELECTED OTHER MOLDING & TRIM PRODUCTS BY TYPE & MATERIAL
      • Demand by Material
        • Table OTHER MOLDING & TRIM PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER MOLDING & TRIM PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
    • Residential
      • Table RESIDENTIAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY APPLICATION, PRODUCT, & MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • New
        • Table NEW RESIDENTIAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Improvement & Repair
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Housing Type
        • Table RESIDENTIAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE (million dollars)
        • Table SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY APPLICATION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
        • Table MULTIFAMILY HOUSING MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY APPLICATION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
        • Table MANUFACTURED HOUSING MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY APPLICATION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
    • Nonresidential
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY APPLICATION, PRODUCT, & MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • New
        • Table NEW NONRESIDENTIAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Improvement & Repair
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Building Type
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE (million dollars)
        • Table INSTITUTIONAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
        • Table OFFICE & COMMERCIAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
        • Table INDUSTRIAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
        • Table OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographics & Economic Trends
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Regional Construction
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Housing Trends
        • Table REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)
    • Regional Molding & Trim Demand
      • Table MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY SUBREGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY SUBREGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • South
        • Table SOUTH MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY SUBREGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • West
        • Table WEST MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND BY SUBREGION & PRODUCT (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Structure
      • Table US MOLDING & TRIM SALES FOR SELECTED COMPANIES, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Wood
      • Plastic
      • Other Materials
    • Vertical & Horizontal Integration
    • Product Development
    • Manufacturing
      • Materials
      • Manufacturing Processes
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Associated Materials LLC
      • Bright Wood Corporation
      • Builders FirstSource Incorporated
      • Cascade Wood Products Incorporated
      • CPG International Incorporated
      • CRH plc
      • Fortune Brands Home & Security Incorporated
      • Georgia Gulf Corporation
      • Gossen Corporation
      • HB&G Building Products Incorporated
      • Headwaters Incorporated
      • International Paper Company
      • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
      • Menard Incorporated
      • Orkla ASA
      • Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated
      • Quanex Building Products Corporation
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Sierra Pacific Industries
      • SierraPine Limited
      • Tomkins Limited
      • Universal Forest Products Incorporated
      • Weyerhaeuser Company
      • Woodgrain Millwork Incorporated

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