Glass products are used in a variety of applications across the construction, manufacturing, agriculture, automotive, telecommunications, hospitality and household markets. The industry's four main product categories include flat glass, pressed or blown glass, glass containers and products made from purchased glass. Over the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to increase modestly. This recent growth reflects a continued rebound from recessionary lows, as renewed construction activity and consumer spending led to an accelerated increase in demand for glass products. Over the five years to 2021, revenue is also expected to as downstream building markets continue to recover and demand for automotive glass products strengthens.
Companies in this industry produce a wide range of glass products by melting silica sand or cullet and fabricating purchased glass. The industry includes four segments: flat glass manufacturing, including laminated glass; pressed or blown glass and glassware; glass container manufacturing, including bottles and jars; and product manufacturing from purchased glass, which includes lighting, mirrors, architectural glass and electronic glassware.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.