Demand for Windows and Doors in China to Rise 7.7 Percent
Demand for doors and windows in China is forecast to rise 7.7 percent
annually to $57 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, according to a new study
by the Freedonia Group. Although this is a deceleration from the 2004-2009
pace it is still among the fastest rates of increase in the world, according
to the research firm.
Gains will primarily be driven by strong building construction activity,
spurred by the country’s further industrialization and urbanization, and
a rise in the average size of a housing unit.
Following are additional insights from the study.
Material Preferences: Metal windows comprise about 60 percent
of the market. The second most popular material is plastic, which is growing
at the fastest rate and is taking share from metal windows, particularly
in the residential market. Wood windows comprise a very small portion
of the total, with their use generally limited to high-end residential
Door Demand: Demand for this segment is expected to advance 8.2
percent annually through 2014 to $17.4 billion U.S. dollars. Wood is the
dominant material, and the emergence of wood doors made from new composite
materials, such as plastic/wood composites, will further support advances
in overall wood door demand. Metal doors account for nearly a quarter
of the door market in China where they mainly serve as entrance doors
in both residential and non-residential applications.
Residential Demand: The residential market accounted for 54 percent
of door and window demand in 2009. That is projected to rise 7.4 percent
per year to $30 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, boosted by growth in spending
on residential construction, especially in the urban-based multi-family
market. Demand for doors and windows in the nonresidential segment is
expected to grow faster, rising 8.1 percent per year, due to strong construction
activity in institutional and industrial markets.
Construction Expenditures in China to Rise 9.4 Percent Annually Through
Construction expenditures in China are expected to rise 9.4 percent per
annum in real terms through 2015, moderating from the rapid pace of the
2005-2010 period. According to the new study Construction Outlook in China
from the Freedonia Group’s Beijing office, the three major construction
segments—residential buildings, nonresidential buildings and non-building
structures—each accounted for approximately one-third of total spending
The study notes that spending on residential buildings is projected to
grow at an annual pace of 9.7 percent in real terms through 2015. Gains
will be primarily supported by rising personal income levels and ongoing
population migration from rural to urban areas.
WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND
(approximate billion USD dollars)
% Annual Growth
|Window & Door Demand
© 2010 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
Stats at a Glance
• The BuildFax Remodeling Index (BFRI) for June 2011 shows that this month
recorded the highest level of remodeling activity since the index was
introduced in 2004. The June 2011 index rose 23 percent year-over-year—and
for the 20th straight month—in June to 129.5, the highest number ever
in the index to date.
• The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reported that builder
confidence remained unchanged in August.
• NAHB also reported that 55+ Builders are more optimistic about multi-family
rentals than new home sales, according to the latest 55+ Housing Market
Indices that are compiled quarterly by the association.
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