World demand for flat glass is forecast to rise 7.1 percent per year through 2016 to 9.2 billion square meters. The dominant Asia/Pacific region will continue to post the fastest gains. Fabricated flat glass demand will benefit from rapid growth in sales of energy efficient products such as solar control, insulation and low-E glass.This study analyzes the 6.6 billion square meter world flat glass industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (float glass, flat glass), market (e.g., nonresidential building construction, residential building construction, OEM motor vehicles, automotive replacement), world region and for 21 countries.The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including Saint-Gobain, Asahi Glass, and Nippon Sheet Glass.
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