Global demand for roofing is projected to increase 3.7 percent per year through 2018 to 12.6 billion square meters. China and the US will account for over one-half of all global gains. Tile roofing will benefit from intensive use in the thriving Asia/Pacific market, while bituminous products will see rapid growth in the US market. This study analyzes the 10.5 billion square meter world roofing industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by product (e.g., bituminous roofing, tile roofing, metal roofing, fiber cement roofing, elastomeric roofing, plastic roofing), market (residential, nonresidential), world region, and for 18 countries.The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry participants, including GAF Materials, Saint-Gobain and Owens Corning.