Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 04, 2013
US demand for countertops is forecast to increase 4.5 percent per year to 725 million square feet in 2017, an improvement from the declines of the 2007-2012 period. The residential market, led by single-family homes, is highly countertop intensive, representing 79 percent of total countertop demand in 2012. Thus, trends in countertop demand in the residential market generally dictate the direction of the industry as a whole. For instance, the number of new single-family homes built in 2012 was 40 percent of 2007 levels, severely limiting aggregate countertop demand. Over the 2007-2012 periods, growth in aggregate countertop demand was also restricted by lower remodeling activity due to tougher financing standards, reduced existing home sales, and a slowdown in consumer spending during the 2007-2009 recession.
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Strong growth in new housing construction to spur rapid demand gains
Going forward, aggregate countertop demand will be spurred by a recovery in the US construction market, as nearly two-thirds of additional countertop demand between 2012 and 2017 will be in new construction applications. With new single-family housing completions projected to register double-digit gains through 2017, countertop demand in new housing will see the most rapid advances. A rebound in new nonresidential construction spending will further propel gains. Growth will also be supported by the remodeling market of the country’s large stock of older homes, with gains benefiting from an improvement in residential repair and remodeling expenditures and the projected rebound in sales of existing single-family homes from the low 2012 base. Advances will also stem from improved financing opportunities, boosting homeowners who may have delayed countertop remodeling during the 2007-2012 period.
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Nonresidential markets to offer fastest growth
Through 2017, demand for countertops in the smaller nonresidential market will find more rapid growth in new applications, primarily due to accelerating nonresidential building construction expenditures following the weakness of the 2007-2012 period. Approximately 70 percent of demand in the nonresidential market is from the institutional, and office and commercial segments. Thus, countertop sales will be promoted by the construction and renovation of locations such as offices, retail shops, hotels, restaurants, health care facilities, and schools. In the nonbuilding market, countertop demand will be boosted by rebounding shipments of recreational boats and recreational vehicles.
Historically, laminates were the countertop material of choice due to its favorable performance characteristics at a reasonable price point. While laminates will maintain a leading position in the aggregate through 2017, the share will continue to slide due to rising competition from a wider variety of surfaces. Until recently, natural stone materials were used primarily in luxury homes. However, a drop in the average price for granite (partially due to an increase in low-cost imports) has extended the availability of this material to a larger portion of the mass market.
Markets covered in this research: General, Residential Construction, Demand by Product, Demand by Application, Demand by Material, Demand by Housing Type, Single-Family, Multifamily, Manufactured Housing, Nonresidential Building Construction, Demand by Product, Demand by Application, Demand by Material, Demand by Building Type, Institutional, Office & Commercial, Industrial, Other Nonresidential Building, Nonbuilding, Demand by Product, Demand by Application and Demand by Material.
Regions covered in this research include: Northeast, New England, Middle Atlantic, Midwest, East North Central, West North Central, South, South Atlantic, East South Central, West South Central, West, Mountain and Pacfic.
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