Window and Door Demand in China to Grow 8.1 Percent Per Year through 2017
May 20, 2014
Sales of windows and doors in China are expected to rise 8.1 percent per year to $91.3 billion in 2017, primarily fueled by strong growth in both residential and nonresidential building, according to a recent Freedonia study.
Demand for windows is projected to rise 7.8 percent per year to $60.2 billion in 2017, with plastic as the fastest growing materia. Demand will benefit from the superior insulation performance and competitive costs of plastic windows, especially in residential applications, the study determines. Metal will remain the dominant type of material, accounting for over 60 percent of overall window demand in 2017.
Demand for wood doors is projected to increase 8.5 percent yearly. Metal will retain its dominant position in the entrance door segment in both residential and nonresidential applications.
Product upgrades and increasing concerns about energy efficiency also will contribute to window and door demand.
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