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Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market: By Component: Float, Sheet, Rolled, Others; By Type: Basic Float Glass, Laminated Glass, Tempered Glass, Mirror Glass, Coated Glass; By Raw Material; By Application; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2016-2026); Market Dynamics; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market Outlook

The Asia Pacific flat glass market is expected to witness a healthy growth, growing at a CAGR of 8% in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to attain a value of USD 82 billion by 2026. The Asia Pacific is one of the most significant markets for flat glass globally and is also the largest producer of the product.

 

Rising Demand from key Application Areas to Boost the Asia Pacific Flat Glass Industry Growth

The Asia Pacific flat glass industry is driven by its rising demand from key application areas, especially automotive and construction sectors. The construction sector holds a significant share in the industry. The increased infrastructure activities owing to rapid urbanisation and development of smart city projects are driving the growth of this segment, and, in turn, is aiding the growth of the overall market. Further, the expected growth and strong development of these sectors in the forecast period is expected to propel the industry further.

 

Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market

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China and India to Provide Significant Growth Opportunities to the Asia Pacific Flat Glass Industry

Within Asia Pacific, China is anticipated to dominate the market and is also expected to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. As of 2019, China's flat glass output was recorded to be around 80.15 million weight cases, that is, an increase of 10.29% year-on-year growth. China has emerged as a significant market for flat glass as the country is open to foreign investments, aiming to expand its economy. Currently, the country is one of the largest producers of glass and glass products with the highest number of glass-producing enterprises and flat glass production lines in the world. By 2016, the product demand in the region reached a volume of around 3.4 billion square metres. Further, India, another significant market for flat glass, is growing at a rate of 8% per year owing to the rapid urbanisation and rise in infrastructure activities in the region.

 

Flat Glass: Industry Definition and Segmentation

Flat glass, also known as plate glass or sheet glass, is a kind of glass that is manufactured in flat or plane form via the processing of floating molten glass on sheets of metal. Flat glass can also be bent unlike container glass as well as reused. It is used in the production of windows, glass doors, tabletops, furniture, transparent walls, wind shields, solar cells, and windscreens, among other products.

 

Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market by Type

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By components, the flat glass industry is divided into:

  • Float
  • Sheet
  • Rolled
  • Others

The different types of flat glass available in the industry include:

  • Basic Float Glass
  • Laminated Glass
  • Tempered Glass
  • Mirror Glass
  • Coated Glass
  • Others

On the basis of raw material, the industry is divided into:

  • Sand
  • Soda Ash
  • Limestone
  • Cullet
  • Others

Flat glass finds application in sectors like:

  • Architectural
  • Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Solar Energy
  • Others

The regional markets for the product in the Asia Pacific include China, India, Japan, ASEAN, and Australia, among others.

 

Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market by Region

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Expanding Construction Industry, Coupled with the Increasing Demand For Solar Panels, to Augment the Asia Pacific Flat Glass Industry Growth

The Asia Pacific flat glass industry is witnessing an increased growth due to its rising demand in automotive and construction sectors. Flat glass finds its application in buildings (windows and facades) and automotive industries (windscreens, side and rear-side glazing, backlights, and sunroofs). As architects and car manufacturers continue to increase the glass content in buildings and vehicles respectively, the product is expected to receive an increased demand.

With rising environmental concern, the use of solar panels is witnessing an increased growth. The growing adoption of flat glass for solar-energy applications, such as, photovoltaic and solar thermal panels is providing a further boost to the industry. Also, the product utilisation for urban as well as domestic furniture, appliances, mirrors and greenhouses is providing a further impetus to the industry for its growth. Increased acceptance of green building concept is expected to aid the industry growth over the forecast period.

Flat glass is used as screen displays in smartphones and other electronic devices. The increased penetration of smart phones in developing countries like India and China is leading to the increased demand for flat glass in the region. With rapid technological advancement, the use of nano technology has risen, which is anticipated to support the industry growth.

Moreover, with rising disposable income and growing consumer awareness, the region is expected to witness an increased demand for decorative glasses with digital print technology. Also, the demand for value-added products has been growing significantly in the region in comparison to basic glass, further enriching the product mix and boosting the sales line. The increased functionality offered by these value-added products for vehicle glazing is expected to provide a further growth dimension to automotive glazing sales. With the estimated increase in glass consumption in construction, automotive, and solar applications during the forecast period, the flat glass industry is anticipated to record a significant growth in the future.

 

Key Industry Players in the Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the Asia Pacific flat glass market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers and acquisitions, investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:

  • Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • AGC Inc.
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd
  • Central Glass Co. Ltd.
  • China Glass Holdings Limited
  • Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd.
  • Others

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the industry based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis.

*We at Expert Market Research always thrive to give you the latest information. The numbers in the article are only indicative and may be different from the actual report.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Asia Pacific
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Historical Market (2016-2020) 
    8.3    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    8.4    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market by Component
        8.4.1    Float
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.2    Sheet
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.3    Rolled
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.4    Others
    8.5    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market by Type
        8.5.1    Basic Float Glass
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.2    Laminated Glass
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.3    Tempered Glass
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.4    Mirror Glass
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.5    Coated Glass
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.6    Others
    8.6    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market by Raw Material
        8.6.1    Sand
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.2    Soda Ash
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.3    Limestone
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.4    Cullet
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.5    Others
    8.7    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market by Application
        8.7.1    Architectural
            8.7.1.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.7.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.7.2    Electronics
            8.7.2.1    Market Share
            8.7.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.7.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.7.3    Automotive
            8.7.3.1    Market Share
            8.7.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.7.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.7.4    Aerospace and Defence
            8.7.4.1    Market Share
            8.7.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.7.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.7.5    Solar Energy
            8.7.5.1    Market Share
            8.7.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.7.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.7.6    Others
    8.8    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market by Region
        8.8.1    Market Share
            8.8.1.1    China
            8.8.1.2    India
            8.8.1.3    Japan
            8.8.1.4    ASEAN
            8.8.1.5    Australia
            8.8.1.6    Others
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    China
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
    9.2    India
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
    9.3    Japan
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
    9.4    ASEAN
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
    9.5    Australia
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyers Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Trade Data Analysis

    12.1    Major Importing Countries
        12.1.1    By Volume
        12.1.2    By Value
    12.2    Major Exporting Countries
        12.2.1    By Volume
        12.2.2    By Value
13    Price Analysis
    13.1    China Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
    13.2    India Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
    13.3    Japan Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
    13.4    ASEAN Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
    13.5    Australia Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) and Forecast (2021-2026)
14    Competitive Landscape
    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Company Profiles
        14.2.1    Saint-Gobain S.A.
            14.2.1.1    Company Overview
            14.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.1.4    Certifications
        14.2.2    AGC Inc.
            14.2.2.1    Company Overview
            14.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.2.4    Certifications
        14.2.3    Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd
            14.2.3.1    Company Overview
            14.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.3.4    Certifications
        14.2.4    Central Glass Co. Ltd.
            14.2.4.1    Company Overview
            14.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.4.4    Certifications
        14.2.5    China Glass Holdings Limited
            14.2.5.1    Company Overview
            14.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.5.4    Certifications
        14.2.6    Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd.
            14.2.6.1    Company Overview
            14.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            14.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            14.2.6.4    Certifications
        14.2.7    Others
15    Industry Events and Developments


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1    Manufacturing Process
    1.1    Overview
    1.2    Detailed Process Flow
    1.3    Operation Involved
2    Project Requirement and Cost Analysis
    2.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    2.2    Construction
    2.3    Plant Machinery
    2.4    Cost of Raw Material
    2.5    Packaging
    2.6    Transportation
    2.7    Utilities
    2.8    Manpower
    2.9    Other Capital Investment


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1.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2026
2.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Historical Market: Breakup by Component (USD Billion), 2016-2020
3.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Component (USD Billion), 2021-2026
4.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Billion), 2016-2020
5.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Billion), 2021-2026
6.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Historical Market: Breakup by Raw Material (USD Billion), 2016-2020
7.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Raw Material (USD Billion), 2021-2026
8.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2016-2020
9.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2021-2026
10.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
11.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
12.    Major Importing Countries by Volume (2020)
13.    Major Exporting Countries by Volume (2020)
14.    Major Importing Countries by Value (2020)
15.    Major Exporting Countries by Value (2020)
16.    China Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2016-2026
17.    India Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2016-2026
18.    Japan Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2016-2026
19.    ASEAN Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2016-2026
20.    Australia Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2016-2026
21.    Asia Pacific Flat Glass Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8% between 2021 and 2026.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to reach USD 82 billion by 2026.

The major drivers of the industry, such as the growing construction sector, increasing population, rapid urbanisation, increasing demand in automotive industry, and increasing sales of consumer electronics, are expected to aid the market growth.

The key market trends guiding the growth of the industry include the increasing adoption of solar panels and favourable government initiatives.

The major regions in the industry are China, India, Japan, ASEAN, and Australia.

Float, sheet, rolled, and others are the major flat glass components in the industry.

The significant flat glass types include basic float glass, laminated glass, tempered glass, mirror glass, and coated glass, among others.

Sand, soda ash, limestone, and cullet, among others are the significant raw materials of the product.

Architectural, electronics, automotive, aerospace and defence, and solar energy, among others are the major applications of the product.

The major players in the industry are Saint-Gobain S.A., AGC Inc., Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd, Central Glass Co. Ltd., China Glass Holdings Limited, and Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd., among others.

Analyst Review

The Asia Pacific flat glass market is being driven by the increasing construction activities and expanding electronics sector. Aided by the growing demand for solar panels, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026, growing at a CAGR of 8%. The market is projected to reach USD 82 billion by 2026.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its component, the flat glass industry can be segmented into float, sheet, and rolled, among others. On the basis of type, the industry is divided into basic float glass, laminated glass, tempered glass, mirror glass, and coated glass, among others. By raw material, the market can be categorised into sand, soda ash, limestone, cullet, and others. On the basis of application, the industry can be divided into architectural, electronics, automotive, aerospace and defence, and solar energy, among others. The major regional markets for flat glass are China, India, Japan, ASEAN, and Australia. The key players in the above market include Saint-Gobain S.A., AGC Inc., Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd, Central Glass Co. Ltd., China Glass Holdings Limited, and Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd., among others.

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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