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Glass Product Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Glass Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32721 | May 2014

Glass ceiling: The industry will rebound, but plastic and metal substitutes will limit growth

IBISWorld’s Glass Product Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$25bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
85,561
Businesses
4,507
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Domestic glass manufacturers will continue to feel the pressure from substitute products replacing glass in many functions, particularly for food packaging. Furthermore, despite economic recovery, demand for glass used in automobiles will be limited by strong import competition in the next five years. On the bright side, a rebound in the residential housing market will boost demand for glass products used in windows, doors and furniture... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of this industry correlates to the concentration of demand from downstream markets, notably building and construction activity, automotive manufacturing, and food preparation and beverage manufacturing. Large-scale plant location is determined by balancing the high costs of transportation against the economies of scale in production.

The cost of transporting glass products is relatively high and the fragile nature of the glass results in a high level of breakages, which adds to the transportation costs. Advances in distribution technology over the past decade have limited the level of damage in glass transportation thereby enabling lower cost delivery (particularly in the flat glass market)... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Glass Product Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry produce a wide range of glass products by melting silica sand or cullet and fabricating purchased glass. The industry comprises four segments: flat glass manufacturing (including laminated glass); pressed or blown glass and glassware; glass container manufacturing (including bottles and jars); and product manufacturing from purchased glass, which includes lighting, mirrors, architectural glass and electronic glassware.

Industry Products
Glass products made from purchased glassPressed or blown glass productsGlass containersFlat glass
 
Industry Activities
Flat glass - float, sheet and plateFlat glass - laminated, rolled and wiredFlat glass - tempered for architectural, automotive or appliancesPressed and blown glass - glass fiber, textile typePressed and blown glass - table, kitchen, novelty glasswarePressed and blown glass - lighting, automotive, electronic glasswareGlass container - bottles, jars and tubesGlass mirror - decorated and undecoratedGlass mirror - automotiveOptical glass fiber for data and non-data transmission


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