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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

The Glass Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

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Glass products made from purchased glass

Glass products made from purchased glass comprise an estimated 45.9% of total industry revenue in 2014. This segment offers building, appliances and automotive components that incorporate glass as a central feature. Such components include architectural glass, shower screens, window systems, monitor screens, lighting, automotive, electronic glassware and mirrors (decorated, undecorated and automotive). This segment of the industry recorded a decline in shipments over the five years to 2014, associated with the collapse in the housing construction along with the scaling back of domestic automotive production. However, revenue from this product segment improved from 2010 onward, as these vital downstream markets began to recover... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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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