Growth with Frames: Ceresana Examines the World Market for Plastic Windows

The construction sector and its suppliers are being hit - somewhat delayed - by the drastic measures to contain the Corona epidemic and by the consequences of the Ukraine war. Ceresana has studied the global market for plastic windows used in buildings. The latest study, already the fourth global market report on plastic windows, provides a quantitative assessment of the impact of the crisis and the magnitudes and timeframes of a possible recovery. Ceresana expects demand for plastic windows to start growing again from 2023, especially for renovation and non-residential construction: the analysts anticipate average global growth of 1.8% p.a. until 2031.

Market Study: Plastic Windows - World

Current Market Data on Plastic Windows

Compared to products made of aluminum or wood, windows made of PVC or other plastics are very durable, robust and easy to maintain. Almost everywhere in the world, the market share of plastic windows is increasing. In the context of "smart homes", they take on important tasks in automated ventilation, heat regulation or burglary protection. The new study by Ceresana provides figures on demand, production, import and export of plastic windows (in millions of units) as well as information on revenues (in billion USD and EUR). The decisive factor is the number of window frames (but not the window hardware or glazing). The development of the individual construction segments is also examined in detail: New construction, renovation, residential construction and non-residential construction.

Plastic Windows for Climate Protection

As many orders are currently being postponed or have failed to be placed altogether, particularly in non-residential construction, for example for new hotels, the construction industry is now very dependent on public tenders. The financial strength and priorities of government financiers vary greatly from country to country. National markets for plastic windows are heavily influenced by energy efficiency incentives. Heating buildings accounts for a high proportion of total energy demand. Therefore, the insulation of house walls or roofs is often demanded. However, the best insulation is of little use if windows are ignored as potential thermal bridges. Modern plastic windows can make an important contribution to saving energy and protecting the environment, for example by integrating special insulating cores directly into the window profile to reduce heat loss and thus the energy requirements of a house.

Industry Analysis on Plastic Windows

Chapter 1 provides a complete quantitative representation and analysis of the global market for plastic windows, including forecasts up to 2031. Key figures such as production and demand (in millions of units) and revenue (in USD and EUR) are given for each region of the world.

In Chapter 2 the production and demand of plastic windows for 16 countries is presented in figures, also divided into construction segments:

  • new construction
  • renovation
  • residential construction
  • non-residential construction.

Additionally, key figures on imports, exports and revenue are provided.

Chapter 3 offers company profiles of the most important manufacturers of plastic windows, clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, short profiles as well as product types and application areas. Detailed profiles are provided by the most important 78 manufacturers, such as Andersen Corp., Jeld-Wen, Inc., LIXIL Group Corp., Rehau AG + Co., Schüco International KG, Veka AG, VKR Holding AS, Weru GmbH, and YKK AP, Inc.

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