GVR Report cover Flat Glass Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Flat Glass Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Basic, Tempered, Laminated, Insulated), By Application (Architectural, Automotive), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-437-6
  • Number of Report Pages: 115
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2022 - 2030 
  • Industry: Advanced Materials

Flat Glass Market Size & Trends

The global flat glass market size was valued at USD 305.81 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% from 2024 to 2030. New solar capacity expansions will positively impact the demand for glass. The growing trend of floating solar farms is further anticipated to boost requirement for solar panels. This, in turn, is expected to boost growth over the forecast period. Also, the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is anticipated to increase flat glass demand.

U.S. Flat Glass Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The U.S. is one of the leading producers of automobiles, including commercial and passenger vehicles, with the presence of several global leading manufacturers such as General Motors, Stellantis North America, and Ford Motors. Volkswagen is targeting 50% of the automobile sales to be of EVs by the year 2030. Increasing incentives to promote usage of EVs are expected to drive the production of EVs and thereby increase the demand for flat glass over the forecast period.

The governmental push toward aligning itself with the global decarbonization goals, in line with the 2021 Paris Agreement, has accelerated the production of EVs across the world. Several incentives have been provided for its sales and purchase. By 2035, automakers have committed to converting their existing production lines into EV production facilities.

Further, the building & construction industry is amongst the largest end users of glass, where it is extensively used in various applications such as façades, doors, partitions, floorings, and windows. It is used for its utilitarian and aesthetic uses. Moreover, glass is utilized in buildings as an energy saving solution, owing to its ability to reduce need for air conditioning, which lowers the heating/cooling costs of the building.

There is growing emphasis across the globe to increase the energy efficiency of buildings. According to the IEA, commercial, residential, and public buildings account for 36% of the global final energy consumption. As a result, they represent unparalleled opportunities for energy savings, and hence glass consumption across the world.

There has been a rising implementation of building codes across the globe to enforce energy savings in buildings over the last two decades. For instance, a building code in China called Design Standard for Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings in the Hot Summer and Warm Winter Zones was established in 2003, especially for the warmest southern regions of China. The standard is aimed to reduce the energy consumption of HVAC systems by 50% by improving energy efficiency, passive cooling, and natural ventilation.

Similarly, investments in the development of smart cities are projected to further drive the growth of the glass market over the forecast period. For instance, the Government of India has launched a Smart Cities Mission for the development of 100 smart cities. The mission includes the improvement, renewal, and extension of cities, for which the government has allocated USD 9.62 billion in its 2023-24 budget. As of November 2023, the total utilized fund stood at USD 8.55 billion, i.e., 90% of the allocated fund has been utilized. Such developments are anticipated to boost the demand for the product across the world over the forecast period.

Various technologies are being adopted to contribute to the energy efficiency of buildings. One such technology is the low-emissivity (low-E) window which is estimated to play a critical role in contributing to energy savings. Low-E glasses are coated with metallic and/or metal oxides to exhibit better solar control performance and promote energy efficiency. The renewed investment in the global building & construction industry and strict enforcement of building codes across the globe is predicted to significantly boost the flat glass market.

Market Concentration & Characteristics

Market growth stage is high, and pace of growth is accelerating. The flat glass market is characterized by a high degree of innovation owing to the rapid technological advancements in the production process and various glass applications. Various glasses such as low-E, smart glass, switchable privacy glass, 3D textured glass and self-cleaning glass are becoming increasingly popular.

The flat glass market is also characterized by a moderate level of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity by the leading players. This is due to several factors, including the desire to gain access to new manufacturing and application technologies, become more environmentally sustainable, mitigate risk, enhance capital outlay, and improve market share.

Flat Glass Market Concentration & Characteristics

The market is also subject to increasing regulatory scrutiny. This is of particular importance in the automotive industry, where the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) has developed ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS Standard 003-2015 for the use of used/recycled glass in vehicles.  Hence, manufacturers around the world adhere to standard practices and regulations that govern the development and use of glass across various applications.

There are a limited number of direct product substitutes for flat glass used in building & construction, automotive, and solar panel applications. Hence, the impact of substitutes is visibly low, and does not pose a direct threat to the growth rate of glass during the forecast period. However, there are a number of technologies where ceramic substrates are used, and this might lower the volume of glass demand in certain automotive technologies, but they typically do not offer the same level of ease of handling or installation as glass does.

End-user concentration is a significant factor in the flat glass market, since there are a number of end-user industries that are driving growth. Demand is concentrated in a large number of end use industries that helps in sustaining opportunities for glass manufacturers across the world.

Product Insights

Tempered glass dominated the flat glass market and accounted for a revenue share of more than 36.0% in 2023. It is used in various applications including household appliances, commercial refrigeration, vehicles, and other industrial areas. As tempered glass is safer in comparison to basic float glass, it is widely used in passenger vehicles to reduce the chances of injury in case of accidents. In architectural segment, it is used in building and construction projects for windows, doors, and walls in some cases. Furthermore, it is used in the manufacturing of mobile devices and in the food service industry to produce equipment for cooking and baking activities.

Laminated glass accounted for a revenue share of 29.0% in 2023. This is virtually a safety glass comprising two pieces of glass, held together by one or several transparent plastic films. The use of laminated glass is increasing in automotive sunroofs due to increasing emphasis on safety and changing regulatory norms. Companies such as Tesla, Volvo, and Ferrari use laminated glass in all their cars that have panoramic sunroofs. However, the usage is less, as majority of manufacturers still use tempered glass.

Application Insights

Architectural segment accounted for the largest market revenue share in 2023. Applications pertaining to the building & construction industry are major contributors triggering the growth of this segment. The segment also includes the consumption of flat glass in furniture and other indoor applications. Increasing construction activities in developing countries such as India and ASEAN countries is expected to have a positive impact on the flat glass market.

Besides, growing awareness regarding environmental protection and greenhouse gas reduction is expected to have a positive impact on green building projects, which is expected to augment demand for flat glass over the forecast period.

Global Flat Glass Market share and size, 2022

Other applications such as solar panels in renewable energy is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR across the forecast period. Advancements in solar panel technology and its declining prices are boosting the demand for solar panels. It consists of six main components: extruded aluminum frame, glass (preferable tempered glass), silicon PV cells, encapsulation with EVA film layers, polymer rear back sheet, and a junction box consisting of diodes and connectors. Glass is a key component as it protects the PV cells from external elements of weather.

Automotive was the second-largest application segment of the global flat glass market in 2023. The segment is inclusive of flat glass consumption in automotive, aerospace, and marine applications. The consumption of flat glass is quite evident in automotive applications. Tempered glass and laminated glass are the major types of flat glass used in this segment.

Flat glass mainly finds applications in windows, windshields, side panels, sunroofs, and lights. The production output of automobiles has a direct impact on the consumption of glass. The increasing demand for lightweight vehicles and EVs is anticipated to propel the consumption of flat glass in automotive applications over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for a 16.1% share in 2023. This high share is attributable to favorable government initiatives to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and the construction of sustainable and ecologically friendly green buildings. Moreover, increasing government initiatives to reduce the reliance on conventional energy sources are expected to boost the demand for solar panels over the forecast period. Flat glass is an important component of solar panels. Increasing installation of solar panels is expected to have a positive impact on the demand for flat glass in the region.

Flat Glass Market Trends by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific is anticipated to register the fastest growth rate in the market over the forecast period. Rising construction activities in the region, along with increasing penetration of glass-based architecture in residential and non-residential applications, are likely to further fuel the demand for flat glass, especially from the emerging economies of the region. Factors such as rapid economic growth, rising disposable incomes, and subsequent increase in the demand for residential housing and solar installations are expected to benefit the demand for flat glass in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Some of the key players operating in the market include AGC, Inc., and Saint-Gobain are amongst the major manufacturers of flat glass in the world.

  • AGC Inc. has classified its operations into four reportable segments, namely, glass, electronics, chemicals, and ceramics & others. In 2022, the glass segment accounted for the largest revenue share of the total revenue of the company. This segment has been further divided into architectural and automotive.

  • Saint-Gobain S.A. offers various types of flat glass including float glass, laminated glass, silvered glass, patterned glass, and coated glass. This segment also offers safety & fireproof glass, solar control glass, and acoustic protection glass for buildings, as well as windshields and glass sunroofs for automotive and aeronautic applications.

  • Euroglas and China Glass Holding Ltd are some of the emerging participants in the flat glass market.

  • Euroglas is engaged in the production and processing of float glass, extra-white glass, laminated safety glass, and coated glass for thermal insulation and solar control applications. The company’s four production lines are located in Germany - in Hombourg, Haldensleben, Osterweddingen, and Ujazd with an overall basic glass production capacity of around 3,000 tons per day.

  • China Glass Holding, Ltd. (CNG) has eight production bases, which comprise 13 production lines, with a combined daily melting capacity of 6,650 tons. The production bases of the company are strategically located near the energy and resource areas and main consumer centers. This offers efficiency in supply chain and cost-effectiveness for the company.

Key Flat Glass Companies:

  • AGC Inc.
  • Cevital Group
  • Euroglas
  • Guardian Industries
  • Saint-Gobain
  • ÅžiÅŸecam Group
  • Vitro

Recent Developments

  • In October 2023, Vitro announced that it had signed an additional contract with First Solar to provide high-tech glass front sheets for the solar panels that First Solar manufactures in North America. Vitro will invest approximately USD 180 million in adapting its current facilities to meet the demands of the new contract expansion. The expansion is expected to generate additional sales of approximately USD 1.3 billion over the next 10 years, in addition to the initial 1.2-billion-dollar contract.

  • In July 2023, Cardinal Glass Industries Inc. made an announcement regarding the consolidation and expansion of Cardinal CT Company’s Custom Tempering Operations in the Western United States. Cardinal CT had acquired the Dixon, California tempering facility less than two years ago and has recently completed the planned building expansion, improved floor layout, and installed new equipment at the site. All of these changes have resulted in increased capacity, efficiency, and productivity.

  • In December 2022, Saint-Gobain India announced its plans to invest around USD 215 million towards its capacity expansion plans in 2023. This is part of its long-term plans to spend up to USD 970 million between 2022 and 2025.

Flat Glass Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2024

USD 318.49 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 409.49 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.3% from 2024 to 2030

Historical data

2018 - 2022

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, China, Japan, India, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, KSA, UAE, Iran, South Africa

Key companies profiled

AGC Inc., Central Glass Limited, CEVITAL Group, China Glass Holding Ltd., Euroglas, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd., Guardian Industries, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd, Saint-Gobain, ÅžiÅŸecam Group, Vitro, Xinyi Glass Holdings

Customization scope

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Global Flat Glass Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global flat glass market report based on product, application, and region.

Global Flat Glass Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; Volume, Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)

    • Basic

    • Tempered

    • Laminated

    • Insulated

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; Volume, Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)

    • Architectural

    • Automotive

    • Others

  • Region Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; Volume, Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Russia

      • Belgium

      • Poland

      • Czech Republic

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

      • Columbia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudia Arabia

      • UAE

      • Iran

      • South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Flat Glass Market: Methodology and Scope
                      1.1. Market Segmentation & Scope
                      1.2. Market Definition
                      1.3. Information Procurement
                          1.3.1. Information Analysis
                          1.3.2. Data Analysis Models
                          1.3.3. Market Formulation & Data Visualization
                          1.3.4. Data Validation & Publishing
                      1.4. Research Scope and Assumptions
                          1.4.1. List of Data Sources
Chapter 2. Flat Glass Market: Executive Summary
                      2.1. Market Outlook
                      2.2. Segment Outlook
                          2.2.1. Product outlook
                          2.2.2. Application outlook
                          2.2.3. Regional outlook
                      2.3. Competitive Insights
Chapter 3. Flat Glass Market: Variables, Trends & Scope
                      3.1. Market Outlook
                      3.2. Industry Value Chain Analysis
                          3.2.1. Raw Material Outlook
                      3.3. Manufacturing & Technology Overview
                      3.4. Regulatory Framework
                      3.5. Market Dynamics
                          3.5.1. Market driver analysis
                          3.5.2. Market restraint analysis
                          3.5.3. Industry Challenges
                          3.5.4. Industry Opportunities
                      3.6. Flat Glass Market Analysis Tools
                          3.6.1. Industry Analysis - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
                              3.6.1.1. Supplier power
                              3.6.1.2. Buyer power
                              3.6.1.3. Threat of substitutes
                              3.6.1.4. Threat of new entrants
                              3.6.1.5. Competitive rivalry
                          3.6.2. PESTEL Analysis
                              3.6.2.1. Political landscape
                              3.6.2.2. Economic landscape
                              3.6.2.3. Social landscape
                              3.6.2.4. Technological landscape
                              3.6.2.5. Economic landscape
                              3.6.2.6. Legal landscape
Chapter 4. Flat Glass Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis
                      4.1. Flat Glass Market: Product Movement Analysis, 2023 & 2030
                      4.2. Basic Float
                          4.2.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                      4.3. Tempered
                          4.3.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                      4.4. Laminated
                          4.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                      4.5. Insulated
                          4.5.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                      4.6. Others
                          4.6.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
Chapter 5. Flat Glass Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis
                      5.1. Flat Glass Market: Application Movement Analysis, 2023 & 2030
                      5.2. Architectural
                          5.2.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                      5.3. Automotive
                          5.3.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                      5.4. Others
                          5.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
Chapter 6. Flat Glass Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis
                      6.1. Regional Market Share Analysis, 2023 & 2030
                      6.2. Global Regional Market Snapshot
                      6.3. Market Size, & Forecasts Trend Analysis, 2018 to 2030
                      6.4. North America
                          6.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.4.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.4.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                                  6.4.4. U.S.
                              6.4.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.4.4.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.4.4.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.4.5. Canada
                              6.4.5.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.4.5.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.4.5.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.4.6. Mexico
                              6.4.6.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.4.6.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.4.6.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                      6.5. Europe
                          6.5.1. Market estimates and forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.4. Germany
                              6.5.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.5.4.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.5.4.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.5. UK
                              6.5.5.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.5.5.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.5.5.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.6. France
                              6.5.6.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.5.6.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.5.6.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.7. Italy
                              6.5.7.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.5.7.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.5.7.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.8. Spain
                              6.5.8.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.5.8.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.5.8.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.9. Russia
                              6.5.9.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.5.9.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.5.9.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.10. Belgium
                              6.5.10.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.5.10.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.5.10.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.11. Poland
                              6.5.11.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.5.11.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.5.11.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.5.12. Czech Republic
                              6.5.12.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.5.12.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.5.12.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                      6.6. Asia Pacific
                          6.6.1. Market estimates and forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.6.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.6.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.6.4. China
                              6.6.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.6.4.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.6.4.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.6.5. India
                              6.6.5.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.6.5.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.6.5.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.6.6. Japan
                              6.6.6.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.6.6.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.6.6.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.6.7. Australia
                              6.6.7.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.6.7.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.6.7.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                      6.7. Central & South America
                          6.7.1. Market estimates and forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.7.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.7.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.7.4. Brazil
                              6.7.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.7.4.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.7.4.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.7.5. Argentina
                              6.7.5.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.7.5.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.7.5.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.7.6. Columbia
                              6.7.6.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.7.6.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.7.6.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                      6.8. Middle East & Africa
                          6.8.1. Market estimates and forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.8.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.8.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.8.4. Saudi Arabia
                              6.8.4.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.8.4.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.8.4.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.8.5. UAE
                              6.8.5.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.8.5.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.8.5.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.8.6. Iran
                              6.8.6.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.8.6.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.8.6.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                          6.8.7. South Africa
                              6.8.7.1. Market estimates and forecasts 2018 to 2030 (USD Million, Kilotons)
                              6.8.7.2. Market estimates and forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
                              6.8.7.3. Market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Chapter 7. Competitive Landscape
                      7.1. Recent Developments & Impact Analysis, By Key Market Participants
                      7.2. Company/Competition Categorization
                      7.3. Vendor Landscape
                          7.3.1. List of raw material suppliers, key distributors and other prominent manufacturers
                          7.3.2. List of potential customers
                          7.3.3. Key company market share analysis, 2023
                      7.4. Company Profiles
                          7.4.1. AGC Inc.
                              7.4.1.1. Company overview
                              7.4.1.2. Financial performance
                              7.4.1.3. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.1.4. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.2. Central Glass Limited
                              7.4.2.1. Company overview
                              7.4.2.2. Financial performance
                              7.4.2.3. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.2.4. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.3. CEVITAL Group
                              7.4.3.1. Company overview
                              7.4.3.2. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.3.3. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.4. China Glass Holding Ltd.
                              7.4.4.1. Company overview
                              7.4.4.2. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.4.3. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.5. Euroglas
                              7.4.5.1. Company overview
                              7.4.5.2. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.5.3. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.6. Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd.
                              7.4.6.1. Company overview
                              7.4.6.2. Financial performance
                              7.4.6.3. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.6.4. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.7. Guardian Industries
                              7.4.7.1. Company overview
                              7.4.7.2. Financial performance
                              7.4.7.3. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.7.4. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.8. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
                              7.4.8.1. Company overview
                              7.4.8.2. Financial performance
                              7.4.8.3. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.8.4. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.9. Saint-Gobain
                              7.4.9.1. Company overview
                              7.4.9.2. Financial performance
                              7.4.9.3. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.9.4. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.10. ÅžiÅŸecam Group
                              7.4.10.1. Company overview
                              7.4.10.2. Financial performance
                              7.4.10.3. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.10.4. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.11. Vitro
                              7.4.11.1. Company overview
                              7.4.11.2. Financial performance
                              7.4.11.3. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.11.4. Strategic initiatives
                          7.4.12. Xinyi Glass Holdings
                              7.4.12.1. Company overview
                              7.4.12.2. Financial performance
                              7.4.12.3. Product benchmarking
                              7.4.12.4. Strategic initiatives


List of Tables

Table 1 Basic flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 2 Tempered glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 3 Laminated glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 4 Insulated glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 5 Other flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 6 Flat glass market estimates & forecasts, in architectural, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 7 Flat glass market estimates & forecasts, in automotive, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 8 Flat glass market estimates & forecasts, in other applications, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 9 North America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 10 North America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 11 North America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 12 North America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 13 North America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 14 U.S. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 15 U.S. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 16 U.S. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 17 U.S. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 18 U.S. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 19 Canada flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 20 Canada flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 21 Canada flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 22 Canada flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 23 Canada flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 24 Mexico flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 25 Mexico flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 26 Mexico flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 27 Mexico flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 28 Mexico flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 29 Europe flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 30 Europe flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 31 Europe flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 32 Europe flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 33 Europe flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 34 Germany flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 35 Germany flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 36 Germany flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 37 Germany flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 38 Germany flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 39 U.K. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 40 U.K. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 41 U.K. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 42 U.K. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 43 U.K. flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 44 France flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 45 France flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 46 France flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 47 France flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 48 France flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 49 Italy flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 50 Italy flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 51 Italy flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 52 Italy flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 53 Italy flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 54 Spain flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 55 Spain flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 56 Spain flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 57 Spain flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 58 Spain flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 59 Russia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 60 Russia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 61 Russia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 62 Russia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 63 Russia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 64 Belgium flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 65 Belgium flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 66 Belgium flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 67 Belgium flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 68 Belgium flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 69 Poland flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 70 Poland flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 71 Poland flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 72 Poland flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 73 Poland flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 74 Czech Republic flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 75 Czech Republic flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 76 Czech Republic flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 77 Czech Republic flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 78 Czech Republic flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 79 Asia Pacific flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 80 Asia Pacific flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 81 Asia Pacific flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 82 Asia Pacific flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 83 Asia Pacific flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 84 China flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 85 China flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 86 China flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 87 China flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 88 China flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 89 India flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 90 India flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 91 India flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 92 India flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 93 India flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 94 Japan flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 95 Japan flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 96 Japan flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 97 Japan flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 98 Japan flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 99 Australia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 100 Australia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 101 Australia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 102 Australia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 103 Australia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 104 Central & South America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 105 Central & South America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 106 Central & South America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 107 Central & South America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 108 Central & South America flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 109 Brazil flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 110 Brazil flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 111 Brazil flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 112 Brazil flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 113 Brazil flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 114 Argentina flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 115 Argentina flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 116 Argentina flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 117 Argentina flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 118 Argentina flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 119 Colombia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 120 Colombia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 121 Colombia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 122 Colombia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 123 Colombia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 124 Middle East & Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 125 Middle East & Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 126 Middle East & Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 127 Middle East & Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 128 Middle East & Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 129 Saudi Arabia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 130 Saudi Arabia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 131 Saudi Arabia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 132 Saudi Arabia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 133 Saudi Arabia flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 134 UAE flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 135 UAE flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 136 UAE flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 137 UAE flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 138 UAE flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 139 Iran flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 140 Iran flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 141 Iran flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 142 Iran flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 143 Iran flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 144 South Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million) (Kilotons)
Table 145 South Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 146 South Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by product, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)
Table 147 South Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (USD Million)
Table 148 South Africa flat glass market estimates & forecasts, by application, 2018 - 2030 (Kilotons)


List of Figures

Fig. 1 Flat glass market segmentation
Fig. 2 Information procurement
Fig. 3 Data analysis models
Fig. 4 Market formulation and validation
Fig. 5 Data validating & publishing
Fig. 6 Flat glass market outlook
Fig. 7 Segmental outlook
Fig. 8 Penetration & growth prospect mapping
Fig. 9 Industry value chain
Fig. 10 Market dynamics
Fig. 11 Market driver analysis
Fig. 12 Market restraint analysis
Fig. 13 Porter’s five forces analysis
Fig. 14 PESTEL analysis
Fig. 15 Flat glass market: Product movement analysis, 2023 & 2030
Fig. 16 Flat glass market: Application movement analysis, 2023 & 2030
Fig. 17 Flat glass market: Regional movement analysis, 2023 & 2030

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Market Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
    • Basic
    • Tempered
    • Laminated
    • Insulated
    • Others
  • Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
    • Architectural
    • Automotive
    • Others
  • Regional Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
    • North America
      • North America Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Basic
        • Tempered
        • Laminated
        • Insulated
        • Others
      • North America Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Architectural
        • Automotive
        • Others
      • U.S.
        • U.S. Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • U.S. Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Canada
        • Canada Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Canada Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Mexico
        • Mexico Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Mexico Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
    • Europe
      • Europe Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Basic
        • Tempered
        • Laminated
        • Insulated
        • Others
      • Europe Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Architectural
        • Automotive
        • Others
      • Germany
        • Germany Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Germany Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • U.K.
        • U.K. Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • U.K. Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • France
        • France Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • France Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Italy
        • Italy Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Italy Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Spain
        • Spain Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Spain Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Russia
        • Russia Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Russia Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Belgium
        • Belgium Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Belgium Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Poland
        • Poland Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Poland Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Czech Republic
        • Czech Republic Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Czech Republic Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Asia Pacific Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Basic
        • Tempered
        • Laminated
        • Insulated
        • Others
      • Asia Pacific Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Architectural
        • Automotive
        • Others
      • China
        • China Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • China Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • India
        • India Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • India Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Japan
        • Japan Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Japan Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Australia
        • Australia Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Australia Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Basic
        • Tempered
        • Laminated
        • Insulated
        • Others
      • Central & South America  Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Architectural
        • Automotive
        • Others
      • Brazil
        • Brazil Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Brazil Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Argentina
        • Argentina Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Argentina Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Columbia
        • Columbia Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Columbia Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Middle East & Africa Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Basic
        • Tempered
        • Laminated
        • Insulated
        • Others
      • Middle East & Africa Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
        • Architectural
        • Automotive
        • Others
      • Saudia Arabia
        • Saudia Arabia Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Saudia Arabia Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • UAE
        • UAE Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • UAE Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • Iran
        • Iran Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • Iran Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others
      • South Africa
        • South Africa Product Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Basic
          • Tempered
          • Laminated
          • Insulated
          • Others
        • South Africa Application Outlook (Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)
          • Architectural
          • Automotive
          • Others

Flat Glass Market Dynamics

Drivers: Increase in Global Solar Capacity

The solar industry across the globe is anticipated to witness significant growth, especially in terms of capacity. Factors such as government regulations, the depletion of non-renewable resources, government regulations advancements in technology, environmental concerns, drop in the cost of solar panel installations, and the growing demand for electricity are expected to have a positive impact on the production of the solar panels. Growing usage of the solar energy is responsible for the growth of solar industry, which is expected to positively influence the demand for flat glass. The flat glass used in the solar panels protects solar PV cells in the panel. Solar panel glass plays significant role in improving the efficiency of the PV cells and helps to improve yield. Properties including low reflection, high strength, high transmissibility, safety, and durability aids to improve functioning of solar systems.

Growth in the Building & Construction Industry

Rising disposable incomes, growing preference toward look & appeal in interiors, and increasing environmental concerns have surged the demand for flat glass in construction industry, especially in emerging economies. The expansion of the construction industry is a key contributor to the rapid growth of the flat glass market. Although the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic intensely affected the construction sector, with ease in restrictions, construction spending is witnessing a rise in different parts of the world since the second half of 2020. In the U.S., construction activities were deemed as an indispensable service in many parts of the nation. As a result, the overall construction spending by the U.S. in 2020 increased, which is an extremely positive aspect in the pandemic. This proved to be beneficial for glass industry, which faced less impact compared to various other industries.

Restraint: High Manufacturing Costs

The accelerating growth of the flat glass market, which is driven by the growth of its end-use industries, is, however, restricted by one key disadvantage, high manufacturing cost. Over 90% of the world’s flat glass is manufactured by the float glass process. Hence, flat glass is also referred to as float glass. Float glass plants require large capital to become functional and turn out to be profitable if working at a capacity utilization of over 70%. Factors including raw materials, wages, energy, transport, overheads, and depreciation contribute to the total cost structure of a float glass manufacturing. Glass manufacturing is an energy intensive process leading to higher contribution of energy and raw material to the cost of flat glass.

What Does This Report Include?

This section will provide insights into the contents included in this flat glass market report and help gain clarity on the structure of the report to assist readers in navigating smoothly.

Flat glass market qualitative analysis

  • Industry overview

  • Industry trends

  • Market drivers and restraints

  • Market size

  • Growth prospects

  • Porter’s analysis

  • PESTEL analysis

  • Key market opportunities prioritized

  • Competitive landscape

    • Company overview

    • Financial performance

    • Product benchmarking

    • Latest strategic developments

Flat glass market quantitative analysis

  • Market size, estimates, and forecast from 2018 to 2030

  • Market estimates and forecast for product segments up to 2030

  • Regional market size and forecast for product segments up to 2030

  • Market estimates and forecast for application segments up to 2030

  • Regional market size and forecast for application segments up to 2030

  • Company financial performance

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Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the flat glass market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for flat glass market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of flat glass market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Flat Glass Market Categorization:

The flat glass market was categorized into three segments, namely product (Basic, Tempered, Laminated, Insulated), application (Architectural, Automotive), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The flat glass market was segmented into product, application, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The flat glass market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into twenty-three countries, namely, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, China, Japan, India, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, KSA, UAE, Iran, South Africa.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Flat glass market companies & financials:

The flat glass market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • AGC Inc. - AGC Inc. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the leading Japanese glass manufacturing companies. The company is engaged in providing architectural glass, automotive glass, ceramics, petrochemicals, and essential chemicals for different industries. It operates its business in 30 countries located across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas with strong distribution channel and growth strategies. The company provides its product portfolio through four business segments, namely glass, electronics, chemicals, and ceramics/others. Architectural glass segment of AGC Inc. offers a wide lineup of products such as fabricated glass, float glass, decorative glass, and glass for photovoltaic devices. These products are tailored to meet the specific requirements of various regions and clients.

  • Central Glass Co., Ltd. - Central Glass Co., Ltd. was established in 1936 as Ube Soda Industry Co. with the aim of manufacturing and selling soda products. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It ventured into glass business in 1958 and, subsequently, changed its name to Central Glass Co., Ltd. in 1963. It expanded its glass products portfolio in 1971 by extending its operations in glass fibers. The company is actively engaged in the development of products related to flat glass and chemical products. It has segmented its operations into divisions, namely glass and chemicals. Under glass division, the company manufactures and sells automotive glass, architectural glass, and glass for electronic materials. It significantly focuses on R&D with an aim to achieve high functionality, energy conservation, thermal insulation, sound insulation, and security.

  • Cevital - Cevital was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Béjaïa, Algeria. It is among the largest private conglomerates in Algeria, and caters to several business sectors including food processing, iron & steel, industrial construction, automobile, and flat glass. In 2007, the company established a subsidiary known as Mediterranean Float Glass (MFG), which is headquartered in Larbaâ, Algeria. The company has 36 subsidiaries across three continents having a presence in the Maghreb region and in European countries such as France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. It is among the leading flat glass producers in Africa. MFG has four glass production lines for laminated glass (capacity 235 tons per day), flat glass processing unit, coated glass line of six million square meters, and a float glass line with capacity of 800 tons per day.

  • China Glass Holdings Limited - China Glass Holdings, Ltd. (CNG) was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Beijing, China. It is a leading manufacturer of float glass and reflective glass in China. The product portfolio of the company includes float glass, reflective glass, PV glass, energy-saving glass, and deep processed glass. It is a world leader in reflective glass segment. The company exports its products to over 100 countries. It has divided its operations into five segments, namely painted glass products, new energy glass products, clear glass products, coated glass products, energy saving, and design & installation service. Some of the landmark projects in China that incorporated the products offered by the company include Guangzhou Asian Games Athletes Village and Guangzhou TV Tower. The company complies with the low-carbon economy policy and energy conservation issued by the government as the R&D of the company is focused on developing energy-saving and low-emission glass products.

  • Euroglas GmbH - Euroglas was founded in 1990 with an alliance of five independent small to medium-sized glass-processing companies. It is headquartered in Haldensleben, Germany. The company operates as a subsidiary of Glas Trosch Holding Ag, which was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Thunstetten, Switzerland. < Back to Table of Contents Flat Glass Market Analysis, 2021133 133 Grand View Research, Inc., USA. All Rights Reserved Euroglas is engaged in the production and processing of float glass, extra-white glass, laminated safety glass, and coated glass for thermal insulation and solar control applications. The company’s four production lines are in Hombourg, Haldensleben, Osterweddingen, and Ujazd, with an overall basic glass production capacity of around 3,000 tons per day.

  • Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd. - Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Fuzhou, China. It is a multinational company involved in the manufacturing of industrial technical glass and automobile safety glass. The company is one of the significant global suppliers of automotive glass with top automobile manufacturers and major OEMs like Toyota, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Chrysler, and Ford among its clientele. As of 2018, the company is proactively implementing the industry 4.0 concept. As a result, it is one of the top companies in the global glass industry in terms of product automation and information technology. The company is a recipient of various awards and titles for its innovation. Some of the titles include Demonstration Enterprise for Intelligent Manufacturing, National Enterprise Technology Center, and National Innovation Demonstration Enterprise.

  • GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES - GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES is a privately held company founded in 1932. It is headquartered in Michigan, U.S. The company went public in 1968 and after 17 years, it again became private. GUARDIAN GLASS and SRG Global are part of the company. GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES offers flat glass, fabricated glass, and value-added glass products through its subsidiary GUARDIAN GLASS. It is the largest company of GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES and manufactures high-performance glass for residential, architectural, interior, transportation, and technical glass applications. It has 25 float glass plants located at various locations. GUARDIAN GLASS’S product portfolio includes advanced architectural glass (SunGuard), interior glass (InGlass), glass for solar energy systems (EcoGuard), residential glass (ClimaGuard), automotive & transportation glass, and technical glass for lighting, electronics, and commercial refrigeration.

  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. - Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. It is one of the largest manufacturers of glazing products and glass for automotive and architectural, applications. The company also delivers float glass technology and coatings on a broad scale. It is engaged in providing glass, original equipment, aftermarket replacement, and advanced transport glazing for various industries. The company provides its products through three business segments, namely architectural, automotive, and creative technology. Architectural segment includes products that offer protection against fire, advanced functionality, safety & security, insulation against noise, privacy, self-cleaning properties, and decoration. The creative technology segment includes products such as ultra-fine flat glass products.

  • Saint-Gobain - Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France. It is engaged in manufacturing, designing, and distribution of materials and solutions for healthcare, construction, mobility, and other industrial applications. The company operates globally across 70 countries through its three distinct business segments, which include renovation, industries, and new construction. It has various subsidiaries including CertainTeed Corporation (U.S.), Jewson (UK), Telhanorte (Brazil), and Saint-Gobain Weber GmbH (Germany). Innovative materials segment offers various types of flat glass including float glass, laminated glass, silvered glass, patterned glass, and coated glass. The segment also offers safety & fireproof glass, solar control glass, acoustic protection glass for building industry as well as windshields and glass sunroofs for automotive and aeronautics industry

  • Şişecam - Şişecam was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. The company is engaged in manufacturing flat glass, glass packaging, glassware, and chemicals. The operations in the flat glass sectors are performed by Şişecam Flat Glass (part of Şişecam Group). It has acquired a leadership position in Turkey’s flat glass market. In terms of production capacity for flat glass, the company is estimated to be the largest in the Middle East & Africa and fifth largest in the world. Şişecam Flat Glass operates in four main segments: architectural glass, energy glass, automotive & transportation-related glass, and home appliance glass. The company expanded its operations in international market by significantly improving the product quality and increasing production capacities in 1980s.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Flat Glass Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2023, historic information from 2018 to 2022, and forecast from 2024 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Flat Glass Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2023 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

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  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

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