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January 31, 2014

According to a new Freedonia Group study, U.S. demand for fiber cement products is expected to grow at an 8.5% annual rate, reaching 2.9 billion sq. ft. (valued at $2.2 billion) by 2017.

"Advances will be driven by a rebound in residential building construction spending, particularly in the new housing segment," explained Freedonia Group analyst Matt Zielenski. The study also highlights the role of fiber cement's "favorable aesthetic and performance properties."

December 10, 2013

During the recession years, a link emerged between rampant renovating and economic stagnation. You didn’t have to look too far to figure out why: More Americans were staying put in their homes, making the most of what they had with landscaping projects, kitchen remodels and redecorating sprees.

Now, with the industry poised on the brink of a housing recovery, yesterday’s home improvement trends continue to inform today’s market opportunities. In other words, America has begun the work of digging the skeletons out of its closet.

January 17, 2013

Worldwide demand for flooring and carpets is forecast to rise 4.9% annually through 2016, according to a study by the Freedonia Group.

Worldwide demand for flooring and carpets is forecast to rise 4.9% annually through 2016, according to a study by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. This will be an improvement from the rate during the 2006-2011 period, as countries rebound from the 2008 global economic crisis.

December 4, 2012

A growing emphasis on sustainability in packaging will help drive up demand for post-consumer recycled plastics, according to a study published by the Freedonia Group. The Cleveland-based industry market research firm estimates that U.S. demand will rise 6.5% annually. Other factors pushing gains are advancements in processing and sorting technologies; higher quality resins; and an improved collection infrastructure, which raises the plastic recycling rate.

November 8, 2012

U.S. demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4% annually, according to a study by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

October 30, 2012

The nation’s aging water pipe network, coupled with a turnaround in building construction, will boost the annual demand for pipe by 6.3%, according to a report by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

September 21, 2012

U.S. demand for windows and doors is expected to rise 9.3% annually through 2016, according to a study conducted by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based market research firm. The forecasted growth is attributed to a rebound in housing completions and gains in building construction from a depressed 2011 base. 

September 13, 2012

Global demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings is forecast to increase 6.2% annually over the next five years, according to a report from the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based market research firm. 

March 5, 2012

U.S. demand for decorative laminates is expected to grow 5.5% per year to 12.4 billion sq. ft. in 2015, a rebound from the declines of the 2005-to-2010 period, according to a study from the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.  

September 26, 2011

A report from Freedonia Group estimates demand for countertops in the United States will reach 760 million sq. ft. in 2015 -- valued at $24.6 billion.

After falling 2.4% from 2005 to 2010, countertop demand will increase 4.8% from 2010 to 2015, according to the Cleveland-based research firm.

June 30, 2011

U.S. demand for home storage and organization products is expected to increase 3.6% annually to $8.6 billion in 2015, according to a study released by the Freedonia Group. The Cleveland-based market research firm forecasts that gains will be supported by the introduction of decorative and specialty home organization products, as well as by the strong growth in larger, more expensive closet and garage systems.

June 20, 2011

Demand for landscaping products in the United States is projected to increase 7.6% per year through 2015, according to a study just released by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based market research firm.  Part of the rebound will be the result of a strong improvement from depressed sales following the 2007-to-2009 recession. Overall growth in landscaping products demand will also get a boost from the recovery in U.S.

May 2, 2011

Consumer demand for lawnmowers, trimmers, edgers, rotary tillers and other outdoors power equipment will grow over the next several years as spending rebounds from the 2007 to 2009 recession, according to the Freedonia Group.

Consumer demand for lawnmowers, trimmers, edgers, rotary tillers and other outdoors power equipment will grow over the next several years as spending rebounds from the 2007 to 2009 recession, according to the Freedonia Group. 

U.S. demand for power lawn and garden equipment will increase 5.7% yearly to $10.4 billion in 2015, the Cleveland-based market research group said. Improvement in U.S. housing activity, including both new construction and the sale of existing homes, will also benefit sales. 

February 4, 2011

The demand for decking products in the United States is expected to grow by 2.7% over the next four years, with the majority of this $6.2 billion forecasted demand falling in the composites category, according to a study just released by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

November 30, 2008

United States market demand for windows and doors is expected to reach $40 billion in...

October 20, 2008

The fence category offers retailers several openings -- including the growing popularity of vinyl, the...

October 19, 2008

A study released this month by research firm Freedonia Group pointed to some interesting trends...

October 6, 2008

Security hardware, particularly electromagnetic locks, will lead the builders’ hardware category through 2012, according to...

July 9, 2008

A study by the Freedonia Group predicts a 2 percent increase growth in roofing sales...

June 5, 2008

Unfavorable weather patterns, lower home values and rising fuel and energy costs conspired to limit...

October 21, 2007

The industry’s manufacturers are offering retailers the opportunity to build their power tool assortments around...

September 9, 2007

Demand for drywall will increase by 2 percent annually, according to the Freedonia Group....