Window Coverings

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Report Number : FF 080
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FIRST LOOK ON WINDOW COVERINGS

Report Number FF 080

U.S. window coverings sales are estimated to have increased at a 5.9% compound annual growth rate between 2012 and 2015. Sales are estimated to increase by another 5.1% during 2016 to $5.4 billion. Sales increased as consumers responded positively to rising employment and personal income. In addition, commercial market purchases increased in importance in recent years as private nonresidential building construction spending increased at double-digit rates. Rising sales and moderating cost pressures have led to rising industry profit margins. Margins also received a boost for consumers increased preference for higher-end products such as motorized blinds and shades.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date First Look on Window Coverings. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • U.S. market sales
  • Market product mix
  • Source of supply
  • End-use markets and factors driving demand
  • Retail distribution channels
  • Industry cost structure and profitability
  • Competitive environment
  • Outlook and forecast

U.S. WINDOW COVERINGS SALES

  • U.S. sales and growth analysis
  • Real sales and price trends
  • Window shade, blind, and drapery hardware market rends
  • Curtain and drapery market trends

U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS

  • Window shades, parts, and accessories
  • Venetian blinds, parts, and accessories
  • Other shades and blinds and drapery hardware
  • Curtains and draperies

U.S. IMPORTS

  • Import shipments and growth analysis
  • Imports’ share of U.S. sales
  • Imports for the top five countries of origin

U.S. EXPORTS

  • Export shipments and growth analysis
  • Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
  • Exports for the top five countries of destination

SALES BY END-USE MARKETS

  • Builders and contractors
  • Consumer purchases
  • Nonresidential building construction contractors
  • Main Street commercial
  • Government

FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND

  • Consumer window coverings spending and price trends
  • Mortgage interest rates, employment, and personal income trends
  • Housing starts - single-family and multi-unit housing units
  • Window unit sales
  • Nonresidential building construction spending

RETAIL WINDOW COVERINGS SALES BY OUTLET

  • Window treatment stores
  • Home centers
  • Department stores
  • Warehouse clubs and superstores
  • Other home furnishings, building material, and general merchandise stores

U.S. WINDOW COVERINGS PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY

  • Labor costs percent shipments
  • Material costs percent shipments
  • Gross profit margin
  • Total employees and shipments per employee
  • Average production worker wages

COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT

  • Number of U.S. manufacturers and plants
  • Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
  • Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
  • Sales trends for the leading competitor

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