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Architectural Flat Glass Market Size By Product (Laminated, Tempered, Basic Float, Insulating), By Sales Channel (Wholesalers, Online, Retailer), By Application (New Construction, Refurbishment, Interior Construction), By End-use (Residential, Non-Residential [Offices, Retail Spaces, Hospitality, Institutional {Healthcare Facilities, Educational Institutes, Transport Facilities, Entertainment Facilities}], Industrial [Manufacturing Facilities, Warehouses, Flex Space Buildings]), COVID-19 Impact Analysis Report, Regional Outlook Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5423
  • Published Date: Jan 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Statistics

Architectural Flat Glass Market size valued at USD 122 billion in 2022 and is poised to exhibit over 14.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The healthy growth of the building & construction sector, supported by the commendable rise in demand for commercial and residential properties, will favor industry progression.

Architectural Flat Glass Market

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The favorable economic outlook, coupled with the consistent expansion of the global population and escalating urban migration, has propelled the need for adequate housing and industrial facilities. According to United Nations (UN), 55% of the world population lives in cities and urban areas. The share is projected to reach 68%, with 2.5 billion more people living in urban areas by 2050. In addition, a noticeable surge in renovation, refurbishment, and retrofit projects has created optimistic scenarios for the global construction sector. Thus, driving substantial growth for the architectural flat glass market.

The involvement of high temperatures during glass manufacturing makes it a highly energy-consuming process and leads to high prices for the end product. Besides, glass materials are increasingly brittle, heat absorbent, have low impact resistance and heat transparency, and require high maintenance. All these factors, in tandem with the availability of several low-cost product alternatives, may impede the market growth. However, favorable regulatory norms and increasing emphasis on building smart and energy-efficient infrastructure will augment product sales.

Diverse application portfolio to bolster the demand for tempered flat glass

Architectural Flat Glass Market Share By Product

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Regarding the product, the architectural flat glass market size from the tempered tile segment accounted for USD 29 billion in 2022. A noticeable decline in the uptake of tempered glass products, such as building window glasses, automotive glasses, etc., during the pandemic owing to halted operations across the automotive and construction industries impacted segment growth. Similarly, the increasing product usage in architectural glass doors & tables, aquariums, mobile phone screen protectors, vehicle windows, and shower doors, etc., credited to its exceptional hardness, versatility, and optical distortion, will enhance tempered flat glass market performance.

Wide range of product availability to stimulate the expansion of wholesalers as a prominent sales channel

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of architectural flat glass exceeded USD 122 billion in 2022 and is set to depict more than 14.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 attributed to the flourishing building & construction sector.

The tempered tile segment valued at USD 29 billion in 2022, owing to exceptional attributes of tempered flat glass, including superior hardness, versatility, and optical distortion.

The non-residential segment is projected to expand around 6.5% growth rate between 2023 and 2032, driven by the extensive utilization of flat glass in a variety of non-residential construction applications, including offices, schools, industrial, and healthcare.

The interior construction application segment is expected to register gains at nearly 5.5% through 2032, aided by the increasing infrastructural investments and a commendable rise in residential and commercial construction projects.

Asia Pacific architectural flat glass market is poised to showcase over 6% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, attributed to the supportive policy framework and improving residential and commercial infrastructure across major regional economies.

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  • Base Year: 2022
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