North America Flat Glass Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers North America Flat Glass Market Revenue & Manufacturing Companies and is segmented by Product Type (Annealed Glass, Coater Glass, Reflective Glass, Processed Glass, and Mirrors), End-user Industry (Construction, Automotive, Solar, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (United States, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America). The market size and forecasts for the North America Flat Glass Market are provided in terms of Revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

North America Flat Glass Market Size

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North America Flat Glass Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR > 3.00 %
Market Concentration High

Major Players

North America Flat Glass Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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North America Flat Glass Market Analysis

During the forecast period, the North American flat glass market is expected to grow by more than 3% per year, which is a lot.

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the North American flat glass market's growth in 2020 and 2021 due to several factors, such as nationwide lockdowns and a decline in investments. However, the post-COVID-19 pandemic, ease in the travel ban, rise in transportation activities, and mass vaccination program in 2021 have aided the automotive industry, fueling automobile sales. So, the demand for flat glass in the region is being fueled by the growth of the auto industry.

  • Growing demand for electronic displays and increasing demand from the construction industry are driving the market.
  • On the flip side, fluctuating raw material prices are hindering the growth of the market.
  • In the near future, the growth of the market is likely to benefit from the progress in the automotive industry.
  • The United States is expected to account for the largest share of the North American flat glass market.

North America Flat Glass Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the North America Flat Glass Market according to our research experts:

Construction Industry to Drive the Demand for Flat Glass

  • The construction industry is the largest end-user segment of the market studied. Moreover, the ongoing trend of smart city projects in Canada and Mexico is also anticipated to drive flat glass demand.
  • Over the past decade, the construction industry in Canada has experienced high growth. For instance, in 2021, the total value of building permits in Canada jumped 14.1% in November to USD 11.0 billion.
  • Moreover, the growing healthcare investments in Canada have been driving the growth of the market studied. The QEII New Generation Project is one of the largest healthcare projects. Under this, the Department of Healthcare and Wellness, along with others, is planning to provide specialized healthcare services to the citizens. The projects include Hants Community Hospital, Dartmouth General Hospital, QEII Cancer Center, Hospice Halifax, and others. The recent one includes the construction of Bayer's Lake Community Outpatient Center in Halifax, Canada, by Ellisdon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH). The construction is expected to cost USD 197.3 million and be operational by 2023.
  • Glasses are being used extensively in the construction industry in windows, façades, doors, interior partitions, balustrades, shop fronts, and railings for stairs and balconies, among other building parts, providing a potential opportunity for flat glasses.
  • In 2021, the construction industry in Mexico recovered from a sharp decline due to COVID-19, recording a growth of 32.5% in 2021. Therefore, the increase in investments in the construction industry in the country is estimated to create demand for flat glass in the country.
  • Flat glass was previously used for smaller windows in domestic housing because larger windows required toughened glass.Currently, flat glass can also be toughened by putting it through a heating process, which very nearly melts it, and then cooling it to ambient temperatures using a jet of cold air. This glass requires greater pressure to break. This characteristic makes the glass suitable for use in building applications.
  • Due to all of these things, the market for flat glass is expected to grow over the next few years.
North America Flat Glass Market : Residential Sector Building Permits, in Canadian dollars, Canada, 2017-2021

United States to Dominate the Market

  • The US construction industry kept growing thanks to a strong economy, good market fundamentals for commercial real estate, and more money from the federal government and states for public works and institutional buildings.
  • The construction industry in the United States is the largest in North America. For instance, the new construction put in place in the United States in 2021 was valued at almost USD 1.6 trillion, which shows an increase of 8.25 percent compared with 2020. Moreover, construction spending has been growing steadily over the last couple of years. Therefore, this has created upside demand for the flat glass market in the country.
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the value of public residential construction spending in the United States has significantly risen from 2002 to 2021. In 2021, the public sector spent over $9 billion on residential construction projects, which was a slight decrease in comparison to 2020. Moreover, the overall value of new residential construction put in place in the U.S. is expected to increase over the coming years.
  • In the United States, due to the ongoing chip and semiconductor shortages, the production of passenger cars in the country has been declining for the past 7 years. Other reasons that have significantly contributed to the decline of automotive manufacturing are a slowdown in innovation, an increase in the cost of raw materials, and supply chain management issues. For instance, in 2021, approximately 1,563,060 units of passenger cars were produced, which shows a decline of 19% from 2020 and a decline of 38% when compared to 2019. Therefore, this is likely to affect the flat glass market in the country.
  • However, as the logistics and e-commerce industries grow, so does the demand for LCVs. Furthermore, rapid urbanization has created new retail and e-commerce platforms, which require efficient logistics, leading to the growth of light commercial vehicles. For instance, even though in 2020, light commercial vehicle production in the United States declined by 16.8%, it reached 73,15,903 units in 2021, which shows a recovery of 10% compared to 2020. Therefore, this has created upside demand for the flat-glass market in the country from the light commercial vehicle segment.
  • Some of the upcoming projects that are in the pipeline for the construction sector to boom in the country are:
  • Due to all of these things, it is expected that the demand for flat glass in the region will rise over the next few years.
North America Flat Glass Market : Automobile Production, in Units, the United States, 2017-2021

North America Flat Glass Industry Overview

The North American flat glass market is consolidated in nature. The major companies include (in no particular order) Saint-Gobain, AGC Inc., Guardian Glass LLC, Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd., and Sisecam Group, among others.

North America Flat Glass Market Leaders

  1. Saint-Gobain

  2. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd

  3. AGC Inc.

  4. Guardian Industries Holdings

  5. Şişecam

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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North America Flat Glass Market News

  • June 2021: AGC Inc. has announced to sell its North American architectural glass business to Cardinal Glass Industries, with a transfer deal of USD 450 million. Moreover, the facilities included in the sale include AGC Inc.'s Greenland, Tennessee, float glass manufacturing plant with two furnaces and one coater; its coating facility in Abingdon, Virginia; and a float plant in Spring Hill, Kansas, with one furnace.
  • June 2021: Canadian Premium Sand was planning to build a high-clarity flat glass plant in Winnipeg, Canada, owing to the increasing demand for low-iron flat glass used for architectural and solar panel glass in North America.

North America Flat Glass Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand for Electronic Displays

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from the Construction Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Fluctuating Raw Material Prices

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Annealed Glass (Including Tinted Glass)

      2. 5.1.2 Coater Glass

      3. 5.1.3 Reflective Glass

      4. 5.1.4 Processed Glass

      5. 5.1.5 Mirrors

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Automotive

      3. 5.2.3 Solar

      4. 5.2.4 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Mexico

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of North America


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis (%)** /Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AGC Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 CPS


      4. 6.4.4 China Glass Holdings Limited

      5. 6.4.5 Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Guardian Industries Holdings

      7. 6.4.7 Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Saint-Gobain

      9. 6.4.9 SCHOTT

      10. 6.4.10 Şişecam

      11. 6.4.11 Vitro

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Advancement in the Automotive Industry

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North America Flat Glass Industry Segmentation

Flat glass is one of the most used materials in the construction and architecture industries due to its properties and the large number of options it offers. It is also used in the production and generation of energy, as is the case with solar panels. used in a multitude of scenarios, such as research, the automotive industry, technology in general, decoration, etc. The North American flat glass market is segmented by product type, end-user industry, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into annealed glass, coated glass, reflective glass, processed glass, and mirrors. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into construction, automotive, solar, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the flat glass market in three countries across the North American region. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Product Type
Annealed Glass (Including Tinted Glass)
Coater Glass
Reflective Glass
Processed Glass
End-user Industry
Other End-user Industries
United States
Rest of North America
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North America Flat Glass Market Research FAQs

The North America Flat Glass Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 3% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Saint-Gobain, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd, AGC Inc., Guardian Industries Holdings and Şişecam are the major companies operating in the North America Flat Glass Market.

The report covers the North America Flat Glass Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the North America Flat Glass Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

North America Flat Glass Industry Report

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North America Flat Glass Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)