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The global flat glass market was valued at US$ 119.7 Billion in 2020.
We expect the global flat glass market to exhibit a CAGR of around 5% during 2021-2026.
A significant growth across the construction and the automotive sectors where flat glass finds extensive applications in manufacturing windows, panels, mirrors, etc., represents one of the factors driving the global flat glass market.
Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in temporary shutdown of numerous construction- and automotive manufacturing-based activities.
Based on the technology, the global flat glass market has been divided into float glass, sheet glass and rolled glass. Currently, float glass holds the majority of the market share.
Based on the product type, the global flat glass market can be segregated into basic float glass, toughened glass, coated glass, laminated glass, extra clear glass, insulated, and others. Among these, toughened glass currently represents the largest segment.
Based on the end use industry, the global flat glass market has been categorized into construction, automotive, solar energy, electronics, and others, where the construction sector exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Based on the raw material, the global flat glass market can be bifurcated into sand, soda ash, recycled glass, dolomite, limestone, and others. Currently, sand holds the majority of the total market share.
Based on the end-use, the global flat glass market has been divided into safety and security, solar control, and others. Among these, solar control represents the largest segment.
Based on the type, the global flat glass market can be categorized into fabricated and non-fabricated. Currently, fabricated glass exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia Pacific currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global flat glass market include Asahi Glass, Saint-Gobain, Guardian Industries, Vitro, DB Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass, Central Glass, Taiwan Glass, Cardinal Glass Industries, Fuyao Glass Industry Group, Sisecam Group, CSG Holding Co. Ltd, Gulf Glass Industries, etc.
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