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World Home Improvement Products Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Home Improvement Products in Billions of US$. The major product segments analyzed are Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools & Hardware, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 164 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as B&Q PLC, Black & Decker Corp, Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, Homebase, Hornbach Holding AG, Lowe's Companies, Masco Corporation, Obi Bau- Und Heimwerkermarkte GmbH & CO., Rona, Sears Holdings Corporation, The Home Depot Inc., and True Home Value, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources


HOME IMPROVEMENT PRODUCTS MCP-1021
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Lumber and Building Materials I-3
Lumber I-3
Building Materials I-3
Building Stones I-3
Granite I-3
Marble I-4
Fabricated Materials I-4
Finishing Materials I-4
Tools and Hardware I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Analysis II-1
Current & Future Analysis II-1
Industry Overview II-1
One Stop Shopping - The New Mantra II-1
Dominance of DIY and Evolving DIFM II-2

2. Product Overview II-3
Lumber and Building Materials II-3
Lumber II-3
American Pine II-3
Hemlock II-3
SPF II-3
Russian Pine II-3
Southeast Asian Lumber II-3
Building Materials II-4
Building Stones II-4
Granite II-4
Marble II-4
Fabricated Materials II-4
Finishing Materials II-4
Architectural Coverings II-5
Carpets II-5
Knotted Carpets II-5
Tufted Carpets II-5
Hooked Carpets II-5
Axminster Carpets II-5
Wilton Carpets II-5
Felt Carpets II-5
Ceramic Tiles II-5
Raw Materials Overview II-6
Ceramic Tiles Classification II-6
Glazed or Unglazed II-6
Porous or Compact-Bodied II-6
Pressed or Extruded II-6
Types of Ceramic Tiles II-6
Clinker Tiles II-6
Terracotta Tiles II-6
Cottoforte Tiles II-7
Porcelain Tiles II-7
Red Stoneware Tiles II-7
Majolica II-7
White Body Single-Fired and Monoporosa Tiles II-7
Whitebody Earthernware Tiles II-7
Curtains II-7
Floor Coverings II-7
Furniture II-8
Paints II-8
Wallpaper II-8
Tools and Hardware II-8

3. Recent Industry Activity II-9
Pro-Build Holdings Takes Over HD Supply Lumber & Building
Materials II-9
Universal Forest Products Announces Plant Closures II-9
Rona Acquires Best-MAR Plumbing and Heating Supplies, Inc. II-9
Hooker Furniture Acquires Opus Designs Furniture, LLC II-9
Rona Takes Over Centre de Renovation Andre Lessard II-10
Saint-Gobain Building Materials to Establish Production Plant
in Ikskile, Latvia II-10
CCCParex Sets Up Chemical Building Materials Factory at Dubai
Investment Park II-10
Rona Acquires Building Supplies Contracting Company, Dick's
Lumber II-10
ThyssenKrupp Epitoelemek Establishes Construction Materials
Plant in Hungary II-11
Algeco SAS Takes Over Williams Scotsman International II-11
Audax Group LP Takes Over Cover-All Holdings, Inc II-11
Henkel Inaugurates Building Materials Factory in Bulgaria II-11
Cencosud Inks Agreement to Take Over Blaisten II-11
B&Q Embraces Store Revamp Programme II-11
Hilding Anders International Takes Over Horatio Myer & Co Ltd. II-12
Builders FirstSource Takes Over Bama Truss & Components II-12
Consolidated Bedding Takes Over The Spring Air Co. II-12
Stock Building Supply Takes Over Hollow Metal Specialists II-12
American Builders & Contractors Supply Takes Over Ashley Aluminum II-12
Park Place Corp Takes Over United Sleep Products II-12
Sun Capital Partners Acquires Majority Interest in IBC Group II-13
Patrick Industries Inc Acquires Adorn LLC II-13
Sun Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Berkline/ BenchCraft II-13
Trivest Partners Acquires Majority Interest in Twin-Star II-13
Masco Takes Over Guy Evans II-13
Masco Takes Over Erickson Construction II-13
Sun European Partners LLP Takes Over HomeForm Group Ltd II-13
Rona Completes Acquisition of Noble Trade II-14
Bedford Capital Takes Over Spring Air Sommex II-14
Pfingsten Partners Takes Over Closet Works II-14
Wolseley PLC Takes Over Improvement Direct II-14
Precoat Metals Acquires Assets of Chicago Finished Metals II-14
ThermoView Finishes Chapter 11 Proceedings II-14
Home Depot Acquires Chinese Retailer II-14
Williams Bros Lumber Acquires Cox Lumber II-15
Williams Bros Lumber Acquires Forest Products II-15
Home Depot Acquires Hughes Supply II-15
BMC West Acquires Home Lumber II-15
RONA Acquires Mountain Building Centres II-15
RONA Acquires Curtis Lumber II-15
Acme Media Acquires Major Internet Domain II-15
UBC Acquires Wolohan's Business II-15
FirstService acquires Handyman Connection II-16
Best Buy Acquires Pacific Sales II-16
E.C. Barton Acquires Grossman's Bargain Outlets II-16
BlueLinx Acquires Austin Hardwoods II-16
Wolseley Acquires Three Businesses II-16
Ferguson Acquires Central Georgia Supply II-16
Black & Decker Acquires Vector II-16
RONA Acquires Stake in Coupal II-16
Contractor Yard Acquires Northlake Lumber II-16
Three Major Chains Contemplate to Merge II-17
Warburg Pincus Acquires Stake in Builders FirstSource II-17
Quality Home Brands and Encompass Lighting Merge Together II-17
Home Depot Acquires Home Decorators II-17
Chase Lumber Acquires Platte Valley II-17
Creative Touch Acquires Rice Planter II-17
Georgia Gulf Acquires Royal Group II-17
Elite Flight Gets New Name II-17
ThermoView Industries Plans to Reunite II-18
Activant Acquires Prophet 21(R) II-18
Kmart Acquires Sears, Mega Deal Gives Birth to Retailing Behemoth II-18
Home Depot Acquires Creative Touch II-18
Home Depot Acquires CTI II-18
Home Depot Acquires Home Mart II-19
Lowe's Opens New Retail Superstores at Various Locations II-19
Rona Unveils New Store in Regina II-19
Home Depot Opens a New Store II-19
Pentair Divests its Tools Group with Black & Decker Corporation II-19
Rona Introduces Prince Albert Home Center II-19
Rona Opens A New Store in Kitchener II-19
ThermoView Industries Inc Buys Assets of Security Door &
Window Corporation II-20
Thermo View Offers Warranty on its Products II-20
Black & Decker Divests European Security to Assa Abloy II-20

4. Focus on Select Global Players II-21
B&Q PLC (UK) II-21
Black & Decker Corp (USA) II-21
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (Canada) II-21
Homebase (UK) II-22
Hornbach Holding AG (Germany) II-22
Lowe's Companies (USA) II-22
Masco Corporation (USA) II-22
Obi Bau- Und Heimwerkermarkte GmbH & CO (Germany) II-23
Rona (Canada) II-23
Sears Holdings Corporation (USA) II-23
The Home Depot Inc. (USA) II-23
True Home Value, Inc. (USA) II-24

5. Global Market Perspective II-25
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Home
Improvement Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 2: World Long Term Projections for Home Improvement
Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 3: World Historic Review for Home Improvement Products
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for the Years
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lumber and Building Materials by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 6: World Long Term Projections for Lumber and Building
Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 7: World Historic Review for Lumber and Building
Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Lumber and Building
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific, (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for the Years
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Fabricated Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 10: World Long Term Projections for Fabricated Materials
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 11: World Historic Review for Fabricated Materials by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Fabricated Materials
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets for the Years 1998, 2008
& 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Finishing Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 14: World Long Term Projections for Finishing Materials
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 15: World Historic Review for Finishing Materials by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Finishing Materials by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets for the Years 1998, 2008
& 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Tools and Hardware by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 18: World Long Term Projections for Tools and Hardware
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 19: World Historic Review for Tools and Hardware by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Tools and Hardware by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific, (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets for the Years 1998, 2008
& 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Home Improvement Products by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed by
Annual Sales for the Years 2001 through 2010 in US$ Billion
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 22: World Long Term Projections for Other Home
Improvement Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 23: World Historic Review for Other Home Improvement
Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Home Improvement
Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for the Years
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A. Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Industry Overview III-1
US Building Materials Market Struggles Due to Shrinking
Residential Construction III-1
Lumber Mills Take the Brunt of Shrinking Construction and
Depreciating Dollar III-1
Demographic Trends in the Home Improvement Industry III-1
Home Remodeling Industry in the US Highly Fragmented III-2
Retail Industry Structure III-2
Competition in the Retail Sector III-2
One Stop Shopping - The New Mantra III-3
Expenditure Pattern in the US III-3
Multicultural Marketing III-3
Direct Mail Elicits Better Response III-3
Cocooning: Boosting Home Improvement Products Market III-3
Home Improvement High in the Initial Years of Purchase III-4
Home Improvement Differs for New and Old Homes III-4
Eco-friendly Flooring Catching Up with the Demand III-4
Dominance of DIY and Evolving DIFM III-4
Power and Hand Tools Demand Increases III-5
Table 25: US Home Improvement Product Sales by Distributor
- A Recent Past Review: Annual Sales for the Years 2000
through 2005 in US$ Billion. Distributors Independently
Analyzed - Variety/General Merchandise, Paint and
Wallpaper, Nurseries/Garden Centers, Flooring Stores,
Hardware Stores, Discount/Department Stores, and Home
Centers/Lumberyards (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments III-5
Focus on Select US Players III-15
B. Market Analytics III-17
Table 26: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 27: US Long Term Projections for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building
Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 28: US Historic Review for Home Improvement Products
by Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 29: US 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 30: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Home
Improvement Products Consumption in DIY Market by Product
Segment - Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 31: US Long Term Projections for Home Improvement
Products Consumption in DIY Market by Product Segment-
Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials,
Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 32: US Historic Review for Home Improvement Products
Consumption in DIY Market by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 33: US 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products Consumption in DIY Market by Product Segment -
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Lumber and Building 
Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 34: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Home
Improvement Products Consumption in Professional Market by
Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 35: US Long Term Projections for Home Improvement
Products Consumption in Professional Market by Product
Segment - Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 36: US Historic Review for Home Improvement Products
Consumption in Professional Market by Product Segment -
Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials,
Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 37: US 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products Consumption in Professional Market by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others for the Years
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

2. Canada III-24
A. Market Analysis III-24
Current & Future Analysis III-24
Industry Overview III-24
Table 38: Canadian Home Improvement Retail Market, 2006:
Market Shares of Leading Outlets - Building Centres, Big
Boxes, Hardware Stores, Canadian Tire, Mass Merchants and
Others (includes corresponding graph/chart) III-24
Canadian Lumber Production Drops III-24
Home Improvement Turns into Hobby III-24
Role of Women Expanding in Home Improvement III-25
Home Improvement Products Market Fragmented III-25
Strategic Corporate Developments III-25
Focus on Select Canadian Players III-27
B. Market Analytics III-28
Table 39: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Home Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber
and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 40: Canadian Long Term Projections for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 41: Canadian Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 42: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

3. Japan III-31
A. Market Analysis III-31
Current & Future Analysis III-31
Industry Overview III-31
Ceramic Tiles III-31
Carpets III-31
Chinese Knotted Carpets III-31
Wall Coverings III-31
B. Market Analytics III-32
Table 43: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Home Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber
and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 44: Japanese Long Term Projections for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 45: Japanese Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 46: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4. Europe III-34
Market Analysis III-34
Current & Future Analysis III-34
Table 47: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Home Improvement Products by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 48: European Long Term Projections for Home
Improvement Products by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 49: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Home Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber
and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 50: European Long Term Projections for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 51: European Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 52: European Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building
Materials, Fabricated Materials,Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 53: European 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for the Years
1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 54: European 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4a. France III-40
A. Market Analysis III-40
Current & Future Analysis III-40
Joinery Market: Changing Preference III-40
B. Market Analytics III-40
Table 55: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Home Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 56: French Long Term Projections for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building
Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 57: French Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 58: French 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4b. Germany III-43
A. Market Analysis III-43
Current & Future Analysis III-43
Focus on Select German Players III-43
B. Market Analytics III-44
Table 59: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Home Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 60: German Long Term Projections for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building
Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 61: German Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 62: German 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4c. Italy III-46
Market Analysis III-46
Current & Future Analysis III-46
Table 63: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Home Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 64: Italian Long Term Projections for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building
Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 65: Italian Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 66: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4d. The United Kingdom III-49
A. Market Analysis III-49
Current & Future Analysis III-49
UK Home Improvement Products Market Overview III-49
Tiles III-49
Power Tools III-49
Carpets III-49
Focus on Select UK Players III-49
Strategic Corporate Developments III-50
B. Market Analytics III-51
Table 67: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 68: UK Long Term Projections for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building
Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 69: UK Historic Review for Home Improvement Products
by Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 70: UK 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4e. Spain III-54
Market Analysis III-54
Current & Future Analysis III-54
Table 71: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Home Improvement Products by Product Segment -Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 72: Spanish Long Term Projections for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 73: Spanish Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building
Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 74: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and
Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

4f. Russia III-57
A. Market Analysis III-57
Current & Future Analysis III-57
Russian Home Improvement Products Market Overview III-57
Building Materials Market: An Overview III-57
Imports of Home Improvement Products III-57
B. Market Analytics III-58
Table 75: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Home Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 76: Russian Long Term Projections for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building
Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 77: Russian Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annul Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 78: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated
Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware,
andOthers for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4g. Rest of Europe III-60
A. Market Analysis III-60
Current & Future Analysis III-60
Lithuania III-60
Floor Covering Market III-60
The Netherlands III-60
Flooring Industry III-60
Poland III-60
Ukraine III-60
Wallpaper III-60
Ceramic Tiles III-61
Strategic Corporate Developments III-61
B. Market Analytics III-62
Table 79: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Home Improvement Products by Product Segment
-Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials,
Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 80: Rest of Europe Long Term Projections for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 81: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 82: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

5. Asia Pacific III-65
A. Market Analysis III-65
Current & Future Analysis III-65
China III-65
Table 83: Chinese Home Improvement Products Market
(2002-2005): Market Shares of Leading Players - B&Q
Shanghai, Homemart, Orient Home, OBI China, IKEA China and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/chart) III-65
Building Materials III-66
Housing Reforms: A Boon to the Industry III-66
Australia III-66
Kazakhstan III-66
Fabricated and Finishing Materials III-66
Strategic Corporate Developments III-66
B. Market Analytics III-67
Table 84: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Home Improvement Products by Product Segment -
Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials,
Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 85: Asia-Pacific Long Term Projections for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 86: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building
Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools
and Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 87: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

6. Middle East III-69
Market Analysis III-69
Current & Future Analysis III-69
Strategic Corporate Development III-69
Table 88: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Home Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber
and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 89: Middle East Long Term Projections for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 90: Middle East Historic Review for Home Improvement
Products by Product Segment - Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 91: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

7. Latin America III-73
A. Market Analysis III-73
Current & Future Analysis III-73
Caribbean III-73
Strategic Corporate Developments III-73
B. Market Analytics III-74
Table 92: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Home Improvement Products by Product Segment
-Lumber and Building Materials, Fabricated Materials,
Finishing Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 93: Latin American Long Term Projections for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 94: Latin American Historic Review for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Lumber and
Building Materials, Fabricated Materials, Finishing
Materials, Tools and Hardware, and Others Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 95: Latin American 15 -Year Perspective for Home
Improvement Products by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for Lumber and Building Materials,
Fabricated Materials, Finishing Materials, Tools and
Hardware, and Others for the Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75


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