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AAMA and WDMA release 2012-13 U.S. industry review and forecast


crystalball_smallMay 7, 2013 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association have jointly released the AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers timely information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2006 through 2012 and forecast data for 2013 through 2015 also are included in the report. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2013.

crystalball_smallMay 7, 2013 – The American Architectural
Manufacturers Association
 and the Window and Door Manufacturers
Association
 have jointly released the AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S.
Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers timely
information on window, door and skylight market trends and product
relationships. Historic data for 2006 through 2012 and forecast data for 2013
through 2015 also are included in the report. Forecasts are based on
projections of construction activity as of March 2013.

In 2012, new residential construction activity closed with a 26.5 per cent
improvement compared to 2011, which is slightly better than what was forecasted
last December. This improvement is attributed to strong gains in both single
family and multi-family segments. The study forecasts similar improvement for
2013, with multi-family and single family starts each expected to experience a
28 per cent growth. Going forward, the overall new housing market is expected to
continue a similar level of growth for at least the next two years.

The demand for prime windows rebounded somewhat in 2012 and increased overall
by six per cent, driven by a very strong demand for new housing. The outlook for
residential window demand continues to be optimistic, with expectations for a
15 per cent increase in 2013. The expected increase is driven largely by
expectations for stronger new construction activity and a 9 per cent increase
for renovation.

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Non-residential construction activity experienced slow growth, though the net
effect was negligible in categories favorable to architectural door volumes
(hospitality, education, healthcare, office). Specifically for 2012, total
volume remained steady at 2.3 million units for nonresidential entry doors and
6.3 million units for architectural interior doors, reflecting a flat market in
comparison with 2011.

Residential skylights closed the year with a growth rate of nearly two per cent
over the 2011 volume, lower than what was forecasted in December 2012.
New construction skylight activity was up 10 per cent in 2012, which is lower
than anticipated, while remodeling and replacement skylight activity was flat
versus 2011 totals.

In addition to the U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, more
detailed information on the residential and commercial fenestration markets is
contained in the AAMA/WDMA 2011/2012 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows,
Doors and Skylights (published in May 2012),
which includes the items listed below.
* AAMA/WDMA U.S. Industry Channel Distribution Report profiles the
residential and non-residential market for windows and doors as it flows
through the identified distribution channels.
* AAMA/WDMA U.S. Industry Market Size Report quantifies residential and
non-residential market volumes, both historic and projected.
* AAMA/WDMA U.S. Industry Regional Statistical Review and Forecasts
detail information for 11 individual regions.

The updated AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and
Forecast, as well as the other reports listed above, is available for
purchase online from both AAMA and WDMA.

Related Links
www.aamanet.org
www.wdma.com