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World Geosynthetics Market




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World Geosynthetics Market


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This study analyzes the world market for geosynthetics, including geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geonets, and others (e.g., geocells, geofoam, geosynthetic clay liners, and preformed geocomposites). Plastic geopipes and natural fiber geotextiles are not included in this study. Markets include construction, transportation infrastructure, landfills, liquid containment, and such others as mining and secondary containment. Historical data for 2002, 2007, and 2012 and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 are provided for demand in million square meters. As used in this study, the term "demand" refers to sales or apparent consumption and denotes production from a nation's indigenous geosynthetic manufacturing facilities plus imports, less exports. Tabular details may not add to totals due to independent rounding. Ratios may be rounded for the sake of clarity. A wide variety of primary and secondary sources were used in the compilation of this report.

These include national and regional statistical agencies, industry experts, trade associations, online databases and other Freedonia studies. The US Census Bureau, European Union, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), United Nations, World Bank and various national government statistical publications were among the public sector data sources utilized. Primary information was gathered through consultations with personnel of participating companies. Secondary data and background information were obtained from various publications, including Civil Engineering, ENR/Engineering News-Record, Erosion Control, Geosynthetics, Roads & Bridges, TextileWorld, Waste Management World, and World Highways, among others.
Macroeconomic and demographic indicators presented in this study were obtained from The Freedonia Group Consensus Forecasts dated June 2013. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) historical data are derived from the national income and products accounts from the Organisation for Economic Co- Operation and Development (OECD) for its member countries, from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for its member countries, and from the International Monetary Fund for its member countries that are not part of the OECD or EBRD. Sources of GDP estimates for other countries are based on information from the World Bank and a variety of sources including the countries' statistical bureaus. GDP forecasts are developed from a consensus of public agencies and private firms. All estimates of gross domestic product and components of GDP are done in terms of constant purchasing power parity in a benchmark year (2011) that is one year before the base year (2012) used in this study. Purchasing power parity GDP estimates for the benchmark year are obtained from the OECD; Eurostat; the World Bank; the International Monetary Fund; the US Central Intelligence Agency; and selected other sources.

These purchasing power parity GDP estimates for the benchmark year are based on gross domestic product data expressed in the individual countries' local currency, which are then converted to US dollars by valuing each country's output at US prices in the benchmark year. This approach values the same physical output at a consistent price for all countries, thereby reducing the distorting influence of different price levels in the different countries. The alternative approach of using exchange rates to convert local currency GDP to US dollars would tend to overvalue the output of countries with high average price levels and undervalue the output of countries with low average price levels, because exchange rate conversions only partially reflect the relative prices for goods and services that are domestically consumed and invested. Furthermore, factors other than relative prices -- such as demand and supply in currency markets, interest rates, and capital flows -- affect exchange rates. Once the GDP values for a country are estimated for the benchmark year, we then calculate inflation-adjusted GDP for all other years for that country based on historical and forecast growth rates of GDP expressed in inflationadjusted units of that country's local currency. This approach ensures that the GDP series for any given country is an accurate index of changes in inflationadjusted GDP for that country.

However, it also implicitly assumes that the price structures across countries do not change from those of the benchmark year. Therefore, caution should be used in comparing the relative GDP of countries in years other than the benchmark year. If the ratio of prices across two countries in a given year differs from the ratio of prices across those countries in the benchmark year, then the change in the relative sizes of those two economies as measured will not accurately reflect changes in output. The benchmark year is chosen to be one year prior to the base year for the study for reasons of data availability. One benefit of that choice is that the ratio of prices across countries in the base year is usually similar to that in the benchmark year. Therefore, the ratio of real GDP between two countries in the base year of 2012 is generally a reasonably accurate representation of the relative sizes of their economies.

World demand to rise nearly 9% annually through 2017

Worldwide demand for geosynthetics is expected to rise nearly nine percent per year to 5.3 billion square meters in 2017. Advances will benefit from improved spending on the construction of structures and roads. Additional growth will be driven by increased market penetration, stimulated by growing concerns regarding environmental protection and greater awareness of the performance advantages of these products in a variety of applications. Concerns about the leaching of hazardous material into soil and groundwater at landfill, mining, and oil and gas sites, as well as interest in limiting erosion and reducing roadway maintenance, will also promote geosynthetics use throughout the world.

Construction to be fastest growing market

The construction market accounted for approximately one-third of workdwide geosynthetics sales in 2012. In addition to being the largest, this market is projected to register the fastest gains through 2017. Growth was aided by continued expansion in building construction activity worldwide and improved spending in developed areas as the global recession of 2009 and subsequent slow recovery limited the market in the 2007-2012 period. Use of geosynthetics will rise as a means of preventing sedimentary runoff from construction sites, as well as reducing the need for other erosion controls in a growing list of countries. The transportation infrastructure market will provide opportunities for a number of geosynthetics, benefiting from the maintenance of the existing extensive roadway networks in developed countries. Rising market penetration and the ongoing extension of paved roads and railways will boost sales in developing countries. Gains in the landfill market will benefit from a growing number of countries adopting modern landfill design and operations that typically incorporate geosynthetic liners and caps.

China to claim about half of all new global demand

Market advances in the large Asia/Pacific region will be propelled by the rapidly developing Chinese market, which will account for roughly three-fourths of the regional sales in 2017 and about half of additional global volume demand through 2017. China's vast stretches of available land, its ongoing development of largescale infrastructure projects, and its need for erosion control will provide opportunities for geosynthetics going forward. Similar to China, India is also expected to post double-digit growth through 2017, although from a much smaller base. However, in many of the least developed countries, growth for geosynthetics will be more limited due to inadequate funding, a lack of regulations that require their use, and the presence of lower-cost alternatives such as natural fiber geotextiles and rock.

Key US market to provide significant opportunities

The US is the world's largest national geosynthetics market, accounting for over a fifth of worldwide demand in 2012. The enormity of the US market reflects the immense size and advanced nature of the country's economy. In addition to having a huge construction sector and an extensive transportation infrastructure, the US has relatively strict environmental control regulations regarding containment issues, all of which will continue to provide significant opportunities for geosynthetics through 2017.




General 4
World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 7
World Gross Fixed Investment Outlook 10
World Demographic Outlook 12
World Construction Activity 14
Nonbuilding Construction 16
Nonresidential Building Construction 18
Residential Building Construction 19
World Paved Roadway Outlook 21
World Agricultural Outlook 23
Pricing 26
Environmental & Regulatory Issues 26


General 32
Demand by Region 33
Demand by Type 37
Geotextiles 40
Geomembranes 46
Geogrids 49
Geonets 52
Other Geosynthetics 56
Markets 64
Construction 68
Transportation Infrastructure 72
Landfills 77
Liquid Containment 83
Other Markets 88
Production & Trade 93


General 95
Demand by Type & Market 97
United States 100
Canada 110
Mexico 119


General 128
Demand by Type & Market 131
France 135
Germany 143
Italy 149
Netherlands 156
Spain 163
United Kingdom 169
Other Western Europe 176


General 187
Demand by Type & Market 190
Australia 193
China 200
India 210
Japan 220
South Korea 227
Taiwan 234
Other Asia/Pacific 240


Central & South America 249
Demand by Type & Market 252
Brazil 254
Other Central & South America 261
Eastern Europe 270
Demand by Type & Market 274
Poland 276
Russia 282
Other Eastern Europe 290
Africa/Mideast 297
Demand by Type & Market 301
Turkey 303
Other Africa/Mideast 310


General 323
Industry Composition 324
Market Share 327
Competitive Strategies 332
Research & Development 335
Distribution 337
Mergers & Acquisitions 338
Cooperative Agreements 341
Company Profiles 345
ADS Incorporated 346
AMCOL International Corporation 349
Asahi Kasei Corporation 353
Ashimori Industry Company Limited 355
Beaulieu International Group NV 357
Bonar Technical Fabrics, see Low & Bonar
Carlisle Companies Incorporated 358
Colbond, see Low & Bonar
Colloid Environmental Technologies, see AMCOL
CONTECH Engineered Solutions LLC 360
Cooley Group Holdings Incorporated 363
CSI Geosynthetics, see Leggett & Platt
Don & Low, see Thrace Plastics
Dow Chemical Company 365
Fibertex Nonwovens A/S 368
Fiberweb plc 370
Freudenberg & Company KG 373
Garware-Wall Ropes Limited 375
GSE Holding Incorporated 377
Hanes Geo Components, see Leggett & Platt
HUESKER Synthetic GmbH 382
Huikwang Corporation 385
HUITEX Geosynthetics, see Huikwang
Intermas Nets SA 386
JUTA as 388
Kusumgar Corporates 390
Leggett & Platt Incorporated 391
Low & Bonar plc 394
Lumite, see Thrace Plastics
Maeda Kosen Company Limited 398
Mattex Carpet Backing Systems 399
NAUE GmbH & Company KG 401
North American Green, see Tensar
Okasan Livic Company Limited 403
Officine Maccaferri, see S.E.C.I.
Orton JSC, see SIBUR Holding CJSC
Paltem, see Ashimori Industry
Poly-America LP 405
Poly-Flex, see Poly-America
Propex Operating Company LLC 406
Raven Industries Incorporated 409
Royal Ten Cate NV 411
Saint-Gobain 415
Samyang Corporation 418
S.E.C.I. SpA 419
Shandong Hongxiang Chemical Fiber Group Company 424
Shandong Taifeng Geosynthetics Company Limited 426
SIBUR Holding CJSC 427
SynTec, see GSE Holding
Taian Modern Plastic Company Limited 429
Taiyo Kogyo Corporation 430
TENAX International BV 432
TenCate Geosynthetics Americas, see Royal Ten Cate
Tensar Corporation 434
Texel, see ADS
Texiplast as, see Low & Bonar
Thrace Plastics Company SA 438
TMP Geosynthetics, see Taian Modern Plastic
Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study 442


Summary Table 3

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 10
2 World Gross Fixed Investment by Region 12
3 World Population by Region 14
4 World Construction Expenditures by Region 16
5 World Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures by Region 17
6 World Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures
by Region 19
7 World Residential Building Construction Expenditures
by Region 20
8 World Paved Roads by Region 23
9 World Agricultural Value Added by Region 25

1 World Geosynthetics Demand by Region 36
2 World Geosynthetics Demand by Type 39
3 World Geotextile Demand by Region 41
4 World Geomembrane Demand by Region 48
5 World Geogrid Demand by Region 51
6 World Geonet Demand by Region 55
7 World Other Geosynthetics Demand by Region 57
8 World Geosynthetics Demand by Market 67
9 World Construction Market for Geosynthetics by Region 71
10 World Transportation Infrastructure Market for Geosynthetics
by Region 76
11 World Landfill Market for Geosynthetics by Region 82
12 World Liquid Containment Market for Geosynthetics
by Region 87
13 World Other Markets for Geosynthetics by Region 92

1 North America: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 97
2 North America: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 99
3 United States: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 103
4 United States: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 105
5 United States: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 108
6 Canada: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 113
7 Canada: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 114
8 Canada: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 117
9 Mexico: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 122
10 Mexico: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 123
11 Mexico: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 126

1 Western Europe: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 131
2 Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 134
3 France: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 138
4 France: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 139
5 France: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 141
6 Germany: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 145
7 Germany: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 146
8 Germany: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 148
9 Italy: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 152
10 Italy: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 153
11 Italy: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 155
12 Netherlands: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 159
13 Netherlands: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 160
14 Netherlands: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 162
15 Spain: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 165
16 Spain: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 166
17 Spain: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 168
18 United Kingdom: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 171
19 United Kingdom: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 173
20 United Kingdom: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 175
21 Other Western Europe: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 179
22 Other Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 180
23 Other Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 182
24 Other Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Country 185

1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 190
2 Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 192
3 Australia: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 196
4 Australia: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 197
5 Australia: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 199
6 China: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 203
7 China: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 205
8 China: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 208
9 India: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 213
10 India: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 215
11 India: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 218
12 Japan: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 222
13 Japan: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 224
14 Japan: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 226
15 South Korea: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 229
16 South Korea: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 231
17 South Korea: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 233
18 Taiwan: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 236
19 Taiwan: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 237
20 Taiwan: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 239
21 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 242
22 Other Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 244
23 Other Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 247

1 Central & South America: Market Environment
for Geosynthetics 252
2 Central & South America: Geosynthetics Demand
by Type & Market 254
3 Brazil: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 257
4 Brazil: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 258
5 Brazil: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 260
6 Other Central & South America: Market Environment
for Geosynthetics 264
7 Other Central & South America: Geosynthetics Demand
by Type 266
8 Other Central & South America: Geosynthetics Demand
by Market 268
9 Other Central & South America: Geosynthetics Demand
by Country 270
10 Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 274
11 Eastern Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 276
12 Poland: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 279
13 Poland: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 280
14 Poland: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 282
15 Russia: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 285
16 Russia: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 286
17 Russia: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 289
18 Other Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 293
19 Other Eastern Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 294
20 Other Eastern Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 296
21 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 301
22 Africa/Mideast: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 303
23 Turkey: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 306
24 Turkey: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 307
25 Turkey: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 309
26 Other Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 313
27 Other Africa/Mideast: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 314
28 Other Africa/Mideast: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 317
29 Other Africa/Mideast Geosynthetics Demand by Country 318
1 World Geosynthetics Sales by Company, 2012 326
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 340
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 343


1 World Geosynthetics Demand by Region, 2002-2022 37
2 World Geosynthetics Demand by Type, 2012 40
3 World Synthetic & Natural Geotextile Demand, 2002-2022 42
4 World Synthetic Geotextiles Demand by Region, 2012 45
5 World Geomembrane Demand by Region, 2012 49
6 World Geogrid Demand by Region, 2012 52
7 World Geonet Demand by Region, 2012 56
8 World Other Geosynthetics Demand by Region, 2012 58
9 World Geosynthetics Demand by Market, 2002-2012 68
10 World Construction Market for Geosynthetics by Region, 2012 72
11 World Transportation Infrastructure Market for Geosynthetics
by Region, 2012 77
12 World Landfill Market for Geosynthetics by Region, 2012 83
13 World Liquid Containment Market for Geosynthetics
by Region, 2012 88
14 World Other Markets for Geosynthetics by Region, 2012 93

1 North America: Geosynthetics Demand by Country, 2012 100

1 Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Country, 2012 135

1 Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Country, 2012 193

1 World Geosynthetics Market Share, 2012 328

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