Market reports on construction and building materials and equipment published by the U.S. foreign and commercial service

Market reports on construction and building materials and equipment published by the U.S. foreign and commercial service

The following market research reports on construction and engineering services and building products and related equipment have been published over the last several years by the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service (US&FCS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Almost all of them have been prepared by personnel of the US&FCS at the various foreign service posts.

Most of these reports are structured to cover these topics:

* Overview. A summary of the major findings of the report.

* Statistical data. These data cover local production, imports (including those from the United States), exports, and total market. In addition, there are data on estimated average annual growth projected out over a two-year period (typically) and the market share data (U.S. compared to other major export competitors) for the previous year.

* Market assessment. This section deals with how the foreign country’s market has fared in recent years and what is likely to happen in the near term. Ofttimes the impact of demographic data is considered.

* Best sales prospects. A listing of those products that offer the best opportunities for American firms.

* Competitive situation. How American firms are faring with reference to both local producers and to foreign competitors.

* Market access. A description of possible barriers to the market faced by U.S. companies, along with what procedures are necessary (such as acquisition of agents) to operate in a particular market.

* Trade promotion opportunities. Listings of upcoming trade fairs, business and government personnel to contact, trade associations, and trade journals.

Algeria

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Algeria (October 1989)

The Building Products Market in Algeria (April 1990)

The Building Products Market in Algeria (May 1993)

Argentina

The Building Materials and Hardware Market in Argentina (April 1993)

The Prefabricated Housing Market in Argentina (February 1993)

Australia

Outlook for the Australian Home Building Industry (November 1994)

Overall Recovery Trend for the Nonresidential Sector of the Australian Building Industry (November 1994)

Status of Victorian Building Industry (February 1993)

The Do-It-Yourself Hardware Products Market in Australia (March 1994)

Austria

The Austrian Building and Construction Industry (May 1993)

Bangladesh

Construction Industry Profile (September 1993)

Belgium

Do-It-Yourself Market Overview (November 1993)

Botswana

Housing Construction Market Profile (October 1992)

Brazil

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment, Parts and Components Market in Brazil (July 1993)

Architectural, Engineering Services Market (March 1992)

Brazilian Market Presents Good Opportunities for Cement Exports (November 1992)

Canada

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Canada (February 1990)

British Columbia Home Construction Boom (May 1992)

British Columbia Housing Construction is Booming (April 1994)

The Building Materials and Hardware Market in Canada (May 1989)

Building Products Buying Groups Contacts (August 1994)

Canadian Market for Interior Doors (June 1994)

The Commercial/Residential Heating Equipment Market in Canada (March 1994)

Construction in Canada (March 1994)

The Construction Industry’s Position in the Canadian Economy (November 1994)

Do-It-Yourself Market in British Columbia (May 1993)

Do-It-Yourself Market News–Canada (March 1994)

The Do-It-Yourself Products/Lighting Fixtures Market in Canada (November 1991)

Hardware Market Trends (October 1992)

Harmonized Heating/Air Conditioning Standards (February 1991)

The Heating Equipment Market in Canada (December 1991)

Home Repair Market Overview (December 1993)

The Locks and Latches Market in Canada (April 1993)

The Modular and Prefabricated Housing Market in Canada (September 1993)

Opportunities for Direct Sales to Hardware Buying Groups in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces (February 1992)

The Plumbing Products Market in Canada (March 1991)

The Plumbing Products Market in Canada (March 1994)

Residential Awnings Market Poised for Growth (June 1994)

Strong Quebec Market for Do-It-Yourself, Home Decorating-Renovation Products (May 1992)

U.S. Plumbing Products Manufacturers Could Benefit as Canadian Municipalities Consider Water Conservation Alternatives (March 1994)

The Vinyl Siding and Window Frame Market in Canada (March 1992)

The Water Conservation Plumbing Equipment Market in Canada (July 1993)

China

The Building Materials Market in China (October 1993)

The Construction Industry in China: Address by the Chinese Minister of Construction (December 1994)

Local Real Estate Developers and Construction Firms Optimistic about U.S. Products Entering China Market (December 1994)

Main Factors Influencing Imports of Construction Materials in Guangdong Province (November 1994)

The Product Grades of China’s Construction Materials Industry (December 1994)

Colombia

The Modular Construction Units Market in Colombia (September 1991)

Pre-Fabricated Housing in Colombia (October 1992)

Cote D’Ivoire

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Cote d’Ivoire (January 1992)

The Housing, Building, and Construction Equipment Market in Cote d’Ivoire (September 1989)

Czech Republic

Building Materials–The Next Trade Frontier (March 1993)

The Construction Materials Market in The Czech Republic (September 1993)

Contacts in the Czech Building Materials/Office Furnishings/Finishings Market (April 1993)

Czechoslovakia

The Housing Market in Czechoslovakia (July 1992)

Denmark

Denmark’s Infrastructure (July 1992)

Ecuador

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Ecuador (September 1991)

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Ecuador (August 1993)

Egypt

The Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Egypt (December 1992)

The Construction Management Services Market in Egypt (December 1993)

The Construction Sector in Alexandria (January 1995)

A Snapshot of Egypt’s Cement Industry (April 1994)

France

The Do-It-Yourself Products Market in France (April 1994)

The French Market for Heat Pumps and Dehumidifiers (November 1994)

Market Trends and Industry Standards for Sanitary Faucets in France (December 1994)

The Residential Security Systems Market in France (September 1991)

The Residential and Commercial Window Market in France (August 1994)

The Room Air Conditioner Market in France (March 1992)

Trends in the Door, Window, Solar Protection, and Veranda Markets in France (January 1995)

Germany

The Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Germany (June 1993)

The Architectural, Construction and Engineering Services Market in Germany (June 1991)

Berlin Housing Profile (November 1993)

Boom for Prefabricated Houses in Eastern Germany (February 1992)

The Building Materials Market in Germany (October 1991)

Commercial Opportunities for American Do-It-Yourself Exporters in Germany (April 1994)

The Construction Industry Market in Germany (October 1994)

The Do-It-Yourself Industry: Good Potential for U.S. Exporters (June 1994)

East Germany Economic Prospects (includes discussion of opportunities for U.S. businesses to participate in developing the region’s broken-down infrastructure and establish plants to manufacture building materials for the Common Market) (February 1992)

Getting a Foot in the German Housing Market (June 1993)

The Home Improvement Services and Products Market in Germany (May 1993)

Hotel Construction Overview (June 1993)

Housing Construction Industry Overview (November 1993)

Housing Construction Market Profile (Berlin only) (June 1993)

Housing Construction Market Profile (August 1993)

Housing Industry Profile (June 1993)

Housing Problems (May 1992)

The Housing Situation in Germany’s New Federal States (July 1992)

Pre-Fab Housing Market Profile (July 1993)

Prefabricated Wood Housing in Germany (June 1992)

Standards/Norms for Building Materials in Germany (July 1994)

Wood Products Distribution in Germany (June 1994)

Greece

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Greece (December 1989)

The Cement Industry: Status and Development in Greece (March 1992)

The Gas Heating Equipment and Accessories Market in Greece (February 1994)

The Industrial-Commercial Air-Conditioning Market in Greece (January 1991)

Guatemala

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment (May 1993)

The Building Hardware Fixtures Market in Guatemala (March 1992)

The Float Glass and Glass Blocks Market in Guatemala (July 1992)

Honduras

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Honduras (August 1992)

The Building Hardware and Fixtures Market in Honduras (February 1993)

The Construction Materials Market in Honduras (August 1990)

Hong Kong

The Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Hong Kong (May 1992)

Construction Steel and Steel Specialties (December 1992)

Plumbing Fixtures (December 1992)

Hungary

Overview of the Hungarian Construction Industry (September 1992)

India

The Modular Housing Technologies Market in India (June 1991)

Opportunities in India’s Real Estate Development/Urban Housing Sector (April 1994)

Indonesia

The Indonesian Market for Air Conditioning Equipment and Parts: Residential, Industrial and Commercial Buildings (January 1993)

The Market for Heating Equipment and Parts: Commercial, Residential and Industrial in Indonisia (December 1993)

The Market for Iron and Steel Flat-Rolled, Tube, Pipe, Bar and Rod Products in Indonesia (May 1993)

Ireland

The Building Materials, Supplies and Fixtures Market in Ireland (September 1990)

The Commercial Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Ireland (July 1991)

The Electrical Building Products Market in Ireland (September 1991)

The Floor and Wall Coverings Market in Ireland (August 1991)

The Timber Framed Houses Market in Ireland (September 1993)

Israel

The Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Israel (January 1993)

The Housing and Construction Market in Israel (August 1993)

The Manufactured Housing Market in Israel (1990)

Italy

The Air Conditioning Equipment for Industrial Use Market in Italy (March 1991)

The Insulation Materials Market in Italy (August 1991)

The Insulation Products Market in Italy (April 1994)

Renovation Outpacing New Construction in Italy (February 1995)

Japan

The Air Conditioning Market in Japan (March 1994)

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Japan (April 1991)

The Aluminum Building Materials Market in Japan (March 1994)

The Airport Construction Market in Japan (September 1992)

Application for Ministry of Construction Evaluation of Building Materials and Equipment Used in Government Buildings (November 1994)

The Architectural Design Market in Japan (June 1994)

Best Markets List for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Equipment (February 1993)

The Building Materials (Lumber Products) Market in Japan (July 1989)

Building Materials Import Profile (April 1993)

Building Materials Regulations in Japan (April 1994)

The Building Supplies for Commercial (Non-Housing) Use Market in Japan (March 1991)

Building Supplies Purchasers (June 1992)

Condominium Construction Market (February 1994)

The Construction Consulting Market in Japan (June 1993)

Construction Industry Contacts (February 1995)

Construction Industry Profile (August 1993)

The Construction Market in Japan (September 1991)

Construction Market Closed: Signals from Hokkaido Development Bureau and Hokkaido Prefecture (November 1994)

The Construction Market Opportunities from MPA and Action Plan Projects in Japan (June 1994)

Construction Tendering Procedure (January 1993)

Do-It-Yourself Market Statistics (December 1992)

Expanding Business Opportunities for U.S. Construction Material Suppliers (December 1994)

Government Construction Evaluation Procedures (March 1994)

Hokkaido-Based Importer Markets U.S. Mobile Homes, Campers (August 1994)

The Hokkaido Housing Industry (October 1993)

Hokkaido Home Construction Booms (February 1994)

Hokkaido Housing Market Remains Strong (February 1995)

Hokkaido Housing Starts Up, Interest in Imported Housing Keen (August 1994)

The Hokkaido Public Construction Market (November 1993)

Hokkaido’s 2×4 Housing Starts Continue Record Pace (December 1994)

Home Improvement Market Overview (February 1994)

Hotel Developments in the Kansai Area (March 1992)

Housing Construction Cost Trends in Japan (September 1994)

Housing Starts Up in Japan: Good News for U.S. Exporters of Building Materials (July 1992)

Imported Housing Market Profile (October 1994)

Japan’s Air Conditioning Equipment Market Statistics (December 1994)

Japan’s Annual Construction Market Rapidly Approaching the Trillion Dollar Mark (March 1994)

Japan Basic Industry Update (March 1993)

Japan’s Do-It-Yourself Industry (November 1992)

Japanese Construction Industry Projections Through 2010: Expansion Continues (August 1993)

Japanese Government’s Promotion Plan of Imported Prefabricated Houses (October 1993)

Japanese Prefabricated Housing Market and Opportunity for U.S. Exporters (March 1994)

Kansai Office Market Profile (March 1993)

Major Construction Projects Upcoming (September 1991)

Market in Okinawa for American-Made Houses (March 1994)

New Ministry of Construction Bidding Procedures in Japan (November 1993)

Osaka Condominium Construction Market (March 1993)

Prefabricated House Market in the Kansai Region (June 1992)

The Private Construction Market in Japan (July 1992)

The Public Construction Market in Japan (August 1992)

Results of Government of Japan Survey on U.S. Building Materials in Japan (June 1992)

Survey on Use of Foreign 2×4 Building Materials in the Japanese Market–Attracting More Interest from Japanese Home Builders (September 1992)

The Two-by-Four and Prefabricated Houses Market (March 1994)

Why Imported Homes Are Expensive (July 1994)

The Wooden Windows Markets in Japan (October 1994)

Kenya

The Road Construction Market in Kenya (June 1993)

Korea

The Bathroom Fixtures Market in Korea (March 1994)

Contact List for Construction Projects in Korea (June 1991)

Infrastructure Repair Plan (January 1995)

Korean Government Developing Building Standardization System (July 1994)

Korean Government’s Infrastructure Plan for Repair and Reconstruction of About 9 Percent of Major Structures (January 1995)

Kuwait

The Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Kuwait (May 1994)

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Kuwait (February 1992)

The Construction Services Market in Kuwait (May 1992)

Market Survey–Air Conditioning Equipment and Services (May 1991)

Latvia

Building Products Contacts in Lativa (June 1994)

Liberia

Cement Production for 1991-92 (April 1993)

Mexico

The Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Mexico (March 1991)

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Equipment Market in Mexico (September 1993)

The Architectural, Construction and Engineering Services Market in Mexico (May 1993)

The Building Materials, Hardware, and Fixtures Market in Mexico (March 1993)

The Ceramics and Glass Equipment Market in Mexico (June 1989)

The Construction Equipment and Building Products Market in Mexico (October 1993)

The Housing, Construction and Services Market in Mexico (May 1991)

Morocco

Cement Manufacturing Capacity in Morocco to Increase (March 1993)

The Netherlands

Construction Industry News (December 1993)

The Do-It-Yourself Products Market in The Netherlands (June 1989)

The Do-It-Yourself Products Market in The Netherlands (September 1991)

The Do-It-Yourself Products Market in The Netherlands (June 1992)

New Zealand

The Building Products Market in New Zealand (May 1994)

Steel Framing Now a Viable Alternative (November 1994)

Nigeria

The Commercial Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Nigeria (April 1992)

Construction Projects in Nigeria: What the U.S. Contractor Needs to Know (August 1991)

Trade and Investment Opportunities in the Construction Industry (September 1992)

Norway

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment (Heat Pumps) Market in Norway (May 1991)

The Architectural, Engineering and Construction Systems Market in Norway (November 1992)

The Security Locks and Fittings Market in Norway (January 1993)

Panama

The Building Materials, Supplies and Fixtures Market in Panama (April 1991)

The Commercial/Residential Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Panama (December 1992)

The Philippines

Construction Materials and Supplies Market in the Philippines (December 1989)

The Engineering and Construction Services Market in the Philippines (July 1993)

The Refrigeration and Airconditioning Market in the Philippines (March 1989)

Poland

The Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Poland (April 1993)

The Building Materials Market in Poland (April 1994)

Further Decline in Housing Construction Industry (December 1994)

The Growth of the Cement Industry in Poland (May 1994)

The Housing Industry Market in Poland (April 1992)

The Architectural Services Market in Poland (December 1992)

Trends in the Polish Housing Industry (December 1993)

Portugal

The Commercial Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Portugal (July 1992)

Market Insight Report–Construction Equipment and Building Materials; Opportunities in Residential and Commercial Construction in Portugal (October 1991)

Russia

The Finishing Building Products Market in Russia (July 1994)

Growing Foreign Investment in Russian Building Materials Industry (September 1994)

Growing Opportunities in the Russian Market for Building Materials (August 1994)

Industrial Construction Profile (January 1995)

The Russian Building Materials Industry (March 1994)

St. Petersburg Real Estate Profile (September 1993)

Saudi Arabia

The Air Conditioning Spare Parts and Components Market in Saudi Arabia (July 1992)

The Building Materials and Hardware Market in Saudi Arabia (March 1991)

Cement Market Profile (July 1993)

Construction Business Practices in Saudi Arabia (November 1993)

Construction Contacts (May 1993)

Construction Industry Contacts (April 1994)

The Flooring Systems Market in Saudi Arabia (June 1993)

The Heating/Ventilating/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Market in Saudi Arabia (November 1989)

The Mini & Split Room Air Conditioning Unit Market in Saudi Arabia (May 1992)

The Offset Engineering Services Market in Saudi Arabia (May 1992)

The Plumbing Products Market in Saudi Arabia (November 1990)

The Plumbing Products Market in Saudi Arabia (April 1993)

U.S. Sales of Steel Pipe (June 1993)

Singapore

The Building Automation Systems and Equipment Market in Singapore (June 1994)

The Building Automation Systems Market in Singapore (July 1992)

The Building Retrofitting Market in Singapore (November 1993)

Construction Retrofitting Market Profile (April 1993)

Good Prospects for Singapore Construction Market in 1994 (July 1994)

Housing Market Overview (September 1993)

Office Building Renovation Profile (February 1993)

Singapore Aims for Prefabrication Level of 15-20 Percent in Construction Work (December 1994)

Singapore Construction Continues Double Digit Growth (February 1993)

Singapore’s Metal Fabrication Industry (January 1993)

Slovaka

Housing Construction in Slovakia (October 1994)

South Africa

The Black Housing Market in South Africa (October 1988)

Spain

The Aluminum Window Systems Market in Spain (February 1994)

The Building Materials and Supplies Market in Spain (August 1989)

Do-It-Yourself Market in Spain (August 1992)

An Overview of the Spanish Market for Room Air Conditioners (August 1994)

Prefabricated Homes (October 1992)

Spanish Cement Industry Faces Less Demand and More Competition (November 1992)

Sweden

The Construction, Engineering and Architectural Services Market in Sweden (April 1993)

The Heat Pump Market in Sweden (May 1992)

Switzerland

Heating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Markets (July 1992)

Taiwan

The Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Taiwan (July 1992)

The Architectural, Construction, and Engineering Services Market in Taiwan (June 1990)

The Architectural, Construction, and Engineering Services Market in Taiwan (August 1993)

The Building Supplies Market in Taiwan (April 1991)

Engineering Services Overview (July 1994)

Insulation Building Materials (June 1994)

Kaohsiung’s Office Space Market: Status Report (December 1991)

The Market for Building Materials in Southern Taiwan (June 1993)

The Market for Lumber and Wood Products in Taiwan (August 1993)

Thailand

Architecture, Construction, Engineering Services for Building Construction in Thailand (September 1992)

Architecture, Construction, Engineering Services for the Commercial Building Market in Thailand (December 1991)

Architecture, Construction, Engineering Services for the Golf Courses Market in Thailand (February 1992)

Architecture, Construction, Engineering Services for the Hotel Market in Thailand (January 1992)

Quantity of Minerals Produced in Thailand, 1991 (includes data on glass sand, granite and cement) (May 1992)

Turkey

Cement Industry Overview (April 1994)

The Civil Engineering and Consulting Services Market in Turkey (March 1994)

The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Equipment Market in Turkey (August 1991)

The Prefabricated Construction Market in Turkey (November 1992)

The .Thermal Insulation Materials Market in Turkey (March 1992)

United Arab Emirates

The Air Conditioning Equipment Market in the United Arab Emirates (June 1992)

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Market in the United Arab Emirates (June 1990)

The Architectural/Construction/Engineering Services Market in the United Arab Emirates (August 1991)

The Building Hardware Market in the United Arab Emirates (June 1994)

The Building Materials, Supplies and Fixtures Market in the United Arab Emirates (March 1990)

The Lumber and Wood Products Market in the United Arab Emirates (May 1993)

The Prefab Buildings Market in the United Arab Emirates (May 1993)

United Kingdom

The Architectural, Engineering and Construction Services Market in the United Kingdom (January 1989)

Bathroom Products and Sanitaryware (June 1993)

The Do-It-Yourself Products Market in the United Kingdom (December 1992)

Good Prospects for U.S. Suppliers of Building Materials to the British Market (April 1994)

The Insulation Products Market in the United Kingdom (December 1991)

The Plumbing Fixtures Market in the United Kingdom (April 1991)

The Residential and Commercial Windows and Doors & Related Machinery Market in the United Kingdom (March 1992)

U.K. Construction Outlook Unexpectedly Good (May 1994)

Venezuela

The Glass and Glass Products Market in Venezuela (August 1994)

The Household Major Appliances Market in Venezuela (contains information on the room air conditioners market) (September 1993)

Venezuelan Cement Industry Restructuring (March 1994)

The Venezuelan Construction Industry (May 1992)

Vietnam

Building and Construction Materials Market (August 1994)

Vietnam Cement Industry Opportunities (February 1995)

Regions

The Consulting and Engineering Services Market in Africa (September 1993)

Construction Markets Boom in Eastern Europe (October 1993)

European Opportunities for Manufacturers of Hardware Products (November 1994)

World

The Best Markets for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Equipment (February 1993)

The Best Markets for Building Products (June 1994)

The Best Markets List for Architectural/Construction/Engineering Services (February 1993)

The Best Markets List for Building Products (February 1993)

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