The report begins with the introduction section which offers a brief insight of the glass industry that has been categorized into float, container and other. The float glass finds primary usage in real estate and automobile sectors while container glass is directed to the beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. The other glass segment mainly includes glass used in optical and lens industry and in manufacture of cutlery, electrical insulation and various other sectors.
The market overview section focuses on the total glass market of India and percentage segmentation in container, flat and other glass. Then the market size of the container glass along with the forecasted growth is given. The per capita consumption and growth in production over the years is also depicted. Installation base and demand for container glass is explained. Major types of container glass are identified. The concept of green potential is then focused upon.
The report then focuses on the flat glass market size in value terms along with the forecasted growth. The section also discusses the flat glass production with forecasted growth. The section further provides the sectoral snapshot providing percentage breakup of production of the major types of flat glass with average production cost breakup. The report is then followed by flat glass sectoral snapshot with respect to demand that the sector majorly faces from construction and automotive sectors. It also elaborates the forecasted per capita consumption of flat glass along with a country wise comparative study of per capita consumption of flat glass. Major types of flat glass along with its uses are also listed. The report identifies the major types of flat glass which will be in high demand in future. It further elaborates the factors that are affecting the architectural flat glass market.
Thereafter the report provides an elaborate section on the export-import overview of the overall glass market along with a detailed segmental breakup of the major types of container and flat glass. Also, the distribution channel for container and flat glass has been added.
In the next section drivers and challenges has been highlighted. The factors that are propelling the glass sector include the growth in real estate sector, increasing use of glass in automotive sector, its use in packaging industry, growing preference for processed value added glass, increase in solar energy sector where glass is used in huge quantities, the qualitative aspect of glass that makes glass a more hygienic and eco-friendly packaging material and the relative cost advantage that India has in production of glass. The challenges that the sector is facing include competition from Chinese imports, rise in price of soda ash, various other alternative packaging materials that are creeping in and the reusable nature of glass which in turn is affecting the demand for newly manufactured glass.
The report also covers the trends prevailing currently in the glass industry, which includes demand for value-added products, decorative glasses with digital print technology, and investment and capacity expansion by the various glass manufacturing companies in India. Major technology trends have been described.
The competition section highlights the major players in the industry. It includes elaborate profile of the major players in the market along with their financial analysis. Porters Five Forces Analysis has been incorporated for a brief but effective understanding of the market scenario. The strategic recommendations section focuses on some effective strategic decisions which can be taken up by companies to increase their market share.
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