WDMA Releases 2017 U.S. Industry Market Study

July 13th, 2017 by Editor

Residential window shipments continue to see positive growth with an increase of 5.7 percent in 2016, according to the Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA) 2017 U.S. Industry Market Study, released today. Total window shipments across the U.S. reached more than 43.2 million units last year.

Looking forward, national growth is expected to increase another 5.6 percent in 2017 before trailing off in 2019 to 4.6 percent growth.

In 2016, shipments of side-hinged entry doors increased by 6.1 percent to 9.7 million units on the national level, a positive change from the decrease in units shipped between 2014 and 2015. Annual growth is expected to climb to 5.9 percent in 2017 before declining to a modest 5.2-percent growth rate in 2019.

Architectural interior flush doors recovered from a decline the previous year by growing 4.5 percent in 2016 with nearly 2.9 million units shipped, while stile and rail doors continued their upward trend with a 6.6-percent increase with nearly 440,000 units shipped. Annual growth of flush doors is forecast to be 4 percent in 2017 before declining to 1 percent in 2019. Stile and rail doors are also forecast to grow 4 percent in 2017 and decline to 1 percent by 2019.

The WDMA 2017 Industry Market Study is based on extensive industry input for product shipments in 2016 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by The Farnsworth Group.

The report contains key data and forecasts for commercial shop-built windows, as well as sliding and hinged patio doors.   The complete study is available to purchase online in the WDMA bookstore.  Individual market segments (windows/patio doors, entry doors and architectural doors) are also available separately.

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