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U.S. decorative laminate sales to exceed 12 billion square feet in 2013.

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, OH -- Sales of decorative laminates in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  are forecast to reverse their downward trend and increase 2.1% per year to more than 12 billion square feet in 2013, valued at $7.4 billion, according to according to
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 Decorative Laminates, a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc. (freedoniagroup. corn), an industry research firm. Gains will be sparked by increased demand from the flooring industry, where shipments of laminate flooring This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article.  are projected to advance over 11% per year to 750 million square feet in 2013.

The study also says that cabinets are expected to remain the leading market for decorative laminates in 2013, with demand for laminates reaching about three billion square feet. Advances will be derived de·rive  
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 from the rebounding housing market, as increasing housing completions will spur demand for cabinets in new housing. However, gains will be restrained by increasing competition from cabinets made from other materials, especially solid wood.

                                                      Annual Growth

                                                      2003-   2008-
Item                           2003    2008    2013   2008    2013

Decorative Laminates Demand   12090   10920   12100   -2.0     2.1
Low-Pressure laminates         9630    8720    9550   -2.0     1.8
High-Pressure Laminates        2270    2025    2355   -2.3     3.1
Edgebanding                     190     175     195   -1.6     2.2

Experts predict decorative laminate demand to increase 2.1% annually.

Source: The Freedonia Group Inc.
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Date:Jul 1, 2009
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