Demand for high value fencing materials such as ornamental metals, plastics and composites are increasing. Fencing products made of metals dominate the global fencing market. The main reason consumers across the world prefer metal fencing (wrought iron, aluminum, or chain link fences) is because they have less maintenance cost compared to other types such as wood fence. North America and Europe are seeing an increasing demand for metal fences compared to wood fences. Thus, demand for high value fences including metal fences are increasing across the world.
The global fencing market has witnessed considerable growth in the last few years, thanks to the disposable income of the people. Expansion of the middle class together with economic growth in several countries is likely to augur well for the market in the years to come. In addition to that, rebound in house completions, expansion of house constructions, and growing concern for safety and security are estimated to play an important role in the rapid growth of the global fencing market in the near future.
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Makers of fences have been trying to woo customers with innovative designs and more features ensuring security. Moreover, recently more customers have shown interest in innovative décor and improvement of home, which is likely to work in favor of the global fencing market over the timeframe of analysis.
There has been an introduction, increased acceptance of synthetic alternatives amongst customers. Residential premises are major consumers of fences and growth in the construction of residences is likely to offer ample scope of growth for the global fencing market in the near future. On the other hand, volatility in the price of raw materials together with a rise in the cost of energy is estimated to pose challenges for the global fencing market in the years to come.
The global construction industry has once been a thriving sector with huge investments, however outbreak of Covid-19 has led to suspension all types of construction activities in most of the countries across the globe. Lack of laborers together with potential bottlenecks in the supply chain of equipment and materials are anticipated to cause delays in projects with already funded projects. Such setbacks are estimated to result in diminished spending on various upcoming projects, thereby adversely affecting construction activities. This factor is likely to impede the expansion of the global fencing market over the tenure of assessment.
Governments across the world are expected to increase spending on construction of new buildings and beautifying parks, public locations, etc. Governmental institutions are projected to generate demand for fences. Rise in government spending on construction of amusement parks across the world is expected to increase the demand for fences from the government sector.
Fences are either made of metal, wood, and plastic and composites. Fences are used in residential, commercial, and agriculture sectors. Major demand for fences comes from the residential sector. In the commercial sector, chain link fencing are seeing increasing demand as they provide better protection and service compared to other types of fences. Presently there is a rise in demand for fences made of plastics and composites such as vinyl. Developed regions such as North America and Europe are seeing a rising demand for low-cost imported fencing products. However, imposition of tariffs on aluminum, steel, and Canadian softwood lumber is increasing the price of fencing products made from these raw materials. All these factors are affecting the global demand for fencing products.
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In terms of supply, a major portion of the fencing products are manufactured in low-cost Asia Pacific countries such as China. Most fencing product manufacturers are small and medium players operating in the market. According to Long Fence, a U.S. based fencing products manufacturer, the number of businesses operating in the fencing market is 99,939 as of June 2018. Thus, the global fencing market is highly fragmented. Although the import of fencing products is rising in the U.S., market players such as Ameristar Fence Products and Jerith Manufacturing (both part of the Assa Abloy Group and based in the U.S)., have their fencing manufacturing facility located in the U.S. Thus, both import of fencing products and in-house manufacture operate in the North America and Europe fencing market.
The study provides a conclusive view of the global fencing market by segmenting it in terms of product type, material type, and end-use. In terms of product type, the global fencing market has been classified into privacy fencing, picket fencing, and others. The others category includes pool fencing, pet fencing, semi-privacy fencing, rail fencing, chain linked fence, etc. Based on material type, the global fencing market has been segmented into metal, wood, and plastic & composite. In terms of end-use, the market is segmented into residential, commercial, and agriculture.
The report highlights major companies operating in the global fencing market including Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Bekaert, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Associated Materials, LLC., Jerith Manufacturing LLC., Long Fence Company Inc., Gregory Industries, Inc., Betafence Group, Ply Gem Holding Inc., and Builders Fence Company (BFC), Inc.
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