A fence is a designed structure that is used to hinder the crossing of an established boundary. Fences are created for a variety of reasons, the primary one being security across residential, commercial and agricultural sectors. They are also used to enhance the appeal of property and buildings. The global fencing market is expected to grow at a moderate rate during the period 2012 to 2018, with growth largely contributed by the metal fencing market. The market is predominantly driven by the rise in consumer interest in home improvement and home décor and expanding demand for security and safety. Some other factors such as rebound in housing completions post the economic slowdown and the growing demand across end user industries are also supporting the growth of this market.
The commercial wire fence segment holds majority of the market share and is also expected to be the fastest growing segment in the coming years. This market is primarily driven by the growing housing construction and industrialization across the globe. Due to the rising threats related to security and safety, consumers are feeling the need to equip their offices and households with security fences. The agricultural wire fence segment holds growth opportunities predominantly in developing regions such as Asia Pacific. The growth of the fencing market is inhibited by the fluctuating prices of raw materials and the increasing energy costs. Due to this, manufacturers are forced to decrease their profit margins and sell the product at competitive prices. Also, the development of strong and colorful fences requires steel, PVC and aluminum coatings, which are costlier and are not available abundantly.
The fencing market is segmented by material type into metal fencing, wood fencing, plastic and composite fencing and concrete fencing, out of which, the metal fencing market contributes the maximum to the global fencing market, followed by wood fencing, plastic and composite fencing and concrete fencing. Plastic and composite fencing is expected to be the fastest growing segment due to its long term durability and the fact that this material also does not require regular repair and maintenance. The residential sector holds majority of the market share as compared to the other application segments.
Among regional markets, North America holds majority of the market share followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. The market is largely driven by the growing residential sectors and the growing consumer demand for innovative and decorative home improvement products. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region within the next couple of years owing to developments in the agricultural sectors and large number of construction projects.
The global fencing market is dominated by the local manufacturers. Large numbers of buyers are present in the fencing market and there is diversity in nature of such buyers. Being a consumer driven industry, all manufacturers are adopting aggressive marketing strategies to gain competitive advantage. Key global players active in the fencing market are CertainTeed, Betafence NV, Bekaert, Jerith Manufacturing Company Limited, Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated, Poly Vinyl Company Incorporated, Long Fence Company Incorporated, Gregory Industries Inc., and Associated Materials LLC among others.
This report titled “Fencing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018,” provides in depth analysis, market sizes, shares and forecast covering the period 2012 – 2018 for the fencing market and its sub segments across the globe. It discusses market drivers, restraints, opportunities, market trends, consumer behavior analysis and product price trends.
The global fencing market is segmented based on product type into two major categories namely - agricultural wire fence and commercial wire fence. The market has also been segmented based on the material used for fencing into four major categories namely- metal fencing, wood fencing, plastic and composite fencing and concrete fencing. The end use segments of fencing covered in this report are the residential, agricultural and industrial sector. The market is also segmented by geography into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World regions. Market sizes and forecast are made after critical analysis of various trends and demographic and economic factors which affect the market growth. The report provides a strategic and competitive analysis of the global fencing market, and the growth forecast for the period 2012 to 2018.
The scope of the report includes competitive analysis of various market segments and sub segments based on the product types, materials and geography. To aid in strategic decision making, the report includes the detailed profiles including the recent activities of market players in terms of product launches, supply contracts, expansion plans, and partnerships and collaborations of major players in the industry. The study also highlights and discusses strategies that fencing market participants should consider in order to become successful players.
The developments, growth factors and trends section is a central component of this report. The report includes the trend and comparative analysis of all the segments and sub segments of the market including the geography segment. The consumer behavior analysis will help in analyzing the consumer preference for various types of fences. The product comparative analysis will help in understanding the growth of different product types available in the market. The value chain analysis illustrates the flow of product and information in the fencing market.
The Porter’s five forces analysis included in the report will provide competitive insights into market dynamics and fencing industry competition. In addition, the report describes the role of home centers, farm cooperatives and the major exporters and major buyers. In all, the report includes a holistic analysis of the global fencing market, and provides an estimate of growth for the period 2012 to 2018, keeping in mind the various factors affecting the market.
The report segments the global fencing market into four segments:
- By Product Type
- Agricultural/ livestock wire fence
- Hinge joint fence
- Electric fence
- Other agricultural wire fence
- Agricultural/ livestock wire fence
- Commercial wire fence
- Chain link fence
- Welded wire fence
- Other commercial wire fence
- By Material
- Metal fence
- Barbed and twisted steel wire fence
- Non wire fence
- Other metal fence
- Metal fence
- Wood fence
- Assembled fence
- Unassembled fence
- Other wood fence
- Plastic and composite fence
- Vinyl fence
- HDPE fence
- Composite fence
- Concrete fences
- By End Use
- By Geography
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- By End Use