John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door
The U.S. has long been the single largest window and door market in
the world, but apparently that's changing. According to a new Freedonia
Group report highlighted in this week's news, China will surpass us in
the next few years.
I guess that isn't a shocker. Given the
population alone, it makes sense, and with the stories we've heard for
years about China's growth and its increasing stature as a global
economic power, it should have been evident long ago that it was only a
matter of time. The question I'll ask here is does this loss of the
number one position in window and door market size mean anything to us
here in the U.S.?
In this week's poll, we ask if this means anything overall, but I'm more interested in hearing your thoughts
on how China's number one position might specifically impact our
industry here. What does it mean that we may no longer be able to
claim to be the biggest?
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