World demand for countertops to reach 503 million m2 in 2018


Global demand for countertops is forecast to rise 4,2 percent per year to 503 million square meters in 2018. Demand for countertops will benefit from improved building construction activity throughout much of the world. Gains will also stem from continued efforts to expand and modernize the building stock in developing areas that are constructing large numbers of housing units and nonresidential structures to accommodate the needs of their growing populations.