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Q: Doors sold in the U.S. last year ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Doors sold in the U.S. last year
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: vabiz-ga
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Posted: 30 Jul 2006 12:31 PDT
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Question ID: 750880
How many prehung doors were sold in the U.S. last year?  Please
differentiate between interior and exterior doors.  Premdor and Jeld
Wen are the two biggest manufacturers and sell primarily to Lowes and
Home Depot, which would account for a large percentage of
post-construction sales.  Numbers for new homes (single and
multifamily) would roughly be equivalent to the number of interior and
exterior doors per dwelling times the number of new homes per
Subject: Re: Doors sold in the U.S. last year
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 04 Aug 2006 07:46 PDT
<Sales of pre-hung doors.

Interior pre-hung ? 35 million (56% of 62.6 million).
Front doors pre-hung ? 2.44 million (23.25% x 70% x 15 million)
Other exterior doors pre-hung ?  6.79 million  (76.74% x 59% of 15 million)


According to this report approximately 56% of interior doors are pre-hung.
70% of front doors and 59% of other doors are pre-hung.
An average home has 4.3 exterior doors.
Source: Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

In 2004 Huttig Building Products sold 4 million units of doors of
which an estimated 1.7 million were pre-hung. This works out at 42.5 %
that are pre-hung.

Ducker Research collects data on the sale of residential doors. The
Freedonia Group also produces reports on this market. The Ducker
Research figures are much higher than Freedonia?s which appears to be
due to Ducker including both passage and closet/bifold volume.

This article has a graph showing residential door sales of entry and
patio doors for the years 2000 to 2005 and forecasts sales from 2006
to 2009. The figures are broken down by type of material (wood, steel,
vinyl, aluminium, and fiberglass).
Sales of entry doors ? over 15 million.
Sales of patio doors ? over 5 million.
Source: Ducker Research.

Shipments of doors 
This site has a chart showing data from 1999 to 2008.

2005 forecast
Residential entry
Steel ? 9.4 million
Wood ? 1.9 million
Fibreglass ? 2.8 million
Subtotal ? 14.1 million.

Residential interior
Wood ? 60.1 million
Other 2.5 million
Subtotal ? 62.6 million
Source: Ducker Research.

Residential door demand
Interior and exterior doors 
2004 ? 46.9 million,  (new construction 39.6 million, remodelling 7.3 million)
2009 ? 43.4 million (new construction 35.1 million, remodelling 8.3 million)
2014 ? 45.1 million (new construction 35.6 million, remodelling 9.5 million)
The full version of the report costs $4,200.
Source: The Freedonia Group.

By channel
Sales of entry and interior doors direct from the manufacturer to the
millwork wholesaler account for close to 50 percent of the total
product volume, with big-box stores and lumber-yards coming in rather
distant second and third places, respectively. The big box accounts
for about 25 percent of entry door volume and only 13 percent of
interior door volume. Manufacturer direct distribution of interior
doors to the big box, lumberyard and shortline distributor channels is
nearly equal.

 About 45 percent of patio and entry door products end up in the new
construction segment, new construction accounts for nearly 70 percent
of interior door product utilization.

Big boxes are purchasing the majority of the doors they sell pre-hung.
Source: American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

Report ? US Door Industry
This report uncovers trends on U.S. shipments, exports, imports, and
price trends for steel, aluminum, and wood doors.
Publisher:Catalina Research Inc. Oct 2005. Price: $2995.00>

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<Hope this helps.>
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