2012 Top 50 Glaziers: The Market
Half of responding Top 50 companies reported an increase in sales in 2011 over 2010, and 45.5 percent reported a decrease in sales. By comparison, 68 percent of respondents reported a sales decrease in 2010.
The companies that reported sales declines in 2011 saw less severe losses than in 2010. Thirty-five percent of companies with lower sales saw declines of less than 10 percent, and 35 percent saw declines of 10 to 30 percent. By comparison, 55 percent of companies experiencing losses in 2010 saw sales decline more than 30 percent, with 10 percent experiencing sales declines of more than 50 percent.
The number of companies reporting sales increases was up in 2011: 50 percent of glaziers reported sales increases in 2011, compared to 30 percent in 2010. In 2011, half of companies reported sales increases of 10 to 30 percent, and 18 percent of companies reported increases of more than 30 percent.