Demand nationwide for deckingydusvvzf will rebound through 2018, rising 2.4% annually to reach 3.5 billion feet and be worth $6.5 billion, the Freedonia Group forecast today. That's a rebound from the 2008-2013 period, when demand declined 0.9%, the Cleveland-based research group said.

Here is Freedonia's breakdown of demand by decking product type, in millions of lineal feet.

2008

2013

2018

2008-
2013
2013-2018

Total Decking Demand

3,205

3,065

3,450

-0.9%

  2.4%

Wood

2,698

2,638

2,790

-0.4%

  1.1%

Wood-Plastic Composite

420

338

510

-4.3%

  8.6%

Plastic & Other

87

89

150

0.5%

11.0%


The residential market, which accounts for 60% of total demand, will see growth of 2.7% per year, it said.The group's forecasts are part of a 386-page report which it is selling for $5,500.