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United States Outdoor Heating: Fire Pits, Fireplaces, Chimeneas, & Radiant Heaters Market 2022-2026

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  • 95 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: United States
  • The Freedonia Group
  • ID: 5661583

Demand for outdoor heating products is projected to decrease less than 1.0% per year to $830 million in 2026, from an unusually high base. Sales surged in 2020 and 2021 as consumers and businesses invested heavily in outdoor spaces because of the COVID-19 pandemic; consequently, the growth outlook is subdued as the market returns to more sustainable levels. Nevertheless, demand will remain elevated through the forecast, with the market supported by:

  • high consumer participation in outdoor living, which often involves furnishing outdoor spaces with one or more patio heating products
  • advances in construction of buildings - including both residential and nonresidential - with developed outdoor living spaces and outdoor areas, respectively
  • rising consumer spending, allowing for greater investment in outdoor living amenities
  • increasing interest in higher value heating products such as those with built-in gas lines, Wi-Fi connectivity, and smart home integration

COVID-19 Pandemic Expanded Already Strong Outdoor Living Trends

While outdoor living was already popular prior to the pandemic, the advent of COVID-19 accelerated this trend, with concerns over airborne virus transmission encouraging people to socialize outdoors. Home and business owners invested in outdoor heating products to enable comfortable use of outdoor areas throughout the year.

Going forward, outdoor living spaces will continue to grow more elaborate, involving multiple areas for family or business use. Increasingly, these areas will feature one or more outdoor heating units - such as backyard fire pits, fireplaces to complement outdoor kitchens, and radiant heaters to warm entertaining areas - in order to extend the outdoor living season beyond just the warm months of the year. These trends support not only more intensive use of outdoor heating products, but also higher value products with improved aesthetics and features like Wi-Fi connectivity.

Radiant Heaters to Remain Leading Product Due to Intensive Use in Commercial Markets

Radiant heaters will continue to be the most used outdoor heating product type, supported by their popularity in commercial establishments such as bar and restaurant patios due to the ability of wall- and ceiling-mounted units to provide heating while maximizing the amount of available outdoor space. Radiant heaters have also become increasingly popular for residences, as these products provide an easily adjustable heat source that allows homeowners to use their outdoor spaces in colder weather.

Interest in Higher Value Patio Heating Products Will Continue to Support Demand

Long-term sales will benefit from interest in higher value products, such as those featuring more stylish and/or practical designs (e.g., indoor-quality finishes; units with built-in compartments for gas tank storage) and high-tech capabilities such as Wi-Fi connectivity and smart-home integration. Although restrained somewhat by supply chain issues in recent years, the growing availability of higher end private label products imported from countries such as China and India - which are still typically lower in cost than their US-made counterparts - will support the penetration of higher value heating units.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. About This Report
  • Report Details
  • Study Scope & Product Description
  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
3. Overview
  • Historical Market Trends
  • Supply & Demand
  • Market Overview
  • Demand by Market
  • Consumer
  • Commercial
  • Demand by Region
  • Pricing Trends
  • Retail Sales
4. Factors Impacting Outdoor Heating Demand
  • Outdoor Living
  • Demographics (Millennials, Baby Boomers, & Urbanites)
  • Product Development
  • Product Trends: Convenient & Low-Maintenance Products
  • Product Trends: Easy-to-Install & Modular Products
  • Product Trends: Smart Technology
  • Growth in E-Commerce
  • Local Building Codes: Fire Hazards & Electrical Safety
5. Consumer Insights
  • Homeownership & Property Size Trends
  • Homeownership vs. Rental Rates: Historical Trends
  • Homeownership vs. Rental Rates: Age Groups
  • Homeownership vs. Rental Rates: Annual Household Incomes
  • Owned Land & Property Size
  • Outdoor Living Trends
  • Presence of Outdoor Space at Home
  • Participation in Outdoor Living Activities
  • Outdoor Living Trends for Millennials
  • Outdoor Living Trends for Baby Boomers
  • Outdoor Living Trends for Urbanites
  • Instagram-Worthy Landscapes & Other Social Media Trends
6. Products
  • Demand by Product
  • Radiant Heaters
  • Fireplaces
  • Fire Pits
  • Chimeneas
7. Key Suppliers & Market Share
  • Industry Composition
  • Key Suppliers
  • Distribution Channels
  • Sales Breakdown
  • Home Centers
  • Mass Merchandisers & Wholesale Clubs
  • Specialty Retailers
  • Other Channels
8. Appendix
  • Scope
  • Definitions
  • Methodology
  • Study-Specific Methodology
  • Sources
  • Related Studies & Reports
  • Macroeconomic Assumptions
  • Economic Environment
  • Demographic Trends
  • Consumer Spending
List of Tables
2. About This Report
Table 2-1. Annual Outdoor Heating Product Demand by Product, 2019-2022 (million dollars)
Table 2-2. Annual Outdoor Heating Product Demand by Market, 2019-2022 (million dollars)
3. Overview
Table 3-1. Outdoor Heating Product Demand, 2011-2021 (million dollars)
Table 3-2. Outdoor Heating Product Supply & Demand, 2011-2031 (million dollars)
Table 3-3. Outdoor Heating Product Demand by Market, 2011-2031 (million dollars)
Table 3-4. Outdoor Heating Product Demand by Region, 2011-2031 (million dollars)
Table 3-5. Outdoor Heating Product Pricing by Product, 2011-2031 (dollars per unit)
Table 3-6. Outdoor Heating Products Retail Sales by Product, 2011-2031 (million dollars)
5. Consumer Insights
Table 5-1. US Homeownership & Rental Rates, 2011-2021 (percent population)
Table 5-2. US Homeownership & Rental Rates by Age Group, 2011-2021 (% adults)
Table 5-3. US Homeownership & Rental Rates by Annual Household Income Bracket, 2021 (% population)
Table 5-4. US Homeownership Rates by Property Size, 2011-2021 (% of respondents who own a single-family house)
Table 5-5. Participation in Selected Outdoor Living Activities by Age Group, 2021 (percent)
Table 5-6. Statements About Plant Growing by Millennials (Aged 25-45), 2022 (percent)
Table 5-7. Statements About Gardening by Baby Boomers, 2022 (% of consumers who grow plants)
6. Products
Table 6-1. Outdoor Heating Demand by Product, 2011-2031 (million dollars & thousand units)
Table 6-2. Outdoor Radiant Heater Demand, 2011-2031 (million dollars & thousand units)
Table 6-3. Outdoor Fireplace Demand, 2011-2031 (million dollars & thousand units)
Table 6-4. Fire Pit Demand, 2011-2031 (million dollars & thousand units)
Table 6-5. Chimenea Demand, 2011-2031 (million dollars & thousand units)
8. Appendix
Table 8-1. Relevant HS Codes
Table 8-2. Macroeconomic Indicators, 2011-2031 (billion 2012 dollars)
Table 8-3. Population & Households, 2011-2031 (million persons)
Table 8-4. Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2011-2031 (billion 2012 dollars)

List of Figures
1. Executive Summary
Figure 1-1. Outdoor Heating Products Market
2. About This Report
Figure 2-1. Outdoor Heating Products: Examples
Figure 2-2. Annual Outdoor Heating Product Demand by Market, 2019-2024 (% annual change)
3. Overview
Figure 3-1. Outdoor Heating Product Demand, 2004-2021 (million dollars)
Figure 3-2. Consumer-Grade & Commercial-Grade Outdoor Heating Products: Key Traits
Figure 3-3. Outdoor Heating Product Demand Growth by Market, 2011-2031 (% CAGR)
Figure 3-4. Consumer Outdoor Heating Product Demand, 2006-2031 (million dollars)
Figure 3-5. Commercial Outdoor Heating Product Demand, 2006-2031 (million dollars)
Figure 3-6. Outdoor Heating Product Pricing by Product, 2011-2026 (dollars per unit)
5. Consumer Insights
Figure 5-1. Presence of Lawn, Garden, or Other Outdoor Space at Primary Residence by Gender, Age Group, & Household Income Bracket, 2022 (percent population)
Figure 5-2. Presence of Lawn, Garden, or Other Outdoor Space at Primary Residence by Urban vs. Rural Area, US Region, & Housing Type, 2022 (percent)
6. Products
Figure 6-1. Outdoor Heating Demand by Product, 2011-2031 (million dollars)
Figure 6-2. Outdoor Radiant Heater Demand, 2008-2031 (million dollars)
Figure 6-3. Outdoor Fireplace Demand, 2008-2031 (million dollars)
Figure 6-4. Fire Pit Demand, 2008-2031 (million dollars)
Figure 6-5. Chimenea Demand, 2008-2031 (million dollars)



Companies Mentioned

  • Agio International
  • American Heating Technologies
  • Barbeques Galore (Grandhall Enterprise)
  • Brown Jordan International
  • Infratech
  • WC Bradley