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World Building Boards Market

  • September 2013
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  • Freedonia
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  • 346 pages

World demand to rise 6+% annually through 2017

Global demand for building boards is forecast to rise more than six percent per year through 2017 to nearly 400 million cubic meters, significantly exceeding the growth rate of the 2007-2012 period. Gains will be driven by recoveries in the building construction markets of many developed countries, although growth will be exaggerated somewhat by a weak 2012 base, particularly in the US. In addition, continued strong growth in building construction activity in developing areas will boost demand.

China to account for about half of world demand in 2017

China was the largest market for building boards in 2012, and will see its share of global demand rise to approximately half of the total in 2017. Continuing rapid growth and industrialization, as well as an increase in the average size of a housing unit, will boost gains. Also, as personal incomes rise, households can better afford homes built with modern construction techniques and materials, such as building boards, thereby raising demand. As such, China is projected to post robust annual demand gains through 2017, a rate slower than that of the previous decade but still among the fastest in the world.

Solid gains expected in other developing regions

Solid gains are also expected in the other regions of the world, particularly Central and South America and Eastern Europe.

However, growth will be slightly below the world average, as the global financial crisis did not have as strong an impact as in the more developed areas, and these regions are starting from a higher 2012 base. Rising personal incomes in these areas will lead to the adoption of more Western style building practices, encouraging the usage of materials such as building boards.

US, Western Europe to see recovery after declines of the 2007-2012 period

Due to the housing market recovery, the US market for building boards is forecast to post strong growth of more than six percent annually through 2017, after suffering severe declines between 2007 and 2012. Western Europe, another market that posted declines in building board demand between 2007 and 2012, is also projected to register a recovery through 2017, though not as strong as that in the US.

Structural boards to grow faster than nonstructural

Structural boards -- softwood plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) -- are expected to register faster demand growth through 2017 than nonstructural boards. Structural boards are used primarily in construction applications, and were therefore hurt more by the housing market collapse of the 2007-2012 period and were starting from a lower base. OSB is forecast to see faster growth than softwood plywood through 2017, as it continues to grow in popularity worldwide and gain market share.

Among the nonstructural boards -- particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), hardboard, and other board -- the fastest demand gains through 2017 are expected for MDF. MDF is a popular board because it can be used in many construction and manufacturing applications, and has better performance.

Study coverage

Details on these and other findings are contained in the upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Building Boards, available for $6100. It presents historical demand data (2002, 2007, 2012) as well as forecasts (2017, 2022) by product, market, world region, and for 20 major countries. The study also assesses market environment factors, examines industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry players worldwide.

Table Of Contents

World Building Boards Market
TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION x

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 6
World Economic Outlook 8
World Demographic Overview 11
Population 12
Households 14
Personal Income Trends 15
World Building Construction Outlook 17
Residential Buildings 20
Nonresidential Buildings 22
World Manufacturing Outlook 24
Pricing Patterns 27
Technological Trends 30
Legal and Regulatory Environment 31
Timber Harvesting Restrictions 31
Emissions Regulations 34
Building Codes 35

III. OVERVIEW 37

General 37
Building Board Demand by Region 40
Relationship Between Per Capita Income and Building Board
Demand 43
Building Board Demand by Product 46
Structural Boards 48
Softwood Plywood 48
Oriented Strand Board 50
Nonstructural Boards 52
Medium Density Fiberboard 53
Particleboard 55
Hardboard 57
Other Boards 59
Building Board Demand by Market 62
Construction 64
Residential Buildings 65
Nonresidential Buildings 65
Manufacturing 66
Furniture and Fixtures 66
Other Manufacturing 67
World Building Board Production 68
International Trade Flows 70

IV. NORTH AMERICA 72

General 72
Supply and Demand 73
Demand by Product and Market 75
United States 78
Canada 83
Mexico 88

V. WESTERN EUROPE 92

General 92
Supply and Demand 93
Demand by Product and Market 95
Germany 98
United Kingdom 103
Italy 108
France 113
Spain 118
Other Western Europe 123

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 128

General 128
Supply and Demand 129
Demand by Product and Market 131
China 134
Japan 140
South Korea 145
India 150
Taiwan 155
Other Asia/Pacific 160

VII. OTHER REGIONS 166

Central and South America 166
Supply and Demand 167
Demand by Product and Market 169
Brazil 172
Other Central and South America 178
Eastern Europe 183
Supply and Demand 184
Demand by Product and Market 185
Russia 188
Poland 193
Other Eastern Europe 198
Africa/Mideast 203
Supply and Demand 204
Demand by Product and Market 206
Turkey 208
Iran 213
Other Africa/Mideast 218

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 224

General 224
Industry Composition 225
Market Share 228
Vertical and Horizontal Integration 234
Product Development and Manufacturing 236
Marketing and Distribution 239
Mergers and Acquisitions 242
Cooperative Agreements 247
Company Profiles 250
Ainsworth Lumber Company Limited 251
Alpine MDF Proprietary, see Sumitomo Forestry
Arauco, see Celulosa Arauco y Constitución
Arcaruz Productos de Madeira, see Weyerhaeuser
Binderholz GmbH 254
Canfor Corporation 256
Carter Holt Harvey Limited 257
Celulosa Arauco y Constitución SA 259
Coillte plc 266
Dare Technology Company Limited 268
Dongwha Holdings Company Limited 270
D?evozpracující družstvo 273
Duratex SA 274
Fantoni SpA 276
Flakeboard, see Celulosa Arauco y Constitución
Fletcher Building Limited 279
FRITZ EGGER GmbH and Company 281
Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries
Guangdong Weihua Corporation 284
Hayat Holding AS 287
HeveaBoard Berhad 290
Industrias Río Itata II SA 291
Kastamonu Entegre, see Hayat Holding
Koch Industries Incorporated 292
Koskisen Oy 298
Krono Holding AG 300
Laminex Group Proprietary, see Fletcher Building
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation 305
Masisa SA 309
Mohawk Industries Incorporated 312
Nelson Pine Industries, see Sumitomo Forestry
Norbord Incorporated 317
Okura Industrial Company Limited 321
OOO Gagarinskiy Fanerniy Zavod, see FRITZ EGGER
Pfleiderer GmbH 322
PG Bison Holdings Proprietary, see Steinhoff
International Holdings
Rexcel, see Masisa
Roseburg Forest Products Company 327
Rougier SA 331
Sichuan Guodong Construction Company Limited 333
Spano Invest, see Mohawk Industries
Steinhoff International Holdings Limited 334
Sumitomo Forestry Company Limited 336
Tablemac, see Duratex
Unilin BVBA, see Mohawk Industries
UPM-Kymmene Corporation 339
Välinge Innovation, see Krono Holding
VRG Dongwha MDF, see Dongwha Holdings
Weyerhaeuser Company 342
Yildiz Entegre AS 345



LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 11
2 World Population by Region 13
3 World Households by Region 15
4 World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region 17
5 World Building Construction Expenditures by Region 19
6 World Residential Building Construction Expenditures
by Region 22
7 World Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures
by Region 24
8 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 26
9 Building Board Pricing 29

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Building Board Demand by Region 42
2 World Building Board Demand by Product 47
3 World Softwood Plywood Demand by Region 50
4 World Oriented Strand Board Demand by Region 52
5 World Medium Density Fiberboard Demand by Region 55
6 World Particleboard Demand by Region 57
7 World Hardboard Demand by Region 59
8 World Other Boards Demand by Region 62
9 World Building Board Demand by Market 64
10 World Building Board Shipments by Region 69
11 World Building Board Net Exports by Region 71

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America: Building Board Supply and Demand 75
2 North America: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 77
3 United States: Building Board Supply and Demand 80
4 United States: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 82
5 Canada: Building Board Supply and Demand 85
6 Canada: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 87
7 Mexico: Building Board Supply and Demand 90
8 Mexico: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 91

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe: Building Board Supply and Demand 95
2 Western Europe: Building Board Demand by Product
and Market 97
3 Germany: Building Board Supply and Demand 100
4 Germany: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 102
5 United Kingdom: Building Board Supply and Demand 105
6 United Kingdom: Building Board Demand by Product
and Market 107
7 Italy: Building Board Supply and Demand 110
8 Italy: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 112
9 France: Building Board Supply and Demand 115
10 France: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 117
11 Spain: Building Board Supply and Demand 120
12 Spain: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 122
13 Other Western Europe: Building Board Supply and Demand 125
14 Other Western Europe: Building Board Demand by Product
and Market 127

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific: Building Board Supply and Demand 131
2 Asia/Pacific: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 133
3 China: Building Board Supply and Demand 137
4 China: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 139
5 Japan: Building Board Supply and Demand 142
6 Japan: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 144
7 South Korea: Building Board Supply and Demand 147
8 South Korea: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 149
9 India: Building Board Supply and Demand 152
10 India: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 154
11 Taiwan: Building Board Supply and Demand 157
12 Taiwan: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 159
13 Other Asia/Pacific: Building Board Supply and Demand 163
14 Other Asia/Pacific: Building Board Demand by Product
and Market 165

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Central and South America: Building Board Supply and Demand 169
2 Central and South America: Building Board Demand
by Product and Market 171
3 Brazil: Building Board Supply and Demand 175
4 Brazil: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 177
5 Other Central and South America: Building Board Supply
and Demand 180
6 Other Central and South America: Building Board Demand
by Product and Market 182
7 Eastern Europe: Building Board Supply and Demand 185
8 Eastern Europe: Building Board Demand by Product
and Market 187
9 Russia: Building Board Supply and Demand 190
10 Russia: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 192
11 Poland: Building Board Supply and Demand 195
12 Poland: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 197
13 Other Eastern Europe: Building Board Supply and Demand 200
14 Other Eastern Europe: Building Board Demand by Product
and Market 202
15 Africa/Mideast: Building Board Supply and Demand 205
16 Africa/Mideast: Building Board Demand by Product
and Market 207
17 Turkey: Building Board Supply and Demand 210
18 Turkey: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 212
19 Iran: Building Board Supply and Demand 215
20 Iran: Building Board Demand by Product and Market 217
21 Other Africa/Mideast: Building Board Supply and Demand 221
22 Other Africa/Mideast: Building Board Demand by Product
and Market 223

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Building Board Sales for Selected Manufacturers, 2012 227
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 244
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 248



LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Building Construction Expenditures by Region, 2012 20
2 Selected Building Board Price Changes, 2002-2022 29

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW

1 World Building Board Demand by Region, 2012 43
2 Gross Domestic Product per Capita and Building Board Demand
per Capita Relationship, 2012 45
3 World Building Board Demand by Product, 2012 47
4 World Building Board Shipments by Region, 2012 70

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Building Board Market Share by Company, 2012 228

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