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Global Wood Panels Market

  • November 2014
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wood Panels in Thousand Cubic Meters by the following Product Categories/Segments: Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 144 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.
Boise Cascade Company
Canfor Corporation
Duratex SA
Egger Group

Table Of Contents

Global Wood Panels Market



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Oriented Strand Board I-3
Plywood I-3
Particleboard I-3
Medium Density Fiberboard I-4
Other Non-Structural Panels I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. OUTLOOK II-1
A Prelude II-1
Impact of Economic Recession on Wood Panels Market II-1
US Fiscal Crisis and Euro Debt Crisis Mars Market Performance
in 2012 II-2
Future Prospects II-2

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-4
Particleboard Market to Maintain Leadership II-4
Table 1: World Particleboard Production: Annual Output in
Million Cubic Meters for Years 2008 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: World Particleboard Production by Region (2013):
Breakdown of Output in Million Cubic Meters for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 3: World Particleboard Capacity by Region (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Manufacturing Capacity for US,
Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Medium Density Fiberboard Market - An Overview II-6
Table 4: World Medium Density Fiberboard Production: Annual
Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2008 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 5: World Medium Density Fiberboard Production by Region
(2013): Breakdown of Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest
of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 6: World MDF Capacity by Region (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Manufacturing Capacity for US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
A Peek into the Plywood Market II-8
Table 7: Global Plywood Production: Annual Volume Output in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2008 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 8: World Plywood Production by Region (2013): Breakdown
of Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 9: Leading Harwood Plywood Importing Countries
Worldwide (2012 and 2013): Value Imports in US$ Thousand for
China, Indonesia, Ecuador, Canada, Russia, Malaysia and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 10: Leading Exporters of Plywood, Veneered Panels and
Similar Laminated Wood Worldwide (2009-2013): Export Value in
US$ Million for China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Finland,
USA, Brazil, Austria, Germany and Chile (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 11: Leading Importers of Plywood, Veneered Panels and
Similar Laminated Wood Worldwide (2009-2013): Import Value in
US$ Million for Japan, US, Germany, UK, South Korea, Canada,
Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, and China (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 12: Leading Exporters of Veneer Sheets and Sheets of
Plywood and Other Wood Sawn Lengthwise Worldwide (2009-2013):
Export Value in US$ Million for US, Canada, China, Germany,
Gabon, Italy, Russia, Romania, Malaysia, and Vietnam
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 13: Leading Importers of Veneer Sheets and Sheets of
Plywood and Other Wood Sawn Lengthwise Worldwide (2009-2013):
Import Value in US$ Million for US, Germany, Italy, Japan,
China, Canada, South Korea, France, Taipei and Spain
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Improving Global GDP Signals Opportunities in 2014 and Beyond II-14
Table 14: World Real GDP Growth by Region/ Country: 2012-2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 15: World GDP (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Nominal GDP Value by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16
Developing Countries: The Focal Point of Growth II-16
Table 16: Construction Spending by Country in Asia in US$
Billion: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 17: Asian Construction Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Spend by Sector (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-17
Recovery in Construction Activity - A Strong Growth Driver II-18
Table 18: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector
(2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 19: Percentage Share of Construction Spending by Region-
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 20: Global Construction Spend across Select Countries
in US$ Billion for the year 2011 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-20
Demographic Transformations Strengthen Market Prospects II-20
Rising Global Population Propels Demand for Housing Units and
Infrastructure II-20
Table 21: Top 25 Countries Worldwide in Terms of Population:
2007 and 2013E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Burgeoning Middle Class Population Worldwide Spurs Market Growth II-21
Table 22: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) by
Geographic Region: 2010, 2020P and 2030P (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 23: Global Middle Class Population by Geographic
Region: Percentage Share Breakdown for 2010, 2020P and 2030P
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Rapid Urbanization Drives Demand II-23
Table 24: Total Population Worldwide by Urban and Rural
Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 25: Estimated Percentage of Urbanization in World,
China and India for the Years 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25
Rising Standards of Living Fuel Market Expansion II-26
Residential Replacements to Boost Demand II-26
Rising Focus on Sustainability Spurs Wood Panel Innovations II-26
Mass-Timber Construction Technique Offers Potential II-27
Biodegradable MDF Panel to Revolutionize Industry? II-27

3. WOOD PANELS - PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-28
Overview II-28
Traditional Green Edged Wood Panels II-28
Properties of Wood Panels II-28
Moisture Properties II-28
Moisture Content II-28
Absorption and Swelling II-28
Fire Resistance II-29
Table 26: Wood Panels - Fire Hazard Indices for
Ignitibility, Spread of Flame, Heat Evolved and Smoke
Developed II-29
Thermal Properties II-29
Biodeterioration II-29
Panel Types II-29
Oriented Strand Board (OSB) II-29
Applications II-30
Usage in Housing Industry II-30
OSB Prompts Growth in Resins and Adhesives Market II-30
OSB Gains Acceptance in the Construction Industry II-31
Value Added OSB Products II-31
Plywood II-31
Applications II-32
Softwood Plywood II-32
Particleboard II-32
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) II-33
Others II-33
Hardboard II-33
Key Applications II-34
Production Process II-34
Veneers Sheets II-34
Insulating Board II-34

4. WOOD PANELS - AN END USE ANALYSIS II-35
Construction Industry by Application II-35
Interior Paneling II-35
Flooring II-35
Windows and Doors II-35
Others II-35
Construction Market by End-Use II-35
Furniture and Fixtures II-35
Material Handling Equipment II-35

5. FACTORS AFFECTING SUPPLY OF WOOD AND WOOD BASED PRODUCTS II-36
Shift in Natural Forest Management Practices II-36
Deforestation and Forest Degradation II-36
Forest Plantations II-37
Environmental Deadlock - The Debate Continues... II-37
Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) II-38
Implications of SFM on Future Wood Supply II-38
Impact of Technology Changes II-39
Raw Material Availability II-39
Changes in End-use Patterns II-39
Increase in Output II-40

6. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT II-41
Environmental Protection II-41
Safety Initiatives Undertaken II-41
Regulations II-41
The United States II-41
EPA Proposal for Formaldehyde Emission Standards II-42
The LEED® Green Building Rating System II-42
Table 27: LEED Projects Certification and Registrations (As
of February 2014) II-43
European Union II-43
Other Regions II-44
VOC Emissions - A Health Hazard Issue? II-44

7. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-45
Norbord Unveils Sterling OSB II-45
Weyerhaeuser Unveils Hardwood Edgeâ„¢ II-45
Collins Unveils MR50 Range of Particleboard II-45
Ainsworth Re-launches OSB XL 9-foot and 10-foot Panels II-45
Tolko Unveils New T-Ply Line II-45
Uniboard Unveils NU Green® II-45
Collins Unveils Pine Particleboard and Collins Pine FreeForm® II-45
Sveza Introduces Sveza TXP II-45

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-46
Kronospan Commences Particleboard Unit Construction in Russia II-46
Latvijas Finieris Takes Over Visuvesi's Birch- Plywood Unit II-46
Cotopaxi to Expand Focus on Particleboard II-46
Paraguay Establishes MDF Manufacturing Unit II-46
Pembroke MDF to Restart MDF Unit II-46
Ainsworth and Louisiana Pacific Terminate Acquisition Agreement II-46
Littlejohn Takes Over Northwest Hardwoods II-46
Nankai Plywood Acquires Rolpin II-47
Duratex Takes Over Tablemac II-47
Kadant Signs Take Over Deal with Carmanah II-47
Boise Cascade Acquires Wood Resources II-47
UPM Divests Finnish Mill II-47
Metsa Divests From CLT Operation in Germany II-47
SYF Establishes Particleboard Unit II-47
Martin Group Takes Over Tablicia II-47
Louisiana Pacific Takes Over Peace Valley OSB from Canfor II-47
Novovyatskiy Unveils OSB Unit in Russia II-48
Georgia-Pacific Takes Over Building Products from Temple-Inland II-48
Georgia-Pacific to Expand Lumber and Plywood Operations II-48
Tomlesdrev to Commence Construction of New Particleboard Unit II-48
Cofeco Approves Rexcel Sale to Masisa II-48
Atlantik Takes Over Pfleiderer II-48
Kaycan Acquires Uniboard II-48
Arauco Takes over Flakeboard II-48
Pacific States Takes Over Hoquiam II-49
SVEZA Takes Over Zao II-49
Arauco Takes over UniBoard's MDF and TFM Facilities II-49
Masisa Acquires Grupo Kuo's Particleboard Facilities II-49

9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-50
Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (Canada) II-50
Boise Cascade Company (US) II-50
Canfor Corporation (Canada) II-50
Duratex SA (Brazil) II-51
Egger Group (Austria) II-51
Fletcher Building Limited (New Zealand) II-52
Georgia-Pacific LLC (US) II-52
Gascogne (France) II-52
J.M. Huber Corporation (US) II-53
Kronospan Limited (UK) II-53
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (US) II-54
Norbord Inc. (Canada) II-54
Pfleiderer AG (Germany) II-54
Potlatch Corporation (US) II-55
Rougier SA (France) II-55
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (Sweden) II-55
Sonae Indústria, SGPS, SA (Portugal) II-55
UPM (Finland) II-56
West Fraser (Canada) II-56
Weyerhaeuser NR Company (US) II-56

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-57
Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 29: World Historic Review for Wood Panels by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America,
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Plywood by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 32: World Historic Review for Plywood by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Plywood by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest
of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Particleboard (including OSB) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 35: World Historic Review for Particleboard (including
OSB) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Particleboard
(including OSB) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medium Density Fiberboard by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 38: World Historic Review for Medium Density Fiberboard
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Medium Density
Fiberboard by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other Wood Panels by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 41: World Historic Review for Other Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic
Meters for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America,
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
The US Forest Products Industry Bears the Brunt of Recession III-1
Construction Industry - A Review III-2
Table 43: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2014):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and
Multi- Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Growth in Manufacturing Sector to Provide Impetus to
Building Board Demand III-3
Market Participants Optimistic on Outlook of Engineered Wood
Products in North America III-3
OSB Industry Leads Wood Panel Industry III-3
Innovations Mark the North American OSB Market III-4
Demand for Particleboard and Insulation Board to Rise at a
Healthy Rate III-5
MDF Sustains a Mixed Bag of Fortunes III-5
‘Green Buildings' to Drive Future Growth III-5
USDA to Initiate Sustainable Wooden Skyscraper Contest III-6
US Wood Panel Industry Targets Repairs and Improvement Sector III-6
US Wood Flooring Industry: An Overview III-6
Key Growth Drivers for the US Wood Flooring Market III-7
Availability of Low-Cost Options III-7
Increasing Health Awareness III-7
Wider product range III-7
Easy Installation III-7
US Forest Reserves: An Overview III-7
Key Industry Statistics III-8
Table 44: US Wood Panel Production by Type (2008-2013):
Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Plywood,
Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 45: MDF Manufacturing Sector in North America (2013):
Breakdown of Annual Manufacturing Capacity in Million Cubic
Meters for US and Canada (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 46: North American Plywood Market by End Use Segments
(2013) - Percentage Breakdown for New Single Family,
Residential Renovation, Non-Residential Construction,
Furniture and Allied Products and Other End-Uses(includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 47: Energy Mix in the North American Plywood Market
(2013) - Percentage Breakdown of Usage for Coal, Natural
Gas, Oil, Uranium, Wood and Hydro Energy (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Export-Import Statistics III-10
Table 48: US Exports of Plywood/ Veneer Sheets (Thickness
by Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 49: US Imports of Plywood/ Veneer Sheets (Thickness
by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 50: US Exports of Plywood (Plies Veneered Or Laminated Panels (2012 and 2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 51: US Imports of Plywood (Plies Veneered Or Laminated Panels (2012 and 2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
Competition III-13
Table 52: Leading Players in the North American OSB Sector
(2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity
for Ainsworth, Georgia-Pacific, Huber, Louisiana Pacific,
Norbord, Weyerhaeuser and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 53: North American OSB Market by End-use (2013):
Percentage Share of Volume Sales for Industrial, Mobile
Homes, Multi-family, Non-Residential Construction, Repair and
Remodeling, and Single Family Housing (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 54: Leading Players in the North American Plywood
Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Georgia-Pacific, Boise Cascade, Roseburg, WFT, Martco, WY,
Hood, Hardel, Coastal, Tolko and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15
Product Launches III-15
Strategic Corporate Developments III-16
Select Players III-16
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 55: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 56: The US Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 57: The US 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

2. CANADA III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Outlook III-23
Wood Panel Manufacturing Industry to Recover III-23
Construction Market Overview III-23
Table 58: Housing Starts in Canada (2007-2013) (in ‘000
Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24
Key Statistics III-25
Table 59: Canadian Wood Panel Production by Type
(2008-2013): Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters
for Plywood, Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 60: Canadian Exports of Plywood/ Veneer Sheets
(Thickness Value Exports by Destination (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 61: Canadian Imports of Plywood/Veneer Sheets
(Thickness Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 62: Canadian Exports of Plywood (Plies And Veneered Or Laminated Panels (2012 and 2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 63: Canadian Imports of Plywood (Plies and Veneered Or Laminated Panels (2012 and 2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29
Canadian Forest Reserves III-29
Canadian Demographics III-30
Product Launches III-30
Strategic Corporate Developments III-31
Select Players III-32
B.Market Analytics III-35
Table 64: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 65: Canadian Historic Review for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 66: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

3. JAPAN III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Outlook III-38
Japanese Housing Market Remains Upbeat Amid Downside Risks III-38
Plywood Demand Surges III-38
Remodeling Fuels Wood Products Consumption III-39
Trend towards Western and Semi-Western Housing Construction III-39
Factors Affecting Wood-Product Demand III-39
Demographics III-39
Frequently Changing Regulatory Environment III-39
Residential Housing III-40
Other Factors III-40
Japanese Forest Reserves - An Overview III-40
Japan Agricultural Standard Certification - A Key
Requirement for Importers III-40
Key Statistics III-41
Table 67: Japanese Wood Panel Production by Type
(2008-2012): Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters
for Plywood, Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 68: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard
(including Oriented Strand Board), Medium Density Fiberboard
and Other Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 69: Japanese Historic Review for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard (including Oriented
Strand Board), Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 70: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Plywood, Particleboard (including Oriented Strand
Board), Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44

4. EUROPE III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Outlook III-45
Economic Turmoil Continues to Restrain Growth III-45
Mixed Fortunes in MDF Sector III-45
MDF in Europe - A Review III-46
Particleboard Industry Continues to Exhibit Stability in
Crisis-Ridden Europe III-47
East Europe Holds Promise III-47
Challenges in the European Industry III-47
EU Carbon Policies to Drive Demand for Wood Pellets in Power
Generation III-47
Low Imports Affect Hardwood Veneer Players III-48
European Okoume Plywood Demand Slipped in 2013 III-48
New Regulation Drives Plywood Importers Away from Chinese
Products III-48
Impact of GSP Scheme III-49
Major Amendments in GSP Scheme III-49
Reformed GSP to Create Supportive Business Environment III-49
CFTHP Files Petition against Unfair Trade Policies III-50
European Construction Sector to Exhibit Decline in Long-Term III-50
Table 71: Construction Industry in Europe (2010, 2011 and
2012): Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51
Key Statistics III-52
Table 72: Leading Players in European OSB Market by
Production Capacity in Thousand Cubic Meters: 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 73: MDF Manufacturing Capacity in Europe: 2011-2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 74: Planned MDF Manufacturing Capacity Addition in
Europe for 2014 and Beyond (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 75: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 76: European Historic Review for Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 77: European 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 78: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 79: European Historic Review for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 80: European 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4a. FRANCE III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Outlook III-60
Key Statistics III-60
Table 81: French Wood Panel Production by Type (2008-2012):
Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Plywood,
Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60
French Forest Reserves - A Brief Review III-60
Strategic Corporate Development III-61
Key Players III-61
B.Market Analytics III-62
Table 82: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 83: French Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 84: French 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

4b. GERMANY III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Outlook III-65
Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research Initiated Development
of Air Cleaning Plywood III-65
Zeolites - Pollution-Eating Composite Wood Products III-65
Key Statistics III-66
Table 85: German Wood Panel Production by Type (2008-2013):
Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Plywood,
Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66
German Forest Reserves - An Overview III-66
Strategic Corporate Developments III-67
Pfleiderer Ag (Germany) - A Key Player III-67
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 86: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 87: German Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 88: German 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

4c. ITALY III-71
A.Market Analysis III-71
Outlook III-71
Italian Forest Reserves - A Focus III-71
Key Statistics: III-72
Table 89: Italian Wood Panel Production by Type
(2008-2013): Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters
for Plywood, Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72
B.Market Analytics III-73
Table 90: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 91: Italian Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 92: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-76
A.Market Analysis III-76
Outlook III-76
Strong Recovery in UK Housing Sector to Drive Demand III-76
Table 93: New Housing Starts in the UK by Country: FY
2008-09 through FY 2013-14 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77
University of Leicester Team Develops Biodegradable MDF Panel III-77
Key Statistics: III-78
Table 94: UK Wood Panel Production by Type (2008-2013):
Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Particle
Board and Medium Density Fiberboard (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-78
Forest Reserves in the UK-A Brief Review III-78
Furniture and Fixtures Market III-79
Kronospan Limited - A Key Player III-79
B.Market Analytics III-80
Table 95: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Wood
Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 96: UK Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 97: UK 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for
Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

4e. SPAIN III-83
A.Market Analysis III-83
Outlook III-83
Spanish Forest Reserves - A Focus III-83
Key Statistics: III-84
Table 98: Spanish Wood Panel Production by Type
(2008-2012): Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters
for Plywood, Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84
B.Market Analytics III-85
Table 99: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 100: Spanish Historic Review for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 101: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

4f. RUSSIA III-88
A.Market Analysis III-88
Outlook III-88
Russian Forest Reserves - A Brief Review III-88
The OSB Industry Transformation III-88
Key Statistics III-89
Table 102: Russian Wood Panel Production by Type
(2008-2013): Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters
for Plywood, Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89
Product Launch III-89
Strategic Corporate Developments III-90
B.Market Analytics III-91
Table 103: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 104: Russian Historic Review for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 105: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-94
A.Market Analysis III-94
Outlook III-94
Review of Select Regions III-94
Finland III-94
Plywood Market Overview III-94
Finnish Forest Products Industry - An Overview III-94
Chemical Wood Processing Industry Segment III-95
Strategic Corporate Developments III-95
Key Players III-95
B.Market Analytics III-97
Table 106: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented
Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density
Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic
Meters for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 107: Rest of European Historic Review for Wood Panels
by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 108: Rest of European 15-Year Perspective for Wood
Panels by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption Volume for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-100
A.Market Analysis III-100
Outlook III-100
Positive Construction Activity Outlook to Drive Growth III-100
Table 109: Projected Growth in the Asian Construction
Market by Region and Sector (2014-2020) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101
New Investment Initiatives in Packaging Board to Fuel Growth III-102
Table 110: Asia-Pacific Wood Panel Production by Type
(2008-2013): Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters
for Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102
B.Market Analytics III-103
Table 111: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Wood Panels by Geographic Region - China, India
and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103

Table 112: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-104

Table 113: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-105

Table 114: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Plywood,
Particleboard (including Oriented Strand Board), Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

Table 115: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard (including Oriented
Strand Board), Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107

Table 116: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for Plywood, Particleboard (including Oriented Strand
Board), Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-108

5a. CHINA III-109
A.Market Analysis III-109
Outlook III-109
Forecasts Underlying Chinese Wood Products Market III-109
Furniture - Key End Use Segment III-109
Chinese Particleboard Industry Exhibits Robust Growth Momentum III-110
OSB Demand Surges in China III-110
Hunchun City Offers Numerous Advantages for OSB Production
Units III-111
Rising Exports Drive Growth in Chinese OSB Market III-111
MDF Expansions in China III-111
Chinese Plywood Industry in the Global Front III-112
Construction Industry Overview III-112
Chinese Forest Reserves - A Brief Review III-112
Key Statistics: III-113
Table 117: Chinese Wood Panel Production by Type
(2008-2013): Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters
for Particle Board and Medium Density Fiberboard (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-113
B.Market Analytics III-114
Table 118: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard
(including Oriented Strand Board), Medium Density Fiberboard
and Other Wood Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-114

Table 119: Chinese Historic Review for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard (including Oriented
Strand Board), Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panels Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-115

Table 120: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Plywood, Particleboard (including Oriented Strand
Board), Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panels
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart)

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