Global Wood Panels Industry

  • February 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wood Panels in Thousands of Cubic Meters by the following Product Categories/Segments: Structural Panels (Oriented Strand Board, & Plywood) and Non-Structural Panels (Particle Board, Medium Density Fiberboard, & Others). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 265 companies including many key and niche players such as Ainsworth Lumber Company, Boise Cascade Company, Canfor Corporation, Duratex SA, The Egger Group, Fletcher Building Ltd., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Groupe Gascogne, J.M. Huber Corporation, Kronospan Holdings Ltd., Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Masonite International Corp., Norbord Industries, Inc., Pfleiderer AG, Potlatch Corporation, Rougier SA, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, Temple-Inland Inc., Tableros De Fibras, S.A., UPM - Kymmene Corporation, West Fraser Timberland Inc, and Weyerhaeuser Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents





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


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
Recession Sobers Down Growth in Wood Panels Market II-1
Positive Outlook for Global Particleboard Production in the
Near Term II-1
Competition - World Leaders II-2
Table 1: Global Top 10 Companies by Installed Wood Panel
Production Capacity in 2009 (In ‘000 m3 / year) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: Global Market for Wood Panels (2010): Wood Panel
Production in Thousands of Cubic Meters by Manufacturers - M
and P Kaindl (Kronospan), Sonae Industria, Pfleiderer, Swiss
Krono Group, Egger, Louisiana-Pacific, Norbord,
Georgia-Pacific, Duratex + Satipel, Finsa, Masisa,
Weyerhaeuser, Ainsworth, Flakeboard, Roseburg, Kastamonu
Entegre and Temple Inland (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

2. WOOD PANELS - PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-4
Traditional Green Edged Wood Panels II-4
Properties of Wood Panels II-4
Moisture Properties II-4
Moisture Content II-4
Absorption and Swelling II-4
Fire Resistance II-5
Table 3: Wood Panels- Fire Hazard Indices for Ignitibility,
Spread of Flame, Heat Evolved and Smoke Developed II-5
Thermal Properties II-5
Biodeterioration II-5
Structural Panels II-5
Oriented Strand Board (OSB) II-5
Applications II-6
Usage in Housing Industry II-6
OSB Prompts Growth in Resins and Adhesives Market II-6
OSB Gains Acceptance in the Construction Industry II-6
Value Added OSB Products II-7
Plywood II-7
Applications II-8
Softwood Plywood II-8
Veneer II-8
Non-Structural Panels II-8
Particleboard II-8
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) II-9
Decorative Products II-10
Vinyl II-10
Foils II-10
Wood Veneers II-10
Low Pressure Melamine II-10
Others II-10
Hardboard II-10
Key Applications II-11
Production Process II-11
Waferboards, Flakeboards and Strandboards II-11
Composite Wood Panels II-11
Insulating Board II-11
Residuals II-11
Woodchips II-12
Wood Stumps II-12
Other Residue II-12
Engineered Wood Products II-12
Glued Laminated Timber II-12
Structural Composite Lumber II-12
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) II-12
Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL) II-12
Oriented Strand Lumber (OSL) II-13
Wood I-Beams II-13
I-Joist II-13

3. WOOD PANELS - AN END USE ANALYSIS II-14
Construction Industry by Application II-14
Interior Paneling II-14
Flooring II-14
Windows and Doors II-14
Others II-14
Construction Market by End-Use II-14
Furniture and Fixtures II-14
Material Handling Equipment II-14

4. MARKET DYNAMICS II-15
Trends in the Market Prior to the Economic Crisis II-15
Structural Wood Panel Benefited As New Housing Declines in US II-15
Construction Applications Witnessed Steady Growth II-15
Industrial Use of Wood Panels Posted Above Average Gains II-15
OSB Replaced Plywood in Several Applications II-15
Higher Use of MDF in Construction and Manufacturing Segments II-15
Growing Popularity of MDF Backed by Technological Advancements II-16
Engineered Wood Products Gain Popularity II-16
Factors Affecting Supply of Wood and Wood Based Products II-16
Shift in Natural Forest Management Practices II-16
Deforestation and Forest Degradation II-16
Forest Plantations II-17
Environmental Deadlock - The Debate Continues II-17
Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) II-18
Implications of SFM on Future Wood Supply II-19
Impact of Technology Changes II-19
Raw Material Availability II-19
Changes in End-use Patterns II-20
Increase in Output II-20

5. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-21
Research, Technology and Market Innovations II-21
Plywood and Veneer Industry II-21
Particleboard II-21
Oriented Strand Boards (OSB) II-22
Structural Insulated Panels - A New Technology II-22
New Softwood Conversion Technology II-22
Process Modeling and Evaluation II-22

6. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT II-23
Environmental Issues II-23
Environmental Protection II-23
Safety Initiatives Undertaken II-23
Emissions Regulations II-24
VOC Emissions- A Health Hazard Issue? II-24

7. FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY - AN INSIGHT II-25
An Overview II-25
Issues/Trends II-25
Trade Liberalization II-25
Increase in Output II-26
Leading Players II-26
Forest Product Markets in the New Millennium II-26
OSB II-26
Year 2000 - A Historical Perspective II-26
Hardwood Logs II-27
Certified Forest Products II-27
Secondary Processed Wood Products II-27

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-28
Decortech Launches Firesafe Radiata Plywood II-28
Uniboard Launches NU GreenTM 2 NAUF Particleboard Product Line II-28
Coillte Panel and Accsys Technologies Launch Medite Tricoya®
Wood Panel II-28
Louisiana-Pacific Develops FlameBlock, a Fire Resistant OSB Panel II-29
Century Plyboards Launches Century Ply PF Plywood II-29
Floraplac Industrial to Unveil Chinese-built Fibreboard Range II-29
DLH Launches TandG Ready Lumin Plywood II-30
Arclin Introduces E-SorbTM and E-NaturalTM Series of WOOD Binders II-30
Avian Board Launches Lightweight WOOD PANELs II-30
Schelling America Launches fh4 DUPLUS PANEL Saw II-30
SmartPly Introduces SiteProtect, Durable Coated Panel for
Security Applications II-31

9. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-32
Ainsworth® Launches Pourform-OSTM, an Overlaid OSB II-32
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products Rolls Out Nautilus TM Wall
Sheathing II-32
LP® Building Products to Launch LP® SolidStart® Laminated
Strand Lumber II-32
Dow Building Lauches Floormate 300-A, Extruded Polsystyrene
Foam Insulated Board II-32
Carter Holt Harvey Introduces R-Flor Radiant Barrier
Particleboard II-33
Finsa Introduces FSC-Certified Plywood Range in UK II-33
EGGER Launches Decorative Protect, Tongue and Groove Flooring II-33
EGGER UK Introduces HDX Range of Rounded Profile Flooring Panels II-33
Global Ventures Australia Launches Eco-Core White Birch
Multiply Panel II-34
Global Ventures Australia Rolls Out Multiflex Bending Plywood II-34
Roseburg Unveils SkyBlend MDF Panel II-34
International Barrier Technology Launches Blazeguard®, Fire-
rated Sheathing Panel II-35
Huntsman Unveils I-BOND® Adhesives and I- RELEASE® Release Agents II-35
Supress Products Introduces Innovative Plywood II-36
UPM Launches UPM Fine Offset Paper II-36
Timber Products Launches Eco-Friendly Suite of Hardwood Plywood II-36
Georgia-Pacific Launches New Water-Repellent Plywood II-37
Wilkie-Sanderson Develops Innovative Translucent Wood Veneer
Panels II-37
Conenor Develops Wood-Plastic Composite Panels II-37
The Laminex Group Launches Eco-friendly Wood Panel and
Laminate Products II-37
Quiet Solution Launches QuietRF Product Line II-38

10. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-39
Uniboard to Divest Particleboard and Medium Density Fibreboard
Business II-39
Swedspan Group Acquires Societe Industrielle II-39
Georgia-Pacific Takes Over Grant Forest Products’ OSB Facility II-39
US LBM Holdings to Acquire Edward Hines Lumber Co. II-39
Ilim Timber to Acquire Two Sawmills of Klausner Group II-40
International Barrier Technology Acquires Stake in Pyrotite’s
IPOSB Technology II-40
Q.E.P. to Acquire ArborCraft II-40
West Fraser Timber Acquires Certain Assets and Licenses of
Weyerhaeuser II-40
Uniboard Sets up High and Medium Density Fiberboard Plant in
North Carolina II-41
VMG and Siempelkamp Ink Agreement for Setting up a
Particleboard Facility II-41
Sumitomo Forestry Sets Up Particleboard Production Subsidiary
in Vietnam II-41
Safwood to Establish OSB Production Facility in Komi Republic II-41
Garnica Establishes 11,500 m2 Capacity Plywood Factory II-41
Masisa Sets up Medium Density Particleboard Plant in Brazil II-42
Greenply Establishes MDF Plant in India II-42
Sarda Plywood Begins Commercial Production at Jeypore Plywood
Factory II-42
Ponderplay Sets up Board Lamination Plant in Mexico II-42
Potlatch Corp. Divests Post Falls Particle Board Plant II-42
New England WOOD Pellet Takes Over Norbord MDF Assets in the US II-42
Louisiana-Pacific Acquires Majority Stake in Masisa OSB
Industria e Comercio II-43
AkzoNobel Industrial Acquires WOOD Adhesives Business of
Kronochem II-43
Kronospan Sets up OSB Production Facility in Romania II-43
Pfleiderer to Acquire Assets of decopa industries GmbH II-43
Alliance Technology Group to Acquire Louisiana- Pacific's
Facilities II-43
CYMAO Holdings to Expand Business by Acquiring Poly-Ply
Industries II-44
Swanson Group to Expand Capacity of Plywood Mill in Oregon II-44
UPM to Expand Coated Plywood Production at its Chudovo Mill in
Russia II-44
UPM Expands Production Capacity at its Estonia Plywood Mill II-44
Sumitomo Forestry Crest to Merge with Toyo Plywood II-44
Norbord and Kruger Join to Combine Hardwood Plywood Operations II-44
Pfleiderer Aktiengesellschaft to Set up a HDF/MDF Production
Facility in Russia II-45
BASF Polyurethanes Basic Products Establishes New Facility in
Michigan II-45
Sveza Sets up New Production Line at Velikiy Ustyug Plywood Mill II-45
UPM to Set up New Wood Plastic Composite Facility in
Karlsruhe, Germany II-45
UPM and Sveza Group to Set up a Forest Industry Facility as a
Joint Venture II-45
Louisiana-Pacific Sets up Manufacturing Facility in Houlton,
Maine II-46
William Tell to Commence Second Particle Board Plant in Chamdor II-46
Zavetluzhye to Add a New Polished Plywood Production Line II-46
Ainsworth Lumber Divests Specialty Plywood Business Division II-46
Satipel Industrial SA Acquires Duratex II-47
Canfor to Spin Off Tackama Plywood Plant II-47
Boise Cascade to Close Down Plywood Mill in White City II-47
Panel Products Closes Down Plywood Plant in North River Road II-47
Ainsworth Lumber Shut Down OSB Mill in Minnesota II-47
UPM Divests Paper Mill to Umoe Solar AS II-47
Pope and Talbot Divest Sawmills to Interfor II-47
Weyerhaeuser to Divest Trus Joist® Commercial Unit to Atlas
Holdings II-48
Weyerhaeuser to Dispose its Oriented Polymer Composites
Technology II-48
Weyerhaeuser Closes Down its iLevel® Veneer Technologies
Facility in Georgia II-48
Ainsworth Lumber Closes Down OSB Plants in Cook and Bemidji II-48
Roseburg Forest Products to Close Down MDF Facility in South
Carolina II-48
Sonae Industria Plans to Close Down Production Line in Germany II-49
Plum Creek Shuts Down Four Sawmills and MDF Plants in the
Montana Area II-49

11. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-50
Danzer Group Acquires Reholz GmbH II-50
CVC Asia Pacific Acquires Asia Dekor Holdings Limited II-50
Evergreen Fibreboard Acquries Hume Fibreboard II-50
Century Plyboards Acquires Century Panels and Sharon Plywoods II-51
Sampoerna Family Acquires 42.6% Stake in Samko Timber II-51
Uniboard Canada Acquires ATC Panel’s Particle Board Facility II-51
West Fraser Timber Acquires International Paper's Thirteen
Sawmills II-51
Greenply Acquires Controlling Stakes in Platinum Veneers and
Galaxy Decor II-51
Louisiana-Pacific Acquires Majority Stake in Masisa do Brasil
Ltda's OSB plant II-52
Masisa SA Acquires Stake in Tafibras Participacoes II-52
Sonae Industria Acquires Stake in Masisa SA II-52
One Equity Partners Acquires Minor Stake in Pfleiderer II-52
Surteco Acquires Minor Stake in Pfleiderer II-52
Finnforest to Acquire Weyerhaeuser’s iLevel Wood Products
Business II-53
PG Bison Opens New Particleboard Plant in South Africa II-53
Kastamonu Integrated Establishes New MDF facility at Kastamonu
City Industrial Zone II-53
GPC Quimica to Expand Plant Capacities to Meet Rising Wood
Panel Demand in Brazil II-54
Archidply Industries to Set up New Wood Panel Facility in India II-54
Star Panel Boards to Establish Three New Production Facilities
in India II-54
Satipel to Expand its Uberaba Plant Capacity II-55
Greenply Industries to Expand Capacity at its Uttarakhand Plant II-55
Greenply Industries to Start a New Laminates Facility in India II-55
Sichuan Shengda to Start a New Production Base in Guangyuan
City, China II-55
RUS Holding and B.R.I.S.T to Set up a Joint Venture OSB
Facility in Russia II-55
Sichuan Shengda to Establish a New Forest Products
Manufacturing Unit II-56
Roseburg Forest Products Obtains CCMC Approval II-56
Weyerhaeuser to Close Down Non-Operational Stand Board Mill in
Alta II-56
Weyerhaeuser to Shut Down New Brunswick OSB Plant II-56
Norbord to Shut Down its Belgium Particleboard Capacity II-56
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Shuts OSB Plant Operations in
Georgia and Quebec II-56
Dieffenbacher to Divest MDF Business to Metso Paper II-57
Potlatch Corporation to Shut Down Particleboard Plants II-57
Weyerhaeuser Closes Down OSB Mill in Hudson Bay II-57
Boise Cascade Shuts Down Veneer Mill II-57
Patrick Industries Acquires Adorn LLC II-58
Patrick Industries Takes Over American Hardwoods II-58
Private Group Led by Management Acquires Multiply Underlayment
Business II-58
Roseburg Forest Products to Acquire Six Mills from Georgia-
Pacific II-59
Sonae Industria Group Acquires Hornitex II-59
Novopan Industries Announces Merger of Three Entities II-59
Archidply Group Announces Merger to Form Integrated Company II-59
Robert Weed Plywood Acquires Weiser Products II-60
ATC Panels Commences Construction of a Plant in Pennsylvania II-60
Georgia-Pacific Acquires Five Sites of International Paper
Wood Products II-60
BEWP Enter into a Supply Agreement with Pulte Homes II-60
Pfleiderer Grajewo to Acquire Polish Government’s Stake in
Pfleiderer Prospan II-60
UPM to Expand Birch Plywood Capacity II-61

12. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-62
Ainsworth Lumber Company (Canada) II-62
Boise Cascade Company (US) II-62
Canfor Corporation (Canada) II-62
Duratex SA (Brazil) II-63
The Egger Group (Austria) II-63
Fletcher Building Ltd. (New Zealand) II-64
Georgia-Pacific Corporation (US) II-64
Groupe Gascogne (France) II-64
J.M. Huber Corporation (US) II-65
Kronospan Holdings Ltd (UK) II-65
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (US) II-66
Masonite International Corp. (US) II-66
Norbord Industries Inc. (Canada) II-66
Pfleiderer AG (Austria) II-67
Potlatch Corporation (US) II-67
Rougier SA (France) II-67
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (Sweden) II-68
Temple-Inland Inc. (US) II-68
Tableros De Fibras, S.A. (Spain) II-69
UPM - Kymmene Corporation (Finland) II-69
West Fraser Timberland, Inc. (US) II-69
Weyerhaeuser Company (US) II-70

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-71
Table 4: 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 m3 for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 5: World Historic Review of 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 m3 for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 6: 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 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 7: 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 m3 for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 8: World Historic Review of 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 m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 9: 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 10: 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 m3 for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 11: World Historic Review of 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 m3 for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 12: 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 13: 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 m3 for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 14: World Historic Review of 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 m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 15: 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 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Others by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 17: World Historic Review of Others by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia -Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Others by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest
of World Markets for 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-85


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
US Wood Products Market III-1
Table 19: US Market for Wood Products (2008-2010):
Breakdown in Terms of Production, Imports and Exports by
Wood Product Types - Sawn Softwood, Oriented Strandboard
(OSB), Conferous Logs, Particleboard, Sawn Hardwood, Medium
Density Fiberboard, Hardwood Logs, Insulation Board,
Roundwood Pulpwood and Hardboard (In ‘000 Cubic Meters) III-1
Latest Market Trends III-2
The US Forest Products Industry Bears the Brunt of Recession III-2
OSB Industry on the Growth Path III-2
US Wood Panel Industry Targets Repairs and Improvement Sector III-2
The End-use Market of Housing Holds Promise in the Long Run III-3
Table 20: US Housing Statistics (2009-2012): Breakdown of
Number of Housing Starts by Home Types - Conventional
Homes (Single-family Starts and Multi-family Starts) and
Mobile Homes (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Shift Towards Wood Based Eco Friendly ‘Green Buildings’ III-3
North American Wood Panel Production Statistics III-4
Table 21: Wood Panel Production in North America
(2008-2012): Breakdown in Million Cubic Meters by Panel
Types - Structural Panels (OSB and Softwood Plywood) and
Non-Structural Panels (Particleboard and MDF/HDF)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
The US Forest Reserves: An Overview III-5
Trends and Issues of the Recent Past III-5
Plywood Production Fall Affected Wood Panels Production III-5
Furniture Mills Shutdown Squeezed Particleboard and MDF Demand III-5
MDF Prices Strengthened in North America in 2006 III-6
Infrastructure Damage- Biggest Hindrance for Supply of Wood
Panels to Gulf Coast III-6
Key US Players III-6
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 22: 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 Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 23: The US Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard, and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 24: 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 Panel Markets for 2003,
2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

2. CANADA III-10
A.Market Analysis III-10
Low Demand Results in Drastic Decline in Wood Product Prices III-10
Canadian Forest Reserves III-10
Canadian Demographics III-11
Key Canadian Players III-11
B.Market Analytics III-12
Table 25: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 26: Canadian Historic Review of Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 27: 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 Panel Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

3. JAPAN III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Japanese Forest Reserves - An Overview III-15
Trends/Issues III-15
Remodeling Fuels Wood Products Consumption III-15
Trend Towards Western and Semi-Western Housing Construction III-15
Factors Affecting Wood-Product Demand III-16
Demographics III-16
Frequently Changing Regulatory Environment III-16
Residential Housing III-16
Other Factors III-16
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 28: 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 Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 29: Japanese Historic Review of Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Plywood, Particleboard including Oriented Strand
Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 30: 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 Panel Markets for
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4. EUROPE III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Table 31: European Market for Wood Panels (2010): Wood
Panel Production in Thousands of Cubic Meters by
Manufacturers - M and P Kaindl (Kronospan), Sonae Indsutria,
Swiss Krono Group, Egger, Pfleiderer, Finsa, Kastamonu
Entegre, Mauro Saviota, Fantoni, Unilin, Frati, Norbord,
Triax, Interbon, Constantia Iso and Swedwood (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20
Construction Sector Main Growth Driver - A Historic Review III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 32: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 33: European Historic Review of Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 34: European 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 35: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 36: European Historic Review of Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 37: 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 Panel Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4a. FRANCE III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
French Forest Reserves - A Brief Review III-27
Key Players III-27
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 38: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 39: French Historic Review of Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 40: 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 Panel Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4b. GERMANY III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
German Forest Reserves - An Overview III-31
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 41: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 42: German Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 43: 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 Panel Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4c. ITALY III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Italian Forest Reserves - A Focus III-35
Italian Wood Panel Industry Moves Towards Consolidation III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 44: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 45: Italian Historic Review of Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 46: 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 Panel Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Overview III-39
Low Demand from Construction Sector Affects UK Wood Panel
Industry III-39
Forest Reserves in the UK-A Brief Review III-39
Furniture and Fixtures Market III-39
UK Market Scenario in the Past III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 47: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 48: The UK Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 49: The 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 Panel Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4e. SPAIN III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Spanish Forest Reserves - A Focus III-44
Finsa - Spanish Key Player III-44
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 50: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 51: Spanish Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard andOther Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 52: 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 Panel Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

4f. RUSSIA III-48
A.Market Analysis III-48
Russian Forest Reserves - A Brief Review III-48
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 53: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 54: Russian Historic Review of Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 55: 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 Panel Markets for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Review of Select Regions III-52
Finland III-52
Finnish Forest Products Industry Poised for a Slow Recovery III-52
Finnish Forest Products Industry - An Overview III-52
Table 56: Finnish Forest Industry Export Market (2008):
Percentage Breakdown by Importing Regions- The European
Union, Other European Countries, Asia, North America,
Africa and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53
Finnish Wood Sector - A Study III-53
Chemical Wood Processing Industry Segment III-54
Norway III-54
Softwood Demand from Residential Construction Market III-54
Sweden III-54
Poland III-55
Wood and Wood Based Products Market III-55
Import-Export Statistics III-55
Key Players III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 57: 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 Panel Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for
Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 58: Rest of European Historic Review of Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 59: 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
Panel Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-59
Market Analytics III-59
Table 60: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Wood Panels by Geographic Region - China and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 61: Asia-Pacific Historic Review of Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 62: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels
by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 63: 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 Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 64: Asia-Pacific Historic Review of Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard including Oriented
Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 65: 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 Panel
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64

5a. CHINA III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Chinese Plywood Industry in 2008 III-65
Recession Weakens Chinese MDF Sales Post 2009 III-65
Slow Future Growth for Chinese Wood Panel Industry III-65
Forecasts Underlying Chinese Wood Products Market III-66
Factors Driving Chinese Wood-Panel Industry III-66
Furniture - Key End Use Segment III-66
Chinese Forest Reserves - A Brief Review III-66
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 66: 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 Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 67: Chinese Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Plywood, Particleboard including Oriented Strand
Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 68: 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 Panel Markets for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-71
A.Market Analysis III-71
Indian Plywood Industry Poised for Growth as Real Estate
Recovers III-71
Australasia’s MDF Industry Dominated by Asian Investors III-71
Key Player III-71
B.Market Analytics III-72
Table 69: Rest of 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 Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 70: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review of Wood
Panels by Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard including
Oriented Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 71: Rest of 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 Panel Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

6. LATIN AMERICA III-75
A.Market Analysis III-75
Key Regions at a Glance III-75
Mexico III-75
Competition III-75
Brazil III-75
Table 72: Wood Panel Production in Brazil (2005-2008):
Breakdown by Panel Types - MDF and HB, Plywood and
Particleboard (In MMCM) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-76
Argentina III-76
Chile III-77
Table 73: Wood Panel Production in Chile (2005- 2008):
Breakdown by Panel Types - MDF/HDF, Plywood and
Particleboard (In MMCM) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77
Key Players III-78
Arauco (Chile) III-78
Berneck Aglomerados SA (Brazil) III-78
Eucatex S.A. Industria e Comercio (Brazil) III-78
Faplac SA (Argentina) III-78
Masisa SA (Chile) III-79
B.Market Analytics III-80
Table 74: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Plywood,
Particleboard including Oriented Strand Board, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 75: Latin American Historic Review of Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard including Oriented
Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 76: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Wood Panels
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown

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