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Global Plywood Industry

  • September 2016
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plywood in Thousand Cubic Meters. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-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 99 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Boise Cascade Company
Century Plyboard (India) Ltd.
Eksons Corporation Bhd
Georgia-Pacific, LLC
Greenply Industries Limited

Table Of Contents

Global Plywood Industry


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

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Outlook.............. II-1 Table 1: World Plywood Market by End-Use Application (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Construction, Flooring, Furniture, Packaging, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 Strong Micro and Macro Environmental Factors to Support Growth II-3 Improvement in Global GDP Performance to Benefit Market Growth II-4 Table 2: Real GDP Growth Rates (%) in Major World Economies: 2014-2017E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 Growth in Global Construction Industry to Fuel Market Expansion II-6 Table 3: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector: 2013-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 4: Global Construction Market by Region (2015 and 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending for Asia, Western Europe, North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Middle East (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 5: World Construction Industry Size (In US$ Trillion) for the Year 2010, 2016 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-8 Demographic Transformations Strengthen Market Prospects II-8 Rising Global Population Propels Demand for Housing Units and Infrastructure.............. II-8 Table 6: World Population by Geographic Region (2000-2050) (in Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9 Burgeoning Middle Class Population Worldwide Spurs Market Growth II-9 Table 7: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) by Geographic Region: 2015, 2020 and 2030 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-10

Table 8: Global Middle Class Spending (in US$ Trillion) by Region: 2015 and 2030 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11 Rapid Urbanization: A Strong Growth Driver II-11 Table 9: World Urban Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 10: Degree of Urbanization Worldwide (1990, 2014 and 2050): Urban Population as a Proportion (%) of Total Population by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-13 Rising Standards of Living Fuel Market Expansion II-13 Developing Countries: The Focal Point for Future Growth II-14 Table 11: Increase in Urban Population in Major Countries in Asia-Pacific (in Millions) Over the Period 2012-2020P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15 Go Green: The New Mantra of Laminated Plywood Manufacturers II-15 Low Quality Film Faced Plywood Products Threaten Market Growth II-15 Noteworthy Technological Innovations in Recent Years II-16 UPM Grada Plywood..............II-16 KoskiPly Economy Birch Plywood Product II-16 Q-Ply SimPly Maple Plywood..............II-16 Range of Plywood Line Adhesives for Lamination and Plywood Products.............. II-17 Coating Mechanism for Surfacing Wood Sheets with Melt Processable Thermoplastic..............II-17 Key Industry Statistics..............II-18 Table 12: Global Plywood Production: Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-18

Table 13: Global Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-18

Table 14: Global Plywood Exports: Annual Export Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-19

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-20 What is Plywood?.............. II-20 A Century Long History..............II-20 Manufacturing Process of Plywood II-21 Grades and Groups of Plywood..............II-21 Plywood Panels.............. II-21 Softwood Plywood.............. II-21 Hardwood Plywood.............. II-21 Categories in Plywood Panels..............II-22 Plyform.............. II-22 Types of Plyform Plywood..............II-22 Plyform Class I.............. II-22 Structural I Plyform..............II-22 Plyform Class II..............II-22 B-B Plyform.............. II-22 High-Density Overlay (HDO) Panels II-22 Medium-Density Overlay (MDO) Panels II-23 Canply Exterior Plywood..............II-23 Laminates.............. II-23 Decorative Veneers.............. II-23 Advantages of Plywood..............II-23 Maintenance and Life Span of Plywood II-24

3. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-25 Roseburg Launches RigidCoreâ„¢ Plywood for Industrial Applications II-25 SVEZA Rolls Out SVEZA Deck 350 II-25 CenturyPly Launches Sainik Plywood Brand II-25 Bothbest Bamboo Launches Green Bamboo Plywood II-25 MityLite Unveils New Plywood Products II-25

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-26 Uniply Takes Over Vector Projects II-26 Weyerhaeuser to Shut Lumber and Plywood Mills in Columbia Falls II-26 Metsa Wood to Establish Plywood Mill in Estonia II-26 Boise Cascade Acquires Engineered Lumber Production Units of Georgia-Pacific.............. II-26 Uniply to Take Over Euro Decor II-26 Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Timber Merge II-26 Paged Group to Expand Plywood Production Capacity II-26 Roseburg Expands SkyPly® Plywood Product Line II-27 Sveza to Expand Plywood Capacity at Uralsky Plant II-27 Riga Wood Takes Over Sastamala-based Plywood Mill II-27 UPM Plywood Inks Partnership Deal with Isku II-27 Nankai Plywood Takes Over Rolpin II-27

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS..............II-28 Boise Cascade Company (US)..............II-28 Century Plyboard (India) Ltd. (India) II-28 Eksons Corporation Bhd (Malaysia) II-28 Georgia-Pacific, LLC (US)..............II-29 Greenply Industries Limited (India) II-30 Jaya Tiasa Holdings Berhad (Malaysia) II-30 Roseburg Forest Products Co. (US) II-31 Sarda Plywood Industries Limited (India) II-31 SDS Lumber Company (US)..............II-32 Seihoku Corporation (Japan)..............II-32 Subur Tiasa Holdings Berhad (Malaysia) II-32 SVEZA (Russia).............. II-33 Ta Ann Holdings Berhad (Malaysia) II-33 Uniply Industries Ltd. (India) II-33 UPM-Kymmene Corporation (Finland) II-34 West Fraser Timber Co., Ltd. (Canada) II-34 Weyerhaeuser Company (US)..............II-34 WTK Holdings Berhad (Malaysia) II-35

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-36 Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific (excluding China and Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 16: World Historic Review for Plywood by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific (excluding China and Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 17: World 14-Year Perspective for Plywood by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific (excluding China and Japan), Middle East and Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-38

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Current and Future Analysis..............III-1 Steady Recovery in Construction Activity Favors Market Growth III-1 Residential Construction Outlook III-2 Non-Residential Building Construction Outlook III-2 Table 18: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2017P): Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-3

Table 19: Projected Growth (%) of the US Construction Market over the Period 2012-2020 by Sector (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 Increase in Demand for Green Certified Products III-4 NRRI Product Development Fund Project III-4 Key Statistics.............. III-5 Market Share Statistics..............III-5 Table 20: 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-5

Table 21: 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-5 Production and Ex-Im Statistics III-6 Table 22: US Plywood Production: Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 23: US Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 24: US Exports of Plywood/ Veneer Sheets (Thickness
Table 25: US Imports of Plywood/ Veneer Sheets (Thickness
Table 26: US Exports of Plywood (Plies
Table 27: US Imports of Plywood (Plies
Table 29: US Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

2. CANADA.............. III-14 A.Market Analysis.............. III-14 Current and Future Analysis..............III-14 Recovery in Construction Activity to Spur Growth III-14 Table 30: Housing Starts in Canada (2008-2015): Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts in Thousands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-14 Plywood Ex-Im Statistics..............III-15 Table 31: Canadian Plywood Production: Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 32: Canadian Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-15

Table 33: Canadian Exports of Plywood/Veneer Sheets (Thickness
Table 34: Canadian Imports of Plywood/Veneer Sheets (Thickness
Table 35: Canadian Exports of Plywood (Plies
Table 36: Canadian Imports of Plywood (Plies
Table 38: Canadian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-20

3. JAPAN.............. III-21 A.Market Analysis.............. III-21 Current and Future Analysis..............III-21 Growth in New Construction Augurs Well for the Market III-21 Table 39: Housing Starts in Japan: 2013-2016 (In Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 Higher Prices Remain A Concern III-22 Sourcing from Sarawak Stands in Peril III-22 Imports Fall; Future Prospects Remain Brighter III-22 Japan Agricultural Standard Certification - A Key Requirement for Importers..............III-23 Key Statistics.............. III-23 Table 40: Japanese Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-23 Seihoku Corporation - A Key Player III-24 B.Market Analytics..............III-24 Table 41: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 42: Japanese Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-25

4. EUROPE.............. III-26 A.Market Analysis.............. III-26 Recovery in Construction Markets Bodes Better Demand Prospects for Plywood..............III-26 Table 43: Construction Industry in Europe (2010-2015E): Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 44: European Construction Market by Sector (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Civil Engineering, Non-Residential, and Residential (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-27 New Regulation Drives Plywood Importers Turn Away from Chinese Products.............. III-28 Tropical Plywood Imports Lose Ground in the EU III-28 Ex-Im Statistics..............III-29 Table 45: European Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-29

Table 46: European Plywood Exports: Annual Export Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-29 B.Market Analytics..............III-30 Table 47: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 48: European Historic Review for Plywood by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 49: European 14-Year Perspective for Plywood by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-32

4a. FRANCE.............. III-33 A.Market Analysis.............. III-33 Current and Future Analysis..............III-33 Key Statistics.............. III-33 Table 50: French Plywood Production: Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 51: French Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-34 Strategic Corporate Development III-34 B.Market Analytics..............III-35 Table 52: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-35

Table 53: French Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-36

4b. GERMANY.............. III-37 A.Market Analysis.............. III-37 Current and Future Analysis..............III-37 Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research Initiated Development Air Cleaning Plywood..............III-37 Zeolites - Pollution-Eating Composite Wood Products III-37 German Importers Launch Quality Plywood Initiative III-37 Key Statistics.............. III-38 Table 54: German Plywood Production: Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 55: German Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-38 B.Market Analytics..............III-39 Table 56: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-39

Table 57: German Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-40

4c. ITALY.............. III-41 A.Market Analysis.............. III-41 Current and Future Analysis..............III-41 Key Statistics.............. III-41 Table 58: Italian Plywood Production: Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 59: Italian Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-42 B.Market Analytics..............III-42 Table 60: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-42

Table 61: Italian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-43

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-44 A.Market Analysis.............. III-44 Current and Future Analysis..............III-44 Housing Sector - A Key Determinant to Plywood Demand III-44 Table 62: New Homes Registrations (in Thousands) in the UK by Country: 2009-2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 63: Housing in England (2013-14 to 2015-16): Annual Housing Starts in Units for Private Enterprises, Housing Associations and Local Authority (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-46

Table 64: Housing in England (2013-14 to 2015-16): Annual Housing Completions in Units for Private Enterprises, Housing Associations and Local Authority (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-46 Construction Industry Trips in 2016; Affects Plywood Demand III-47 Key Statistics.............. III-48 Table 65: UK Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-48 B.Market Analytics..............III-48 Table 66: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-48

Table 67: UK Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4e. SPAIN.............. III-50 A.Market Analysis.............. III-50 Current and Future Analysis..............III-50 Key Statistics.............. III-50 Table 68: Spanish Plywood Exports: Annual Export Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-50 B.Market Analytics..............III-51 Table 69: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-51

Table 70: Spanish Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-52

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-53 A.Market Analysis.............. III-53 Current and Future Analysis..............III-53 A Peek into the Russian Plywood Industry III-53 Domestic Market Contracts, Better Prospects Lie Ahead III-53 EU - A Major Destination for Russian Plywood Exports III-54 Table 71: Russian Plywood Exports (1H 2016): Percentage Breakdown of Volume by Destination (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-54 Product Launch.............. III-55 Strategic Corporate Development III-55 SVEZA - A Major Russian Plywood Manufacturer III-55 B.Market Analytics..............III-56 Table 72: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-56

Table 73: Russian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-57

4g. THE NETHERLANDS.............. III-58 Market Analysis.............. III-58 Table 74: Dutch Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-58

Table 75: Dutch Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-59

4h. POLAND.............. III-60 Market Analysis.............. III-60 Table 76: Polish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-60

Table 77: Polish Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-61

4i. ROMANIA.............. III-62 Market Analysis.............. III-62 Table 78: Romanian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 79: Romanian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-63

4j. TURKEY.............. III-64 Market Analysis.............. III-64 Table 80: Turkish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-64

Table 81: Turkish Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-65

4k. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-66 A.Market Analysis.............. III-66 Current and Future Analysis..............III-66 Focus on Select Markets..............III-66 Finland.............. III-66 Market Overview.............. III-66 Plywood - The Largest Wood Panel Produced in Finland III-66 Table 82: Finnish Wood Panel Production by Type (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Production for Fiber board, Particle Board and Plywood (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66 Plywood Production Down in 2015 III-67 Table 83: Finnish Plywood Production: Annual Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 84: Finnish Plywood Exports: Annual Export Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68 Strategic Corporate Developments III-68 UPM-Kymmene Corporation - A Key Player III-69 B.Market Analytics..............III-70 Table 85: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 86: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-71

5. CHINA.............. III-72 A.Market Analysis.............. III-72 Current and Future Analysis..............III-72 Potential Housing Downturn to Impact Plywood Demand III-72 Chinese Plywood Sector - An Insight into the Current State of the Industry..............III-73 Table 87: Chinese Exports of Plywood (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Export Volume for Leading Destination Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73 Steady Supply and Technological Advancements Drive China's Ascent in Plywood Industry..............III-73 Overview of Chinese Bamboo Plywood Industry III-74 Bamboo Packing Board..............III-75 Architectural Cement Formwork III-75 Container Floorboards..............III-75 Bamboo Plywood Floorboards for Railway Carriages and Coaches III-75 Hindrances.............. III-75 Development Prospects for Chinese Bamboo Plywood Industry III-76 Key Statistics.............. III-77 Table 88: Chinese Plywood Production: Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 89: Chinese Plywood Exports: Annual Export Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-78 Product Launch.............. III-78 B.Market Analytics..............III-79 Table 90: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-79

Table 91: Chinese Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014(includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-80

6. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-81 Market Analysis.............. III-81 Table 92: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood by Geographic Region - Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 93: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Plywood by Geographic Region - Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-82

Table 94: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Plywood by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

6a. AUSTRALIA.............. III-84 A.Market Analysis.............. III-84 Current and Future Analysis..............III-84 Growing Housing Starts Drives Plywood Demand III-84 Table 95: New Housing Starts in Australia: 2009-2015 (In ‘000 Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84 Plywood and Veneer Manufacturing Industry III-84 Table 96: Australian Plywood Production: Annual Volume Output in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 97: Australian Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85 B.Market Analytics..............III-86 Table 98: Australian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 99: Australian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-87

6b. INDIA.............. III-88 A.Market Analysis.............. III-88 Current and Future Analysis..............III-88 Market Overview.............. III-88 Table 100: Indian Wood Panel Market by Segment (FY2015): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Medium Density Fiberboard, Particle Board, Plywood and Surface Products (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88 Demand Shifts towards Branded Products III-88 Table 101: Indian Plywood Industry by Product Type (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Value for Low-end Plywood, Mass/Mid-end Plywood, and Premium and Luxury Plywood (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89 Organized Players Expand Focus beyond their Specialty III-90 Low-End Plywood Suffers at Various Fronts III-90 Introduction of GST to Benefit the Organized Sector III-90 Market Leaders - A Head-to-Head Comparison III-91 Table 102: Indian Organized Plywood Sector (FY2015): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91 A Comparison of Plywood Business of Greenply and Centuryply on Select Parameters..............III-92 Growing Demand Drives Capacity Expansion III-92 Primary Factors Affecting Exports of Wood and Plywood Products from India..............III-92 Opening of Indian Economy..............III-92 Forest Product Certification..............III-93 Intense Competition from Asian Countries III-93 Evolving Consumer Expectations III-93 Social Factors Driving Domestic Consumption of Wood Products III-94 Increasing Adoption of Alternative Materials III-94 Automation to Offset Labor Shortage III-94 Shortage of Quality Raw Materials III-94 Lack of Latest Price Information III-95 Product Launch.............. III-95 Strategic Corporate Develpoments III-95 Key Players.............. III-95 B.Market Analytics..............III-98 Table 103: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-98

Table 104: Indian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-99

6c. INDONESIA.............. III-100 A.Market Analysis.............. III-100 Current and Future Analysis..............III-100 Indonesian Plywood Manufacturers Looking Forward to Revive Plywood Exports..............III-100 Overview of Indonesian Exports III-100 Table 105: Indonesian Plywood Exports: Annual Export Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101 China Poses Threat to the Domestic Industry III-101 B.Market Analytics..............III-102 Table 106: Indonesian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

Table 107: Indonesian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-103

6d. MALAYSIA.............. III-104 A.Market Analysis.............. III-104 Current and Future Analysis..............III-104 Plywood industry - Overview..............III-104 Skilled Labor and Raw Material Shortage to Reduce Plywood Production.............. III-104 Illegal Trade Allegations - A Jolt to the Industry III-105 Table 108: Malaysian Plywood Exports: Annual Export Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106 Key Players.............. III-106 B.Market Analytics..............III-108 Table 109: Malaysian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-108

Table 110: Malaysian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-109

6e. SOUTH KOREA.............. III-110 A.Market Analysis.............. III-110 Current and Future Analysis..............III-110 Korean Plywood Industry - An Overview III-110 Korea Expands Levy of Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese Plywood III-110 B.Market Analytics..............III-111 Table 111: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-111

Table 112: South Korean Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-112

6f. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-113 Market Analysis.............. III-113 Table 113: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-113

Table 114: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-114

7. MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA.............. III-115 Market Analysis.............. III-115 Table 115: Middle East and African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood by Geographic Region - Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE and Rest of Middle East and Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-115

Table 116: Middle East and African Historic Review for Plywood by Geographic Region - Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE and Rest of Middle East and Africa Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-116

Table 117: Middle East and African 14-Year Perspective for Plywood by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE and Rest of Middle East and Africa Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-117

7a. EGYPT.............. III-118 A.Market Analysis.............. III-118 Current and Future Analysis..............III-118 B.Market Analytics..............III-118 Table 118: Egyptian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-118

Table 119: Egyptian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-119

7b. SAUDI ARABIA.............. III-120 A.Market Analysis.............. III-120 Current and Future Analysis..............III-120 Table 120: Saudi Arabian Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-120 B.Market Analytics..............III-121 Table 121: Saudi Arabian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-121

Table 122: Saudi Arabian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-122

7c. SOUTH AFRICA.............. III-123 A.Market Analysis.............. III-123 Current and Future Analysis..............III-123 Resilient Housing and Construction Markets to Drive Growth III-123 B.Market Analytics..............III-124 Table 123: South African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-124

Table 124: South African Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-125

7d. UAE.............. III-126 A.Market Analysis.............. III-126 Current and Future Analysis..............III-126 Strong Prospects for Construction Industry to Fuel Plywood Demand.............. III-126 B.Market Analytics..............III-127 Table 125: UAE Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-127

Table 126: UAE Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-128

7e. REST OF MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA..............III-129 Market Analysis.............. III-129 Table 127: Rest of Middle East and African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-129

Table 128: Rest of Middle East and African Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-130

8. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-131 Market Analysis.............. III-131 Table 129: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood by Geographic Region - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-131

Table 130: Latin American Historic Review for Plywood by Geographic Region - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-132

Table 131: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Plywood by Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Rest of Latin American Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-133

8a. ARGENTINA.............. III-134 Market Analysis.............. III-134 Table 132: Argentinean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-134

Table 133: Argentinean Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-135

8b. BRAZIL.............. III-136 A.Market Analysis.............. III-136 Current and Future Analysis..............III-136 Tropical Plywood Market Overview III-136 Economic Crisis Hurts Domestic Demand III-136 Surge in US Imports of Softwood Plywood - A Major Respite for the Industry.............. III-136 High Import Tariff Remains a Hurdle III-136 B.Market Analytics..............III-137 Table 134: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-137

Table 135: Brazilian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-138

8c. CHILE.............. III-139 Market Analysis.............. III-139 Table 136: Chilean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-139

Table 137: Chilean Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-140

8d. COLOMBIA.............. III-141 Market Analysis.............. III-141 Table 138: Colombian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-141

Table 139: Colombian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-142

8e. ECUADOR.............. III-143 Market Analysis.............. III-143 Table 140: Ecuadorian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-143

Table 141: Ecuadorian Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-144

8f. MEXICO.............. III-145 A.Market Analysis.............. III-145 Current and Future Analysis..............III-145 Key Statistics.............. III-145 Table 142: Mexican Plywood Imports: Annual Import Volume in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-145 B.Market Analytics..............III-146 Table 143: Mexican Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-146

Table 144: Mexican Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-147

8g. REST OF LATIN AMERICA..............III-148 Market Analysis.............. III-148 Table 145: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-148

Table 146: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Plywood Market - Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Cubic Meters for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-149

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 99 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 104)

The United States (25) Canada (5) Japan (4) Europe (31) - France (6) - Germany (2) - Italy (5) - Spain (4) - Rest of Europe (14) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (37) Latin America (2)

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