World Building Boards

This report forecasts world demand in 2017 for building boards by product, market, and major world region in cubic meters. Product segments include softwood plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), medium density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, and other building boards. Reported markets encompass nonresidential buildings, residential buildings, furniture and fixture manufacturing, and other manufacturing markets. Major world regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions in aggregate. Demand by product segment is also forecast for each major world region.

To illustrate historical trends, world, product, market, and regional demand are provided for 2007 and 2012. Further, regional demand is segmented by market for 2012. Finally, world production is segmented by major world region and provided for 2007, 2012, and 2017.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve global demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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