This report forecasts to 2024 global demand for pallets by material, market, and major world region in units. Material segments include: wood, plastic, corrugated and molded pulp, and metal. Reported markets encompass: manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and other markets such as use in-store by retailers and military transportation and storage. World regions include North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and all other regions.
To illustrate historical trends, world, material, market, and regional demand (including material and market segments) are provided for 2009, 2014, and 2019. Finally, global production is segmented by world region and provided for 2009, 2014, 2019, and 2024.
Pallets are flat portable platforms used for handling, storing, or moving materials and packages either inside warehouses or factories or between locations. The term "stock" refers to all pallets held by users, including those not actively in use. Pallets are constructed primarily from wood but can also be made from other materials such as plastic, corrugated board, metal, or molded fiber. Pallets fabricated from more than one type of material are classified depending on the type of material accounting for the greatest portion of their composition. Wood pallets are available in three types: new, refurbished (reconditioned), and remanufactured (rebuilt).
Pallet demand in this report is also segmented by market. In analyzing demand by market, the party who places goods on the pallet is considered to be the user of the pallet. For example, when a manufacturer of breakfast cereal purchases a pallet to ship boxes of the cereal, this is considered to be demand by a manufacturer in the food and beverage market. When a pallet management firm purchases a pallet, stores it, and then leases it to a manufacturer, this is considered to be demand by a warehousing services provider.
Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.
Related NAICS Code:
321920 Wood container and pallet manufacturing
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