Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber: United States

This report forecasts to 2024 US wood-plastic composite (WPC) and plastic lumber demand in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand is segmented by application in terms of: decking; moulding and trim; fencing; windows and doors; landscaping and other outdoor applications; and other applications such as railroad ties, hot tubs, marine, and flooring. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: residential, commercial, nonbuilding construction, and agricultural.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in annual series from 2009 to 2019; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009, 2014, and 2019.

This report does not address applications for plastic lumber in which plastics (primarily vinyl) are not in competition with wood or in which they have already attained substantial market share. Applications falling under these categories include plastic siding, extruded plastic windows and doors, plastic playground equipment not competing with traditional lumber, vinyl patio furniture, and vinyl flooring. Cellulose-resin products, such as plywood, strawboard, and oriented strand board, are also excluded from demand considerations for WPC lumber.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. 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 Codes:
325211 Plastics Material & Resin Manufacturing
326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing

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