World Building Boards

Gains will be driven by recoveries in the building construction markets of many developed countries, and by continued strong increases in building construction activity in developing areas.

World demand to rise 6.2% annually through 2017

Global demand for building boards is forecast to rise 6.2 percent per year through 2017 to 398 million cubic meters, significantly faster than during the 2007-2012 period. Gains will be driven by recoveries in the building construction markets of many developed countries, although growth will be exaggerated somewhat by a weak 2012 base, particularly in the US. Additionally, continued strong increases in building construction activity in developing areas, as well as increasing intensity of use, will boost demand.

China was the largest national market for building boards in 2012 and will see its share of global demand rise to half of the total in 2017. Continuing rapid growth and industrialization, as well as an increase in the average size of housing units in the country, will boost gains. Also, as personal incomes rise, households can better afford homes built with modern construction techniques and materials, such as building boards, thereby increasing demand. As such, China is projected to post robust demand gains of 8.5 percent per annum through 2017, a rate slower than that of the previous decade but still among the fastest in the world.

The US market for building boards is forecast to post a strong recovery and see growth of 7.0 percent annually though 2017 after suffering severe declines between 2007 and 2012. An expected housing market rebound will drive demand gains in the country. Western Europe, another market that saw declines in building board demand between 2007 and 2012, is also projected to see a recovery through 2017, though not as strong as that in the US.

Structural boards to outpace nonstructural

Structural boards (softwood plywood and oriented strand board -- OSB) are expected to see faster demand growth through 2017 than nonstructural boards. Structural boards are primarily used in construction applications and were therefore hurt more by the housing market collapses of the 2007-2012 period, so demand for them will rise from a lower base. OSB, which has the same performance characteristics as softwood plywood but is generally less expensive, is forecast to see faster growth than softwood plywood through 2017 as it continues to grow in popularity worldwide and gain market share.

Among nonstructural boards (particleboard, medium density fiberboard -- MDF, hardboard, and other boards), the fastest demand gains through 2017 are expected in MDF. MDF is a popular board because it can be used in many construction and manufacturing applications, and has better performance characteristics than its main competitor, particleboard.

Study Focus

This study analyzes the 295 million cubic meter world building board industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, with forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (e.g., softwood plywood, oriented strand board, medium density fiberboard, particleboard, hardboard), market (construction, manufacturing), world region, and for 18 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry players, including Georgia-Pacific, FRITZ EGGER and Krono Holding.

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  1. World Building Boards

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $224.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $144.00

      1. Table | WORLD BUILDING BOARD DEMAND (thousand cubic meters)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,684.00

      1. 3.1 World Economic Overview

        $324.00

        1. 3.1.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $125.00

        2. 3.1.2 World Economic Outlook

          $174.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      2. 3.2 World Demographic Overview

        $294.00

        1. 3.2.1 Population

          $85.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 3.2.2 Households

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (million units)

        3. 3.2.3 Personal Income Trends

          $100.00

          1. Table | WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2011 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Building Construction Outlook

        $293.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

        2. 3.3.1 Residential Buildings

          $102.00

          1. Table | WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

        3. 3.3.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

        $133.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Pricing Patterns

        $150.00

        1. Table | BUILDING BOARD PRICING (dollars per cubic meter)

      6. 3.6 Technological Trends

        $85.00

      7. 3.7 Legal & Regulatory Environment

        $322.00

        1. 3.7.1 Timber Harvesting Restrictions

          $131.00

        2. 3.7.2 Emissions Regulations

          $82.00

        3. 3.7.3 Building Codes

          $110.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $1,535.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $173.00

      2. 4.2 Building Board Demand by Region

        $119.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)

      3. 4.3 Relationship Between Per Capita Income & Building Board Demand

        $97.00

      4. 4.4 Building Board Demand by Product

        $748.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand cubic meters)

        2. 4.4.1 Structural Boards

          $228.00

          1. Table | WORLD SOFTWOOD PLYWOOD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)

          2. Table | WORLD ORIENTED STRAND BOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)

        3. 4.4.2 Nonstructural Boards

          $462.00

          1. Table | WORLD MEDIUM DENSITY FIBERBOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)

          2. Table | WORLD PARTICLEBOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)

          3. Table | WORLD HARDBOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)

          4. Table | WORLD OTHER BOARDS DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)

      5. 4.5 Building Board Demand by Market

        $256.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

        2. 4.5.1 Construction

          $85.00

        3. 4.5.2 Manufacturing

          $104.00

      6. 4.6 World Building Board Production

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING BOARD SHIPMENTS BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)

      7. 4.7 International Trade Flows

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING BOARD NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $872.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 North America: Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 5.3 North America: Demand by Product & Market

        $96.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      4. 5.4 United States

        $247.00

        1. 5.4.1 United States: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.4.2 United States: Demand by Product & Market

          $87.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $203.00

        1. 5.5.1 Canada: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.5.2 Canada: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $178.00

        1. 5.6.1 Mexico: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.6.2 Mexico: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,447.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $87.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Demand by Product & Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      4. 6.4 Germany

        $198.00

        1. 6.4.1 Germany: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.4.2 Germany: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      5. 6.5 United Kingdom

        $191.00

        1. 6.5.1 United Kingdom: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.5.2 United Kingdom: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      6. 6.6 Italy

        $214.00

        1. 6.6.1 Italy: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.6.2 Italy: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      7. 6.7 France

        $193.00

        1. 6.7.1 France: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.7.2 France: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      8. 6.8 Spain

        $197.00

        1. 6.8.1 Spain: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.8.2 Spain: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

        $223.00

        1. 6.9.1 Other Western Europe: Supply & Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.9.2 Other Western Europe: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $1,532.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand

        $89.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product & Market

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      4. 7.4 China

        $237.00

        1. 7.4.1 China: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHINA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.4.2 China: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHINA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      5. 7.5 Japan

        $203.00

        1. 7.5.1 Japan: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.5.2 Japan: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      6. 7.6 South Korea

        $206.00

        1. 7.6.1 South Korea: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.6.2 South Korea: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      7. 7.7 India

        $210.00

        1. 7.7.1 India: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.7.2 India: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      8. 7.8 Taiwan

        $200.00

        1. 7.8.1 Taiwan: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.8.2 Taiwan: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific

        $239.00

        1. 7.9.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand

          $86.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.9.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,284.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $650.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $218.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

        4. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $203.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $817.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

          $216.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

        4. 8.2.4 Poland

          $184.00

          1. Table | POLAND: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | POLAND: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

        5. 8.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $212.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $817.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Product & Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

        3. 8.3.3 Turkey

          $185.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

        4. 8.3.4 Iran

          $192.00

          1. Table | IRAN: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | IRAN: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

        5. 8.3.5 Other Africa/Mideast

          $225.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $6,138.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $92.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

        $120.00

        1. Table | BUILDING BOARD SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2012 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $356.00

      4. 9.4 Vertical & Horizontal Integration

        $82.00

      5. 9.5 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $205.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $182.00

      7. 9.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $161.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $89.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $6,100.00

        1. 9.9.1 Ainsworth Lumber Company Limited

          $225.00

        2. 9.9.2 Binderholz GmbH

          $99.00

        3. 9.9.3 Canfor Corporation

          $82.00

        4. 9.9.4 Carter Holt Harvey Limited

          $124.00

        5. 9.9.5 Celulosa Arauco y Constitución SA

          $459.00

        6. 9.9.6 Coillte plc

          $116.00

        7. 9.9.7 Dare Technology Company Limited

          $83.00

        8. 9.9.8 Dongwha Holdings Company Limited

          $190.00

        9. 9.9.9 Dřevozpracující družstvo

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 Duratex SA

          $141.00

        11. 9.9.11 Fantoni SpA

          $142.00

        12. 9.9.12 Fletcher Building Limited

          $124.00

        13. 9.9.13 FRITZ EGGER GmbH & Company

          $209.00

        14. 9.9.14 Guangdong Weihua Corporation

          $162.00

        15. 9.9.15 Hayat Holding AS

          $184.00

        16. 9.9.16 HeveaBoard Berhad

          $82.00

        17. 9.9.17 Industrias Río Itata II SA

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $433.00

        19. 9.9.19 Koskisen Oy

          $107.00

        20. 9.9.20 Krono Holding AG

          $357.00

        21. 9.9.21 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

          $301.00

        22. 9.9.22 Masisa SA

          $140.00

        23. 9.9.23 Mohawk Industries Incorporated

          $334.00

        24. 9.9.24 Norbord Incorporated

          $304.00

        25. 9.9.25 Okura Industrial Company Limited

          $82.00

        26. 9.9.26 Pfleiderer GmbH

          $307.00

        27. 9.9.27 Roseburg Forest Products Company

          $260.00

        28. 9.9.28 Rougier SA

          $126.00

        29. 9.9.29 Sichuan Guodong Construction Company Limited

          $82.00

        30. 9.9.30 Steinhoff International Holdings Limited

          $154.00

        31. 9.9.31 Sumitomo Forestry Company Limited

          $151.00

        32. 9.9.32 UPM-Kymmene Corporation

          $179.00

        33. 9.9.33 Weyerhaeuser Company

          $209.00

        34. 9.9.34 Yildiz Entegre AS

          $89.00

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