World Pallets

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Demand growth will be spurred by a pickup in manufacturing activity -- especially in large, mature regional markets -- as well as by a shift in the product mix toward higher-priced plastic pallets.

World demand to rise 5% annually through 2017

Global sales of pallets are projected to climb 5.0 percent annually through 2017 to 5.1 billion units, an acceleration from the relatively sluggish pace of the 2007-2012 period. A pickup in manufacturing activity will spur across-the-board gains, especially in large, mature regional markets such as North America and Western Europe. Demand will advance 6.8 percent per annum in value terms to $51.6 billion in 2017, stimulated by increases in unit sales, as well as by a shift in the product mix toward higher-priced plastic pallets. The number of pallets in use will expand at a 4.6 percent annual rate through 2017 to 9.9 billion. Stock growth will be fueled by a larger global economy requiring more pallets to accommodate greater shipping requirements, as well as increased utilization of pallets in developing markets.

Plastic pallets to lead gains, wood to remain dominant

The vast majority of pallets are constructed using wood or plastic, but they can also be made from metal and corrugated paper. Demand for plastic pallets will grow the fastest of any product type in most national markets through 2017. Plastic pallets can be easily cleaned, lending themselves to use with food, beverages, and other products where contamination must be minimized. They also last for many years and are resistant to damage during normal use. Additionally, their recyclability and ability to be made from recycled materials will be attractive to users seeking to raise the perceived environmental friendliness of their operations. However, because of their low cost, wood pallets will continue to dominate product sales in most areas, representing more than nine-tenths of 2017 global unit demand.

Asia/Pacific region to post strongest gains

In industrializing countries, manufacturing output will not be the sole driver of market advances, however. In these nations, pallet utilization is typically low relative to the size of their manufacturing, warehousing, and construction sectors. Going forward, greater numbers of potential pallet users will strive to become more competitive on a global scale by improving operating efficiencies and reducing product damage in shipments through the use of pallets. The Asia/Pacific region, led by China, will post the strongest unit sales increases of any regional market, averaging 8.1 percent per year through 2017. This region will also overtake North America to become the largest regional market by 2017, when it will account for one-third of the global total. Sales advances across the region will be spurred by climbing manufacturing activity and increased adoption of pallets by new users.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the four billion unit global pallet industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (e.g., wood, plastic), market (e.g., food and beverage manufacturing, warehousing, construction), world region, and for 25 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 51 industry players, including Schoeller Allibert, PalletOne and CHEP.

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  1. World Pallets

    $6,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $290.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $164.00

      1. Table | WORLD PALLET DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,407.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Population Outlook

        $132.00

        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION

      3. 3.3 World Economic Overview

        $351.00

        1. 3.3.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $133.00

        2. 3.3.2 World Economic Outlook

          $186.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

        $131.00

        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Food & Beverage Outlook

        $196.00

        1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION

      6. 3.6 World Construction Expenditures Outlook

        $111.00

        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

      7. 3.7 Pricing Patterns

        $141.00

        1. Table | AVERAGE PALLET PRICES BY TYPE & REGION

        2. CHART II-1 WORLD PALLET PRICES BY MATERIAL, 2002-2022

      8. 3.8 Pallet Management Services

        $94.00

      9. 3.9 Legal & Regulatory Environment

        $171.00

    4. 4 WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

      $1,730.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Regional Overview

        $601.00

        1. 4.2.1 Demand

          $112.00

          1. Table | WORLD PALLET DEMAND BY REGION

          2. CHART III-1 WORLD PALLET DEMAND BY REGION, 2012

        2. 4.2.2 Stock

          $282.00

          1. Table | WORLD PALLET STOCK BY REGION

          2. CHART III-2 WORLD PALLET STOCK BY REGION, 2012

          3. CHART III-3 PALLET LIFESPANS

        3. 4.2.3 Production

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD PALLET SHIPMENTS BY REGION

          2. CHART III-4 WORLD PALLET SHIPMENTS BY REGION, 2012

        4. 4.2.4 Trade

          $89.00

          1. Table | WORLD PALLET NET EXPORTS BY REGION

      3. 4.3 Demand by Product

        $548.00

        1. Table | WORLD PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART III-5 WORLD PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012

        3. 4.3.1 Wood

          $182.00

          1. Table | WORLD WOOD PALLET DEMAND BY REGION

        4. 4.3.2 Plastic

          $86.00

          1. Table | WORLD PLASTIC PALLET DEMAND BY REGION

        5. 4.3.3 Other

          $199.00

          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER PALLETS BY PRODUCT & REGION

      4. 4.4 Demand by Market

        $529.00

        1. Table | WORLD PALLET DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-6 WORLD PALLET DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012

        3. 4.4.1 Food & Beverage Manufacturing

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING PALLET DEMAND BY REGION

        4. 4.4.2 Other Manufacturing

          $207.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MANUFACTURING PALLET DEMAND BY MARKET & REGION

        5. 4.4.3 Warehousing

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD WAREHOUSING PALLET DEMAND

        6. 4.4.4 Construction & Other

          $113.00

          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION & OTHER PALLET DEMAND BY MARKET & REGION

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,083.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 North America: Supply & Demand

        $130.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: PALLET DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012

      3. 5.3 North America: Market Outlook

        $85.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      4. 5.4 United States

        $279.00

        1. 5.4.1 United States: General

          $86.00

        2. 5.4.2 United States: Supply & Demand

          $115.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.4.3 United States: Market Outlook

          $82.00

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

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $232.00

        1. 5.5.1 Canada: General

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Canada: Supply & Demand

          $94.00

          1. Table | CANADA: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.5.3 Canada: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $287.00

        1. 5.6.1 Mexico: General

          $84.00

        2. 5.6.2 Mexico: Supply & Demand

          $121.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.6.3 Mexico: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $2,134.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $93.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Supply & Demand

        $137.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: PALLET DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Market Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      4. 6.4 Germany

        $248.00

        1. 6.4.1 Germany: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.4.2 Germany: Supply & Demand

          $111.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.4.3 Germany: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      5. 6.5 Italy

        $230.00

        1. 6.5.1 Italy: General

          $83.00

        2. 6.5.2 Italy: Supply & Demand

          $90.00

          1. Table | ITALY: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.5.3 Italy: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 6.6 United Kingdom

        $214.00

        1. 6.6.1 United Kingdom: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.6.2 United Kingdom: Supply & Demand

          $87.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.6.3 United Kingdom: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      7. 6.7 France

        $219.00

        1. 6.7.1 France: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.7.2 France: Supply & Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.7.3 France: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      8. 6.8 Spain

        $233.00

        1. 6.8.1 Spain: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.8.2 Spain: Supply & Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.8.3 Spain: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      9. 6.9 Netherlands

        $219.00

        1. 6.9.1 Netherlands: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.9.2 Netherlands: Supply & Demand

          $84.00

          1. Table | NETHERLANDS: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.9.3 Netherlands: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | NETHERLANDS: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      10. 6.10 Other Western Europe

        $474.00

        1. 6.10.1 Other Western Europe: General

          $82.00

        2. 6.10.2 Other Western Europe: Supply & Demand

          $106.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.10.3 Other Western Europe: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 6.10.4 Other Western Europe: Supply & Demand by Country

          $230.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,266.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $83.00

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand

        $127.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: PALLET DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Market Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      4. 7.4 China

        $303.00

        1. 7.4.1 China: General

          $97.00

        2. 7.4.2 China: Supply & Demand

          $132.00

          1. Table | CHINA: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.4.3 China: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CHINA: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      5. 7.5 Japan

        $247.00

        1. 7.5.1 Japan: General

          $82.00

        2. 7.5.2 Japan: Supply & Demand

          $108.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.5.3 Japan: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 7.6 India

        $271.00

        1. 7.6.1 India: General

          $89.00

        2. 7.6.2 India: Supply & Demand

          $110.00

          1. Table | INDIA: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.6.3 India: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      7. 7.7 South Korea

        $266.00

        1. 7.7.1 South Korea: General

          $82.00

        2. 7.7.2 South Korea: Supply & Demand

          $111.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.7.3 South Korea: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      8. 7.8 Australia

        $222.00

        1. 7.8.1 Australia: General

          $82.00

        2. 7.8.2 Australia: Supply & Demand

          $95.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.8.3 Australia: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      9. 7.9 Taiwan

        $237.00

        1. 7.9.1 Taiwan: General

          $90.00

        2. 7.9.2 Taiwan: Supply & Demand

          $86.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.9.3 Taiwan: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      10. 7.10 Other Asia/Pacific

        $441.00

        1. 7.10.1 Other Asia/Pacific: General

          $82.00

        2. 7.10.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand

          $118.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.10.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 7.10.4 Other Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand by Country

          $168.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,992.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $753.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: General

          $92.00

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Supply & Demand

          $116.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.1.3 Central & South America: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 8.1.4 Brazil

          $250.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        5. 8.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $234.00

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

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $1,163.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: General

          $82.00

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand

          $134.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART VII-1 EASTERN EUROPE: PALLET DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012

        3. 8.2.3 Eastern Europe: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 8.2.4 Russia

          $251.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        5. 8.2.5 Poland

          $242.00

          1. Table | POLAND: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | POLAND: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        6. 8.2.6 Other Eastern Europe

          $403.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $523.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: General

          $83.00

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand

          $130.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART VII-2 AFRICA/MIDEAST: PALLET DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        4. 8.3.4 Turkey

          $233.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      4. 8.4 Other Africa/Mideast

        $554.00

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

        2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: PALLET DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

        3. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: PALLET SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,034.00

      1. 9.1 Industry Composition

        $389.00

        1. 9.1.1 Manufacturers & Refurbishers

          $178.00

        2. 9.1.2 Pallet Management Specialists

          $156.00

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $155.00

        1. Table | WORLD PALLET SALES BY COMPANY, 2012

        2. 9.2.1 Wood Pallets

          $82.00

        3. 9.2.2 Other Pallets

          $82.00

      3. 9.3 Competitive Strategies

        $186.00

      4. 9.4 Research & Development

        $130.00

      5. 9.5 Marketing

        $102.00

      6. 9.6 Distribution

        $117.00

      7. 9.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 9.8 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $90.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $3,421.00

        1. 9.9.1 Affordable Pallets

          $82.00

        2. 9.9.2 Boluo Loufushan Forestry Center Wood Product

          $82.00

        3. 9.9.3 Brambles Limited

          $214.00

        4. 9.9.4 CABKA Group GmbH

          $82.00

        5. 9.9.5 Casadei Pallets Srl

          $82.00

        6. 9.9.6 Caterpack

          $82.00

        7. 9.9.7 Corrugated Pallets Company

          $82.00

        8. 9.9.8 Craemer Holding GmbH

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 DIC Corporation

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 Eagon Industrial Company Limited

          $82.00

        11. 9.9.11 Emirates Pallet Factory LLC

          $82.00

        12. 9.9.12 Euro Pool System International BV

          $82.00

        13. 9.9.13 Falkenhahn AG

          $82.00

        14. 9.9.14 FHG BV

          $164.00

        15. 9.9.15 Formosa Plastics Group

          $82.00

        16. 9.9.16 GMP Slovakia sro

          $82.00

        17. 9.9.17 Guangzhou BIDIFU Plastic Company Limited

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Gulf Pallet Factory

          $82.00

        19. 9.9.19 HTR Paletten-Service GmbH

          $82.00

        20. 9.9.20 INKA Paletten GmbH

          $82.00

        21. 9.9.21 Inma Pallets Company Limited

          $82.00

        22. 9.9.22 IPG Intelligent Packaging Group AB

          $82.00

        23. 9.9.23 Japan Pallet Rental Corporation

          $82.00

        24. 9.9.24 LHT Holdings Limited

          $84.00

        25. 9.9.25 Linyi Consmos Wood Industry Company Limited

          $82.00

        26. 9.9.26 Litco International Incorporated

          $89.00

        27. 9.9.27 LOSCAM Limited

          $105.00

        28. 9.9.28 Menasha Corporation

          $167.00

        29. 9.9.29 Nilkamal Limited

          $82.00

        30. 9.9.30 Pallet Supply Company

          $82.00

        31. 9.9.31 PalletOne Incorporated

          $82.00

        32. 9.9.32 Pallets PME Argentina

          $82.00

        33. 9.9.33 PECO Pallet Incorporated

          $82.00

        34. 9.9.34 PGS Groupe

          $182.00

        35. 9.9.35 Prioridades Ecológicas SL

          $82.00

        36. 9.9.36 PT Victory Blessings Indonesia

          $82.00

        37. 9.9.37 Purus Plastics GmbH

          $82.00

        38. 9.9.38 Rehrig Pacific Company

          $143.00

        39. 9.9.39 RM2 International SA

          $82.00

        40. 9.9.40 Schoeller Allibert Limited

          $117.00

        41. 9.9.41 Schroth GmbH

          $82.00

        42. 9.9.42 Shandong Liyang Plastic Company Limited

          $82.00

        43. 9.9.43 Shanghai Lika Plastic Pallet Manufacturing Company Limited

          $82.00

        44. 9.9.44 Shanghai YingXin Industrial Company Limited

          $82.00

        45. 9.9.45 Shin Tai Plastics Industrial Company Limited

          $82.00

        46. 9.9.46 Sonoco Products Company

          $82.00

        47. 9.9.47 Svenska Retursystem AB

          $82.00

        48. 9.9.48 Toyo Lumber Company Limited

          $82.00

        49. 9.9.49 UK Industrial Pallets Southern Limited

          $82.00

        50. 9.9.50 UPR Corporation

          $82.00

        51. 9.9.51 World Steel Pallet Company Limited

          $82.00

      10. 9.10 Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

        $368.00

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