U.S. lumber and wood preservation sales increased at double-digit rates between 2011 and 2014 as new home building activity soared. Rising demand also led to relatively sharp price increases. Import shipments increased sharply as demand rose. Sales are expected to remain on an upward trend over the next five years as sales approach pre-recession levels. Growth, however, is expected to moderate along with the gains in new home construction.
These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Lumber and Wood Preservation Products. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, end-use market purchases, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.
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