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Plywood

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. market sales
Factors driving demand
Plywood product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
PLYWOOD SALES AND END-USE MARKETS
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
Residential, commercial, and industrial sales
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT
Hardwood plywood
Prefinished hardwood plywood
Hardwood plywood type products
Softwood plywood
Hardwood veneer
Softwood veneer
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports for the top five countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports for the top five countries of destination
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Residential and nonresidential building construction spending
New and existing home sales
Housing starts and permits
Homeowner remodeling and repair spending
Building material retail sales
Employment, personal income, and mortgage rates
U.S. PLYWOOD PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross plant profit margins
Total employees and employee sales productivity
Average production worker wages
Capital spending trends
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of manufacturers and plants
Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
Leading competitor sales trends

Plywood

U.S. plywood sales rebounded sharply between 2011 and 2014 along with the sharp upturn in new home construction. Sales have been able to exceed pre-recession levels despite new home construction still some 50.0% below housing boom levels. In recent years, sales gains were strongest for softwood plywood products. Relatively sharp price increases contributed to this trend. Import shipments also experienced strong increases in the softwood sector.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Plywood. 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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