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Reconstituted and Engineered Wood Products

Reconstituted and Engineered Wood Products

U.S. reconstituted and engineered wood product sales slowed in 2014 after experiencing sharp gains between 2011 and 2013. Demand increased along with the recovery in housing starts. Builder purchases doubled between 2011 and 2014, however, remain about one-third below housing boom levels. The slowdown in 2014 reflects moderating increases in housing starts and a leveling off of price increases.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Reconstituted and Engineered Wood Product. 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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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. market sales
Factors driving demand
Reconstituted and engineered wood product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
RECONSTITUTED AND ENGINEERED WOOD PRODUCT SALES AND MARKETS
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
Residential, commercial, and industrial sales
U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS BY PRODUCT SECTOR
Particleboard
Wafer and oriented strand board
Medium density fiberboard
Prefinished particleboard and MDF
Engineered wood members
Wood trusses
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. RECONSTITUTED AND ENGINEERED WOOD PRODUCT 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

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