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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