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World Building Boards

World Building Boards

World demand to rise 6+% annually through 2017
Global demand for building boards is forecast to rise more than six percent per year through 2017 to nearly 400 million cubic meters, significantly exceeding the growth rate of the 2007-2012 period. Gains will be driven by recoveries in the building construction markets of many developed countries, although growth will be exaggerated somewhat by a weak 2012 base, particularly in the US. In addition, continued strong growth in building construction activity in developing areas will boost demand.

China to account for about half of world demand in 2017
China was the largest market for building boards in 2012, and will see its share of global demand rise to approximately half of the total in 2017. Continuing rapid growth and industrialization, as well as an increase in the average size of a housing unit, will boost gains. Also, as personal incomes rise, households can better afford homes built with modern construction techniques and materials, such as building boards, thereby raising demand. As such, China is projected to post robust annual demand gains through 2017, a rate slower than that of the previous decade but still among the fastest in the world.

Solid gains expected in other developing regions
Solid gains are also expected in the other regions of the world, particularly Central and South America and Eastern Europe. However, growth will be slightly below the world average, as the global financial crisis did not have as strong an impact as in the more developed areas, and these regions are starting from a higher 2012 base. Rising personal incomes in these areas will lead to the adoption of more Western style building practices, encouraging the usage of materials such as building boards.

US, Western Europe to see recovery after declines of the 2007-2012 period
Due to the housing market recovery, the US market for building boards is forecast to post strong growth of more than six percent annually through 2017, after suffering severe declines between 2007 and 2012. Western Europe, another market that posted declines in building board demand between 2007 and 2012, is also projected to register a recovery through 2017, though not as strong as that in the US.

Structural boards to grow faster than nonstructural
Structural boards -- softwood plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) -- are expected to register faster demand growth through 2017 than nonstructural boards. Structural boards are used primarily in construction applications, and were therefore hurt more by the housing market collapse of the 2007-2012 period and were starting from a lower base. OSB is forecast to see faster growth than softwood plywood through 2017, as it continues to grow in popularity worldwide and gain market share.

Among the nonstructural boards -- particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), hardboard, and other board -- the fastest demand gains through 2017 are expected for MDF. MDF is a popular board because it can be used in many construction and manufacturing applications, and has better performance.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD BUILDING BOARD DEMAND (thousand cubic meters)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Demographic Overview
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (million units)
      • Personal Income Trends
        • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2011 dollars)
    • World Building Construction Outlook
      • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table BUILDING BOARD PRICING (dollars per cubic meter)
    • Technological Trends
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
      • Timber Harvesting Restrictions
      • Emissions Regulations
      • Building Codes
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Building Board Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)
    • Relationship Between Per Capita Income & Building Board Demand
    • Building Board Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT (thousand cubic meters)
      • Structural Boards
        • Table WORLD SOFTWOOD PLYWOOD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)
        • Table WORLD ORIENTED STRAND BOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)
      • Nonstructural Boards
        • Table WORLD MEDIUM DENSITY FIBERBOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)
        • Table WORLD PARTICLEBOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)
        • Table WORLD HARDBOARD DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)
        • Table WORLD OTHER BOARDS DEMAND BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)
    • Building Board Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
      • Construction
      • Manufacturing
    • World Building Board Production
      • Table WORLD BUILDING BOARD SHIPMENTS BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)
    • International Trade Flows
      • Table WORLD BUILDING BOARD NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand cubic meters)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • North America: Demand by Product & Market
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • United States
      • United States: Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table UNITED STATES: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table CANADA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table MEXICO: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Western Europe: Demand by Product & Market
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Germany
      • Germany: Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table GERMANY: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Italy
      • Italy: Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table ITALY: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • France
      • France: Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table FRANCE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Spain
      • Spain: Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table SPAIN: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product & Market
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • China
      • China: Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table CHINA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Japan
      • Japan: Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table JAPAN: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • India
      • India: Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table INDIA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table TAIWAN: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
      • Iran
        • Table IRAN: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table IRAN: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING BOARD SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUILDING BOARD DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (thousand cubic meters)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table BUILDING BOARD SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2012 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
    • Vertical & Horizontal Integration
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Ainsworth Lumber Company Limited
      • Binderholz GmbH
      • Canfor Corporation
      • Carter Holt Harvey Limited
      • Celulosa Arauco y Constitución SA
      • Coillte plc
      • Dare Technology Company Limited
      • Dongwha Holdings Company Limited
      • Dřevozpracující družstvo
      • Duratex SA
      • Fantoni SpA
      • Fletcher Building Limited
      • FRITZ EGGER GmbH & Company
      • Guangdong Weihua Corporation
      • Hayat Holding AS
      • HeveaBoard Berhad
      • Industrias Río Itata II SA
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • Koskisen Oy
      • Krono Holding AG
      • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
      • Masisa SA
      • Mohawk Industries Incorporated
      • Norbord Incorporated
      • Okura Industrial Company Limited
      • Pfleiderer GmbH
      • Roseburg Forest Products Company
      • Rougier SA
      • Sichuan Guodong Construction Company Limited
      • Steinhoff International Holdings Limited
      • Sumitomo Forestry Company Limited
      • UPM-Kymmene Corporation
      • Weyerhaeuser Company
      • Yildiz Entegre AS

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