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World Decorative Laminates

World Decorative Laminates

World demand to rise 5+% annually through 2018
Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise more than five percent per year to 11 billion square meters in 2018. Demand will benefit from improved building construction activity in developed areas following the global recession of 2009 and subsequent slow recovery that limited the market during the 2008-2013 period. Continued efforts to expand and modernize the building stock in developing areas will propel gains. Growth will also be driven by increased market penetration at the expense of other surfacing materials (wood veneer and paint) due to cost and performance benefits. Decorative laminate manufacturers will continue to focus on product development, with improved textures and printing techniques that create advanced graphics that rival the aesthetics of alternative materials.

China, India to drive in key Asia/Pacific region
Because many types of particleboard and MDF are given a laminate layer at the point of production, the largest regional markets for decorative laminates are also among the world’s largest suppliers of these boards. In 2013, the Asia/Pacific region was the largest, with over 45 percent of the global total. Advances will be propelled by the continuing development of the Chinese market for decorative laminates. The country is a significant producer not only of engineered wood boards that may be laminated at or near the site of manufacture but also products such as ready-to-assemble furniture that heavily rely on engineered wood. India is expected to register the most rapid gains worldwide through 2018. Since lamination capabilities are often included at the point of board production, this trend will be aided by the expected expansion of domestic MDF and particleboard manufacturing capacity as a way to more efficiently use local wood.

Furniture to be fastest growing major market
Cabinets and furniture were the largest markets for decorative laminates in 2013, accounting for roughly three-fourths of total demand. Of these, the furniture market is projected to post the most rapid gains, as manufacturing activity will accelerate from low 2013 bases in many developed areas, including Japan, the US, and Western Europe. As personal incomes rise in developing areas individuals will be able to dedicate more of their monetary resources to purchasing furniture, further supporting laminate demand gains. In the cabinets market, more cabinets will use engineered wood, such as medium-density fiberboard and particleboard, and decorative laminates will benefit from this trend.

Demand in developing countries now faster
Well established decorative laminate industries are found in Western Europe and the US, where engineered wood and paper industries are highly developed. Western Europe was the first region to emerge as a major supplier of decorative laminates. While many of the leading suppliers still maintain capacity there, production of many products that use laminates is growing faster in developing countries. For example, China overtook Germany as the leading producing country of laminate flooring over the 2008-2013 period. As such, decorative laminate demand in developed areas lags that projected for developing countries.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Overview
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
      • Households
        • Table WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION
      • Personal Income Trends
        • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Building Construction Outlook
      • Table WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
    • World Engineered Wood Board Outlook
    • Pricing Patterns
    • Competitive Products Overview
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Production
        • Table WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES PRODUCTION BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-2 WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2013
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-3 WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
      • Low-Pressure Laminates
        • Table WORLD LOW-PRESSURE LAMINATES DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-4 WORLD LOW-PRESSURE LAMINATES DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • High-Pressure Laminates
        • Table WORLD HIGH-PRESSURE LAMINATES DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-5 WORLD HIGH-PRESSURE LAMINATES DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-6 WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Furniture
        • Table WORLD FURNITURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-7 WORLD FURNITURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION, 2013
      • Cabinets
        • Table WORLD CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-8 WORLD CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION, 2013
      • Flooring
        • Table WORLD FLOORING MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-9 WORLD FLOORING MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION, 2013
      • Wall Panels
        • Table WORLD WALL PANEL MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-10 WORLD WALL PANEL MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION, 2013
      • Other Markets
        • Table WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-11 WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY REGION, 2013
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • North America: Demand by Product & Market
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table UNITED STATES: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table CANADA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table MEXICO: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Western Europe: Demand by Product & Market
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Austria
      • Austria: General
      • Austria: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRIA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Austria: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table AUSTRIA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table FRANCE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table GERMANY: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table ITALY: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Netherlands
      • Netherlands: General
      • Netherlands: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table NETHERLANDS: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Netherlands: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table NETHERLANDS: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table SPAIN: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Sweden
      • Sweden: General
      • Sweden: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table SWEDEN: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Sweden: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table SWEDEN: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product & Market
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table CHINA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table INDIA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table JAPAN: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: General
      • Taiwan: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table TAIWAN: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-1 EASTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • Eastern Europe: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table POLAND: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Decorative Laminates Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Demand by Product & Market
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: DECORATIVE LAMINATES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD DECORATIVE LAMINATES MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Research & New Product Development
    • Manufacturing
      • High-Pressure Processes
      • Low-Pressure Processes
      • Continuous Processes
      • Direct Lamination Processes
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Abet Laminati SpA
      • Advance Laminates Private Limited
      • AICA Kogyo Company Limited
      • Arclin Incorporated
      • Argolite AG
      • Beaulieu International Group NV
      • Bell Laminates Private Limited
      • Borg Group Holdings Proprietary Limited
      • Broadview Holding BV
      • Cedar Décor Private Limited
      • Changzhou Zhenghang Decorative Materials Company Limited
      • Dai Nippon Printing Company Limited
      • Dekodur GmbH & Company KG
      • Financiera Maderera SA
      • Fletcher Building Limited
      • FRITZ EGGER GmbH & Company
      • FunderMax GmbH
      • Gentaº Group
      • Greenply Industries Limited
      • impress surfaces GmbH
      • Jiangsu Boda Wood Industry Company Limited
      • JSC Slotex
      • Krono Holding AG
      • Kronospan Holdings Limited
      • Linyi Consmos Wood Industry Company Limited
      • Masisa SA
      • Merino Group
      • Mohawk Industries Incorporated
      • Munksjö Oyj
      • Panolam Industries International Incorporated
      • Pfleiderer GmbH
      • Riken Technos Corporation
      • Robina Flooring Sdn Bhd
      • Royalé Touché Laminates Private Limited
      • Schattdecor AG
      • Signature Laminates Private Limited
      • SURTECO SE
      • Westag & Getalit AG
      • Wilsonart International Holdings LLC
      • Wrede Industrieholding GmbH & Company KG
    • Additional Companies

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