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Wood & Competitive Decking


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Wood & Competitive Decking

US demand to rise 2.4% annually through 2018
US demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4 percent per year through 2018 to 3.5 billion lineal feet, valued at $6.5 billion. Demand will rebound from the lackluster performance during the 2008-2013 period, when contraction in new housing construction caused a sharp drop in new deck installation and a less favorable lending environment caused homeowners to put off or cancel deck renovation projects. Through 2018, decking demand will be spurred by rebounding residential building construction activity and continuing interest in decks to add leisure space and improve property values.

Plastic, wood-plastic composite materials to see fastest product gains
Among product types, plastic and woodplastic composite materials are forecast to exhibit the fastest gains going forward. Consumers will increasingly opt for these products because of their low maintenance requirements and long lifespans. Plastic lumber demand will rise at a double-digit pace through 2018, fueled by strong consumer interest in cellular PVC decking, which offers a grain and surface texture similar to natural wood. Composite lumber decking demand will be boosted by rising use of capstockcoated decking, which looks like natural wood and provides enhanced protection against mold growth and premature degradation.

Wood decking will continue to account for the majority of demand in volume and value terms. However, wood decking demand is forecast to grow much more slowly than that of composite and plastic lumber, rising 1.1 percent annually to 2.8 billion lineal feet in 2018. Demand for wood decking will be supported by the material’s low cost and the large installed base of wood decks, as some consumers will be reluctant to switch materials when renovating decks.

Dominant residential market to benefit from rebound in housing completions
The residential market was the largest end use for decking in 2013 with threefifths of demand. Through 2018, residential decking demand is projected to grow 2.8 percent annually. In the new housing segment, a rapid rebound in housing completions will drive gains. Residential improvement and repair decking demand will be supported by rising home values and a more favorable lending environment that will make it easier for homeowners to take out the home equity loans often used to finance deck installation and renovation projects. Demand will also be supported by design trends that call for houses with larger decks featuring such amenities as outdoor kitchens and firepits, hot tubs, and areas for seating and gathering. These decks will require not only more deck boards, but also such accessories as railings and stairs.

Nonresidential decking demand is forecast to rise rapidly, driven by rebounding commercial and lodging construction expenditures. Owners and managers of such facilities as restaurants, hotels, bars, resorts, and other entertainment venues install decks to add space for leisure activities.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table DECKING DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Trends
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Trends
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2003-2013
    • Construction Trends
      • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Building Construction
        • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table HOUSING COMPLETIONS
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE
        • Table CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2013
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
      • Nonbuilding Construction
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION STOCK
    • Historical Market Trends & Seasonality
      • Table DECKING MARKET, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART II-2 DECKING DEMAND GROWTH, 2004-2013
    • Pricing
      • Table DECKING PRICES
    • Regulatory & Environmental Issues
      • Building Codes
      • Treated Lumber
      • Environmental
    • Foreign Trade
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Volume
      • Table DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & FUNCTION
      • Demand by Material Type
      • Demand by Function
    • Demand by Value
      • Table DECKING MARKET VALUE BY MATERIAL & FUNCTION
      • Demand by Material Type
      • Demand by Function
    • Volume & Value Demand Comparison
      • Table CHART III-1 DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
    • Installed Costs
      • Table CHART III-2 AVERAGE INSTALLED COSTS FOR SELECTED DECKING MATERIALS, 2013
    • Lifecycle Costs
      • Table LIFE CYCLE COST COMPARISON BY DECKING MATERIAL*
      • Treated Southern Yellow Pine
      • Redwood
      • Cedar
      • Tropical Hardwoods
      • Wood-Plastic Composite
      • Plastic
    • Competitive Environment
      • Table RESIDENTIAL DECKING INDICATORS
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
    • Wood
      • Table WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Demand by Volume & Value
      • Demand by Function
      • Demand by Type
        • Table WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table PRESSURE-TREATED WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION & SPECIES
        • Table CEDAR DECKING DEMAND
        • Table REDWOOD DECKING DEMAND
        • Table TROPICAL HARDWOOD & OTHER WOOD DECKING DEMAND
      • Markets
        • Table WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
      • Installation Methods
        • Table WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY INSTALLATION METHOD
      • Suppliers
    • Wood-Plastic Composite
      • Table WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Demand by Volume & Value
      • Demand by Function
      • Demand by Surface Treatment
        • Table WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY SURFACE TREATMENT
      • Product Characteristics
      • Product Development
      • Demand by Material Type
        • Table WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table WOOD-POLYETHYLENE DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Markets
        • Table WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
      • Installation Methods
        • Table WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY INSTALLATION METHOD
      • Market Share
        • Table CHART IV-1 WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Plastic & Other
      • Table PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Demand by Volume & Value
      • Demand by Function
      • Demand by Material Type
        • Table PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL TYPE
        • Table PLASTIC DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL TYPE
        • Table VINYL DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION
        • Table VINYL DECKING DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table POLYETHYLENE & OTHER PLASTICS DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & FUNCTION
        • Table CHART IV-2 PLASTIC DECKING MARKET SHARE, 2013
        • Table OTHER DECKING MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Markets
        • Table PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
      • Installation Methods
        • Table PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY INSTALLATION METHOD
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
      • Table CHART V-1 DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Residential
      • Table RESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
      • New
        • Table NEW RESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Housing Types
        • Table RESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE
        • Table SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
        • Table MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
        • Table MANUFACTURED HOUSING DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
    • Nonresidential
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
      • New
        • Table NEW NONRESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Nonbuilding Construction
      • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
      • New
        • Table NEW NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Activity
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Construction Activity
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Housing Trends
        • Table REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS
    • Regional Demand for Decking
      • Table DECKING DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART VI-1 DECKING DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
      • South
        • Table SOUTH DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
      • West
        • Table WEST DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
    • Market Share
      • Wood
      • Composite, Plastic, & Other
        • Table US COMPOSITE, PLASTIC, & OTHER DECKING SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Product Development
    • Manufacturing
      • Wood
      • Composite, Plastic, & Other
    • Marketing
      • Wood
      • Composite, Plastic, & Other
    • Distribution
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Incorporated
      • Associated Materials LLC
      • Atrium Corporation
      • Axiall Corporation
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • BlueLinx Holding Incorporated
      • Boise Cascade Company
      • CPG International LLC
      • Crane Group Company
      • Deceuninck NV
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Eastman Chemical Company
      • Fiberon LLC
      • Gracious Living Corporation
      • Green Bay Decking LLC
      • Green Diamond Resource Company
      • Hood Companies
      • Hoover Treated Wood Products Incorporated
      • Integrity Composites LLC
      • Inteplast Group Limited
      • International Paper Company
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • Koppers Holdings Incorporated
      • LB Plastics Incorporated
      • Lonza Group Limited
      • Mendocino Forest Products Company LLC
      • N.E.W. Plastics Corporation
      • NyloBoard LLC
      • Osmose Holdings Incorporated
      • Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated
      • Potlatch Corporation
      • Rockwood Holdings Incorporated
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Sherwin-Williams Company
      • TAMKO Building Products Incorporated
      • Timber Treatment Technologies LLC
      • Trex Company Incorporated
      • Universal Forest Products Incorporated
      • VEKA AG
      • West Fraser Timber Company Limited
      • Westlake Chemical Corporation
      • Weyerhaeuser Company
    • Selected Other Decking Companies

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