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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Environment
Consumer Income & Spending
Personal Income & Expenditures
Consumer Financing
Demographic Trends
Population
Households
Building Construction Trends
Residential Construction
Housing Starts
Housing Stock
Improvements & Repairs
Nonresidential Construction
Nonresidential Construction Outlook
Nonresidential Building Stock
Manufacturing Outlook
Furniture Outlook
Market Trends
Pricing Patterns
Regulatory Environment
Timber Harvesting Restrictions
Emissions Regulations
Building Codes
World Wood Panel Overview
US Foreign Trade
Imports
Exports
III. OVERVIEW
General
Volume Outlook
Value Outlook
IV. STRUCTURAL PANELS
General
Supply & Demand
Oriented Strand Board
OSB Construction Markets
OSB Manufacturing Markets
OSB Capacity
OSB Announced Capacity Additions
Softwood Plywood
Softwood Plywood Construction Markets
Softwood Plywood Manufacturing Markets
Softwood Plywood Capacity
V. NONSTRUCTURAL PANELS
General
Supply & Demand
Particleboard
Particleboard Construction Markets
Particleboard Manufacturing Markets
Particleboard Capacity
Medium Density Fiberboard
MDF Construction Markets
MDF Manufacturing Markets
MDF Capacity
Hardwood Plywood
Hardwood Plywood Construction Markets
Hardwood Plywood Manufacturing Markets
Hardwood Plywood Capacity
Hardboard
Hardboard Construction Markets
Hardboard Manufacturing Markets
Hardboard Capacity
Other Fiberboard Panels
Other Fiberboard Construction Markets
Other Fiberboard Manufacturing Markets
Other Fiberboard Capacity
VI. MARKETS
General
Construction Markets by Application
Roofing
Flooring
Wall Sheathing
Cabinets
Siding
Doors & Windows
Interior Paneling
Other Construction Applications
Construction Markets by End Use
Residential
Conventional Housing
Manufactured Housing
New Construction
Improvement & Repair
Nonresidential
Office & Commercial
Institutional
Industrial
Other Nonresidential Construction
New Construction
Improvement & Repair
Manufacturing Markets
Furniture & Fixtures
Engineered Wood Products
Transportation Equipment
Material Handling Equipment
Other
VII. DEMAND BY REGION
General
Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
Population Patterns
Economic Outlook
Construction Activity
Housing Trends
Regional Demand for Wood Panel Products
Northeast
New England
Middle Atlantic
Midwest
East North Central
West North Central
South
South Atlantic
East South Central
West South Central
West
Mountain
Pacific
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Industry Composition
Market Share
Georgia-Pacific
Weyerhaeuser
Louisiana-Pacific
Norbord
Roseburg Forest Products
International Paper
Other Leaders
Vertical & Horizontal Integration
Product Development
Manufacturing
Marketing
Distribution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
Ainsworth Lumber Company Limited
Boise Cascade Holdings LLC
Canfor Corporation
Collins Companies Incorporated
Columbia Forest Products
Del-Tin Fiber LLC, see Temple-Inland
Flakeboard Company Limited
Georgia-Pacific Corporation, see Koch Industries
Grant Forest Products Incorporated
Great Lakes MDF LLC
Hood Companies
Hoover Treated Wood Products Incorporated
Huber Engineered Woods LLC, see Huber (JM)
Huber (JM) Corporation
Hunt Forest Products Incorporated
IP Wood Products, see International Paper
International Paper Company
Knight-Celotex LLC
Koch Industries Incorporated
Langboard Incorporated
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Martco LP, see Martin (Roy O.) Lumber Management
Martin (Roy O.) Lumber Management LLC
Multiple Plywood, see Columbia Forest Products
Norbord Incorporated
Plum Creek Timber Company Incorporated
Potlatch Corporation
Rocky Creek Lumber Company,
see Martin (Roy O.) Lumber Management
Roseburg Forest Products Company
SierraPine Limited
Stimson Lumber Company Incorporated
Temple-Inland Incorporated
Timber Products Company
Trus Joist, see Weyerhaeuser
Tolko Industries Limited
Weyerhaeuser Company
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Trends
2 Personal Income & Expenditures
3 Consumer Financing Environment, 1995-2005
4 Population & Households
5 Building Construction Expenditures
6 Residential Construction Expenditures
7 Housing Environment
8 Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures
9 Nonresidential Construction Expenditures
10 Nonresidential Building Stock
11 Manufacturing Outlook
12 Furniture Shipments
13 Wood Panel Market Trends
14 Wood Panel Pricing Trends
15 Wood Panel Foreign Trade
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Wood Panel Demand & Supply
2 Wood Panel Market Value by Product
SECTION IV -- STRUCTURAL PANELS
1 Structural Panel Demand & Supply
2 Oriented Strand Board Demand & Supply
3 Construction Markets for Oriented Strand Board
4 Manufacturing Markets for Oriented Strand Board
5 Oriented Strand Board Domestic Capacity by Producer, 2005
6 Anticipated Changes in Oriented Strand Board Domestic Capacity by Producer, 2006-2008
7 Softwood Plywood Demand & Supply
8 Construction Markets for Softwood Plywood
9 Manufacturing Markets for Softwood Plywood
10 Softwood Plywood Domestic Capacity by Producer, 2005
SECTION V -- NONSTRUCTURAL PANELS
1 Nonstructural Panel Demand & Supply
2 Particleboard Demand & Supply
3 Construction Markets for Particleboard
4 Manufacturing Markets for Particleboard
5 Particleboard Domestic Capacity by Producer, 2005
6 Medium Density Fiberboard Demand & Supply
7 Construction Markets for Medium Density Fiberboard
8 Manufacturing Markets for Medium Density Fiberboard
9 Medium Density Fiberboard Domestic Capacity by Producer, 2005
10 Hardwood Plywood Demand & Supply
11 Construction Markets for Hardwood Plywood
12 Manufacturing Markets for Hardwood Plywood
13 Hardwood Plywood Domestic Capacity by Producer, 2005
14 Hardboard Demand & Supply
15 Construction Markets for Hardboard
16 Manufacturing Markets for Hardboard
17 Hardboard Domestic Capacity by Producer, 2005
18 Other Fiberboard Demand & Supply
19 Construction Markets for Other Fiberboard
20 Manufacturing Markets for Other Fiberboard
SECTION VI -- MARKETS
1 Wood Panel Demand by Market
2 Wood Panel Construction Markets by Application
3 Roofing Market for Wood Panels by Product
4 Flooring Market for Wood Panels by Product
5 Wall Sheathing Market for Wood Panels by Product
6 Cabinet Market for Wood Panels by Product
7 Siding Market for Wood Panels by Product
8 Doors & Windows Market for Wood Panels by Product
9 Interior Paneling Market for Wood Panels by Product
10 Other Construction Markets for Wood Panels by Product
11 Wood Panel Construction Markets by End Use
12 Residential Wood Panel Market by Housing Type & Segment
13 Nonresidential Wood Panel Market by Building Type & Segment
14 Manufacturing Wood Panel Markets by Application
15 Furniture & Fixture Market for Wood Panels by Product
16 Engineered Wood Products Market for Wood Panels by Product
17 Transportation Equipment Market for Wood Panels by Product
18 Material Handling Market for Wood Panels by Product
19 Other Manufacturing Markets for Wood Panels by Product
SECTION VII -- DEMAND BY REGION
1 US Resident Population by Region
2 Regional Gross Domestic Product
3 Regional Construction Expenditures
4 Regional Housing Starts & Stock
5 Wood Panel Demand by Region
6 Northeast Wood Panel Demand by Subregion & Product
7 Midwest Wood Panel Demand by Subregion & Product
8 South Wood Panel Demand by Subregion & Product
9 West Wood Panel Demand by Subregion & Product
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Wood Panel Revenues for Selected Companies, 2005
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Year of Construction of Housing Stock, 2005
2 Wood Panel Market Trends, 1996-2005
3 Wood Panel Pricing Trends, 1995-2005
4 Wood Panel Imports by Product Type, 2005
5 Wood Panel Exports by Product Type, 2005
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 Wood Panel Demand by Product Segment, 1995-2015
2 US Wood Panel Demand & Shipments, 1995-2015
SECTION IV -- STRUCTURAL PANELS
1 Structural Panel Demand by Product, 1995-2015
2 Construction Markets for Oriented Strand Board, 2005
3 Construction Markets for Softwood Plywood, 2005
SECTION V -- NONSTRUCTURAL PANELS
1 Nonstructural Panel Demand by Product, 2005
2 Construction Markets for Particleboard, 2005
3 Construction Markets for Hardwood Plywood, 2005
4 Construction Markets for Hardboard, 2005
SECTION VI -- MARKETS
1 Wood Panel Construction Markets by Application, 2005
2 Siding Market for Wood Panels by Product, 1995-2015
3 Furniture & Fixture Market for Wood Panels by Product, 2005
SECTION VII -- DEMAND BY REGION
1 Wood Panel Demand by Region, 2005
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Wood Panel Market Share, 2005

Manufacturing applications to offer brightest prospects
Demand for wood panels in the US is expected to decline about one percent per annum through 2010 to 62 billion square feet, as measured on a 3/8-inch basis. While construction applications, the major use for wood panels, will be adversely affected by a softening in new housing construction, wood panels will enjoy brighter prospects in manufacturing applications. Demand in the latter will increase one-half of one percent per year through 2010 to roughly 21 billion square feet. Wood panels will benefit from more rapid growth in domestic manufacturing activity compared to that of the 2000- 2005 period, which included the 2001 economic recession and a further year of fitful economic growth. Among manufacturing markets, transportation equipment and material handling applications will lead gains, helping to offset weakness in demand for wood panels used in furniture and in engineered wood products, which will be constrained by the residential construction slowdown.

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Shift toward specialty wood panels to help raise prices
Measured by dollar value, wood panel demand is forecast to decline more than one percent per annum through 2010 to $16 billion. Declines in demand volume will adversely affect value growth. In addition, schedule capacity increases and weakening demand from the construction market will serve to limit unit price increases for wood panel products. Growth in the average price for wood panels will be helped, however, by a shift in product mix toward more expensive specialty panels. Net imports will continue to be an important source of supply for the US market, accounting for about one-third of US demand in 2010.

Nonstructural panels to fare better than structural
While volume demand for both nonstructural panels and structural panels are projected to fall through 2010, the decline for nonstructural panels will be less severe. The brighter outlook for the manufacturing market will support demand for nonstructural panels, which have relatively higher use in manufacturing applications. Demand for both structural and nonstructural wood panels will also be buoyed by product developments aimed at improving quality and reducing costs. These developments will be especially important at limiting the effects of competition from alternative, nonwood materials. Among the various nonstructural panel products, hardwood plywood and medium density fiberboard (MDF) will enjoy the best opportunities through 2010. Each product will benefit from demand in the furniture market. Although shipments of wood furniture from the US are expected to decline through 2010, production from US producers will increasingly be focused on products tailored to higher-end markets, which will benefit hardwood plywood and MDF at the expense of particleboard.

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