The Wood Paneling Manufacturing industry has experienced a slow turnaround over the past five years alongside the recovery of the real estate market. Since many of the industry's products are used in the construction of new homes, the subprime mortgage crisis reduced demand for the industry and, despite recent gains, production levels have not yet rebounded to prerecessionary levels. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to continue its recovery alongisde the construction sector. During the period, domestic manufacturers are anticipated to face heightened competition from imports, particularly as Chinese manufacturers move into higher value-added products.
The industry includes companies that manufacture veneer, plywood, engineered wood or reconstituted wood products. The industry does not include companies that primarily engage in sawmilling or wood preservation, nor does it include companies that primarily produce dimensions stock.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.