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Forest Products - Global Outlook

  • ID: 338321
  • January 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 164 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

The global outlook series on the Forest Products Industry provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 59 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, and highlights latest trends and demand drivers. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include North America (US and Canada), Japan, Europe (France, Finland, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Russia) Asia-Pacific (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea) and Latin America. The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments.

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FOREST PRODUCTS

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, JANUARY 2012

CONTENTS

1. OVERVIEW 1
Globalization 1
Major Outcomes of Globalization 1
Impact of Globalization on Forest Product Supply and Demand 2
Trade Liberalization 2
Foreign Investment in the Forestry Sector 3
Environmental Concerns 3
The Other Side of the Coin 3
Environmental Marketing - A Major Industry Issue 4
Sustainable Forestry Practices - Still a Vague Concept 4
Certification Systems - Promoting Responsible Forestry Practices 4
Certification Systems - A Classification 4
First-, Second-, and Third-party Assessment Schemes 4
Systems-based and Performance-based Certification Schemes 5
Current Scenario 5
Production & Consumption Statistics 5
Soaring Prices 6
Constant Growth for Wood Energy Market 6
Forestry Business Expects Steady Revival 6
Marketplace Dynamics 6
Current & Future Analysis 7
Table 1: World Current & Future Market Analysis for Forest
Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (incl. Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 8

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Forest Products by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US,
Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (incl. Japan), Latin America,
and Rest of World Markets for 2011 & 2015 9
Commercial Success Continues to be Limited 9
Mutual Recognition between Forest Product Certification Schemes 10
Factors Limiting Forest Product Certification 10
Limited Market Demand 10
Lack of Supply 11
Absence of Globally Accepted Certification Standards 11
Credibility of Certification Agencies 11
Forest Product Certification - A Financial Perspective 11
e-Forestry - An Emerging Phenomenon 11
e-Commerce in Forest Products Industry 11
Facilitation of Supply Chain Management 12
Open-Trade Environment 12
e-Business Modeling 12
What Ails the Rapid Adoption of e-Model? 13
Deforestation and Illegal Trading 14
Plantations - Trying to ‘Fill-in' the Gap 15
Table 3: Global Forest Cover (2011): Percentage Breakdown of
Forest Area by Geographic Region - North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World 15

2. CLASSIFICATION 16
Wood Products 16
Classification by Tree-Type 16
Softwood 16
Hardwood 16
Classification by Product Type 16
Roundwood 16
Wood-based Panels (Panel Board Products) 17
Paper & Paperboard 17
Residuals 17
Non-Wood Products 17

3. DEMAND DETERMINANTS 18
Population Growth 18
Regional Economic Growth 18
Industrial Development 19
Demand-Side Trends 19
A Changing Demographic Structure 20
Urbanization in Developing Countries 20
Rising Environmental and Social Consciousness 20
Supply-Side Trends 20
A Shift Towards Alternative Sources 20
New Technologies Step up Operational Efficiency 21
Regulatory Environment 21
Natural Calamities 21
Factors Affecting Supply of Wood and Other Fiber 21
Shift in Natural Forest Management Practices 21
Deforestation and Forest Degradation 22
Forest Plantations 22
From an Environmental Perspective 23 Solution 23
Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) 23
Implications of SFM on Future Wood Supply 24
Impact of Technology Changes 24
Raw Material Availability 25
Changes in End-use Patterns 25
Increase in Output 25

4. A SEGMENTAL PEEK 26
Sawlogs 26
Sawn Softwood Witnesses Strong Growth 26
Table 4: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption for Sawnwood by Leading Countries -
US, China, Brazil, Germany, Canada, and Others 26

Table 5: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production for Sawnwood by Leading Countries -
US, Canada, China, Brazil, Germany, and Others 26
Wood-Based Panels 27
Table 6: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption for Wood-based Panels by Leading
Countries - China, US, Germany, Canada, Japan, and Others 27

Table 7: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production for Wood-based Panels by Leading
Countries - China, US, Germany, Canada, Russia, and Others 27
Softwood and Sawn Timber 27
Paper, Pulp and Paperboard 27
Table 8: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption of Pulp for Paper by Leading
Countries - US, China, Canada, Japan, Sweden, and Others 28

Table 9: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption of Paper and Paperboard by Leading
Countries - China, US, Japan, Germany, UK, and Others 28

Table 10: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production of Pulp for Paper by Leading
Countries - US, China, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, and Others 29

Table 11: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production of Paper and Paperboard by Leading
Countries - China, US, Japan, Germany, Canada, and Others 29
Wood Pulp 29
Table 12: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production of Wood Pulp by Leading Countries -
US, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, Finland, and Others 29

Table 13: Global Forest Products Market (2010): Breakdown of
Production Capacity of Wood Pulp by Leading Producers in
Thousand Tons 30

Table 14: Global Forest Products Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Imports of Chemical Wood Pulp by Country -
China, US, Germany, Italy, Korea, and Others 30

Table 15: Global Forest Products Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Exports of Chemical Wood Pulp by Country -
Brazil, US, Canada, China, Sweden, and Others 30
Industrial Roundwood 31
Table 16: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption of Industrial Roundwood by Leading
Countries - US, Brazil, China, Canada, Russia, and Others 31

Table 17: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production of Industrial Roundwood by Leading
Countries - US, Brazil, Russia, Canada, China, and Others 31
Value Added Wood Products 31
Glulam timber 32
Wood Fuel 32
Table 18: Global Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Production of Woodfuel by Leading Countries -
India, China, Brazil, Ethiopia, Republic of Congo, and
Others 32
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) 32
Dental Veneers and Lumineers: Value Additions in Dental Sector 32
Snapshots 33

5. PRODUCT LAUNCHES 34

6. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 38

7. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 48

A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE 58

1. NORTH AMERICA 58
Table 19: North American Forest Products Market (2009-2011):
Production by Product Type - Pulpwood, Softwood Logs, Wood
Pulp, Hardwood Logs, Sawn Hardwood, OSB, Plywood, Fibreboard,
Particle Board (excl. OSB), and Veneer Sheets (In Million
Cubic Meters) 58

Table 20: North American Forest Products Market: Production of
Sawn Softwood (In Million Cubic Meters) for the Years 2007
through 2011 59

1a. THE UNITED STATES 60
Major Factors Affecting Industry Fortunes 60
Residential Construction - A Major Demand Determinant 60
Regulatory Policies 60
Wood Flooring Shipments - An Overview 60
Vinyl Floor Covering Market 60
Structural Wood Market 61
US Registers Decline in Timber Consumption 61
Non-Structural Wood Market 61
Wood Panel Industry - Outlook 62
Import & Exports Scenario 62
Imports 62
Table 21: US Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Plywood/Veneer
Sheets (Thickness < 6mm) by Countries of Origin - Canada,
China, Italy, Germany, Ghana, and Others 62

Table 22: US Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Fibreboard by
Countries of Origin - China, Canada, Chile, Germany, Brazil,
and Others 63

Table 23: US Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Plywood and
Laminated/Veneered Panels by Countries of Origin - China,
Canada, Indonesia, Russia, Chile, and Others 64

Table 24: US Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Countries of Origin
- Canada, China, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, and Others 65
Exports 66
Table 25: US Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports of Plywood/Veneer
Sheets (Thickness < 6mm) by Destination Countries - Canada,
Germany, Spain, Mexico, China, and Others 66

Table 26: US Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports of Fibreboard by
Destination Countries - Canada, Mexico, Russia, UK,
Australia, and Others 67

Table 27: US Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports of Plywood and
Laminated/Veneered Panels by Destination Countries - Canada,
Mexico, Australia, Germany, Haiti, and Others 68
Furniture Demand Weakens 68
Infrastructure Damage - Biggest Hindrance for Supply of Wood
-based Panels to Gulf Coast 68

1b. CANADA 69
Wood Products Show Signs of Recovery 69
Forest Certification 69
Certification Systems 69
Imports & Exports Scenario 70
Imports 70
Table 28: Canadian Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Plywood/Veneer
Sheets (Thickness < 6mm) by Countries of Origin - US, China,
Germany, Italy, India, and Others 70

Table 29: Canadian Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Fibreboard by
Countries of Origin - US, China, Austria, Germany, Chile,
and Others 71

Table 30: Canadian Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Plywood and
Laminated/Veneered Panels by Countries of Origin - US,
China, Russia, Chile, Taiwan, and Others 72
Exports 73
Table 31: Canadian Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports of Plywood/ Veneer
Sheets (Thickness < 6mm) by Destination Countries - US,
Germany, China, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and Others 73

Table 32: Canadian Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports of Fibreboard by
Destination Countries - US, France, Mexico, the Netherlands,
Belgium, and Others 74

Table 33: Canadian Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports of Plywood and
Laminated/Veneered Panels by Destination Countries - US,
Australia, Japan, UK, Bermuda, and Others 75

Table 34: Canadian Forest Products Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Exports by Product Type - Wood Pulp,
Softwood Lumber, Writing and Printing Paper, Newsprint,
Structural Wood Panels, and Others 75

2. JAPAN 76
Factors Affecting Wood Products' Demand 76
Demographics 76
An Ever Changing Regulatory Environment 76
Major Areas of Change in Regulatory Mechanisms Include - 76
Impact of Recession on Japans Plywood Market 76
End-Use Segment Analysis 77
Construction Segment 77
Furniture and Interiors Segment 77
Imports 77
Table 35: Japanese Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Sanwood by Country
of Origin - Canada, Europe, Russia, South East Asia, US, and
Others 77

Table 36: Japanese Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Logs by Country of
Origin - US, Canada, South East Asia, Russia, Europe, and
Others 78

Table 37: Japanese Forest Products Market (2010 & 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Plywood by Country
of Origin - Malaysia, Indonesia, China, New Zealand, Canada,
and Others 78

3. EUROPE 79
Restrictions on Usage of Arsenic 79
Roundwood Trade in EU/EFTA Region 79
Challenges in EU 79
The Impact of Due Diligence Legislation 79
Production Scenario 80
Table 38: European Forest Products Market: Production of Sawn
Softwood (In Million Cubic Meters) for the Years 2007 through
2011 80

Table 39: European Forest Products Market (2009-2011):
Production by Product Type - Pulpwood, Softwood Logs, Wood
Pulp, Particle Board (excl. OSB), Hardwood Logs, Fibreboard,
Sawn Hardwood, OSB, Plywood, and Veneer Sheets (In Million
Cubic Meters) 80

Table 40: European Current & Future Market Analysis for
Forest Products by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 81

Table 41: European 5-Year Perspective for Forest Products by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets for 2011 & 2015 82

3a. FRANCE 82

3b. FINLAND 83
Overview 83
Finnish Wood Sector 83
The Challenges 83
Research & Development 84

3c. ITALY 84
End-Uses 84
Construction Market 84
Furniture Market 84

3d. SWEDEN 85
Competition 85
Regulatory Environment 85
Certification 85

3e. THE UNITED KINGDOM 86
Application Areas 86
Construction 86
Wooden Floors 86
Applications 86
UK Plywood 86
New Designs Leading to Rising Demand 87
Key Statistics 87
Table 42: UK Forest Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by Product Type - Softwood,
Particleboard (incl. OSB), MDF, Plywood, Hardwood, and Others 87

Table 43: UK Forest Products Market: Production of Sawnwood
by Type - Softwood, and Hardwood (In Thousand Cubic Meters)
for the Years 2007 through 2011 87

Table 44: UK Forest Products Market: Production of Wood-based
Panels by Type - Particleboard, and Fibreboard (MDF) (In
Thousand Cubic Meters) for the Years 2007 through 2011 88

3f. RUSSIA 89
Overview 89
Russian Wood Exporters Seek Best- Priced Markets 89
Table 45: Russian Forest Products Market (2009-2011):
Production by Product Type - Pulpwood, Softwood Logs, Sawn
Softwood, Hardwood Logs, Wood Pulp, Particle Board (excl.
OSB), Plywood, Fibreboard, Sawn Hardwood, and Veneer Sheets
(In Million Cubic Meters) 90
Construction End-Use 90

4. ASIA-PACIFIC 91
Wood Products 91
Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) 91
Table 46: Asia-Pacific Current & Future Market Analysis for
Forest Products by Geographic Region - Japan, China, India,
South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2010 through 2015 92

Table 47: Asia-Pacific 5-Year Perspective for Forest Products
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Revenues for Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets for 2011 & 2015 93

4a. CHINA 94
China - A Leading Market 94
China Witnesses Growth in Domestic Consumption 94
Chinese Medium Density Fiberboard Sector - Market Overview 94
Chinese Plywood Market 94
Chinese Forest Area Levels 95
Overseas Timber Supply Sources - Gaining Prominence Over the
Years 95
Factors Impending Rapid Industry Growth 96
Lack of High-Grade Products 96
Distribution Dynamics 96
Major Issues Affecting Forest Products Industry 96
Structural Imbalance 96
Lumber Smuggling 97
Government Initiatives 97
Sustainable Forestry Programs 97
Mandatory Timber Supply Bases 97
Opportunities for Forest Product Companies in China 97
Regulatory Restrictions 98
Policy Changes 98
Competition 98
Future Prospects 99
End-Use Segment Analysis 99
Construction Sector 99
Furniture and Interiors Sector 99
Material Handling Industry 99
Forestry 100
Factors Governing Lumber Demand 100
Paper and Paperboard 100
Factors Governing Paper Demand 100
Paperboard 100
Paper Imports 100
Pulp 101
Types of Pulp 101
Wood Pulp 101
Waste Paper Pulp 101
Non-Wood Pulp 101

4b. INDIA 102
Deforestation 102
Afforestation 102
Increase in Plantation Activities 103

4c. INDONESIA 103
Indonesian Plywood Market Plans Expansion in India 103
Indonesia Faces Threat from Chinese Plywood Imports 103

4d. MALAYSIA 104
Market Segmentation 104
Future Prospects 104
Oil Palm Trees - Basis for Plywood Market in Future 105
Exports 105
Table 48: Malaysian Timber Products Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Exports by Product Type - Rattan & Wooden
Furniture, Plywood, Sawn Timber, Logs, Fibreboard, Carpentry
& Joinery, Others* 105

Table 49: Malaysian Rattan Furniture Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Countries - Singapore, UK, US, Belgium, UAE, and Others 106

Table 50: Malaysian Wooden Furniture Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Countries - US, Japan, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, UAE,
Germany, Saudi Arabia, France, and Others 106

Table 51: Peninsular Malaysian Fibreboard Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Countries - Syria, UAE, Vietnam, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia,
Indonesia, US, Kuwait, Australia, and Others 107

Table 52: Peninsular Malaysian Timber Products Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Product Type - Sawn
Timber, Fibreboard, Moldings, Plywood, Particleboard/
Chipboard, and Others 107

Table 53: Peninsular Sawn Timber Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Exports by Product Type - Graded and
Un-Graded 107

Table 54: Peninsular Malaysian Graded Sawn Timber Market
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Countries - The Netherlands, Thailand, UAE, Germany, Belgium,
UK, Singapore, France, Italy, Japan, and Others 108

Table 55: Peninsular Malaysian Veneer Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Countries - Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, US, Thailand, and
Others 108

Table 56: Peninsular Malaysian Plywood Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Countries - UK, Singapore, the Netherlands, Belgium,
Australia, and Others 108
End-Use Sector Analysis 109
Construction Sector 109
Furniture/Interior Decoration Sector 109

4e. SOUTH KOREA 109
Table 57: South Korean Forest Products Market (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports of Softwood Lumber by
Country of Origin - Canada, Russia, Chile, New Zealand, China,
and Others 109

5. LATIN AMERICA 110
Current & Future Analysis 110
Latin American Pulp, Paper & Forest Industrys Operating and
Credit Trends Recuperate Post Recession 110
Table 58: Latin American Current & Future Market Analysis for
Forest Products by Geographic Region - Brazil, and Rest of
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2010 through 2015 111

Table 59: Latin American 5-Year Perspective for Forest
Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Revenues for Brazil, and Rest of Latin America Markets for
2011 & 2015 112

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