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Asia-Pacific Oriented Strand Board Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 100 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5764922
The Asia-Pacific oriented strand board (OSB) market is estimated to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 resulted in the shutdown of various manufacturing and other industries. Strict social distancing norms and prolonged lockdowns were a severe blow to several small and medium-scale industries. The furniture-making industry, which is majorly concentrated around small-medium players, witnessed a complete slowdown during the pandemic. With a lack of labor and disruptions in the supply chain, even the construction industry took a major hit during the pandemic, with many projects getting delayed and some projects being completely shut down. The aforementioned factors resulted in hindered growth of the OSB market during the pandemic.

Key Highlights

  • With industrial activity slowly resuming to pre-pandemic levels, there is a noticeable pick-up in the construction and manufacturing segment. More and more organizations are now providing the option to work from home, and therefore, the furniture market is also witnessing a boost in demand.
  • Rising export from countries like India and China is further expected to drive the demand for OBS in the packaging segment.
  • However, lower perceived value amongst consumers and high susceptibility to water-prone damages are potential factors that may hamper the demand for OBS in the market.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, India is showing great promise in dominating the OBS market with growing construction activities and rising exports.

APAC Oriented Strand Board Market Trends

Growing Usage of OSB in Construction Sector

  • The mechanical properties of oriented strand boards (OSB) make them useful in load-bearing applications in the construction segment. OSBs are extensively used for roof, wall, and floor sheathing purposes. The construction segment in India and China is expected to grow multifold during the forecast period, owing to the growing population, rapid urbanization, and increasing disposable income with the middle class in both countries.
  • India has a total of USD 1.4 trillion in infrastructure investment budget under NIP, out of which 16% is allocated to urban infrastructure. With the support of such strong investments, the Indian construction industry is expected to reach USD 1.4 trillion by 2025.
  • On the other hand, China's building construction completion value touched CNY 7.94 trillion (USD 1.12 trillion) in 2021, with residential construction contributing to 63% of the total.
  • The Chinese government is encouraging the urbanization of many shanty towns into affordable housing. The government also aims to increase the funding for infrastructure construction activity through local government special bonds. The share of local government funding is expected to rise from 18% in 2021 to 39% in 2022.
  • OSBs are now finding higher demand than plywood in building construction, owing to their higher strength and greater shear values. Therefore, parallel to the increasing construction segment, the demand for OSB is expected to rise in the region.

India Dominating the Asia-Pacific Market

  • India's growth into a prominent economy globally has led to a substantial influx of foreign investments. India received the highest annual FDI inflow during FY 2021-2022 amounting to USD 83.57 billion.
  • The rising urbanization of rural areas and the general shift of population from rural areas to metro cities are pushing the demand for better housing and infrastructure.
  • In a bid to further enhance the infrastructure sector, the government of India, in its Union Budget for 2022-2023, allocated USD 130.57 billion to the sector. An allocation of USD 9.85 billion was made to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • There has been an increasing trend in home buying and home renovations post-pandemic, which has also resulted in additional sales growth for the furniture-making industry.
  • The Indian furniture-making market was valued at around USD 4.74 billion in 2022, and it is expected to further grow at a rate of over 9% during the forecast period.
  • In the short term, the furniture demand is also expected to benefit from the work-from-home conditions, as a result of the pandemic.
  • The aforementioned factors are expected to play a crucial role in boosting the demand and consumption of oriented strand boards in the region.

APAC Oriented Strand Board Market Competitor Analysis

The oriented strand board market in Asia-Pacific is consolidated in nature. Some of the major players in the market include Coilite, Egger Group, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Kronospan, Sonae Arauco, SWISS KRONO Group, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., and others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Usage in the Construction Industry
4.1.2 Rise of Furniture-Making Industry
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Lower Perceived Value and Susceptibility to Water-Prone Damages
4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition

5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume and Value)
5.1 Grade
5.1.1 OSB/1
5.1.2 OSB/2
5.1.3 OSB/3
5.1.4 OSB/4
5.2 End-user
5.2.1 Furniture
5.2.2 Construction
5.2.3 Packaging
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 China
5.3.2 India
5.3.3 Japan
5.3.4 South Korea
5.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Arbec Forest Products Inc.
6.4.2 Coilite
6.4.3 Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH
6.4.4 Georgia-Pacific LLC
6.4.5 Huber Engineered Woods
6.4.6 Kronospan
6.4.7 RoyOMartin
6.4.8 Sonae Arauco
6.4.9 SWISS KRONO Group
6.4.10 West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

7.1 Increasing Application of OSB in Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Arbec Forest Products Inc.
  • Coilite
  • Egger Holzwerkstoffe GmbH
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Huber Engineered Woods
  • Kronospan
  • RoyOMartin
  • Sonae Arauco
  • West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.