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U.S. Softwood Veneer and Plywood Market - Analysis and Forecast to 2025

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  • Report
  • Region: United States
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China is the Major Overseas Market for U.S. Companies

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • American Pacific
  • Eagle Veneer
  • Forest Hunt Products
  • Hood Industries
  • Norbord South Carolina
  • Rosboro
  • MORE

The revenue of the softwood veneer and plywood market in the U.S. amounted to $4B in 2018, stabilizing at the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, softwood veneer and plywood consumption continue to indicate a measured reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of 3.2% year-to-year. In that year, the softwood veneer and plywood market attained its peak level of $4.6B. From 2015 to 2018, the growth of the softwood veneer and plywood market remained at a lower figure.

Production of Softwood Veneer And Plywood in the U.S.

In 2018, the softwood veneer and plywood production in the U.S. stood at 10M tonnes, shrinking by -3.9% against the previous year. In general, softwood veneer and plywood production continue to indicate a drastic descent. Over the period under review, softwood veneer and plywood production reached its maximum volume at 13M tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, softwood veneer and plywood production amounted to $3.6B.

Exports from the U.S.

In 2018, approx. 160K tonnes of softwood veneer and plywood were exported from the U.S.; falling by -14.3% against the previous year. Overall, softwood veneer and plywood exports continue to indicate a measured reduction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when exports increased by 164% year-to-year. Exports peaked at 187K tonnes in 2017 and then declined slightly in the following year.

In value terms, softwood veneer and plywood exports amounted to $51M (estimates) in 2018. In general, softwood veneer and plywood exports continue to indicate a significant curtailment. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of 81% y-o-y. Exports peaked at $61M in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, exports failed to regain their momentum.

Exports by Country

China (130K tonnes) was the main destination for softwood veneer and plywood exports from the U.S., accounting for an 81% share of total exports. Moreover, softwood veneer and plywood exports to China exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the Dominican Republic (7.6K tonnes), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by South Korea (4.1K tonnes), with a 2.5% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to China stood at -1.9%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Dominican Republic (+24.9% per year) and South Korea (-22.3% per year).

In value terms, China ($26M) remains the key foreign market for softwood veneer and plywood exports from the U.S., comprising 52% of total softwood veneer and plywood exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Dominican Republic ($6.5M), with a 13% share of total exports. It was followed by Saint Lucia, with a 3.8% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to China amounted to -7.4%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Dominican Republic (+26.7% per year) and Saint Lucia (+19.8% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average softwood veneer and plywood export price stood at $315 per tonne in 2018, increasing by 11% against the previous year. In general, the softwood veneer and plywood export price, however, continues to indicate a mild decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 an increase of 20% year-to-year. In that year, the average export prices for softwood veneer and plywood attained their peak level of $437 per tonne. From 2016 to 2018, the growth in terms of the average export prices for softwood veneer and plywood remained at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2018, the country with the highest price was the Dominican Republic ($845 per tonne), while the average price for exports to China ($201 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to South Korea, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports into the U.S.

In 2018, the amount of softwood veneer and plywood imported into the U.S. amounted to 1.1M tonnes, picking up by 48% against the previous year. Overall, softwood veneer and plywood imports continue to indicate an extraordinary increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of 58% against the previous year. Imports peaked in 2018 and are likely to continue their growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, softwood veneer and plywood imports amounted to $917M (estimates) in 2018. Over the period under review, softwood veneer and plywood imports continue to indicate extraordinary growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when imports increased by 66% against the previous year. In that year, softwood veneer and plywood imports reached their peak and are likely to continue their growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

Brazil (427K tonnes), China (422K tonnes) and Chile (234K tonnes) were the main suppliers of softwood veneer and plywood imports to the U.S., together comprising 94% of total imports.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by China (+53.0% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($380M), Brazil ($274M) and Chile ($208M) were the largest softwood veneer and plywood suppliers to the U.S., with a combined 94% share of total imports.

Brazil experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to imports, in terms of the main suppliers over the last five years, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average softwood veneer and plywood import price stood at $798 per tonne in 2018, rising by 12% against the previous year. Overall, the softwood veneer and plywood import price, however, continues to indicate a pronounced decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 an increase of 12% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average import prices for softwood veneer and plywood reached their peak figure at $975 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the countries with the highest prices were Finland ($905 per tonne) and China ($901 per tonne), while the price for Uruguay ($627 per tonne) and Brazil ($643 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Finland, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for softwood veneer and plywood in the U.S. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits market prospects through 2025.

Companies mentioned:

  • Roseburg Forest Products
  • Timber Products Co. Limited Partnership
  • Rosboro
  • South Coast Lumber
  • Hood Industries
  • Idaho Veneer Company
  • Autumn House
  • Hardel Mutual Plywood Corporation
  • Scotch Plywood Company
  • Eagle Veneer
  • American Pacific
  • JDC Veneers
  • Coastal Forest Resources Company
  • Sylvan Forest Products
  • Norbord South Carolina
  • Linnton Plywood Association
  • Forest Hunt Products
  • Freres Lumber Co.
  • Giles & Kendall
  • Planet China
  • Emerald Forest Products
  • Baltek
  • Hoquiam Plywood Products, Inc.
  • Scotch Plywood Company of Mississippi
  • Ppllc Corp
  • US Test Company 204
  • Veneer Products Acquisitions
  • Excaliber Inc

Data coverage:

  • Market volume and value
  • Per Capita consumption
  • Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
  • Trade (exports and imports) in the U.S.
  • Export and import prices
  • Market trends, drivers and restraints
  • Key market players and their profiles

Reasons to buy this report:

  • Take advantage of the latest data
  • Find deeper insights into current market developments
  • Discover vital success factors affecting the market

This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants, and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • American Pacific
  • Eagle Veneer
  • Forest Hunt Products
  • Hood Industries
  • Norbord South Carolina
  • Rosboro
  • MORE

1. Introduction
Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Research Methodology and AI Platform
1.3 Data-Driven Decisions For Your Business
1.4 Glossary And Specific Terms

2. Executive Summary
A Quick Overview Of Market Performance
2.1 Key Findings
2.2 Market Trends

3. Market Overview
Understanding The Current State of The Market And Its Prospects
3.1 Market Size
3.2 Market Structure
3.3 Trade Balance
3.4 Per Capita Consumption
3.5 Market Forecast To 2025

4. Most Promising Products
Finding New Products To Diversify Your Business
4.1 Top Products To Diversify Your Business
4.2 Best-Selling Products Worldwide
4.3 Most Consumed Product Worldwide
4.4 Most Traded Product
4.5 Most Profitable Product For Export

5. Most Promising Supplying Countries
Choosing The Best Countries To Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain
5.1 Top Countries To Source Your Product
5.2 Top Producing Countries
5.3 Top Exporting Countries
5.4 Low-Cost Exporting Countries

6. Most Promising Overseas Markets
Choosing The Best Countries To Boost Your Exports
6.1 Top Overseas Markets For Exporting Your Product
6.2 Top Consuming Markets
6.3 Unsaturated Markets
6.4 Top Importing Markets
6.5 Most Profitable Markets

7. Production
The Latest Trends And Insights Into The Industry
7.1 Production Volume And Value

8. Imports
The Largest Importers On The Market And How They Succeed
8.1 Imports From 2007-2017
8.2 Imports By Country
8.3 Import Prices By Country

9. Exports
The Largest Exporters On The Market And How They Succeed
9.1 Exports From 2007-2017
9.2 Exports By Country
9.3 Export Prices By Country

10. Profiles Of Major Producers
The Largest Producers On The Market And Their Profiles

List Of Tables
Table 1: Key Findings In 2017
Table 2: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Table 3: Market Value, 2007-2017
Table 4: Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2017
Table 5: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Table 6: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Table 7: Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007-2017
Table 8: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Table 9: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Table 10: Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007-2017

List Of Figures
Figure 1: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 2: Market Value, 2007-2017
Figure 3: Market Structure - Domestic Supply Vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 4: Market Structure - Domestic Supply Vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 5: Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 6: Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 7: Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2017
Figure 8: Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9: Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10: Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11: Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12: Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13: Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14: Exports And Growth
Figure 15: Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16: Market Size And Growth
Figure 17: Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18: Imports And Growth
Figure 19: Import Prices
Figure 20: Production, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 21: Production, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 22: Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 23: Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 24: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 25: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Figure 26: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Figure 27: Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007-2017
Figure 28: Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 29: Exports, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 30: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 31: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Figure 32: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007-2017
Figure 33: Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007-2017

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  • American Pacific
  • Autumn House
  • Baltek
  • Coastal Forest Resources Company
  • Eagle Veneer
  • Emerald Forest Products
  • Excaliber Inc
  • Forest Hunt Products
  • Freres Lumber Co.
  • Giles & Kendall
  • Hardel Mutual Plywood Corporation
  • Hood Industries
  • Hoquiam Plywood Products, Inc.
  • Idaho Veneer Company
  • JDC Veneers
  • Linnton Plywood Association
  • Norbord South Carolina
  • Planet China
  • Ppllc Corp
  • Rosboro
  • Roseburg Forest Products
  • Scotch Plywood Company
  • South Coast Lumber
  • Sylvan Forest Products
  • Timber Products Co. Limited Partnership
  • Veneer Products Acquisitions
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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