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Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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  • 150 Pages
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4622745
The Global Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Market size was estimated at over 31.2 million cubic meters in 2020 and the market is projected to register a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Owing to the pandemic scenario, the construction works were put on hold during the government-imposed lockdown, which led to a decrease in the consumption of oriented strand boards (OSB). However, construction related to the healthcare sector has been increased significantly due to the pandemic situation, and considering the post-COVID scenario, the overall construction industry is picking up the pace, which in turn stimulates the demand for the OSB market in the coming years.
  • Over the short term, desirable properties of OSB and the growing prominence of OSB as a substitute to plywood are expected to drive the growth of the market studied.
  • On the flipside, emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde, are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • The construction segment dominated the market with a share of more than 40%, and is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period, owing to the increasing applications, such as floor and roof, walls, etc.
  • Increasing application of OSB in structural insulated panels is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • North America dominated the market across the world, with the largest consumption from the United States.

Key Market Trends

Soaring Demand from the Construction Segment
  • Wood-based panels are crucial in the construction industry, providing high structural durability to roofs and floors, walls, beams, doors, staircase, etc. In OSB panels, they produce a stronger and stiffer panel than other products used in similar types of construction projects. The material eliminates rings and knots, which makes it more uniform. Its structure provides OSB a great deal of strength, alowing it to be used in a broad range of applications, particularly for load-bearing applications.
  • The building & construction industry is currently a thriving industry in several emerging economies of the Asia-Pacific and the South American regions, which is expected to drive the use of OSB, thus minimizing infrastructure failures.
  • Oriented strand boards are a cost-effective alternative for home construction. As per the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), OSB costs USD 700 less than plywood for a typical 2400-square foot home.
  • Tiles, plywood, and wooden boards are considered as relatively more expensive than OSB, when it comes to flooring. OSB floors are more suitable than hardwood, as it adds a more natural and decorative effect to the home interior design. Furthermore, the total cost of flooring the entire area with hardwood is quite high.
  • Chinese construction industry was valued at about USD 1,097 billion in the year 2019, with a growth rate of about 14.5% compared to the previous year, which in turn stimulates the oriented strand board (OSB) market.
  • In 2019, total value of new construction put in place was about USD 1365 billion in the United States. Next generation Nycha Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) sites in Manhattan (USD 7,500 million), Vallco Town center in Sacramento, California (USD 3,500 million), and The 78 in Chicago, Illinois (USD 6,500 million) are some of the major residential construction projects in the country.
  • Overall, the growing construction sector is expected to drive the OSB maket through the forecast period.

United States to Dominate the Global Market
  • With expenditures reaching around USD 1.4 trillion, the United States is one of the largest construction markets worldwide. Construction in the commercial and housing markets seemed to be strong again in most parts of the country.
  • While apartment construction remained elevated in the recent past, total spending is no longer climbing quickly. Single-family home construction slumped due to higher mortgage rates.
  • In 2019, the annual value of total new residential construction put in place in the country was about USD 550 billion. Commercial construction, by contrast, was red hot in several segments, including hotels, warehouses, and data centers.
  • According to the Engineered Wood Association (APA), new home construction is the primary end-user for the OSB industry in North America (especially the United States), accounting for more than 50% of the OSB consumption. Hence, the OSB demand from the furniture and construction sector may be impacted by the aforementioned factors.
  • Such factors in turn are boosting the demand for OSB market in the country.

Competitive Landscape

The oriented strand board (OSB) market is consolidated in nature, with the top five players accounting for a significant portion in the global market. Some of the major players in the market include West Fraser, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Kronoplus Limited, Georgia-Pacific, and Weyerhaeuser Company, among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Report
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Desirable Properties of OSB
4.1.2 Growing Prominence of OSB, as a Substitute to Plywood
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising due to the Impact of COVID-19
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 Consumers
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 by Volume)
5.1 By 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 Application
5.2.1 Furniture Residential Commercial
5.2.2 Construction Floor and Roof Wall Door Column and Beam Staircase Other Constructions
5.2.3 Packaging Food and Beverage Industrial Pharmaceutical Cosmetics Other Packaging
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers & 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 Coillte
6.4.2 EGGER Group
6.4.3 Georgia-Pacific
6.4.4 Huber Engineered Woods LLC
6.4.5 Kronospan Limited
6.4.6 KronoSwiss
6.4.7 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
6.4.8 Produits Forestiers Arbec Inc.
6.4.9 RoyOMartin
6.4.10 Sonae Industria
6.4.11 Timber Ireland
6.4.12 Tolko Industries Ltd
6.4.13 West Fraser
6.4.14 Weyerhaeuser Company
7.1 Increasing Application of OSB in Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)
7.2 Recovering European Construction Industry

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Coillte
  • EGGER Group
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Huber Engineered Woods LLC
  • Kronospan Limited
  • KronoSwiss
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
  • Produits Forestiers Arbec Inc.
  • RoyOMartin
  • Sonae Industria
  • Timber Ireland
  • Tolko Industries Ltd
  • West Fraser
  • Weyerhaeuser Company