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Wood-based Panel Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 4987340
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 120 Pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Binderholz GmbH
  • Dongwha Group
  • EGGER Group
  • Kastamonu Entegre
  • Kronoplus Limited
The Global Wood-based Panel Market was estimated at over 1000 million cubic meters in 2020 and the market is projected to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Owing to COVID-19 scenario, several countries around the world went into lockdown, which led to complete disruption in supply chain. Several countries have imposed anti-dumping duty on import of a certain variety of fiberboard used in furniture, in order to aid domestic producers. For instance, in India, domestic producers, like Greenply Industries, Greenpanel Industries, Century Plyboards, and Rushil Décor, have alleged that they are being impacted due to dumped imports from foreign players. Thus, the slowing down of exporting activities due to the economic slowdown caused by COVID 19 outbreak is expected to have a negative impact on the growth of the market studied, in the short/mid term. All the construction work and other activities were put on hold to curb the spreading of virus, thereby negatively affecting the market. However, conditions are expected to recover in 2021, which is expected to restore the growth trajectory of market during the forecast period.
  • Over the medium term, increasing demand from the infrastructure sector in Asia-Pacific is driving the market's growth. For instance, in India, in November 2019, the Union Cabinet approved to set up an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) of INR 25,000 crore (USD 3.58 billion) to revive about 1,600 delayed housing projects across the top cities in the country. Besides, Puravankara Ltd planned an investment of about INR 850 crore (USD 121.6 million) for the development of three ultra-luxury residential projects in Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai, over the next four years.
  • On the flipside, stringent government regulations and impact of COVID-19 on global economy are likely to hinder the markets growth.
  • Potential growth in residential construction in developing economies is projected to act as an opportunity for the market’s growth in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness a healthy growth over the assessment period in wood-based panel market due to the wide usage of wood-based panels in end-use application segments, such as furniture, construction and packaging due to their desirable properties.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Construction Industry
  • Wood-based panels are crucial to the construction industry, providing high structural durability to roofs and floors, walls, beams, doors, staircase, etc.
  • The building and construction industry are currently a thriving industry in several emerging economies of Asia-Pacific and the South American region, and this is expected to drive the use of wood-based panels, 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.
  • 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, which means it can be used in a broad range of applications, particularly for load-bearing applications.
  • The factors driving the building and construction industry are the ever-increasing population, rapid urbanization, as well as, the rise in the purchasing power. As a result of the aforementioned factors, investments in infrastructure are being made and are included in plans.
  • The Chinese government has rolled out massive construction plans, including making provisions for the movement of 250 million people to its new megacities, over the next ten years creating a major scope for the market studied.
  • In Germany, the increasing migration to the country has been stimulating the current demand for new residential construction. ​About 3.6 million migrants were expected to arrive to Germany, by the end of 2020-2021, which will require at least 350,000 new dwellings per year.
  • France’s development policy falls within 2030’s Agenda for Sustainable Development. Under this scheme, the country decided to increase the funding of the French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement- AFD) by EUR 4 billion (~USD 4.6 billion), by the end of 2020, to develop new, affordable community houses across the country.
  • Moreover, according to the survey ‘Non-residential building spending to grow through 2020’ by American Institute of Architects, the overall non-residential sector is expected to increase by 0.9% in 2020 and 1.5% in 2021 in the United States. However, construction of hotels is expected to dip by 1% in 2020 and 0.7% in 2021. On an optimistic note, construction of office spaces is however expected to increase by 0.5% in 2020 and further by 3% in 2021. The industrial sector is expected to rise by 0.5% in 2020 and by 0.3% in 2021, according to the same survey.
  • All the above-mentioned factors are expected to drive the market for wood-based panels market in the coming years.

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market
  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share. With growing construction activities and the increasing demand for furniture in the countries, such as China, India, and Japan, the demand for wood-based panels is increasing in the region.
  • India is one of the largest markets for wood-based panels in the region.The construction sector in the country has been growing rapidly, with an increased investment by the government. The Indian government's ‘Housing for All by 2022’ is also a major game-changer for the industry.
  • The country is likely to witness an investment of around USD 1.3 trillion in housing, over the next seven years, during which the country is likely to witness the construction of 60 million new homes. The availability of affordable housing is expected to rise around by 70%, by 2024.
  • In global comparison, the country is among the top three largest furniture market. India’s total revenue generated from the furniture industry was projected to be USD 194 billion in 2019. The furniture market in the country is further predicted to generated revenue of USD 238 billion by 2023.
  • China is investing USD 1.43 trillion in the next five year till 2025, in major construction projects. According to National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Shanghai plan includes the investment of USD 38.7 billion in next three years, whereas Guangzhou has signed 16 new infrastructure projects with and investment of USD 8.09 billion.
  • The country has the largest buildings market in the world, making up to 20% of all construction investments, globally. The country alone is expected to spend nearly USD 13 trillion on buildings, by 2030. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the construction output value in the country increased from CNY 9.6 trillion in 2010 to CNY 24.84 trillion in 2019.
  • The construction sector in Indonesia is estimated to have recorded a growth of 6.2% in 2019, as compared to 2018. The construction sector has witnessed a healthy growth, owing to the infrastructure budget of IDR 420.5 trillion allocated by the government in 2019, greater than the 2018 budget of IDR 410.7 trillion.
  • However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many construction projects were halted and faced supply chain disruptions, in turn affecting the market temporarily across the region. But condition is expected to recover in 2021, therby driving the market studied.
  • The aforementioned factors are contributing to the increasing demand for wood-based panels consumption in the region during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The market for wood-based panels is fragmented, with numerous players. The major players include Kronoplus Limited, Binderholz GmbH, West Fraser, Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC, and EGGER Group, among others.

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  • Binderholz GmbH
  • Dongwha Group
  • EGGER Group
  • Kastamonu Entegre
  • Kronoplus Limited

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand from the Infrastructure Sector in Asia-Pacific
4.1.2 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Stringent Government Regulations
4.2.2 Impact of COVID-19 on Global Economy
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
5.1 Product Type
5.1.1 Medium density fiberboard (MDF)/High density fiberboard (HDF)
5.1.2 Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
5.1.3 Particleboard
5.1.4 Softboard
5.1.5 Plywood
5.1.6 Other Product Types
5.2 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
5.2.4 Other Applications
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
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 South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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 ARAUCO
6.4.2 Binderholz GmbH
6.4.3 Dongwha Group
6.4.4 EGGER Group
6.4.5 Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC
6.4.6 Kastamonu Entegre
6.4.7 Kronoplus Limited
6.4.8 Lin Shi Tong Wood Co. Ltd.
6.4.9 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
6.4.10 Sonae Arauco
6.4.11 West Fraser
6.4.12 Weyerhaeuser Company
7.1 Growing Prominence for the Production of Specialty MDF
7.2 Increasing Application of OSB in Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Binderholz GmbH
  • Dongwha Group
  • EGGER Group
  • Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC
  • Kastamonu Entegre
  • Kronoplus Limited
  • Lin Shi Tong Wood Co. Ltd.
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
  • Sonae Arauco
  • West Fraser
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
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