The North American Wood Products Market - A Resource for Selling into the Hardwood, Softwood, OSB, Plywood and Composites Lumber Sectors

  • ID: 544641
  • Report
  • Region: United States
  • 53 Pages
  • Corporate Development Associates
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Abitibi Consolidated
  • Canfor
  • Elk- Corp
  • Huber
  • LP Specialty Products
  • Sierra Pacific
  • MORE
This report, entitled “Penetrating the North American Wood Products Market”, is a roadmap that provides critical insight into the top companies who control the vast majority of this market. This report is a tool that will help to:

- Focus on your highest potential prospects
- Prioritize your existing customer base
- Provide insight into the dynamics of the segments comprising the wood market
- Develop an understanding of each company’s involvement in the various wood segments
- Identify trends sweeping across segments as well as those that are segment specific
- Further define real leads by presenting detailed production and capacity volumes
- Understand which segments of the market are experiencing the most change
- Capitalize on opportunities resulting from that change

The purpose of this report is to present our findings and analysis about the North American Wood Products market, including softwood lumber, oriented strand board (OSB), composite decking and railing, plywood and hardwood lumber. This report is designed to assist clients in marketing products and services to this business by understanding the structure and key participants, as well as past trends and future projections. It also serves as means to learn about key competitors with this business.

Key recent developments noted in this report include:
- The Abitibi-Bowater merger
- The International Paper divestiture of lumber operations
- The West Fraser expansion
- Canfor’s acquisitions and closings
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Abitibi Consolidated
  • Canfor
  • Elk- Corp
  • Huber
  • LP Specialty Products
  • Sierra Pacific
  • MORE
Introduction and Executive Summary

Section I The North American Wood Products Market

A Brief Look At the North American Housing Market……

A Word About The US Canadian Softwood Lumber Agreement

A Brief Look At the North American Housing Market

A Brief Look At Hardwood Lumber Sector

The Softwood Segment

The Softwood Lumber Segment – Mill Capacity 2005 and Projections to 2020

N.A. Sawmill Locations

Softwood Consumption By End-Use Allocation

Total North American Softwood Lumber Production 1999 - 2004

Total North American Softwood Lumber Production - Projections to 2021

The Softwood Customers – Industry Concentration

The Softwood Customers - Ranking By Number of Mills

The Softwood Customers - Ranking By Production

Flow Diagram For Lumber Producing Facility

OSB and Plywood Overview

Total Panel (OSB and Plywood) Production from 2000 – 2006 and Projection to 2010

Total Panel (OSB and Plywood) Capacity from 2000 – 2006 and Projection to 2010

North American OSB and Plywood Operations 2000 and 2006 - Number of Plants

The Customers (OSB) - Top Ten Producers (Capacity and Number of Mills)

The Customers (OSB) –North America Share of Market

The Customers (Plywood) - Top Ten Producers (Capacity and Number of Mills)

The Customers (Plywood) - North America Share of Market

Example Flow Diagram for OSB Production

Example Flow Diagram for Plywood Production

Brief Overview of a High Growth Subsector – Composite Decking

Composite Decking – Share of Market

Composite Decking – Summary of Recent Events

Composite Decking – Leading Companies Ranked By 2007 Estimated Revenues

Transportation Modes

Section II Major Customer Profiles

Top Ten Potential Customers

Louisiana Pacific

Georgia Pacific

Weyerhauser (WY)

Canfor

Tolko

International Paper

West Fraser

Boise Cascade

Abitibi Consolidated

Roseberg Forest

The Next Five Companies

List of Charts

1 US Housing Demand From 1960 Through 2005
2 Demand For US Home Building Projected To 2011
3 Lumber Production By Type
4 Ten Leading Hardwood Production States
5 Number of North American Sawmills and Capacity 1999-2005
6 Mill Capacity 2005 and Projections to 2020
7 N.A. Sawmill Locations (Map)
8 Top Ten States: :Total Softwood Lumber Production
9 Softwood Consumption By End-Use Allocation
10 Total North American Softwood Lumber Production 1999 - 2004
11 Total North American Softwood Lumber Production - Projections to 2021
12 The Softwood Customers – Industry Concentration
13 The Softwood Customers - Ranking By Number of Mills
14 The Softwood Customers - Ranking By Production
15 Top 15 US And Canadian Soft Producers Ranked By Production
16 Prototypical Softwood Lumber Facility
17 Total Panel (OSB and Plywood) Production from 2000 – 2006 and Projection to 2010
18 Total Panel (OSB and Plywood) Capacity from 2000 – 2006 and Projection to 2010
19 N.A. OSB and Plywood Operations 2000 and 2006 - Number of Plants By Region
20 Geographic Dispersion of OSB Operations
21 Geographic Dispersion of Plywood Operations
22 Top Ten N.A. OSB Producers Ranked by Production
23 OSB Share of Market
24 Top Ten N.A. Plywood Producers Ranked by Production
25 Plywood Share of Market
26 Example Flow Diagram for OSB Production
27 Example Flow Diagram for Plywood Production
28 Composite Decking – Share of Market
29 Composite Decking – Leading Companies Ranked By 2007 Estimated Revenues
30 Top Ten Potential Customers Growth Rates
31 Transportation Modes: Ton Miles
32 Transportation Modes: Tons
33 The Next Five Companies: Sierra Pacific, Tembec and Norbord
34 The Next Five Companies: Huber and Grant
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Abitibi Consolidated
  • Canfor
  • Elk- Corp
  • Huber
  • LP Specialty Products
  • Sierra Pacific
  • MORE
To a layman the term lumber is somewhat misleading. Each of the aforementioned sectors has separate government classifications, are treated as discreet markets by industry experts, and have their own trade journals and trade associations. For example in interviewing softwood lumber experts and personnel, we learned that they had very limited knowledge of other market segments such as hardwood lumber, OSB or plywood.

This proved to be the case with all segments of the business. We are determined that in order to provide vendors a full understanding of this market, we had to weave together all these divergent components into a single business which we characterize as the “wood products market”. After extensive research, it appears that we are the only market research company that has taken this approach.

In order to accurately analyze this market, to gauge its full size and to provide a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities for potential vendors, we are determined that the Canadian market, especially in terms of production, should be combined with the US. Indeed, many of the leading “wood companies” are Canadian owned companies who own sawmills and wood production operations on both sides of the border. Conversely, many US owned companies have Canadian operations.

This methodology required an analysis of each of the aforementioned subsegments and an amalgamation into a single marketing opportunity.

This was done for two purposes:

- To assess the opportunities
- To identify potential new customers

Of course, all these subsegments are closely linked to the North American construction market. While this market is currently experiencing a slowdown, there is an overall upward trend that has been sustained for a number of years. In addition, there are built in corrective mechanisms, such as the up tick in remodeling when new construction declines that cushions this market. Nevertheless suppliers to this market are currently experiencing an approximate 5% decline in sales. The long term outlook appears to be favorable and this current decline should not factor significantly into the decision as to whether to enter this market.

In terms of the underlying wood products market, the initial classification distinction is hardwood lumber and softwood lumber. Softwood lumber comprises approximately 80% of total North American production.
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- Abitibi Consolidated
- AERT
- Alcoa
- Boise Cascade
- Canfor
- CertainTeed
- Correct Building Products
- Crane Plastics
- Elk- Corp
- Fiber Composites
- Georgia Pacific
- Grant
- Huber
- International Paper
- LDI Composites Co.
- Louisiana Pacific
- LP Specialty Products
- Norbord
- Procell
- Roseburg Forest
- Sierra Pacific
- Taniko
- Tembec
- Tolko
- Trex
- Universal Forest Products
- West Fraser
- Weyerhauser (WY)
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