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North America Medium-Density Fiberboard Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 100 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: North America
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5764925
The North American medium-density fiberboard (MDF) market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of over 3.5% during the forecast period.

The lockdowns and strict social distancing norms that followed the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the shutdown of many manufacturing and construction activities and disruptions in the supply chain, which further hampered the demand for MDF in the market.

Key Highlights

  • With manufacturing and construction activities resuming back to the pre-pandemic levels, the demand for MDF is expected to ramp up during the forecast period.
  • The easy availability of raw materials and the increase in demand for MDF in furniture applications are the two major factors driving the demand.
  • However, stringent regulations by the government are likely to hinder the growth of the market studied.
  • The United States is expected to dominate the North American region.

North America Medium-Density FIberboard Market Trends

Increasing Usage in the Residential Segment

  • MDF, due to its superior grade, is considered more stable than solid wood. MDF has better resistance toward changes in heat and humidity and is hence preferred for furniture, cabinetry, and flooring. MDF is further used in decorative doors and panels, sculptures and moldings, beds, sofas, etc.
  • Growth in population, migration from hometowns to service sector clusters, and nuclear family trend are some of the factors that have been driving residential construction across the region. Besides, the decreasing land-to-population ratio and the growing trend of constructing high-rise residential buildings and townships have been driving the application of MDF in the residential construction segment globally.
  • According to the US Census, the value of new private construction in the United States accounts for approximately USD 1,245 billion in the current year, and the number of newly built privately owned houses is well around 1.58 million.
  • In Canada, investment in residential building construction grew by 1.0% to USD 15.7 billion in July 2022, and multi-unit construction investment increased by 1.8% to USD 7.1 billion for the same month. On an unadjusted basis, new construction for both single-family homes and multi-unit construction combined have been growing notably in the previous months, adding up to a total of 3.9% increment year-on-year in July.
  • Thus, the growing construction of residential projects across the region is expected to drive the market for MDF during the forecast period.

The United States is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The United States is a country that has the largest market share, primarily attributed to the increase in export and consumer spending.
  • According to the US Census Bureau, in November 2022, the total construction spending during September 2022 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of USD 1,811.1 billion, which is approximately 10.9 % above that of September 2021, considering year-on-year growth. Spending on private construction, however, was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of USD 1,450.3 billion.
  • The total private construction spending on the residential sector (including both new single-family & new multi-unit construction) grew from USD 814,272 million in September 2021 to USD 917,986 million in September 2022, as per the preliminary report released by the US Census Bureau.
  • The construction sector in the country is expected to grow at a stable pace through the years to come, thereby boosting the demand for medium-density fiberboard during the forecast period.

North America Medium-Density FIberboard Market Competitor Analysis

The North American medium-density fiberboard market is fragmented in nature. Some of the major players in the market include M. KAINDL GMBH, Roseburg Forest Products, Weyerhaeuser Company, Sonae Arauco, Guangdong Weihua Corporation, Dynea AS, Swiss Krono AG, West Frase 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 Increase in Demand for MDF in Furniture Making
4.1.2 Easy Availability of Raw Materials
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Stringent Government Regulations
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)
5.1 By Application
5.1.1 Cabinet
5.1.2 Flooring
5.1.3 Furniture
5.1.4 Molding, Door and Millwork
5.1.5 Packaging System
5.1.6 Other Applications
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Residential
5.2.2 Commercial
5.2.3 Institutional
5.3 By Geography
5.4 North America
5.4.1 United States
5.4.2 Canada
5.4.3 Mexico

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 Dynea AS
6.4.2 Guangdong Weihua Corporation
6.4.4 Roseburg Forest Products
6.4.5 Sonae Arauco
6.4.6 Swiss Krono AG
6.4.7 West Frase Timber Co. Ltd.
6.4.8 Weyerhaeuser Company

7.1 Growing Prominence for the Production of Specialty MDF

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

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

  • Dynea AS
  • Guangdong Weihua Corporation
  • Roseburg Forest Products
  • Sonae Arauco
  • Swiss Krono AG
  • West Frase Timber Co. Ltd.
  • Weyerhaeuser Company