Which Countries Consume the Most Wood-Based Panels?

Wood-Based Panels February 22, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

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From 2007 to 2015, global wood-based panel market showed mixed dynamics. A significant drop in 2008-2009 was followed by a gradual increase. In 2015, the wood-based panel market grew to 380,411 thousand cubic meters. The market value showed similar dynamics every year, except for 2015, when the global wood-based panel market value decreased to 155,447 million USD. This was 8% lower than the year before.

According to market research conducted by IndexBox, China (47%) and the U.S. (11%) led with the highest demand of wood-based panels, followed distantly by Germany, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, Poland, Japan, Canada, and the UK. Together, all these countries comprised close to 78% of global consumption.

China recorded the highest annual growth rates of wood-based panel consumption from 2007 to 2015, with +11.4%% growth. Turkey (+6.5% per year), Brazil (+3.8% per year), Poland (+1.1% per year), and Russia (+1.1% per year) also showed positive dynamics. Other countries showed negative dynamics in terms of consumption from 2007 to 2015.

Canada (235 cubic meter/1,000 persons) and Poland (234 cubic meter/1,000 persons) had the highest levels of per capita consumption among the leading consuming countries, which was significantly higher than the world average of 52 cubic meters/1,000 persons. Germany, the U.S., China, and Turkey tracked lower levels, at about 120-150 cubic meters/1,000 persons each. Brazil (44 cubic meter/1,000 persons) had the lowest levels of wood based panel consumption.

Top 10 countries consuming the most wood-based panels in 2015


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