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High Growth Forecasted for the World Wood Panels Markets

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World Wood Panels Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wood Panels in Millions of Cubic Metres. The specific product segments analyzed are Structural Panels (Oriented Strand Board, & Plywood) and Non-Structural Panels (Particle Board, Medium Density Fiberboard, & Others). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 265 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Ainsworth Lumber Company, Boise Cascade Company, Canfor Corporation, Fletcher Building Ltd., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Groupe Gascogne, International Paper Company, J.M. Huber Corporation, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Masonite International Corp., Norbord Industries, Inc., Pfleiderer AG, Pope & Talbot, Inc., Potlatch Corporation, Rougier SA, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, Temple-Inland, Inc., UPM - Kymmene Corporation, and Weyerhaeuser Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.



CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions And Scope Of Study I-3
Structural Panels I-4
Oriented Strand Board I-4
Plywood I-4
Non-Structural Panels I-4
Particleboard I-4
Medium Density Fiberboard I-4
Other Non-Structural Panels I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Overview & Analysis II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1

2. Wood Panels -Product Overview II-2
Traditional Green Edged Wood Panels II-2
Properties of Wood Panels II-2
Moisture Properties II-2
Moisture Content II-2
Absorption and Swelling II-2
Fire Resistance II-2
Table 1: Wood Panels- Fire Hazard Indices for Ignitibility,
Spread of Flame, Heat Evolved and Smoke Developed II-3
Thermal Properties II-3
Biodeterioration II-3
Structural Panels II-3
Oriented Strand Board (OSB) II-3
Applications II-4
Usage in Housing Industry II-4
OSB Prompts Growth in Resins and Adhesives Market II-4
OSB Gains Acceptance in the Construction Industry II-4
Value Added OSB Products II-4
Plywood II-5
Applications II-5
Softwood Plywood II-5
Veneer II-6
Non-Structural Panels II-6
Particleboard II-6
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) II-7
Decorative Products II-7
Vinyl II-7
Foils II-7
Wood Veneers II-7
Low Pressure Melamine II-8
Others II-8
Hardboard II-8
Key Applications II-8
Production Process II-8
Waferboards, Flakeboards and Strandboards II-8
Composite Wood Panels II-8
Insulating Board II-9
Residuals II-9
Woodchips II-9
Wood Stumps II-9
Other Residue II-9
Engineered Wood Products II-9
Glued Laminated Timber II-9
Structural Composite Lumber II-10
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) II-10
Parallel Strand Lumber (PSL) II-10
Oriented Strand Lumber (OSL) II-10
Wood I-Beams II-10
I-Joist II-10

3. Wood Panels - An End Use Analysis II-11
Construction Industry by Application II-11
Interior Paneling II-11
Flooring II-11
Windows & Doors II-11
Others II-11
Construction Market by End-Use II-11
Furniture & Fixtures II-11
Material Handling Equipment II-11

4. Market Dynamics II-12
Trends/Issues II-12
Wood Panels Market to Grow in 2008 II-12
Structural Wood Panel Finds Good Bargain As New Housing
Declines in US II-12
Construction Applications to Witness Steady Growth II-12
Industrial Use of Wood Panels to Post Above Average Gains II-13
OSB Replaces Plywood in Several Applications II-13
Higher Use of MDF in Construction and Manufacturing Segments II-13
Growing Popularity of MDF Backed by Technological Advancements II-13
Engineered Wood Products: Gains in Popularity II-13
Factors Affecting Supply of Wood and Wood Based Products II-13
Shift in Natural Forest Management Practices II-13
Deforestation and Forest Degradation II-14
Forest Plantations II-14
Environmental Deadlock - The Debate Continues II-15
Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) II-15
Implications of SFM on Future Wood Supply II-16
Impact of Technology Changes II-17
Raw Material Availability II-17
Changes in End-use Patterns II-17
Increase in Output II-18

5. Technological Developments II-19
Research, Technology and Market Innovations II-19
Plywood and Veneer Industry II-19
Particleboard II-19
Oriented Strand Boards (OSB) II-20
Structural Insulated Panels - A New Technology II-20
New Softwood Conversion Technology II-20
Process Modeling and Evaluation II-20

6. Regulatory Environment II-21
Environmental Issues II-21
Environmental Protection II-21
Safety Initiatives Undertaken II-21
Emissions Regulations II-22
VOC Emissions- A Health Hazard Issue? II-22

7. Forest Products Industry - An Insight II-23
An Overview II-23
Issues/Trends II-23
Trade Liberalization II-23
Increase in Output II-24
Leading Players II-24
Forest Product Markets in the New Millennium II-24
OSB II-24
Year 2000 - A Historical Perspective II-24
Hardwood Logs II-24
Certified Forest Products II-24
Secondary Processed Wood Products II-25

8. New Product Innovations / Introductions II-26
Supress Products Introduces Innovative Plywood II-26
UPM Launches UPM Fine Offset Paper II-26
Timber Products Launches Eco-Friendly Suite of Hardwood Plywood II-26
Georgia-Pacific Launches New Water-Repellent Plywood II-27
Wilkie-Sanderson Develops Innovative Translucent Wood Veneer
Panels II-27
Conenor Develops Wood-Plastic Composite Panels II-27
The Laminex Group Launches Eco-friendly Wood Panel and
Laminate Products II-27
Quiet Solution Launches QuietRF Product Line II-27

9. Recent Industry Activity II-29
Patrick Industries Acquires Adorn LLC II-29
Patrick Industries Takes Over American Hardwoods II-29
Private Group Led by Management Acquires Multiply Underlayment
Business II-29
Roseburg Forest Products to Acquire Six Mills from Georgia-
Pacific II-29
Sonae Industria Group Acquires Hornitex II-30
Novopan Industries Announces Merger of Three Entities II-30
Archidply Group Announces Merger to Form Integrated Company II-30
Robert Weed Plywood Acquires Weiser Products II-30
ATC Panels Commences Construction of a Plant in Pennsylvania II-30
Georgia-Pacific Acquires Five Sites of International Paper
Wood Products II-30
BEWP Enter into a Supply Agreement with Pulte Homes II-31
Pfleiderer Grajewo to Acquire Polish Government's Stake in
Pfleiderer Prospan II-31
UPM to Expand Birch Plywood Capacity II-31
Stock Building Supply Takes Over Home Lumber II-31
Raute Secures Order from Vjatsky for Plywood Mill II-32
Panel Processing Announces Acquisition of AFCO Panel II-32
UPM Starts Up Third Plywood Manufacturing Line in Russia II-32
Flakeboard to Upgrade Canadian MDF Plant II-32
Egger Commences the Construction of a Wood- Processing
Facility in Romania II-32
Masisa to Set Up Third MDF Facility in Brazil II-33
Broyhill Divests Particleboard Facility II-33
Hexion Acquires Orica's Adhesives and Resins Business II-33
Shirdi Industries to establish MDF/Particleboards Factory II-33
Sarda Plywood Takes Over P S Plywood Factory on License II-33
Sarda Plywood Takes Over Shree Timber Plywood Factory on License II-34
UPM-Kymmene Sells French Plywood Facility to Green Recovery II-34
Zalog and Optima+ Acquire Stake in Zelenodolsk Plywood Plant II-34
Weyerhaeuser Announces Sale of Panel Business II-34
Abitibi-LP Commences Production in Quebec Plant II-34
Weyerhaeuser Merges into Single Unit II-34
Weyerhaeuser Acquires Budres Lumber Company II-35
Weyerhaeuser Closes Down Plywood Mill II-35
Groupe Gascogne Announces Merger of Wood Division Companies II-35
Ainsworth Enters into Agreement with Government of British
Columbia II-36
Ainsworth Announces Closure of Production Line at Bemidji Plant II-36
UPM Installs New Production Line at Chudovo Plywood Mills II-36
Ainsworth Enters into an Agreement with the Government of
Manitoba II-36
Seemac Merges with Nickander Associates II-36
Century Plyboards and Shyam Century Complete Merger II-37
Tembec Divests Quebec Business to Jolina Capital II-37
Potlatch Begins Construction of New Sawmill in Oregon II-37
Canfor Acquires New South Companies II-37
UPM Sells Kymmene Loulay Plywood Mill II-38
Green ply Commences Production at Pant Nagar Plant II-38
Ainsworth Acquires Chatham Forest Products II-38
Pfleiderer Acquires Kunz Group's Engineered Wood Operations II-38
UPM Bags Large Supply Order for Plywood II-38
Koch Acquires Georgia-Pacific II-38
Weyerhaeuser Closes Plywood and Veneer Plant II-39
West Fraser Acquires Weldwood II-39
Tarkett Accords with Aconcagua II-39
Barrier Acquires Pyrotite Fire Retardant Technology II-39
Roark Capital Takes Over Wood Structures II-39

10. Focus on Select Players Worldwide II-40
Ainsworth Lumber Company (Canada) II-40
Boise Cascade Company (USAA) II-40
Canfor Corporation (Canada) II-40
Fletcher Building Ltd (New Zealand) II-41
Georgia-Pacific Corporation (US) II-41
Groupe Gascogne (France) II-42
International Paper Company (US) II-42
J.M. Huber Corporation (US) II-42
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (US) II-43
Masonite International Corp (US) II-43
Norbord Industries Inc. (Canada) II-44
Pfleiderer AG (Austria) II-44
Pope & Talbot, Inc (US) II-44
Potlatch Corporation (US) II-44
Rougier SA (France) II-45
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (Sweden) II-45
Temple-Inland Inc. (US) II-46
UPM - Kymmene Corporation (Finland) II-46
Weyerhaeuser Company (US) II-46

11. Global Market Perspective II-47
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 3: World Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 4: World 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 and
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Particleboard (including OSB) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 6: World Long-Term Projections for Particleboard
(including OSB) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 7: World 10-Year Perspective for Particleboard
(including OSB) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China,
Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets for 2003, 2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plywood by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 9: World Long-Term Projections for Plywood by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 10: World 10-Year Perspective for Plywood by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2007 and 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Medium Density Fiberboard by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin America,
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 12: World Long-Term Projections for Medium Density
Fiberboard by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Medium Density
Fiberboard by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest
of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for
2003, 2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Wood Panels by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 15: World Long-Term Projections for Other Wood Panels
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest
of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 16: World 10-Year Perspective for Other Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for
2003, 2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Historic Review III-1
The US Forest Reserves: An Overview III-1
Trends and Issues III-2
Plywood Production Fall Affects Wood Panels Production III-2
Furniture Mills Shutdown Squeezes Particleboard and MDF
Demand III-2
MDF Prices Strengthened in North America in 2006 III-2
Structural Wood Panel Finds Good Bargain As New Housing
Declines in US III-3
Infrastructure Damage- Biggest Hindrance for Supply of
Wood Panels to Gulf Coast III-3
Product Launches III-4
Strategic Developments III-5
Key US Players III-10
Boise Cascade Company III-10
Georgia-Pacific Corporation III-11
International Paper Company III-11
J.M. Huber Corporation III-12
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation III-12
Masonite International Corp. III-12
Pope & Talbot, Inc. III-13
Potlatch Corporation III-13
Temple-Inland Inc. III-13
Weyerhaeuser Company III-14
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 17: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 18: US Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 19: US Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Medium Density Fiberboard, Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 1995 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 20: US 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for
Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for 2003,
2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

2. Canada III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Current and Future Analysis III-17
Canadian Forest Reserves III-17
Canadian Demographics III-17
Strategic Developments III-18
Key Canadian Players III-19
Ainsworth Lumber Company III-19
Canfor Corporation III-20
Norbord Industries Inc. III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 21: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 22: Canadian Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 23: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for
2003, 2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

3. Japan III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Current and Future Analysis III-23
Japanese Forest Reserves-An Overview III-23
Trends/Issues III-23
Remodeling Fuels Wood Products Consumption III-23
Trend Towards Western and Semi-Western Housing Construction III-23
Factors Affecting Wood-Product Demand III-24
Demographics III-24
Frequently Changing Regulatory Environment III-24
Residential Housing III-24
Other Factors III-24
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 24: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard
and Other Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 25: Japanese Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard including Oriented
Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 26: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Plywood, Particleboard including Oriented Strand Board,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for
2003, 2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4. Europe III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Current and Future Analysis III-27
Regional Overview III-27
Segmental Overview III-27
Trends/Issues III-27
Booming Construction Sector Drives Growth in European
Wood-Panels Consumption III-27
Strategic Developments III-27
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 27: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 28: European Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom,
Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3
for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 29: European 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom,
Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for 2003, 2007
and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 30: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 31: European Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 32: European 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard,
Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for
2003, 2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4a. France III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Current and Future Analysis III-35
Historic Review III-35
French Forest Reserves- A Brief Review III-35
Key Players III-35
Groupe Gascogne III-35
Rougier SA III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 33: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 34: French Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 35: French Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Medium Density Fiberboard, Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 1995 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 36: French 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for 2003,
2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4b. Germany III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current and Future Analysis III-39
Historic Review III-39
German Forest Reserves-An Overview III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 37: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 38: German Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 39: German Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Medium Density Fiberboard, Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 1995 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 40: German 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for 2003,
2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4c. Italy III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Current and Future Analysis III-42
Historic Review III-42
Italian Forest Reserves -A Focus III-42
Italian Wood Panel Industry Moves Towards III-42 Consolidation III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 41: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 42: Italian Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 43: Italian Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Medium Density Fiberboard, Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 1995 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 44: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for 2003,
2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4d. United Kingdom III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Overview III-45
Current and Future Analysis III-45
Historic Review III-45
Forest Reserves in the UK-A Brief Review III-45
Furniture and Fixtures Market III-46
Household Furniture- A Growing Industry III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 45: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 46: UK Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 47: UK Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Medium Density Fiberboard, Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 1995 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 48: UK 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for
Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for 2003,
2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4e. Spain III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Current and Future Analysis III-49
Historic Review III-49
Spanish Forest Reserves: A Focus III-49
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 49: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 50: Spanish Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard &Other Wood Panel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 51: Spanish Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Medium Density Fiberboard, Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 1995 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 52: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for 2003,
2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4f. Russia III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Current and Future Analysis III-52
Furniture and Construction Sectors Fuel MDF Production in
Russia III-52
Russian Forest Reserves-A Brief Review III-52
B.Market Analytics III-53
Table 53: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board,
Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 54: Russian Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 55: Russian 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets for 2003,
2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

4g. Rest of Europe III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Current and Future Analysis III-55
Review of Select Regions III-55
Finland III-55
Finnish Forest Products Industry - An Overview III-55
Finnish Wood Sector - A Study III-55
Chemical Wood Processing Industry Segment III-56
Norway III-56
Softwood Demand from Residential Construction Market III-56
Sweden III-56
Poland III-57
Wood and Wood Based Products Market III-57
Import-Export Statistics III-57
Product Launches III-57
Strategic Developments III-58
Key Players III-59
Pfleiderer AG (Austria) III-59
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (Sweden) III-59
Tableros De Fibras, S.A. (Spain) III-59
UPM - Kymmene Corporation (Finland) III-60
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 56: Rest of European Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand
Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and
Other Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 57: Rest of European Long-Term Projections for Wood
Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 58: Rest of European 10-Year Perspective for Wood
Panels by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption Volume for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets for 2003, 2007 and 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

5. China III-62
A.Market Analysis III-62
Current and Future Analysis III-62
Historic Review III-62
Factors Driving Chinese Wood-Panel Industry III-62
Imports-Exports Scenario III-62
Furniture - Key End Use Segment III-62
Chinese Forest Reserves - A Brief Review III-63
B.Market Analytics III-63
Table 59: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Wood Panels by Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard
and Other Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 60: Chinese Long-Term Projections for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard including Oriented
Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 61: Chinese Historic Review for Wood Panels by Product
Segment - Medium Density Fiberboard, Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 1995 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 62: Chinese 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for Plywood, Particleboard including Oriented Strand
Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel
Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-65

6. Rest of Asia Pacific III-66
A.Market Analysis III-66
Current and Future Analysis III-66
Strategic Developments/Product Launches III-66
Fletcher Building Ltd. (New Zealand) - A Key Player III-68
B.Market Analytics III-69
Table 63: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Plywood,
Particleboard including Oriented Strand Board, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 64: Rest of Asia-Pacific Long-Term Projections for
Wood Panels by Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard
including Oriented Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard
and Other Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 65: Rest of Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Wood
Panels by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption Volume for Plywood, Particleboard including
Oriented Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

7. Latin America III-71
A.Market Analysis III-71
Current and Future Analysis III-71
Key Regions at a Glance III-71
Mexico III-71
Competition III-71
Brazil III-71
Argentina III-72
Chile III-72
Wood Industry- Creating a Boom III-72
Recent Industry Activity III-72
Key Players III-73
Arauco (Chile) III-73
Berneck Aglomerados SA (Brazil) III-73
Duratex SA (Brazil) III-74
Eucatex S.A. Industria e Comercio (Brazil) III-74
Faplac SA (Argentina) III-74
Masisa SA (Chile) III-75
Masisa SA (Chile) III-75
B.Market Analytics III-76
Table 66: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Plywood,
Particleboard including Oriented Strand Board, Medium
Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 67: Latin American Long-Term Projections for Wood
Panels by Product Segment - Plywood, Particleboard including
Oriented Strand Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other
Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 68: Latin American 10-Year Perspective for Wood Panels
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for Plywood, Particleboard including Oriented Strand
Board, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood Panel
Markets for 2003, 2007 and 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-77

8. Rest of World III-78
A.Market Analysis III-78
Current and Future Analysis III-78
B.Market Analytics III-78
Table 69: Rest of the World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Wood Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand
Board, Plywood, Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and
Other Wood Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 70: Rest of the World Long-Term Projections for Wood
Panels by Product Segment -Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand m3 for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 71: Rest of the World 10-Year Perspective or Wood
Panels by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Consumption Volume for Oriented Strand Board, Plywood,
Particleboard, Medium Density Fiberboard and Other Wood
Panel Markets for 2003, 2007 and 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE


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