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World Plywood Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plywood in million cubic meters. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, South Africa, 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 162 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Ainsworth Lumber Co., Ltd., Boise Cascade, LLC, Eksons Corp. Bhd, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Greenply Industries Ltd., Louisiana-Pacific Corp., SEIHOKU Group, Weyerhaeuser Company, and WTK Holdings Berhad. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


PLYWOOD MCP-1558 
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT 

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 

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Industry Overview II-1 

2. Market Trends II-2 
Cheaper Substitutes Challenge Plywood II-2 
Indonesia - Dwindling Fortunes II-2 
Construction Spurs Plywood Demand II-2 
Price Trends II-2 

3. Product Overview II-4 
What is Plywood? II-4 
A Century Long History II-4 
Manufacturing Process of Plywood II-4 
Grades and Groups of Plywood II-5 
Plywood Panels II-5 
Softwood Plywood II-5 
Hardwood Plywood II-5 
Categories in Plywood Panels II-5 
Plyform II-5 
Types of Plyform Plywood II-6 
Plyform Class I II-6 
Structural I Plyform II-6 
Plyform Class II II-6 
B-B Plyform II-6 
High-Density Overlay (HDO) Panels II-6 
Medium-Density Overlay (MDO) Panels II-6 
Canply Exterior Plywood II-7 
Advantages of Plywood II-7 
Maintenance and Life Span of Plywood II-7 

4. Product Innovations/Introductions II-8 
Ainsworth Launches Pourform-OS(TM), an OSB Concrete- Forming Panel II-8 
Aatomo Board to Launch Extra-Life New Plywood in the Middle East II-8 
Georgia-Pacific Introduces Plytanium(R) DryPly(TM) Plywood II-8 

5. Recent Industry Activity II-9 
Weyerhaeuser to Divest its iLevel Engineered Wood Products 
Activities in Europe II-9 
Sampoerna Forestry Acquires 43% Stake in Samko Timber II-9 
Barlinek to Begin Construction of Plywood Production Plant 
in Russia II-9 
Louisiana-Pacific to Acquire Masisa's Brazilian Production 
Assets II-9 
Weyerhaeuser to Close its Plywood Operations in Louisiana II-9 
New South Signs Agreement to Acquire Chesterfield Lumber's 
Assets II-10 
Multiply Forest Products Acquires Flooring Underlayment 
Operations of Columbia Forest Products II-10 
York Timber Takes Over South Africa Plywood II-10 
Winstone Pulp Signs Agreement to Sell itself to ERNSLAW II-10 
Greenply Industries Acquires Stakes in Two Plywood Companies II-10 
TA Ann Plywood Signs Agreement to Acquire 80 % Share in 
Tanjong Manis II-10 
Nefab Enters to Takeover Eucalipto dePontevedra's Plywood 
Plant in Spain II-10 
VT Industries Takes over IDEAL Architectural Doors and Plywood II-11 
Savimex Starts Plywood/Plank Factory II-11 
Sonae Capital to Divest its 100% Stake in Plysorol in Phased 
Manner II-11 
West Fraser Acquires Sawmills of International Paper II-11 
International Paper to Divest Five Mills II-11 
WTK Holdings to Acquire Linshanhao Plywood II-11 
Metsaliitto to Set up Plywood Processing Plant II-12 
Fankom to Open Plywood Plant II-12 
Patrick Industries Takes Over American Hardwoods' Assets II-12 
Raute Signs Contract with Vjatsky II-12 
Rogers Extends Product Line II-12 
Weyerhaeuser Shuts Down Plywood and Veneer Mills II-12 
Wolseley Takes Over Home Lumber II-13 
UPM Opens Plywood Production Line II-13 
Arauco Plywood Selects CanWel as Distributor II-13 
Midway Starts Construction of Plywood Plant II-13 
Mobexpert Closes Stratus Mex Plywood Plant II-13 
Santa Elena's Investment in Plywood Plant II-14 
Shyam Century Ferrous Merges with Century Plyboards II-14 
UPM Invests in Plywood Mills II-14 
Lianyungang Starts Plywood Production II-14 
Heitink Sets up New Plywood Plant II-14 
Columbia Forest Implements ISO 9001 Management System II-14 
Canfor Curtails Plywood Production II-14 
Raute to Deliver Plywood for Thebault Plyland II-15 
Boise Shuts Down Veneer Mill II-15 
UPM Divests Plywood Mill II-15 
Greenply Starts Production at Uttaranchal Plant II-15 
Weyerhaeuser Integrates Business Units II-15 
Long Point Capital Acquires Atlantic Plywood II-16 
Foreign Institutional Investors Acquires Stake in Greenply II-16 
Greenply Merges with Worthy Plywoods II-16 
Green Group Establishes GIL Intercontinental II-16 
Century Plyboard Starts Unit in Hoshiarpur II-16 
Weyerhaeuser Closes Plywood Mill II-16 
Raute Inks Delivery Contracts with OAO Sveza Group II-17 
Guangcai Builds Plywood Plants in Indonesia II-17 
Raute Receives Plywood Production Machinery Orders II-17 
UPM-Kymmene Closes Pellos 1 Plywood Plant II-17 
Paneles Arauco Selects Raute as Main Supplier II-17 

6. Focus on Select Global Players II-18 
Ainsworth Lumber Co., Ltd. (Canada) II-18 
Boise Cascade, LLC (USA) II-18 
Eksons Corp. Bhd (Malaysia) II-18 
Georgia-Pacific Corporation (USA) II-18 
Greenply Industries Ltd. (India) II-19 
Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (USA) II-19 
SEIHOKU Group (Japan) II-19 
Weyerhaeuser Company (USA) II-19 
WTK Holdings Berhad (Malaysia) II-19 

7. Global Market Perspective II-20 

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis 
for Plywood by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, China, 
Rest of Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and South Africa 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures 
in Million Cubic Meters (m3) for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20 

Table 2: World Long-Term Projections for Plywood by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, 
Europe, Latin America and South Africa Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Million Cubic 
Meters (m3) for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21 

Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for Plywood by Geographic 
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, 
Canada, Japan, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin 
America and South Africa Markets for Years 2003, 2008 and 
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22 

III. MARKET 

1. The United States III-1 

A.Market Analysis III-1 

Current & Future Analysis III-1 
Plywood Industry III-1 
Leading Players III-1 
Table 4: Leading Players in the North American Plywood 
Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Georgia Pacific, Boise, International Paper, Weyerhaeuser, 
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1 
Softwood Plywood Industry III-1 
The Technology Revolution III-2 
The Pricing Trend III-2 
Plywood Producers' Concerns about Chinese Imports III-2 
End-Use Market for Plywood III-3 
Table 5: US Plywood Consumption (2004-2006): Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use Market - Industrial 
Applications, Single Family Homes, Repair & Remodeling, 
Non-Residential Construction, Multi-Family Homes, and 
Mobile Homes (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 
Product Launch III-3 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-4 
Key Players III-6 
B.Market Analytics III-8 
Table 6: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8 

Table 7: US Long-term Projections for Plywood Consumption in 
Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 

Table 8: US Recent Past Analysis for Plywood Production in 
Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 

2. Canada III-10 

A.Market Analysis III-10 

Current & Future Analysis III-10 
Product Launch III-10 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10 
Key Players III-10 
B.Market Analytics III-11 
Table 9: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 

Table 10: Canadian Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12 

Table 11: Canadian Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12 

3. Japan III-13 

A.Market Analysis III-13 

Current & Future Analysis III-13 
Log Imports Put Plywood Mills Under Pricing Pressure III-13 
Plywood Production III-13 
Table 12: Japanese Plywood Market (2002-2005): Production 
of Softwood Plywood in Thousand Cubic Meters (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13 
Japan Agricultural Standard Certification - A Key Stalemate III-13 
Key Players III-14 
B.Market Analytics III-14 
Table 13: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14 

Table 14: Japanese Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15 

Table 15: Japanese Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15 

4. Europe III-16 

A.Market Analysis III-16 

Current & Future Analysis III-16 
Market Overview III-16 
FEIC Levies Anti-Dumping Duties on Imports from China III-16 
Strategic Corporate Development III-16 
B.Market Analytics III-17 
Table 16: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Plywood by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, 
UK, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Finland and Rest of Europe 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in 
Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17 

Table 17: European Long-term Projections for Plywood by 
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, 
Russia, Sweden, Finland and Rest of Europe Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million 
Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18 

Table 18: European 10-Year Perspective for Plywood by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume 
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, 
Sweden, Finland and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 
2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

4a. France III-20 

A.Market Analysis III-20 

Current & Future Analysis III-20 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-20 
B.Market Analytics III-21 
Table 19: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

Table 20: French Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

Table 21: French Recent Past Analysis for Plywood Production 
in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 2006 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 

4b. Germany III-23 

A.Market Analysis III-23 

Current & Future Analysis III-23 
Import/Export of Softwood Plywood Forest Products in the Past III-23 
Table 22: German Forest Products Market for Softwood 
Plywood (2001 & 2002): Breakdown of Imports (in Cubic 
Meters) by Country - USA, Brazil, Finland, France, Russia, 
Czech Republic, Italy, Denmark, Poland, and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 23: German Forest Products Market for Softwood 
Plywood (2001 & 2002): Breakdown of Exports (in Cubic 
Meters) by Country - USA, Denmark, Austria, Netherlands, 
Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Portugal, Belgium, 
Italy, France, Poland, and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-24 
B.Market Analytics III-25 
Table 24: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 

Table 25: German Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 

Table 26: German Recent Past Analysis for Plywood Production 
in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 2006 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 

4c. Italy III-27 

A.Market Analysis III-27 

Current & Future Analysis III-27 
Import/Exports of Hardwood Plywood in the Past III-27 
Table 27: Italian Market for Hardwood Plywood (2001 & 
2002): Breakdown of Imports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by 
Country - Russia, Finland, Brazil, France, Indonesia, 
Austria, Spain, Cameroon, Gabon, Morocco, Hungary, and 
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27 

Table 28: Italian Market for Hardwood Plywood (2001 & 
2002): Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by 
Country - USA, Germany, France, Slovenia, Israel, UK, 
Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, Spain, 
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 
B.Market Analytics III-28 
Table 29: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 

Table 30: Italian Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 

Table 31: Italian Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 

4d. The United Kingdom III-30 

A.Market Analysis III-30 

Current & Future Analysis III-30 
Market Trends III-30 
Changing Market Scenario in the Plywood Sector III-30 
Increasing Customs Vigilance on Chinese Imports III-30 
The Challenges III-30 
Shortage of Thicker Panels III-30 
Shipping Problems III-30 
Imports of Softwood and Hardwood Plywood in the Past III-31 
Table 32: UK Market for Hardwood Plywood (2001): Percentage 
Breakdown of Imports by Country - Indonesia, Brazil, 
Malaysia, Russia, Germany, Finland, Lithuania Latvia, and 
Others (in '000 Cubic Meters) (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-31 

Table 33: UK Market for Softwood Plywood (2001): Percentage 
Breakdown of Imports by Country - Brazil, United States, 
Finland, Canada, Indonesia, Chile Latvia, France, Russia, 
Sweden, Malaysia and Others (in '000 Cubic Meters) 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 
B.Market Analytics III-32 
Table 34: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32 

Table 35: UK Long-term Projections for Plywood Consumption 
in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32 

4e. Spain III-33 

Market Analysis III-33 

Current & Future Analysis III-33 
Strategic Corporate Development III-33 
Table 36: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33 

Table 37: Spanish Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 

Table 38: Spanish Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 

4f. Russia III-35 

A.Market Analysis III-35 

Current & Future Analysis III-35 
Russian Plywood Demand Peps Up Log Consumption III-35 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-35 
B.Market Analytics III-36 
Table 39: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 40: Russian Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37 

Table 41: Russian Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37 

4g. Sweden III-38 

A.Market Analysis III-38 

Current & Future Analysis III-38 
Imports of Hardwood Plywood in the Past III-38 
Table 42: Hardwood Plywood Market in Sweden (2001 & 2002): 
Breakdown of Imports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
Russia, Finland, Latvia and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-38 
Exports of Softwood Plywood in the Past III-38 
Table 43: Softwood Plywood Market in Sweden (2001 & 2002): 
Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
Denmark, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Ireland 
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38 
B.Market Analytics III-39 
Table 44: Swedish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 45: Swedish Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 46: Swedish Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40 

4h. Finland III-41 

A.Market Analysis III-41 

Current & Future Analysis III-41 
Market Overview III-41 
Plywood Exports in the Past III-41 
Table 47: Plywood Market in Finland (2001): Breakdown of 
Exports (in Cubic Meters) by Country - Germany, 
Netherlands, UK, Sweden, France, Denmark and Rest of 
Europe (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 
Hardwood Plywood Exports and Imports in the Past III-41 
Table 48: Hardwood Plywood Market in Finland (2002 & 2003): 
Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
Germany, Spain, UK, Italy, France, Netherlands, Austria, 
USA and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

Table 49: Hardwood Plywood Market in Finland (2002 & 2003): 
Breakdown of Imports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 
Softwood Plywood Exports and Imports in the Past III-42 
Table 50: Softwood Plywood Market in Finland (2002 & 2003): 
Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
Netherlands, UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 51: Softwood Plywood Market in Finland (2002 & 2003): 
Breakdown of Imports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
Russia, Latvia and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-42 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-42 
B.Market Analytics III-44 
Table 52: Finnish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44 

Table 53: Finnish Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44 

Table 54: Finnish Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45 

4i. Rest of Europe III-46 

A.Market Analysis III-46 

Current & Future Analysis III-46 
Exports/Imports Scenario - Poland III-46 
Table 55: Polish Forest Products Market for Softwood 
Plywood (2003 & 2004): Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic 
Meters) by Country - Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, 
Belgium, Netherlands and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-46 

Table 56: Polish Forest Products Market for Softwood 
Plywood (2003 & 2004): Breakdown of Imports (in '000 Cubic 
Meters) by Country - Germany, Finland, France, Czech 
Republic, Indonesia, Lithuania and Others III-47 
Softwood Plywood Exports/Imports Scenario - Denmark III-47 
Table 57: Softwood Plywood Market in Denmark (2003 & 2004): 
Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Greenland, Faroe Islands, 
France, Norway and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-47 

Table 58: Softwood Plywood Market in Denmark (2003 & 
2004): Breakdown of Imports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by 
Country for Russia, Finland, Poland, Brazil, Ireland, 
Chile, Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany, USA and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48 
Strategic Corporate Development III-48 
Key Player III-48 
B.Market Analytics III-49 
Table 59: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49 

Table 60: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49 

5. Asia-Pacific III-50 

Market Analysis III-50 

Current & Future Analysis III-50 
Table 61: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future 
Analysis for Plywood by Geographic Region - Australia, 
China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Rest of 
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 62: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Plywood by 
Geographic Region - Australia, China, India, Indonesia, 
Malaysia, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million 
Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51 

Table 63: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Plywood by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume 
Consumption for Australia, China, India, Indonesia, 
Malaysia, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for 
Years 2003, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-52 

5a. Australia III-53 

A.Market Analysis III-53 

Current & Future Analysis III-53 
Plywood and Veneer Manufacturing Industry III-53 
B.Market Analytics III-53 
Table 64: Australian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53 

Table 65: Australian Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54 

Table 66: Australian Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54 

5b. China III-55 

A.Market Analysis III-55 

Current & Future Analysis III-55 
Industry Overview III-55 
China Overtakes Russia in Plywood Supply to Germany III-55 
Rise of Hardwood Plywood Exports III-55 
Market Trends III-56 
China's Strengthening Plywood Sector III-56 
Domestic Demand Set to Soar III-56 
Chinese Prop Growth of Imported Plywood III-56 
Beijing Olympics - High Growth III-56 
Favorable Trade Agreements with Neighboring Countries Boost 
Growth III-56 
Challenges Faced III-57 
Illegal Trademarking - A Rising Problem III-57 
Limited Use of Wood in Construction Poses a Major Problem III-57 
Chinese Plywood Sales in Europe III-57 
Import/Export Scenario III-58 
Table 67: Plywood Market in China (2002 and 2003): 
Percentage Breakdown of Imports by Product Category - 
Temperate Hardwood Plywood, Tropical Hardwood Plywood, and 
Softwood Plywood (in '000 Cubic Meters) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58 

Table 68: Softwood Plywood Market in China (2002 & 2003): 
Breakdown of Imports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Taiwan, Canada, Japan, 
Thailand, Russia, Germany, South Korea, and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58 

Table 69: Softwood Plywood Market in China (2002 & 2003): 
Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
South Korea, Hong Kong, United States, Japan, Saudi Arabia, 
Yemen, UAE, Taiwan, Israel, and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59 

Table 70: Plywood Market in China (2001 & 2002): Breakdown 
of Imports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Product Group - 
Softwood Plywood, Temperate Hardwood Plywood, and Tropical 
Hardwood Plywood (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59 

Table 71: Plywood Market in China (2001 & 2002): Breakdown 
of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Product Group - 
Softwood Plywood, Temperate Hardwood Plywood, and Tropical 
Hardwood Plywood (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60 
Strategic Corporate Development III-60 
B.Market Analytics III-60 
Table 72: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60 

Table 73: Chinese Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61 

Table 74: Chinese Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61 

5c. India III-62 

A.Market Analysis III-62 

Current & Future Analysis III-62 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-62 
Key Players III-63 
B.Market Analytics III-64 
Table 75: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64 

Table 76: Indian Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65 

Table 77: Indian Recent Past Analysis for Plywood Production 
in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 2006 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65 

5d. Indonesia III-66 

A.Market Analysis III-66 

Current & Future Analysis III-66 
Overview of Indonesian Exports III-66 
Factors Influencing the Plywood Market III-66 
Market Trends III-66 
China Poses Threat to the Domestic Market III-66 
Decreasing Supply of Logs Leads to Reduced Production III-67 
Future of the Indonesian Plywood Industry III-67 
Table 78: Indonesian Plywood Market (2004-2006): Breakdown 
of Exports in Thousand Cubic Meters (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67 
Increasing Exports to Germany III-67 
Hardwood Plywood Exports III-68 
Table 79: Hardwood Plywood Market in Indonesia (2002 & 
2003): Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by 
Country - Japan, Middle East, United States, South Korea, 
People's Republic of China and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-68 
Leading Players III-69 
B.Market Analytics III-69 
Table 80: Indonesian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69 

Table 81: Indonesian Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70 

Table 82: Indonesian Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70 

5e. Malaysia III-71 

A.Market Analysis III-71 

Current & Future Analysis III-71 
Industry Overview III-71 
The Origin III-71 
Supply tightening and Substitutes - A Drag on Prospects III-71 
Plywood Prices on a Downward Roll III-71 
Illegal Trade Allegations - A Deathblow to the Industry III-72 
Malaysian Government Steps in to Facelift the Sector III-72 
Malaysia Overtakes Indonesia on the Japanese Battleground III-72 
Malaysia & Indonesia - Betting High on Overseas Markets III-72 
China and Malaysia - Suppress Price Hikes in Global Front III-72 
Overview of Malaysian Plywood Exports III-73 
Table 83: Tropical Hardwood Plywood Market in Malaysia 
(2003 & 2004): Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) 
by Country - Japan, South Korea, United States, Taiwan, 
Hong Kong, Singapore, The UK, China, Thailand, and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73 

Table 84: Tropical Hardwood Plywood Market in Malaysia 
(2001 & 2002): Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) 
by Country - Japan, South Korea, USA, Taiwan, Singapore, 
Hong Kong, UK, China, and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-74 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-74 
Key Players III-75 
B.Market Analytics III-76 
Table 85: Malaysian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76 

Table 86: Malaysian Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76 

Table 87: Malaysian Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77 

5f. Korea III-78 

Market Analysis III-78 

Current & Future Analysis III-78 
Table 88: Korean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78 

Table 89: Korean Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79 

Table 90: Korean Recent Past Analysis for Plywood Production 
in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 2006 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79 

5g. Rest of Asia-Pacific III-80 

A.Market Analysis III-80 

Current & Future Analysis III-80 
Taiwan - Fading Out in the Global Plywood Market III-80 
Plywood Import/Export Scenario - Taiwan III-80 
Table 91: Hardwood Plywood Market in Taiwan (2003 & 2004): 
Breakdown of Imports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Russia, Japan, and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80 

Table 92: Hardwood Plywood Market Taiwan (2003 & 2004): 
Breakdown of Exports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
USA, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81 

Table 93: Softwood Plywood Market in Taiwan (2003 & 2004): 
Breakdown of Imports (in '000 Cubic Meters) by Country - 
China, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81 
Plywood Exports - New Zealand III-82 
Table 94: Plywood Market in New Zealand (2000 & 2001): 
Breakdown of Exports (Volume in '000 Cubic Meters & Value 
in US$ Million) by Country - Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, 
Taiwan and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82 
Plywood Market - Thailand III-83 
Table 95: Hardwood Plywood Market in Thailand (2001-2003): 
Breakdown of Imports (in Cubic Meters) by Country - Laos, 
China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Burma, Taiwan, USA 
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83 

Table 96: Forest Products Market for Hardwood Plywood in 
Thailand (2002 & 2003): Breakdown of Exports (in Cubic 
Meters) by Country - Malaysia, Japan, UK, China, Laos, Hong 
Kong, India, Taiwan, Burma, USA, Singapore and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-84 
B.Market Analytics III-85 
Table 97: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85 

Table 98: Rest of Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86 

6. Latin America III-87 

Market Analysis III-87 

Current & Future Analysis III-87 
Strategic Corporate Development III-87 
Table 99: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future 
Analysis for Plywood by Geographic Region - Brazil, Mexico, 
Chile, Argentina, Peru and Rest of Latin America Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million 
Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88 

Table 100: Latin American Long-term Projections for Plywood 
by Geographic Region - Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, 
Peru and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88 

Table 101: Latin American 10-Year Perspective for Plywood 
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume 
Consumption for Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru and 
Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2003, 2008 and 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89 

6a. Brazil III-90 

A.Market Analysis III-90 

Current & Future Analysis III-90 
Tropical Plywood Market Overview III-90 
B.Market Analytics III-91 
Table 102: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91 

Table 103: Brazilian Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91 

Table 104: Brazilian Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92 

6b. Mexico III-93 

A.Market Analysis III-93 

Current & Future Analysis III-93 
Export/Import Scenario III-93 
Table 105: Softwood Plywood Market in Mexico (2002 & 2003): 
Breakdown of Exports (in Cubic Meters) by Country - USA, 
Belize and Others (In Cubic Meters) III-93 

Table 106: Softwood Plywood Market in Mexico (2002 & 
2003): Breakdown of Imports (in Cubic Meters) by Country - 
USA, Chile and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93 
Export and Imports for Temperature Hardwood Plywood III-94 
Table 107: Temperate Hardwood Plywood Market in Mexico 
(2003): Exports (in Cubic Meters) to the US III-94 

Table 108: Temperate Hardwood Plywood Market in Mexico 
(2002 & 2003): Breakdown of Imports (in Cubic Meters) by 
Country - USA, Ecuador, Brazil and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94 
B.Market Analytics III-95 
Table 109: Mexican Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95 

Table 110: Mexican Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95 

Table 111: Mexican Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96 

6c. Chile III-97 

A.Market Analysis III-97 

Current & Future Analysis III-97 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-97 
B.Market Analytics III-98 
Table 112: Chilean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98 

Table 113: Chilean Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98 

Table 114: Chilean Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99 

6d. Argentina III-100 

Market Analysis III-100 

Current & Future Analysis III-100 
Table 115: Argentinean Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100 

Table 116: Argentinean Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101 

Table 117: Argentinean Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101 

6e. Peru III-102 

Market Analysis III-102 

Current & Future Analysis III-102 
Table 118: Peruvian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102 

Table 119: Peruvian Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103 

Table 120: Peruvian Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103 

6f. Rest of Latin America III-104 

Market Analysis III-104 

Current & Future Analysis III-104 
Table 121: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current & 
Future Analysis for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic 
Meters for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-104 

Table 122: Rest of Latin American Long-term Projections for 
Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-104 

7. South Africa III-105 

Market Analysis III-105 

Current & Future Analysis III-105 
Strategic Corporate Development III-105 
Table 123: South African Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Plywood Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for 
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-105 

Table 124: South African Long-term Projections for Plywood 
Consumption in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2011 through 
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106 

Table 125: South African Recent Past Analysis for Plywood 
Production in Million Cubic Meters for Years 2001 through 
2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106 

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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