Wood Container and Pallet Market - Chinese Wood Container and Pallet Suppliers Are Strengthening Their Positions on the U.S. Market

Products of Wood, Cork, Straw And Plaiting Materials Select July 12, 2016
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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The U.S. ranks first in global imports of wood container and pallet, with a 15% share (based on USD), followed by Germany (13%), France (7%) and the UK (6%).

A significant drop in 2008-2009 was followed by further growth over the next six years. In 2015, U.S. imports on the wood container and pallet market totaled 782 million USD, which was 19 million USD (2%) more than the year before. However, despite an increase, U.S. imports are still in the recovery phase of the economic cycle, and have to grow another 4% in order to reach the pre-recession level of 2007.

China was the main supplier of wood container and pallet into the U.S., with a 45% share of total U.S. imports in 2015, based on USD. It was followed by France (26%) and Canada (13%). China strengthened its position in the U.S. import structure by +2 percentage points from 2007 to 2015, while Canada saw its share reduced by -3 percentage points over the same period.

From 2007 to 2015, the U.S. was a net importer of wood container and pallet. However, exports grew faster than imports on average over the period under review. Moreover, net US imports of wood container and pallet showed a downward trend from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, the trade deficit in this industry decreased to 365 million USD.

U.S. Wood Container And Pallet Imports

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