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Jul 8, 2019

MDF Market in Asia - Key Insights

IndexBox has just published a new report, the Asia - MDF - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The revenue of the mdf market in Asia amounted to $24.8B in 2017, lowering by -5.8% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Mdf consumption, however, continues to indicate a strong growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when it surged by 21% against the previous year. The level of mdf consumption peaked at $29.6B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2017, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Production in Asia


In 2017, approx. 71M cubic meters of mdf were produced in Asia; coming down by -3.8% against the previous year. Mdf production, however, continues to indicate a prominent growth.

Exports in Asia


In 2017, the amount of mdf exported in Asia amounted to 5.5M cubic meters, remaining constant against the previous year. The total exports indicated a significant expansion from 2007 to 2017: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.4% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2017 figures, the mdf exports decreased by -5.9% against 2014 indices.

In value terms, mdf exports amounted to $2B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Exports by Country


China was the major exporting country with an export of around 2.4M cubic meters, which finished at 43% of total exports. Thailand (1.5M cubic meters) held the second position in the ranking, distantly followed by Turkey (662K cubic meters), Malaysia (319K cubic meters) and Indonesia (281K cubic meters). All these countries together occupied approx. 51% share of total exports. Viet Nam (123K cubic meters) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Viet Nam, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($1B) remains the largest mdf supplier in Asia, comprising 51% of total mdf exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Thailand ($339M), with a 17% share of total exports. It was followed by Turkey, with a 15% share.

Export Prices by Country


The mdf export price in Asia stood at $360 per cubic meter in 2017, approximately mirroring the previous year. The mdf export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest export price was Malaysia ($453 per cubic meter), while Thailand ($224 per cubic meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Malaysia, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Imports in Asia


In 2017, the amount of mdf imported in Asia totaled 4.2M cubic meters, coming down by -15.2% against the previous year. The total imports indicated a moderate growth from 2007 to 2017: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.0% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2017 figures, the mdf imports decreased by -20.7% against 2014 indices.

In value terms, mdf imports amounted to $1.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Imports by Country


The countries with the highest levels of mdf imports in 2017 were Iran (503K cubic meters), Japan (499K cubic meters), Saudi Arabia (367K cubic meters), India (276K cubic meters), Uzbekistan (259K cubic meters), the United Arab Emirates (203K cubic meters), Viet Nam (171K cubic meters), China (170K cubic meters), Iraq (165K cubic meters), Israel (130K cubic meters), Indonesia (116K cubic meters) and Kazakhstan (114K cubic meters), together finishing at 71% of total import.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Iraq, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Japan ($245M), Iran ($203M) and China ($103M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2017, with a combined 34% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Saudi Arabia, India, Uzbekistan, the United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam, Israel, Iraq, Kazakhstan and Indonesia, which together accounted for a further 38%.

Import Prices by Country


In 2017, the mdf import price in Asia amounted to $384 per cubic meter, growing by 6.5% against the previous year. The mdf import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2017, the country with the highest import price was China ($604 per cubic meter), while India ($279 per cubic meter) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by China, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• FCL 1648 - MDF/HDF

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the mdf market in Asia. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Taiwan, Chinese

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Asia, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Asia
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2018
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2018
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2018
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2018
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2018
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2018
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2018
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
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