Plywood Market - Indonesia Steps Up Exports Against Reduced Supplies from China and Malaysia

Wood-Based Panels September 22, 2016
World - Plywood - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights

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The curtailment of administrative restrictions by developed countries and the higher quality of Indonesian plywood against its Chinese counterpart, are contributing to a rise in Indonesian plywood exports.

Asia is a key region in terms of the global plywood market, where China plays a decisive role, as on the remainder of the world stage. The slowdown in the Chinese economy in 2014 resulted in a contraction of domestic demand, thereby pushing Chinese manufacturers to increase exports. In 2015, however, the PRC was unable to avoid the first decline in plywood exports in X years; total exports amounted to X million cubic metres in real terms (as estimated by IndexBox Marketing). The introduction of restrictive tax duties by the major consumer countries, the USA and the EU in particular, was one reason to account for this decline.

It should be mentioned that, in terms of the global market, Chinese manufacturers occupy the low-quality niche, with low-grade types of plywood: resins with high formaldehyde emissions are used in the manufacturing process. The quality of Chinese plywood products can be erratic, but their low cost means that they are in high demand. Cost-effective labour and cheap raw materials make it feasible for the Chinese manufacturers to maintain low prices. At the same time, the growing deficit in raw materials is making manufacturers increasingly dependant on raw materials imports; this, combined with rising labour costs is contributing to higher end product prices. As a result, Chinese plywood is starting to lose its competitive edge over other manufacturers.

Malaysia, specializing in the manufacture of tropical wood-based products for export, is one of China's main competitors. In 2015, Malaysia appeared to be the most profitable in terms of price, when compared with all the other Asian country-suppliers of plywood, including China, as Chinese products were higher in terms of cost, but lower in quality. This, however, did not prevent a drop in Malaysian exports last year; over the past several consecutive years, Malaysian exports have been contracting. The reduced procurement of tropical plywood in Europe, where consumers are starting to increasingly opt for other types of hardwood plywood, can account for this. The X% decline in exports, however, has not resulted in reduced levels of output in Malaysia: domestic demand growth has offset the partial loss from foreign markets.

Indonesia is another of China's competitors on the global plywood market; last year, Indonesian exports increased by X%, to X million cubic metres (as estimated by IndexBox). Japan is one of the main consumers of Indonesian plywood but, unlike South Korea and the USA, which last year increased imports by X% and X% respectively, Japan has slashed procurement by X%, due to the falling domestic demand for plywood.

In 2016-2017, Indonesia is most likely set to increase plywood exports: not because it manufactures higher quality plywood products when compared with Chinese output, but because the administrative restrictions by developed countries on Indonesian imports are due to be relaxed. For example, last summer, the European Union recognised the right of the Indonesian government to issue local manufacturers with licences for EU timber exports; these will be effective as of November X. Increased exports will assist in Jakarta's official planned alleviation of corporate taxes by X percentage points, to X%. As a result, the rate of growth of Indonesian plywood output is projected to increase in the medium term. 

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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 CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3 MARKET FORECAST TO 2025

4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS
Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
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
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
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
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
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. GLOBAL PRODUCTION
The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry
7.1 PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2 PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY

8. GLOBAL IMPORTS
The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed
8.1 IMPORTS FROM 2007–2017
8.2 IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3 IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY

9. GLOBAL EXPORTS
The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed
9.1 EXPORTS FROM 2007–2017
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
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11. COUNTRY PROFILES
The Largest Markets And Their Profiles
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United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Key Findings In 2017
Table 2: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Table 3: Market Value, 2007–2017
Table 4: Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015-2017
Table 5: Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 6: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 7: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 8: Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2017
Table 9: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 10: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 11: Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2017

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 2: Market Value, 2007–2017
Figure 3: Consumption, By Country, 2017
Figure 4: Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5: Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6: Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7: Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8: Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9: Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10: Exports And Growth
Figure 11: Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12: Market Size And Growth
Figure 13: Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14: Imports And Growth
Figure 15: Import Prices
Figure 16: Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 17: Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 18: Production, By Country, 2017
Figure 19: Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 20: Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 21: Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 22: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 23: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 24: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 25: Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 26: Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 27: Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 28: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 29: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 30: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 31: Export Prices, 2007–2017