Which Countries Import the Most Wood-Based Panels?

Wood-Based Panels February 15, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

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In 2015, the value of total imports on the global wood-based panel market decreased to 33,829 million USD. In physical terms, the total volume of wood-based panels reached 77,907 thousand cubic meters in 2015, which was 896 thousand cubic meters (1%) more than the year before.

According to market research conducted by IndexBox, in 2015, the U.S. (11,559 thousand cubic meters) was the main destination of wood-based panel imports, followed by Germany (7%), Japan (5%), China (5%), Canada (5%), the UK, and Italy (4% each).

From 2014 to 2015, U.S. import volume had the highest growth, at 20%. It was followed by Italy (+6% to previous year), Germany (+3% to previous year), and China (+2% to previous year). Japan (-13% to previous year), Canada (-6% to previous year), and the UK (-1% to previous year) showed negative dynamics from 2014 to 2015.

The average import price for wood-based panels dropped to 434 USD per cubic meter in 2015, after consistent 5-year growth. There were large differences among importing countries and types of wood-based panels. Japan (544 USD/cubic meter) was a high-priced destination, while Canada (290 USD/cubic meter) was among the lowest. Prices for veneer sheets (721 USD/cubic meter) were on top among the major product types, while prices for insulating board (285 USD/cubic meter) and particle board (257 USD/cubic meter) were relatively low.

Top 5 wood-based panel importing countries in 2015

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