Which Country Exports the Most Particle Board and Similar Wood Board in the World?

Wood-Based Panels May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the global particle board exports stood at 20M tonnes, ascending by 14% against the previous year figure. Overall, it indicated a prominent increase from 2007 to 2016: the total exports volume increased at an average annual rate of +7.0% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, particle board exports increased by +34.1% against its level of 2008. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when export increased by 37% from the previous year level. Global particle board export peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, particle board exports amounted to $7.4B in 2016. In general, particle board exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global particle board exports reached its maximum level of $7.9B in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Particle Board Exporting Countries in the World

1. Canada (1,588.0 million USD)

2. Austria (788.0 million USD)

3. Germany (637.6 million USD)

4. Romania (422.3 million USD)

5. France (410.9 million USD)

6. Thailand (323.6 million USD)

7. Belgium (285.9 million USD)

8. Czech Republic (280.5 million USD)

9. Russia (190.8 million USD)

10. Latvia (172.5 million USD)

11. Poland (168.0 million USD)

12. Spain (154.5 million USD)

Particle Board Exports By Country

Canada (4.5M tonnes) represented the main exporting country with an export of about 4.5M tonnes, which resulted at 23% of total exports. Thailand (1.5M tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by Austria (1.4M tonnes), Germany (1.3M tonnes), Romania (1.2M tonnes), France (1.1M tonnes), and Russia (1M tonnes). All these countries together held approx. 39% share of total exports. Czech Republic (825K tonnes), Belgium (761K tonnes), Latvia (580K tonnes), Poland (494K tonnes), and Spain (386K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, average annual rates of growth with regard to particle board exports from Canada stood at nan%. At the same time, Latvia (+35.1%), Romania (+21.3%), Russia (+14.4%), Czech Republic (+4.3%), Spain (+7.5%), and Thailand (+3.5%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Latvia emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +35.1% from 2007-2016. Austria, Belgium, and France experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Poland (-1.3%), and Germany (-4.4%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Germany (3%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global exports, while Latvia, Russia, Romania, and Thailand saw its share reduced by -2.8%, -3.8%, -5.3%, and -2.1% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Canada ($1.6B) remains the largest particle board supplier in the world, making up 22% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Austria ($788M), with the share of 11% of global exports. It was followed by Germany, with the share of 9%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of particle board exports in Canada stood at +1.6%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Austria (-1.0% per year) and Germany (-6.0% per year).

Particle Board Export Prices By Country

The average particle board export price stood at $378 per tonne in 2016, waning by -4.8% against the previous year. In general, particle board export price continues to indicate a deep decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, an increase of 12% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, average particle board export price reached its maximum level of $733 per tonne in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Austria ($555 per tonne), while Russia ($182 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of particle board export prices was attained by Thailand (+0.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 4410 - Particle board, oriented strand board (OSB) and similar board (e.g. waferboard) of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances.

Source: World: Particle Board And Similar Board Of Wood - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025