Which Country Exports the Most Wood Fiber Board in the World?

Wood-Based Panels May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global fiberboard exports stood at 18M tonnes in 2016, picking up by 6% against the previous year figure. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.2% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008, when exports increased by 27% against the previous year level. Global fiberboard export peaked in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, fiberboard exports amounted to $9.4B in 2016. Overall, fiberboard exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global fiberboard exports attained its maximum level of $10B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Fiberboard Exporting Countries in the World

1. Germany (1,803.4 million USD)

2. China (1,228.6 million USD)

3. Poland (586.4 million USD)

4. Belgium (565.8 million USD)

5. Austria (523.1 million USD)

6. Thailand (481.6 million USD)

7. France (317.8 million USD)

8. Spain (307.0 million USD)

9. Canada (302.8 million USD)

10. Russia (203.0 million USD)

11. Brazil (196.9 million USD)

12. Netherlands (74.2 million USD)

Fiberboard Exports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of fiberboard exports in 2016 were Germany (2.5M tonnes), China (2.1M tonnes), and Thailand (1.7M tonnes), together reaching 35% of total export. Poland (1.1M tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by Belgium (1M tonnes). All these countries together occupied near 12% share of total exports. France (770K tonnes), Spain (623K tonnes), Russia (620K tonnes), Brazil (587K tonnes), Canada (552K tonnes), Austria (546K tonnes), and the Netherlands (482K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of fiberboard exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Canada (nan% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($1.8B), China ($1.2B) and Poland ($586M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, together comprising 38% of global exports.Belgium, Austria, Thailand, France, Spain, Canada, Russia, Brazil and the Netherlands lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 32%.

Brazil (+37.6% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of fiberboard exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Fiberboard Export Prices By Country

The average fiberboard export price stood at $526 per tonne in 2016, lowering by -3.7% against the previous year. In general, fiberboard export price continues to indicate a drastic deduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when export price increased by 7% y-o-y. Global fiberboard export peaked of $877 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 ($958 per tonne), while the Netherlands ($154 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of fiberboard export prices was attained by China (+2.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 4411 - Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not bonded with resins or other organic substances.

Source: World: Fiber Board Of Wood Or Other Ligneous Materials - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025