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The global MDF market declined slightly to $45.9B in 2019, which is down by -4.8% 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of 13% y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $48.2B and then fell modestly in the following year.
Consumption by Country
China (53M cubic meters) remains the largest MDF consuming country worldwide, accounting for 52% of total volume. Moreover, MDF consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, the U.S. (4.6M cubic meters), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Turkey (4.4M cubic meters), with a 4.3% share.
In China, MDF consumption remained relatively stable over the period from 2013-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the U.S. (+3.4% per year) and Turkey (+0.7% per year).
In value terms, China ($24.5B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the U.S. ($2.9B). It was followed by Turkey.
The countries with the highest levels of MDF per capita consumption in 2019 were Belarus (178 cubic meters per 1000 persons), Poland (89 cubic meters per 1000 persons) and Turkey (53 cubic meters per 1000 persons). Moreover, MDF per capita consumption in Belarus exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second-largest consumer, Poland, twofold.
Market Forecast to 2030
Taking into account the vulnerability of the construction sector to the pandemic, as well as reduced investment and consumer spending, it is expected that in 2020, global consumption of MDF declined somewhat against 2019. in the medium term, as the global economy recovers from the effects of the pandemic, the market is expected to grow gradually, driven by rising population and recovering incomes. Overall, market performance is forecast to pursue a slightly upward trend over the next decade, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +1.1% for the period from 2019 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 115M cubic meters (IndexBox estimates) by the end of 2030.
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