Plywood Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Plywood Market Research Report Information, By Grade (MR Grade, BWR Grade, Fire Resistant Grade, BWP Grade, and Structural Grade), By Wood Type (Softwood and Hardwood), By Application (Furniture, Flooring & Construction, Automotive Interior, Packaging, Marine, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/CO/8884-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Varsha More | March 2024         

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Global Plywood Market Overview

Plywood Market Size was valued at USD 94978.5 million in 2021. The plywood industry is projected to grow from USD 100772.19 million in 2022 to USD 152527.58 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.10% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030). Rising production capabilities with quick urbanization and increasing inclination towards customized interior designing are the key market drivers fueling the market.
Plywood Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Market Trends

  • Growing Furniture Industry and Rising Investments to boost the plywood market growth

According to plywood market dynamics, the expansion of the furniture and interior design sectors is driving the market. The design of homes or organizations is referred to as interior design and furnishings. Because it is a superior substitute for raw wood in the interior design and furniture industries, these sectors are growing in popularity, which raises the demand. For instance, according to a survey from the Indian Institute of Logistics and Aviation, the country's furniture sector was projected to expand by 26% in 2019. In this way, the expanding furniture and interior design sectors are boosting the plywood market.

Figure 1: Growth of investment in the development of real estate
Growth of investment in the development of real estate
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Additionally, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the total national investment in real estate development from January to February was 1,449.9 billion yuan, an increase of 3.7% from the previous year; of this, residential investment accounted for 1,076.9 billion yuan, also an increase of 3.7%. In January and February, there were 7,844.59 million square meters of the housing construction area of real estate development enterprises, an increase of 1.8 percent over the previous year; of this, the residential construction area was 5,535.14 million square meters, an increase of 2.0 percent; the new construction area of houses was 149.67 million square meters, a decrease of 12.2 percent; of this, new construction area of houses was 108.36 million square meters, a decrease of 14.9 percent; the completed housing construction area was 122 million square meters, down 9.8 percent, of which the completed residential area was 89.15 million square meters, down 9.6 percent. Therefore, such an increase in investments has enhanced the market CAGR in recent years.

As per plywood market research, the demand for plywood sheets is anticipated to rise due to increased adoption in regions with heavy rainfall. It can provide an effective defense against moisture, another factor driving the growth of the plywood market revenue.

Market Segment Insights

Plywood Grade Insights

The plywood market segmentation, based on grade, includes MR grade, BWR grade, fire-resistant grade, BWP grade, and structural grade. The MR grade segment held the majority share in 2021, contributing to around ~55-62% of the plywood market revenue. Being an interior grade, MR grade is ideal for indoor applications such as the construction of furniture, kitchen roofs, wardrobes, doors, file cabinets in offices, etc. Among all the grades of plywood now in use, the MR grade has the best internal strength.

November 2021: Novel Board, a reasonably priced substitute for BWP Plywood, is offered in India by Sleek Boards. The manufacturers of furniture and doors can profit from a designed panel product that is significantly superior to any particle board (PB), MDF, or HDF and satisfies the functional requirements of BWP-grade plywood.

Figure 2:  Plywood Market, by Grade, 2021 & 2030 (USD Million)

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

The second fastest-growing segment in the plywood industry is BWR grade. As the name implies, boiling water-resistant plywood, or BWR grade is very water-resistant. It is extensively used to create a home, office, and outdoor furniture and is entirely waterproof. Phenomenal resins are used to create BWR grades.

Plywood Wood Type Insights

The plywood market outlook, based on wood type, is segmented into softwood and hardwood. The softwood segment dominated the market in 2021 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment in 2022-2030, according to the plywood market forecast. Around 80% of the timber produced worldwide comes from softwood. There are many uses, but furniture and woodwork are two of the most common ones. Because it is typically less expensive, softwood is used for furniture more frequently than hardwood. This is so that softwood trees, which grow more quickly and are therefore simpler and less expensive to produce, can be used. Because softwood is more readily regenerated than hardwood, it is more environmentally beneficial. Hence, owing to the mentioned features, it positively impacts the plywood market growth.

The second fastest-growing segment in the plywood industry is hardwood. Hardwood trees are those that drop their leaves in the fall. The shorter hardwood fibers provide the printing and writing paper with bulk, smoothness, and opacity. They also make fluting medium, made up of wavy layers inside cardboard.

Plywood Application Insights

The plywood market data has been bifurcated by application into furniture, flooring & construction, automotive interior, packaging, marine, and others. The furniture segment dominated the market in 2021 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. The primary component of furniture, like cabinets and wardrobes, is plywood. The majority of readily available wood furniture, including sofas, vanities, and wooden doors, is made of this material. Compared to solid wood components, it is a more affordable option. It is more durable than solid wood parts for the same cost.

Packaging is the second fastest-growing segment in the plywood market. Over the past few decades, governments worldwide have pushed for the use of wood-based products to achieve climate mitigation goals. Wood-based packaging is gaining popularity quickly, and the plywood industry growth is anticipated to accelerate.

Plywood Regional Insights

By region, the study provides plywood market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. According to plywood market statistics, the regional market accounted for USD 38181.36 billion in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a 40.20% market share. The Asia-Pacific plywood market is expanding as a result of several factors, including the region's high economic development rate, expanding manufacturing sectors, affordable labor, and a  movement in consumption and production capacity from established to emerging countries.

Furthermore, the major countries studied in the plywood market report are The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

North American plywood market accounts for the second-largest share. There are several manufacturing enterprises in North America, which has a diverse market. These businesses concentrate mostly on new product developments to meet the growing demand from end customers. Innovations in production technology and high-quality products used across various residential and commercial applications drive the North American plywood market. Texas, Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and North and South Carolina are among the 14 states that comprise the United States South area. Significant enterprises in the area demonstrate fierce competition among market participants. Georgia Pacific, Colombia Forest Products, RoyOMartin, and BlueLinx, for instance, are all headquartered in the southern region of the United States. According to World Population Review, the majority of the U.S.'s forestland, which is used to make plywood, is located in the South. Moreover, the US plywood market held the largest share, and the Canadian plywood market was the fastest-growing market in the region.

The Europe scaffolding market had the third-largest revenue share. The fact that this region has the third-biggest plywood shipbuilding sector in the world demonstrates plywood's immense potential in this market. Since it can withstand humidity, it is employed in the nautical industry instead of traditional wood. Furthermore, the German plywood market held the largest share, and the UK plywood market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

Plywood Key Players & Competitive Insights

Market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to improve their product lines, which will aid the plywood market to expand. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic measures to grow their presence, with key plywood market developments such as new product innovations, contractual agreements & partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. According to the plywood market competitive landscape, the players must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.

One of the primary business strategies used by players in the plywood industry to help clients and extend the plywood market sector is to manufacture locally to reduce operating costs. The plywood industry has provided medicine with some of the most significant benefits in recent years. The plywood market major players, such as SVEZA forest, Boise cascade company, Austal plywoods private limited, and others, are working on expanding the plywood market demand by investing in research and development activities.

SVEZA forest manufactures and provides birch plywood used for building skyscrapers, Olympic venues, freight trailers and high-speed train production, eco-furniture manufacturing, and elegant interior design. In January 2022, Sveza created a unique variety of plywood that is created entirely from birch wood and doesn't conduct electricity. The surface of SVEZA Dielectric plywood sheets is coated with a distinctive dielectric varnish.

Also, Boise Cascade manufactures and distributes building materials across North America. The company has more than 6800 associates across 55 locations with solid customers and a supplier network. In July 2022, Boise Cascade Company revealed that the previously mentioned acquisition of Coastal Plywood Company and its manufacturing facilities in Chapman, Alabama, and Havana, Florida, has been finalized.

Key Companies in the Plywood market include

Plywood Industry Developments

June 2021: A sawmill was constructed by Canfor close to DeRidder, Louisiana, with an estimated USD 160.00 million investment. This new sawmill will have the versatility and manufacturing capacity to produce a range of high-value wood products. For the business to expand in the market, this will assist it in expanding its operational footprint and manufacturing capacity.

February 2021: The high-quality Alabama timberlands will be purchased by Weyerhaeuser Company from Soterra for 69,200 acres. For about $149.00 million, the business bought these timberlands. In addition to growing its clientele and potential export markets, the company will improve its operations in the timberland sector.

February 2023: Lumin to Invest $136M in New Plywood Mill in Uruguay, Expanding Production Capacity to Nearly 500,000 m3.

Lumin, a leading timberland and forest products company, will invest ~US$ 136 million to build its third industrial plant in Uruguay, which is expected to create more than 300 jobs and significantly increase the country’s sustainable plywood production. The announcement was made this afternoon in Melo at an event attended by the President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, the Mayor of Cerro Largo Department, José Yurramendi, and Lumin’s CEO, Álvaro Molinari.

February 2023: Plyneer Plans to cross Rs 100 CR revenue by launching its services in more than 20 Indian cities and towns.Plyneer's diverse range of product portfolio now includes commercial Plywood, mdf, Hdihmr, Laminates, Veneers, Fingerjoint Boards, Flexi Ply, Acrylic, wpc and many more. What makes Plyneer stand out from its market peers is its careful attention to after-sales services. The brand offers a guaranteed replacement for any quality issues and solves any other issues at the site.

July 2022: Century Ply lines up Rs 900 crore capex for capacity expansion.

Century Ply lines up Rs 900 crore capex for capacity expansion.Century Plyboards has lined up investments of over Rs 900 crore over the coming two fiscal years to increase its manufacturing capacity for MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) and laminates as its plants run close to full capacity.The company will be investing Rs 543 crore by the end of FY24 towards a greenfield MDF plant in Andhra Pradesh. The company has already invested Rs 57 crore in this plant, bringing the total investment to Rs 600 crore.

Plywood Market Segmentation

Plywood Grade Outlook

  • MR Grade

  • BWR Grade

  • Fire Resistant Grade

  • BWP Grade and Structural Grade

Plywood Wood Type Outlook

  • Softwood

  • Hardwood

Plywood Application Outlook

  • Furniture

  • Flooring & Construction

  • Automotive Interior

  • Packaging

  • Marine

  • Others

Plywood Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 94978.5 billion
Market Size 2022 USD 100772.19 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 152527.58 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.10% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Market Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Grade, Wood Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Austal plywoods private limited, Boise cascade company, Eksons corporation berhad, Georgia Pacific LLC, Latvijas fineries AS, Metas wood, Potlatch Deltic corporation, SVEZA forest, UPM Kymmene Oyj, Weyerhaeuser company limited
Key Market Opportunities ·         An increase in dust concerns due to the use of wood panels
Key Market Dynamics ·         Growth in consumer spending on wood-based panels for house and furniture remodeling ·         Fair trade practices for wood panel imports and exports across nations

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The plywood market was valued at USD 94978.5 Billion in 2021.

The plywood market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.10% during the forecast period 2022-2030.

Asia-Pacific had the largest share of the global plywood market

The key players in the market are SVEZA forest, Boise cascade company, and Austal plywoods private limited.

The MR grade category dominated the market in 2021.

The softwood wood type had the largest share of the global plywood market.

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