Wood-Based Panels Market Overview in the Netherlands
In value terms, wood-based panels production skyrocketed to $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a buoyant increase. Wood-based panels production peaked at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2018, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the wood-based panels market in the Netherlands rose notably to $ in 2018, increasing by % 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 +% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Wood-based panels consumption peaked in 2018 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of the volume of consumption of plywood stood at +%. With regard to the other consumed products, the following average annual rates of growth were recorded: particle boards (+% per year) and fibreboard (+% per year).
In value terms, plywood ($), fibreboard ($) and particle boards ($) were the products with the highest levels of market value in 2018, with a combined % share of the total market.
Fibreboard saw the highest growth rate of market size, in terms of the main consumed products over the period under review, while wood-based panels market for the other products experienced more modest paces of growth.