Plywood Market Overview in Japan
In value terms, plywood production reduced modestly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production showed a perceptible decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the plywood market in Japan declined to $ in 2019, falling 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). Over the period under review, consumption, however, continues to indicate a slight slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market reached the peak level at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.