Global Roundwood Consumption to Exceed 2.5 Billion Cubic Meters by 2010, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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A wide gap between demand and supply is expected over the next few years in the forest products industry as a result of demand fluctuations worldwide. Given the industry's highly fragmented and capital-intensive nature, there is scope for more acquisitions, mergers and other strategic activity.

Forest Products: A Global Strategic Business Report

A wide range of factors affect the global demand for forest products, prominent ones being population and income levels, prices of products themselves and of substitutes, and trends in consumer preferences. Besides, most forest products, being intermediate goods, find extensive applications in other industrial processes or commercial activities. Consequently, the demand for forest products is also dependant on the growth rates, and technological and regulatory trends in end-use sectors such as construction, furniture manufacture, wood processing, and materials handling.

Global Roundwood consumption is projected to exceed 2.5 billion cubic meters by the end of the year 2010, while worldwide consumption of Wood-based Panels totaled an estimated 245 million cubic meters in 2006. Consumption of Paper and Paperboard in Europe is projected to exceed 91 million tons in the year 2010, while plywood consumption in China was an estimated 17.5 million cubic meters in 2006. Latin America ranks among the rapidly growing regional markets for paper and paperboard, with consumption projected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 2.5% over the years 2001 through 2010.

Key players listed in the report include Abitibi-Consolidated Inc., Ainsworth Lumber Company, Arjo Wiggins Appleton PLC, Boise Cascade, LLC, Bowater Incorporated, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, International Paper Company, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, MeadWestvaco, Metsaliitto Group, Pope & Talbot, Inc., Potlatch Corporation, The Smurfit Kappa Group, Smurfit-Stone Container, Stora Enso Oyj, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, Universal Forest Products, UPM - Kymmene Corporation, and Weyerhaeuser Company

"Forest Products: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., analyzes the global market with hard-to-find data and analytics for key regional markets such as the China, Europe and the United States The report provides a comprehensive review of market trends and issues, drivers, business profile, players, competitive landscape, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, alliances, product launches and other strategic industry activities.

Market size estimates and projections are presented in terms of annual consumption in cubic meters and metric tons (in case of paper and paperboard) over the years 2001 through 2010. Long-term projections are presented for the period 2011-2015. Forest Product production estimates have been provided over the years 2001 through 2006 for select regional markets. Product groups independently analyzed include Roundwood, Wood-based Panels (Fiberboard, Particleboard, Plywood, and Veneer Sheets), and Paper and Paperboard.

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Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a reputed publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company is globally recognized as one of the world's largest market research publishers. The company employs over 700 people worldwide and publishes more than 880 full-scale research reports each year. Additionally, the company also offers a range of over 60,000 smaller research products including company reports, market trend reports, and industry reports encompassing all major industries worldwide.

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