Market Research

Market Analyses Available From APA

For the first time, annual subscriptions are offered to individuals and organizations interested in the most current data on structural panel and engineered wood product demand and production. Market reports are prepared by APA's highly respected Market Research team.

Monthly Housing Market Analysis Subscription

APA Market Researchers prepare a monthly PowerPoint presentation on the U.S. and Canadian housing markets with a focus on topics that relate to the demand for wood products. In addition to a summary and housing starts and permits data, the following are typical topics: new and existing home sales, home inventories, months’ supply of homes on the market, mortgage rates, housing starts forecast, nonresidential construction expenditures, manufacturing index, remodeling index, consumer prices, consumer spending and GDP. Data are compiled through a comprehensive review of industry and government reports.

The PowerPoint report is distributed on the same day as the U.S. Census Bureau releases monthly housing start data. The report varies in length from about 18–24 images and is emailed to subscribers. To view a recent report, go to the publication store link below.

Annual subscription, $600. Available as PowerPoint file only. Will be sent via email.

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Quarterly Production Report Subscription

Four reports are published about two weeks after the end of each quarter. For softwood plywood and oriented strand board (OSB), the report contains regional production, imports and exports along with consumption in the U.S. and Canada. Regions include the West, Inland and South in the U.S. and all of Canada. Import data include cross border trade between the U.S. and Canada and total imports from offshore locations. Exports of plywood and OSB to the largest destination countries are provided.

Also included are the U.S. and Canadian production of glued laminated timber (glulam), wood I-joists and laminated veneer lumber (LVL). There is also a five-year listing of new mill starts and permanent closures for plywood, OSB and engineered wood products.

The report is in PDF format and includes a one-page narrative. Slides from the report are also provided in PowerPoint format. Annual subscription, $250. Will be sent via e-mail.

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Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook

This annual report chronicles historical market segment demand and production for softwood plywood, oriented strand board, glulam timber, wood I-joists, and laminated veneer lumber. Click here to view a Table of Contents. $250. Available as a pdf file only.

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Market Statistics

World Production Statistics

The following link will take you to data provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  Country by country and world production, exports and imports may be found for many forest products including plywood and OSB. Go to World Production Statistics.

United Nations Forest Products Annual Market Reviews

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN publishes an annual market report. Access market reviews related to world trade in forest products.

Historical US and Canadian Production Data

Access free historical U.S. and Canada production data for softwood plywood, OSB, glulam timber, I-joist, and LVL. Further details on structural panels and engineered wood production and markets are available for purchase.

Sources of Market Information for the Forest Products Industry

A wealth of information on information sources including governments, universities and commercial sources. Access the PDF file.


Wood Products Used in Residential Repair and Remodeling

This report provides an estimate of all lumber, plywood, OSB, glulam, I-joists, laminated veneer lumber, and other composite lumber products, hardboard, particleboard, MDF, and other nonstructural panels used in repair and remodeling in 2006. Data are provided for wood products used by both owner and renter properties for four regions of the U.S. and two regions in Canada. Product volume categories include use in foundations, floor, wall, and roof systems, millwork, and outdoor structures.

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Free to members, $2,500 to others. Contact APA Literature Orders at (253) 620-7407 for a copy, or purchase through the APA Resource Library.


US Home Builder Perceptions of Wood and Non-Wood Products

Home builders in 20 US cities were asked to rate wood products compared to competitive products such as concrete and steel.

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Free to members, $1,000 to others. Contact APA Literature Orders at (253) 620-7407 for a copy, or purchase through APA's Resource Library.

US Homeowner Perceptions of Wood and Non-Wood Products

Home owners in 20 U.S. cities were asked for their opinions about wood compared to other materials.

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Free to members, $1,000 to others. Contact APA Literature Orders at (253) 620-7407 for a copy, or purchase through APA's Resource Library.