Market Research

Market  Analyses Available From APA

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.

Purchase the monthly housing market analysis.

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, $275. Will be sent via e-mail.

Purchase the quarterly production report.

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. View the Table of Contents. $275. Available as a pdf file only.

Purchase the 2016 Yearbook.

Market Statistics

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.