North America Structural Panel Production: 2015

Structural panel production and apparent consumption in North America decreased by 4.9 per cent and 4.5 per cent in 4Q 2015 from 3Q, as The Engineered Wood Association reported Wednesday. Structural panel production increased by 1 per cent, compared to 4Q 2014, and apparent consumption went up by 1.6 per cent. Numbers from 2015 show that structural panel production increased 1.2 per cent and apparent consumption rose 2.9 per cent

Structural Panel Production, North America

The OSB production decreased in North America by 4.8 per cent in 4Q of 2015, APA states, but was up by 3 per cent from 4Q 2014. For 2015, 20.357 billion square feet came from production, which was up by 2.4 per cent from 2014.

In 4Q, North America’s production decreased by 6.4 per cent and Canada’s production went the same way, dropping 1.6 per cent.

Total US production for 2015 was 13.283 billion square feet, which was actually 2.1 per cent more than 2014. Canada also increased production by 2.9 per cent from 2014, to 7.074 billion square feet in 2015 said the APA.