Economic Outlook: Hardwood Plywood Market

Plywood forecast news
Plywood forecast news

INDUSTRY UPDATES - PLYWOOD Supply, Price and Impact

What are the primary channels of Plywood?

A growing market appetite from the DIYers and home renovators segment has contributed to disrupting the demand-supply equilibrium. To understand the overall situation, we need to be aware of the global supply chain, limits on labor, rising raw material costs, limited supply of said materials, unprecedented congestion at the ports; all under the umbrella of inflation.

Let us begin by understanding the role of housing, that impacted the primary channels of Plywood :

  • Distribution
  • OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
  • Retail

All these primary channels reacted differently to economic shutdowns due to Covid-19.

  • The demand for Plywood quickly surged because of the growing DIYers segment.
  • Resulted Situation – Demand continued to rise while production was still shut down and impacted.
  • Subsequently, because of quick stock-outs, people started looking for priced alternatives.

The following image shows an increase in the number of DIYers over the past year.

Core Reason : Massive Shutdown in production but an unexpected recovery of residential construction.

Who suffered the most : OEMs and Distributors

This following graph depicts an incessant rise in single-unit housing. This is also an opportunity for the industry players.

Plywood Market

Growth Projection of Hardwood Plywood

The projection says 10+% YoY growth for domestic decorative hardwood plywood in 2021, with moderate and slight growth in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

(Source : https://www.columbiaforestproducts.com/2021/03/01/role-housing-hardwood-plywood-forecasting/)

  • Not only the COVID-19 pandemic has  impacted the markets but also, the massive changes happening in regards to imports of competitive products—hardwood and softwood plywood.
  • These product categories have also been impacted by the “Trade War” with China.
  • The projections are somewhat similar to MDF. Read here.

The following table compares the total volume of hardwood and softwood plywood imports decline from China with the total row volume change percentage.

2021-22 to show strong double-digit growth in single-unit housing units, driven by very low inventories, low borrowing rates, an exodus from large urban areas to suburban communities, and several other variables. 

Brenlo's Take - What we are doing ?

We are in this together.

  • We are trying to match our pace in this disruptive supply and demand equilibrium. 
  • With our initiatives, we are keeping our customers informed about the potential price rise because of unexpected demand surge.
  • We are building our stock inventories to cut down lead times and support projects.
  • We are constantly increasing our manufacturing capabilities by hiring new skilled staff.

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Breathtaking French Doors to Beautify your Living Spaces

High Quality French Doors
High Quality French Doors

Breathtaking French Doors to Beautify Your Living Spaces

French doors are primarily constructed using glass and they appear more like wall-size windows, rather than a regular doors. These doors offer a major advantage of allowing light to flow more easily between spaces.

French doors have recently regained their popularity and are a major contributor to home improvement projects. These doors can be included in the original architectural design of a home or can be replaced with the present doors. They are meant to beautify living spaces by connecting them visually to adjoining interior or outdoor zones.

Type of French Doors

Exterior French doors

French doors are known for creating those welcoming first impressions.

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Interior French Doors

These doors can be used as a partition between spaces to create that visually attractive interior design.

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Pocket French Doors

Pocket French doors save space by sliding inward instead of swinging outward.

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Multifold Doors

These doors create a beautiful frame appearance when folded and become a stately wall of light when closed.

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Sliding Doors

Sliding French doors are mainly used in balconies to save on space and create a magnificent look.

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Door manufacturing facilities such as Brenlo Ltd can custom design a door that you are looking for. To increase the durability of exterior French doors, they use exterior cladding using metal or fiberglass skin to the exterior doors. These doors are sleek, elegant and can be tailor-made to suit any existing home décor.

French Doors are also used as a decorative substitute to solid wood doors which also makes them a great choice for the back patio.

One can choose glass options as per their privacy needs and have doors custom-made. If you want to make sure that your door matches environmental compliance and is only manufactured by a certified company don’t forget to look for the FSC logo.

Benefits of French Doors

1. Quick access to the patio or outdoor spaces

These doors connect interiors and exteriors, creating a seamless spacious look. Easy access to outside areas provide an extension to natural surroundings imbibing positive moods.

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2.  Energy Efficient

These doors allow an incredible amount of natural light inside a living space-saving on energy. These doors not only bring natural light and warmth into your home but also transforms it into a completely new and rejuvenating ambience.

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3. Aesthetic Look

French doors come with decorative aesthetic features that can beautify any living area. They create a sense of openness when used as room partitions as they can make your home look and feel larger.

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4. Smart Investment

These doors at home can dramatically amplify the look subsequently increasing the potential value of your home.

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5. Enjoy cold outdoors from the comfort of your warm Indoors

These doors help you unlock the possibility of relishing winter views without venturing outside.

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6. Noise Block

Whether used as an interior partition or in exteriors, French doors allow you to cut down on unwanted noise without disrupting your views.

Inspirational Gallery : French Doors

Brenlo Ltd has been manufacturing and supplying custom doors and mouldings for more than 30 years. Check out the speciality doors options with a glass type selection.

Check out their project gallery and view the full catalogue to pick your options.

65 Worcester Road
Toronto, ON M9W 5N7
P:  416-749-6857
F:  416-749-8969
E:  [email protected]

7000 Tranmere Dr
Mississauga, ON L5S 1L9
P:  905-677-9204
F:  905-677-7859
E:  [email protected]

Copyright © 2021 Brenlo Ltd.