US demand for pallets will reach 1.5 billion units in 2012. Pallets made from wood will remain dominant, while plastic pallets will grow the fastest based on their durability, ease of cleaning and recyclability. Manufacturing will continue as the largest market, but will be outpaced by providers of warehousing and other storage services. This study analyzes the $15.4 billion US pallet industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by material (e.g., wood, plastic, metal, corrugated paper), product, market (e.g., manufacturing, warehousing and storage, construction), and US geographic region. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry competitors, including CHEP and IFCO.
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