Nearly three-quarters of industry revenue comes from the sale of flat and box pallets, with the balance coming from wooden cases, crates, barrels and cable drums. Demand for wooden containers is principally driven by trends in manufacturing production, wholesaling activity, UK export levels and the subsequent demand for the transportation and storage of goods.
The industry has faced difficult conditions over the past five years and industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.9% over the five years through 2014-15. Weak manufacturing output, wholesaling activity and UK exports during many years of the period lowered demand for wooden containers.
This industry manufactures wooden containers such as pallets, boxes, barrels and cable drums. These are used to transport and store a wide variety of goods. The manufacture of containers from compressed wood is not included in the industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.