Overview

IBISWorld’s Medium Density Fiberboard Procurement Research Report provides the latest price data and the factors underpinning price movements, such as input costs and external demand drivers. The report identifies the leading suppliers of Medium Density Fiberboard and offers a strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the way the procurement market works. Data forecasts also accompany our analysis so your company can make purchasing decisions with confidence.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Medium Density Fiberboard - Recent Price Trend

MDF prices have been increasing at an estimated average annual rate of 1.1% in the three years to 2017. Increasing activity in the construction sector has stoked demand and underpinned price growth, due to MDF being frequently used in paneling projects. Moreover, gains in consumer spending have increased demand for furniture, and thereby MDF, because it is a common material used in furniture...

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Medium Density Fiberboard - Total Cost of Ownership

MDF products have a medium total cost of ownership. However, shipping costs can be high if buyers are located far from supplier facilities. Buyers should select suppliers within manageable distances to their own locations to ensure quick order turnaround, on-time delivery and reduced freight costs. Transportation costs are particularly important for MDF products because of their heavy weight and...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of medium density fiberboard (MDF). MDF is an engineered wood product made of a mixture of wood fibers, resin and wax. MDF does not have knots or grain patterns, making it easy to work with in many building applications. Due to its strength and comparatively low cost, furniture manufacturers use MDF as a substitute for hardwood products. Both manufacturers and wholesalers supply MDF.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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