Japan Cross Laminated Timber Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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The Japan cross laminated timber market reached a volume of 68,224 Cubic Metre in 2017. The market is further projected to cross a volume of 382,771 Cubic Metre by 2023, at a CAGR of around 33% during 2017-2023. Over the past few years, Japan has been witnessing a shift from concrete construction materials to sustainable alternatives like cross laminated timber. This can be attributed to the rising environmental concerns coupled with advantageous properties of cross laminated timber which include lightweight, strength, durability, stability, design variety, enhanced insulation and fire resistance. Cross-laminated timber has applications as a structural material for a range of components such as walls, floors and ceilings.  CLT utilises a higher amount of timber compared to conventional Japanese homes that are constructed with pillars. The widespread applications of CLT appear to be promising for boosting lumber demand, as CLT can be used even in public and commercial structures that are four stories or higher — structures that were earlier considered difficult to be built with timber.

The government in Japan is also playing an important role in driving the demand of CLT in the country. In 2010, the Promotion of Use of Wood in Public Buildings Act was passed by the Japanese government. This act requires all government buildings up to three stories high to be constructed with wood, or to utilize wood.  The Forest Agency in the country is also developing a road map in utilising CLT, a follow on to the Promotion for the Use of Wood in Public Buildings Act. The Agency is providing subsidies to drive the establishment of CLT facilities with a target of increasing the country’s CLT production capacity that can supply to both the domestic and international markets. Moreover, as Japan is situated, on the joint of four different plates, it is vulnerable to earthquakes. Cross laminated timber structures have been found to be more resilient to earthquakes compared to many other types of building materials. This has also resulted in an increasing demand for cross laminated timber in the country.

Application Insights:

On the basis of application, the cross laminated timber market in Japan is segmented as Residential, Government/Public Buildings, Commercial Buildings and Educational Institutes.

Competitive Landscape:                                                   

The market is concentrated in nature with the presence of only a few manufacturers who are competing against each other in terms of price and quality. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Meiken Lamwood Corporation
  • Yamasamokuzai Co. Ltd.
  • Chuto


This report provides a deep insight into the Japan cross laminated timber market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the Japanese cross laminated timber market in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the Japanese cross laminated timber market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key application segments in the Japanese cross laminated timber market?
  • What are the price trends of cross laminated timber in Japan?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the Japanese cross laminated timber market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the Japanese cross laminated timber market?
  • What is the structure of the Japanese cross laminated timber market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the Japanese cross laminated timber market?
  • How is cross laminated timber manufactured?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Cross Laminated Timber Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1    Volume Trends
        5.2.2    Value Trends
    5.3    Market Breakup by Application
    5.4    Market Forecast
6    Japan Cross Laminated Timber Industry
    6.1    Market Overview
    6.2    Market Performance
        6.2.1    Volume Trends
        6.2.2    Value Trends
    6.3    Price Analysis
        6.3.1    Price Trends
        6.3.2    Price Indicators
        6.3.3    Price Structure
    6.4    Market Breakup by Application
    6.5    Market Forecast
    6.6    SWOT Analysis
        6.6.1    Overview
        6.6.2    Strengths
        6.6.3    Weaknesses
        6.6.4    Opportunities
        6.6.5    Threats
    6.7    Value Chain Analysis
        6.7.1    Overview
        6.7.2    Research and Development
        6.7.3    Raw Material Procurement
        6.7.4    Manufacturing
        6.7.5    Marketing
        6.7.6    Distribution
        6.7.7    End-Use
    6.8    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        6.8.1    Overview
        6.8.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        6.8.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.8.4    Degree of Competition
        6.8.5    Threat of New Entrants
        6.8.6    Threat of Substitutes
    6.9    Key Drivers and Success Factors
7    Market Breakup by Application
    7.1    Residential
    7.2    Government/Public Buildings
    7.3    Commercial Buildings
    7.4    Educational Institutes
8    Cross Laminated Timber Environmental Impact/Benefit Analysis
9    Cross Laminated Timber Financial Impact/Benefit Analysis

10    Japan-Codes and Standards
11    Japan-Pilot Projects
12    Competitive Landscape

    12.1    Competitive Structure
    12.2    Key Players
13    Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing Process
    13.1    Product Overview
    13.2    Detailed Process Flow
    13.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    13.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
14    Requirements for Setting Up a Cross Laminated Timber Manufacturing Plant Land Requirements 
    14.1    Construction Requirements 
    14.2    Plant Layout
    14.3    Plant Machinery
    14.4    Machinery Pictures
    14.5    Raw Material Requirements
    14.6    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    14.7    Packaging Requirements
    14.8    Transportation Requirements
    14.9    Utility Requirements
    14.10    Manpo  wer Requirements
15    Profiles of Key Players


List of Figures

Figure 1: Cross Laminated Timber Industry: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Cross Laminated Timber Market: Volume Trends (in Cubic Metre), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: Cross Laminated Timber Market: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2010-2017
Figure 4: Global: Cross Laminated Timber Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 5: Global: Cross Laminated Timber Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Cubic Metre), 2018-2023
Figure 6: Global: Cross Laminated Timber Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 7: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market: Volume Trends (in Cubic Metre), 2016 & 2017
Figure 8: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2016 & 2017
Figure 9: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Average Prices: (in US$/cubic Meter), 2016-2023
Figure 10: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber: Price Structure Analysis
Figure 11: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 12: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Cubic Metre), 2018-2023
Figure 13: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 14: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 15: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 16: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 17: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market in Residential Application: Volume Trends (in Cubic Metre), 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market in Government/Public Buildings Application: Volume Trends (in Cubic Metre), 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market in Commercial Space Application: Volume Trends (in Cubic Metre), 2017 & 2023
Figure 20: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market in Educational Institutes Application: Volume Trends (in Cubic Metre), 2017 & 2023
Figure 21: CLT Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 22: CLT Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 23: CLT Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Cross Laminated Timber Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 3: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Cubic Metre), 2018-2023
Table 4: Japan: Cross Laminated Timber Market: Key Players
Table 5: CLT Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements 
Table 6: CLT Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development
Table 7: CLT Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works
Table 8: CLT Manufacturing Plant: Machinery Requirements
Table 9: CLT Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements


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