Strong demand, good prospects for sheet processing industry

Time:2019-12-30 10:30:17

The board is light, high-strength, beautiful, easy to process, and has low energy consumption. It is the only renewable and recyclable green material and biological resource in the world's four major materials (steel, cement, sheet, plastic). With the depletion of non-renewable resources, the irreplaceability of boards is becoming increasingly apparent.

Since the reform and opening up, China's board processing industry has developed rapidly. It has now become the world's largest wood processing and wood product production base and the main wood product processing and exporting country. It is also one of the world's largest board buyers. Consumption of furniture and flooring ranks among the highest in the world.

Data show that from 2010 to 2016, the sales revenue of the plate processing industry showed a rapid growth trend, from less than 70 billion to more than 200 billion. In 2017, the sales revenue of the plate processing industry declined to about 193.081 billion yuan, a decrease of 4.72% year-on-year; 2018 is expected to be 1999.935 billion yuan.

After continuous development, China's sheet processing industry also shows the following three characteristics:

First, under the guidance of relevant policies, the situation of small, scattered, short, and chaotic has improved. Leading companies have gradually risen, but market competition is still fierce. The data shows that in 2017, there were 1,587 enterprises above the designated size in the sheet processing industry in China, an increase of 100 from the previous year. The number of companies entering the sheet processing industry has gradually increased, and most of them are small and medium-sized enterprises. Price competition and product homogeneity are serious. , Sheet metal processing enterprises are facing greater competition pressure.

Second, the transformation from rough machining to deep machining has enhanced development stamina. After the severe challenges of loose rough machining and low value-added production methods, enterprises have begun to change their development thinking, increase investment in new product development, and change from rough machining to deep machining. , Continuously improve the technical content and added value of products, improve product market share and competitiveness, and enhance the development potential of enterprises.

Third, although the sheet metal processing industry has made significant progress, it will inevitably involve resources and environmental issues, ecological effects and economic development issues in the development process. For example, in terms of resources and environment, China ’s per capita plate occupancy is low, and severe resource shortages belong to countries with poor plate resources, which will adversely affect the subsequent development of the plate processing industry. In response, China has to increase its imports. In 2017, the total number of imported plates (logs + sawn timber, raw plate volume) exceeded 100 million cubic meters for the first time, reaching 10.849 million cubic meters. From January to July 2018, a total of 6598 10,000 cubic meters, is expected to exceed 110 million cubic meters throughout the year.

Downstream industry demand remains strong

The downstream industries of the plate processing industry include real estate, building decoration, wooden furniture manufacturing, cultural and educational office supplies, and musical instrument manufacturing. The demand of the downstream industries affects the development prospects of the plate processing industry. In the long run, the potential demand for the downstream industry of plate processing is still strong, and there is still room for development in the plate processing industry. For example, the wooden furniture manufacturing industry is one of the main downstream industries of the board processing industry, and there is a certain demand for various wood, wood-based panels, veneer, fiberboard and other products. In recent years, the process of urbanization has accelerated, consumer demand for household products has continued to increase, and consumer consumption potential has been continuously tapped and enhanced. The continuous release of market demand for wooden furniture will promote the further development of the board processing industry.

In addition, the increasing technological content of products is also an important factor for the good development prospects of the sheet processing industry. The application of electronic computers, the innovation of wood-making technology, the reform of the wood product processing industry system, and the development of wood-based panel production processes and product design projects have all played an important role. Under the influence of the new technological revolution, experimental studies such as finger joint technology, no core cutting, no gluing, no chipping, and the application of flexible processing systems in the wood product industry all indicate that further significant changes will occur in sheet processing technology. . This means that the technological content of plate processing products will continue to increase, consumers will have more choices, and the industry's prospects will become clearer.

Edit: Jiang Xiaoyu