Global nominal CLT capacity is expected to reach 6.8 million m³ (≈ 5.5 billion board feet) by 2024. More than 95% of the capacity will be in Europe and North America.
The growth in both capacity and demand in North America was exponential before the pandemic and will be again afterward—spurred on by friendly building codes, the backing of regional governments, advances in building platforms and “kits of parts,” new digital technologies, and growing concern over the environment.
Moreover, the growth in capacity and demand is no longer confined to the west coast; it is spreading eastward, a trend expected to continue. The annual growth in CLT production capacity to average 34% through 2024.
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