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  • U.S. International Trade CommissionPublication 4434 November 2013

    Washington, DC 20436

    Hardwood Plywood from ChinaInvestigation Nos. 701-TA-490 and 731-TA-1204 (Final)

  • U.S. International Trade Commission

    COMMISSIONERS

    Irving A. Williamson, Chairman Shara L. Aranoff Dean A. Pinkert

    David S. Johanson Meredith M. Broadbent

    F. Scott Kieff

    Robert B. Koopman

    Staff assigned

    Address all communications to Secretary to the Commission

    United States International Trade Commission Washington, DC 20436

    Director, Office of Operations

    Fred Ruggles, Investigator Alberto Goetzl, Industry Analyst

    James Fetzer, Economist Charles Yost, Accountant

    Lita David-Harris, Statistician Darlene Smith, Statistical Assistant

    Rhonda Hughes, Attorney James McClure, Supervisory Investigator

    Special asistance fromEnter staff names and titles here

  • U.S. International Trade CommissionWashington, DC 20436

    www.usitc.gov

    Publication 4434 November 2013

    Hardwood Plywood from ChinaInvestigation Nos. 701-TA-490 and 731-TA-1204 (Final)

  • CONTENTSPage

    i

    Determinations...............................................................................................................................1ViewsoftheCommission...............................................................................................................3

    PartI:Introduction...............................................................................................................I1

    Background................................................................................................................................I1

    Statutorycriteriaandorganizationofthereport.....................................................................I2

    Statutorycriteria...................................................................................................................I2

    Organizationofreport...........................................................................................................I3

    Marketsummary.......................................................................................................................I3

    Summarydataanddatasources...............................................................................................I4

    Previousandrelatedinvestigations..........................................................................................I4

    NatureandextentofsubsidiesandsalesatLTFV....................................................................I4

    Subsidies................................................................................................................................I4

    SalesatLTFV..........................................................................................................................I5

    Thesubjectmerchandise..........................................................................................................I6

    Commercesscope................................................................................................................I6

    Tarifftreatment.....................................................................................................................I8

    Theproduct...............................................................................................................................I9

    Descriptionandapplications.................................................................................................I9

    Manufacturingprocesses....................................................................................................I10

    Domesticlikeproductissues...................................................................................................I12

  • CONTENTSPage

    ii

    PartII:ConditionsofcompetitionintheU.S.Market..........................................................II1

    U.S.marketcharacteristics.......................................................................................................II1

    U.S.purchasers.........................................................................................................................II1

    Channelsofdistribution...........................................................................................................II1

    Geographicdistribution...........................................................................................................II3

    Supplyanddemandconsiderations.........................................................................................II3

    U.S.supply............................................................................................................................II3

    U.S.demand.........................................................................................................................II5

    Substitutabilityissues.............................................................................................................II11

    Leadtimes..........................................................................................................................II11

    Knowledgeofcountrysources...........................................................................................II12

    Factorsaffectingpurchasingdecisions...............................................................................II12

    Comparisonsofdomesticproducts,subjectimports,andnonsubjectimports................II17

    Elasticityestimates.................................................................................................................II24

    U.S.supplyelasticity...........................................................................................................II24

    U.S.demandelasticity........................................................................................................II24

    Substitutionelasticity.........................................................................................................II25

    PartIII:U.S.producersproduction,shipments,andemployment......................................III1

    U.S.producers.........................................................................................................................III1

    U.S.production,capacity,andcapacityutilization.................................................................III3

    U.S.producersU.S.shipmentsandexports...........................................................................III3

    U.S.producersinventories.....................................................................................................III4

    U.S.producersimportsandpurchases..................................................................................III5

    U.S.employment,wages,andproductivity............................................................................III5

  • CONTENTSPage

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    PartIV:U.S.imports,apparentU.S.consumption,andmarketshares................................IV1

    U.S.importers..........................................................................................................................IV1

    U.S.imports.............................................................................................................................IV1

    Negligibility..............................................................................................................................IV2

    ApparentU.S.consumption....................................................................................................IV3

    U.S.marketshares..................................................................................................................IV5

    RatioofimportstoU.S.production........................................................................................IV6

    PartV:Pricingdata..............................................................................................................V1

    Factorsaffectingprices............................................................................................................V1

    Rawmaterialcosts...............................................................................................................V1

    U.S.inlandtransportationcosts...........................................................................................V1

    Pricingpractices.......................................................................................................................V1

    Pricingmethods....................................................................................................................V1

    Salestermsanddiscounts....................................................................................................V3

    Priceleadership....................................................................................................................V3

    Pricedata..................................................................................................................................V3

    Pricetrends.........................................................................................................................V11

    Pricecomparisons..............................................................................................................V11

    Lostsalesandlostrevenue....................................................................................................V13

  • CONTENTSPage

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    PartVI:FinancialexperienceofU.S.producers...................................................................VI1

    Background..................................................................................

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