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An economic analysis of the U.S. wood Packaging Industry


National economic impact

$30.7 BILLION

$10.7 BILLION

The annual economic output that the U.S. wood packaging industry was responsible for in 2016.

The direct output that domestic production of wooden pallets and containers had.

67,000

105,900

The number of Americans that are employed in jobs directly related to wooden pallet and container manufacturing. The number of people that work in industries that rely heavily on wooden pallets and containers.

$4.4 BILLION

1.8 BILLION

The amount in total annual economic output that downstream industries were responsible for in 2016. The amount of wooden pallets that carry goods throughout the U.S. at any given time.

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state Economic Impact

Each state below is a contributor to the overall economic impact of the wood packaging industry. Click each to download and see how much revenue and jobs are generated by state.

Alabama

Louisiana

Ohio

Alaska

Maine

Oklahoma

Arizona

Maryland

Oregon

Arkansas

Massachusetts

Pennsylvania

California

Michigan

Rhode Island

Colorado

Minnesota

South Carolina

Connecticut

Mississippi

South Dakota

Delaware

Missouri

Tennessee

Florida

Montana

Texas

Georgia

Nebraska

Utah

Hawaii

Nevada

Vermont

Idaho

New Hampshire

Virginia

Illinois

New Jersey

Washington

Indiana

New Mexico

West Virginia

Iowa

New York

Wisconsin

Kansas

North Carolina

Wyoming

Kentucky

North Dakota


The Study

The information found above is complied from data provided by NAMs Center for Manufacturing Research in partnership with Inforum, and data from similar research on hardwood products conducted by the Hardwood Federation.

Read the full "Economic Analysis of the U.S. Wooden Pallet and Container Industry" here. The report was prepared for NWPCA on September 7, 2018. The research was funded by the Pallet Foundation.

For more information about the report, please contact:   

Chad Moutray, PhD, CBE
NAM Chief Economist and Director
Center for Manufacturing Research
(202) 637-3148