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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Particleboard?

What is the average price of Particleboard?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Particleboard. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Particleboard been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Particleboard yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Particleboard?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Particleboard with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

This market has low concentration, with the top four suppliers accounting for an estimated 17.8% of total market revenue. There are an estimated 108 companies supplying particleboard products in the United States at the manufacturing, wholesale and retail levels. Although entering the market can take moderate capital investment, a combination... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Supply Chain Risks

How have volatile lumber and resin costs affected your pricing?

What kind of agreements do you have with your suppliers that control input cost volatility?

How diversified is your supplier base to ensure continuity and reduce risk of supply shortages?

What steps do you take to limit exposure to any one supplier or customer?

What steps have you taken to ensure that your suppliers are operating efficiently and at the lowest possible cost?


Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Amidst widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?

Shipment & Delivery

How close are your facilities to various distribution outlets?

How are transportation costs calculated? Is there potential for extra expenses such as fuel surcharges?

Do you have internal distribution departments, or are product shipments made through third-party sources? What arrangements have you made with external distribution companies to ensure timely delivery services?

What is your average lead time for volume purchases, and what is your on-time delivery rate?

What is your return policy on possibly defective shipments?

Market Competition

How do you maintain a competitive advantage in your business?

What is your reputation among customers, and how have you developed your reputation?

What plans have you made to prepare for future changes in the market?

What percentage of your revenue comes from your largest customers, and what industries do they operate in?

Competition from Substitutes

How does competition from other products such as hardwood and plywood affect profit margins, and what strategies do you employ to counter the demand for such products?

How do you monitor the changing market environment with respect to the available substitute goods, and how do you obtain information on market preferences for them?

In what ways have you invested in more eco-friendly solutions for product development?

How do you ensure stable relationships with your suppliers in light of the larger buyer base from the substitute market?

Market Experience

What procedures have you implemented to establish adequate knowledge of latest technological developments or market changes?

What past experience do you have in developing products similar to my requirements?

In what ways have you stayed up to date with the current needs and changes of my industry?

How often have you engaged with companies from my industry?

Buyer Satisfaction

Have you had any major complaints from past customers associated with product quality or delivery, and how have you dealt with their issues?

What are your standard service procedures in the event of products that do not meet buyer requirements?

What communication methods have you established to ensure buyer satisfaction?

How available are you in case customers need assistance with particular issues that might arise?

What quality-control procedures do you implement?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide their total budget for particleboard purchases.

Buyers should describe their preferred payment method and schedule.

Buyers should reference the Benchmark Price to determine if they are receiving competitive prices for particleboard.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate potential suppliers on their breadth and quality of particleboard products at the time required.

Buyers should prefer suppliers with extensive distribution networks that ensure the safe and speedy shipment of the proposed particleboard.

Buyers should assess suppliers on their ability to offer competitive prices.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify the date, time and medium that bid proposals must be submitted for consideration.

Buyers should indicate when proposals will be evaluated and award information will be relayed to prospective suppliers.

Buyers should indicate when contracts should be completed.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a medium level of risk in the particleboard supply chain, which hurts buyer power as suppliers tend to raise prices in response to higher costs. While there is limited risk of a supply shortage for key particleboard materials, market vendors do typically pass price increases to buyers, increasing... Subscribe to learn more.