standard pallet size
Standard dimensions are important to ensure stable and safe transport and storage of goods. However, there is no uniform global standard for the standard dimensions of pallets, as different countries and regions may have their own standards and specifications. For the smooth progress of international trade, there are some common pallet sizes that are widely used across the globe.
ISO Pallet Sizes
Among the many pallet sizes, the International Organization Standardization (ISO) has approved six standard sizes for Pallets.
When you want to export goods to the international market, the ISO standardized process makes the whole process easier. And there is no point in extra delays and expenses upon arrival in a different country. This process also enables the company to calculate how many pallets are going to fit into the container for shipment.
ISO Pallet Dimensions
|Dimensions W x L (mm)||Dimensions W x L (inches)||Wasted floor, ISO container||Region Most Used In|
|1100 x 1100||43.30 x 43.30||14%||Asia|
|1016 x 1219||40 x 48||3.7% (20 pallets in 40 ft ISO)||North America|
|1067 x 1067||42.00 x 42.00||11.5%||North America, Europe, Asia|
|800 x 1200||31.50 x 47.24||15.2%||Europe; fits many doorways|
|1165 x 1165||45.9 x 45.9||8.1%||Australia|
|1000 x 1200||39.37 x 47.24||6.7%||Europe, Asia, similar to 40″ x 48″|
North America Standard pallet Size
North American standard pallets come in a variety of sizes. These sizes depend on the specific need of the industries. The most popular of which is 1,219 mm x 1,016 mm (48 in x 40 in). Pallets of this size are widely used in various industries in the North American region and meet the standards and needs of the region.
|Dimensions W x L (inches)||Dimensions W x L (mm)||Industries of application|
|48 x 40||1219 x 1016||Groceries|
|42 x 42||1067 x 1067||Telecommunication and paints|
|48 x 48||1219 x 1219||Drums|
|40 x 48||1016 x 1219||Military and cement|
|48 x 42||1219 x 1067||Chemicals and beverages|
|40 x 40||1016 x 1016||Dairy|
|48 x 45||1219 x 1143||Automotive|
|44 x 44||1118 x 1118||Drums and chemicals|
|48 x 20||1219 x 508||Retail|
|35 x 45.5||889 x 1156||½ ISO containers in Military|
|36 x 36||914 x 914||Beverages|
|48 x 36||1219 x 914||Shingles, packaged paper and beverage|
European Countries Standard Pallet Size
The standard European pallet is called Euro-pallet, EPAL Pallet or EUR pallet. The dimension size of these pallets is 1200mm×800mm (31.50”×47.24”), and it is also part of the approved list by ISO Pallet sizes.
|EURO pallet type||Dimension (W x L) in mm||Dimension (W x L) in Inches||ISO Pallet Alternative|
|EUR, EUR 1||800 mm x 1200 mm||31.50″ x 47.24″||ISO 1 same size as EUR|
|EUR 2||1200 mm x 1000 mm||47.24″ x 39.37″||ISO 2|
|EUR 3||1000 mm x 1,200 mm||39.37″ x 47.24″|
|800 mm x 600 mm||31.50″ x 23.62″||ISO 0, half the size of EUR|
|600 mm x 400 mm||23.62″ x 15.75″||quarter the size of EUR|
|400 mm x 300 mm||15.75″ x 11.81″||one-eighth the size of EUR|
standard pallet size&The World’s Top 10 Trading Countries
When it comes to standard pallet sizes of the world’s top 10 trading countries (USA, China, Germany, UK, Japan, France, Korea, Italy, Canada, and India), there can be some differences by region and industry.
|European||1200 x 800|
|Germany||1180 x 1265|
|U.K.||1200 x 1000|
|1000 x 1000|
|France||1200 x 800|
|Italy||1200 x 1000|
|North America||1016 x 1219|
|U.S.A.||1200 x 1000|
|Canada||1200 x 1000|
|Asia||1200 x 1000|
|China||1200 x 1000（Recommend）|
|1100 x 1000|
|Japan||1200 x 1000|
|1100 x 1100|
|South Korea||1200 x 1000|
|1100 x 1100|
|India||1200 x 1000|
|Australia||1165 x 1165|
|Africa||1100 x 1100|
Custom Pallets Size
If you need a custom pallet, you can contact the FAVOS pallet manufacturer and inform us of your needs and requirements. Here are some common customization options:
- Size and shape: This ensures a better match between the pallet and the cargo, improving shipping efficiency.
- Material selection: such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP) or polystyrene (PS), etc.
- Color customization: This helps improve brand recognition and accuracy of shipment tracking.
- Additional features: such as non-slip surface, stackable design, anti-static properties, anti-roll edges, etc.
If you have no special needs, you can browse our plastic pallets. If you have special logistics or storage needs, custom pallet service can provide you with a satisfactory solution. Please contact us to discuss the possibility and details of custom pallets.