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.
Below are some common pallet standard sizes, which have different division standards.
ISO Standard Pallet Size
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.
|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″|
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. However, here are some common standard pallet sizes that are widely used in the trade:
|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|
It should be noted that these dimensions are common standards only, and there may be other non-standard dimensions suitable for specific industries or regions. If you need to customize, please contact SHANGHAI FAVOS PACKAGING TECH CO., LTD for more information.
North America Standard pallet Size
Although the standard size for both plastic and wood pallets is 40″x48″ footprint, it is one of the six sizes determined by ISO Pallet sizes. The 40″x48″ is also determined by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA). However, In North America, there are many pallet sizes for handling and managing the products. These sizes depend on the specific need of the industries.
|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
Many different pallet sizes have emerged in European countries as each country developed its requirements of material needs. 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|
International Pallet Sizes
There are other international sizes used in different countries.
|Product name||L x W x H in inches||L x W x H in mm||Countries of most use|
|Timber block pallet||48 x 40 x 5.55||1219 x 1016 x 141||New Zealand, USA and Italy|
|Wooden pallet||47.24 x 39.37 x 6.38||1200 x 1000 x 162||UK, Latin America, New Zealand, India and other European countries|
|Wooden pallet||31.50 x 23.62 x 6.53||800 x 600 x 166||France|
|Wooden & metal pallets||31.50 x 23.62 x 6.42||800 x 600 x 163||USA, UK and most European countries|
|Wooden pallets||47.24 x 47.24 x 6.06||1200 x 1200 154||China and India|
|Timber half pallet||47.24 x 20 x 5.04||1220 x 508 x 128||Canada|
|Wooden pallet||47.24 x 39.37 x 6.06||1200 x 1000 x 154||New Zealand|
|Bearer pallet||59 x 47.24 x 6.13||1500 x 1200 x 176||South Africa and Namibia|
|Bearer pallet||47.24 x 47.24 x 5.90||1200 x 1200 x 150||Namibia and South Africa|
|Wooden pallet||45.87 x 45.87 5.90||1165 x 1165 x 150||Australia and New Zealand|
|Wooden pallet||47.24 x 31.50 x 5.67||1200 x 800 x 144||Europe, South Africa, UK and India|
|Pallet Mercosur||47.24 x 39.37 x 5.71||1200 x 1000 x 145||Argentina and USA|
|Automotive Pallet||47.24 x 39.37 x 5.67||1200 x 1000 x 144||Most European Countries, Brazil, Argentina|
|Automotive Half Pallet||3.93 x 23.62 x 5.67||100 x 600 x 144||Most European Countries, Brazil, Argentina|
|Blue Shield Plastic Pallet||47.24 x 39.37 x 5.90||1200 x 1000 x 150||China, Thailand, South Africa|
|Plastic Dolly||23.62 x 15.75 x 6.81||600 x 400 x 173||Austria, Switzerland|
|Automotive Pallet – US Standard||45.87 x 48.90 x 5.98||1166 x 1242 x 152||USA, Canada, Mexico|
|Plastic Pallet – 3 Runner||47.24 x 39.37 x 5.90||1200 x 1000 x 150||China|
|Plastic Display Pallet||47.24 x 31.50 x 6.30||1200 x 800 x 160||Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom|
Custom Pallets Size
The size of the tray can be customized according to the needs of customers. Many pallet manufacturers provide custom pallet services to ensure that the requirements of different industries and special needs are met.
If you need a pallet of a specific size, you can contact the pallet manufacturer and inform them of your needs and requirements. They can design and manufacture custom pallets to your specifications and requirements. This can include things like the length, width, height of the pallet and how the bottom of the pallet is structured and supported.
Customized pallets can ensure that your specific needs are met to the greatest extent, providing the best solution for cargo storage and transportation. Whether you need a particularly large pallet or one to fit a specific cargo shape, custom options give you more flexibility and personalization.
When you are considering custom pallet sizes, there are several factors to be aware of:
The first thing to consider is what type of goods the pallet will be used to transport or store. The size, shape and weight of the goods will directly affect the size requirements of the pallet. Make sure the pallet is sized to accommodate and securely support your cargo.
Logistics Equipment Compatibility
Consider the logistics equipment you will be using, such as forklifts or stackers. Custom pallets should be sized to fit these devices to ensure safe handling and transportation. Make sure that the size and construction of the pallet does not impede the operation of the equipment.
Shipping and stacking requirements
Consider the shipping and stacking requirements of your goods. If you need to use standard sized racks or containers, make sure your custom pallets are sized to match for efficient stacking. At the same time, the stackability and stability of the pallets must also be considered to ensure that they can be safely stacked together.
Material and Durability
It is also important to choose the right material to manufacture your custom tray. According to the nature of the goods and the environmental conditions, choose the appropriate material, such as plastic or wood, to ensure that the pallet has sufficient durability and stability.
Industry Standards and Regulations
Ensure custom pallets comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements. These standards may address size limitations, load carrying capacity, material requirements, and more. Work with the manufacturer to ensure your custom pallet complies with applicable standards and regulations.
By taking these factors into consideration, you can develop the best custom pallet size to meet your specific needs and provide an efficient cargo transportation and storage solution. Work with a pallet manufacturer and they will be able to provide you with professional advice and customization options.