Standard Pallet Size&Pallet Size Dimensions Guide

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.

standard pallets size_ISO Standard Pallet Size

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 containerRegion Most Used In
1100 x 110043.30 x 43.3014%Asia
1016 x 121940 x 483.7% (20 pallets in 40 ft ISO)North America
1067 x 106742.00 x 42.0011.5%North America, Europe, Asia
800 x 120031.50 x 47.2415.2%Europe; fits many doorways
1165 x 116545.9 x 45.98.1%Australia
1000 x 120039.37 x 47.246.7%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:

Area/CountryDimensions WxL(mm)
European1200 x 800
Germany1180 x 1265
U.K.1200 x 1000
1000 x 1000
France1200 x 800
Italy1200 x 1000
North America1016 x 1219
U.S.A.1200 x 1000
Canada1200 x 1000
Asia1200 x 1000
China1200 x 1000(Recommend)
1100 x 1000
Japan1200 x 1000
1100 x 1100
South Korea1200 x 1000
1100 x 1100
India1200 x 1000
Australia1165 x 1165
Africa1100 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.

pallets standard size_European Countries Standard Pallet Size

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 401219 x 1016Groceries
42 x 421067 x 1067Telecommunication and paints
48 x 481219 x 1219Drums
40 x 481016 x 1219Military and cement
48 x 421219 x 1067Chemicals and beverages
40 x 401016 x 1016Dairy
48 x 451219 x 1143Automotive
44 x 441118 x 1118Drums and chemicals
48 x 201219 x 508Retail
35 x 45.5889 x 1156½ ISO containers in Military
36 x 36914 x 914Beverages
48 x 361219 x 914Shingles, 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 typeDimension (W x L) in mmDimension (W x L) in InchesISO Pallet Alternative
EUR, EUR 1800 mm x 1200 mm31.50″ x 47.24″ISO 1 same size as EUR
EUR 21200 mm x 1000 mm47.24″ x 39.37″ISO 2
EUR 31000 mm x 1,200 mm39.37″ x 47.24″ 
 800 mm x 600 mm31.50″ x 23.62″ISO 0, half the size of EUR
 600 mm x 400 mm23.62″ x 15.75″quarter the size of EUR
 400 mm x 300 mm15.75″ x 11.81″one-eighth the size of EUR

International Pallet Sizes

There are other international sizes used in different countries.

Product nameL x W x H in inchesL x W x H in mmCountries of most use
Timber block pallet48 x 40 x 5.551219 x 1016 x 141New Zealand, USA and Italy
Wooden pallet47.24 x 39.37 x 6.381200 x 1000 x 162UK, Latin America, New Zealand, India and other European countries
Wooden pallet31.50 x 23.62 x 6.53800 x 600 x 166France
Wooden & metal pallets31.50 x 23.62 x 6.42800 x 600 x 163USA, UK and most European countries
Wooden pallets47.24 x 47.24 x 6.061200 x 1200 154China and India
Timber half pallet47.24 x 20 x 5.041220 x 508 x 128Canada
Wooden pallet47.24 x 39.37 x 6.061200 x 1000 x 154New Zealand
Bearer pallet59 x 47.24 x 6.131500 x 1200 x 176South Africa and Namibia
Bearer pallet47.24 x 47.24 x 5.901200 x 1200 x 150Namibia and South Africa
Wooden pallet45.87 x 45.87 5.901165 x 1165 x 150Australia and New Zealand
Wooden pallet47.24 x 31.50 x 5.671200 x 800 x 144Europe, South Africa, UK and India
Pallet Mercosur47.24 x 39.37 x 5.711200 x 1000 x 145Argentina and USA
Automotive Pallet47.24 x 39.37 x 5.671200 x 1000 x 144Most European Countries, Brazil, Argentina
Automotive Half Pallet3.93 x 23.62 x 5.67100 x 600 x 144Most European Countries, Brazil, Argentina
Blue Shield Plastic Pallet47.24 x 39.37 x 5.901200 x 1000 x 150China, Thailand, South Africa
Plastic Dolly23.62 x 15.75 x 6.81600 x 400 x 173Austria, Switzerland
Automotive Pallet – US Standard45.87 x 48.90 x 5.981166 x 1242 x 152USA, Canada, Mexico
Plastic Pallet – 3 Runner47.24 x 39.37 x 5.901200 x 1000 x 150China
Plastic Display Pallet47.24 x 31.50 x 6.301200 x 800 x 160Belgium, 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:

Cargo needs

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.