Pallet Size

Pallet Size And Pallet Dimensions.

The United states industry, standard size wooden pallet is 48” x 40”. The information below is simply a guideline for the most common pallets employed today. Of the top pallets employed in The United States, the most popular is the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association (GMA) pallet, which makes up about 30% of all new wood pallets produced in North America. The ISO also recognizes the GMA pallet footprint as one of its six standard sizes.

Pallet Types Pallet Size in  with Pallets

North American Pallets:

Dimensions (W × L)Production RankIndustries Using
48” × 40”1Grocery, Many Others
42” × 42”2Telecom, Paint
48” × 48”3Drums
40” × 48”4Military, Cement
48” × 42”5Chemical, Beverage
40” × 40”6Dairy
48” × 45”7Automotive
44” × 44”8Drums, Chemical
36” × 36”9Beverage
48” × 36”10Beverage, Shingles, Paper
35” × 45.5”UnknownMilitary ISO Container
48” × 20”UnknownRetail

ISO Pallets:

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sanctions six pallet measurements, detailed in ISO Standard 6780: Flat pallets for intercontinental materials handling-principal dimensions and tolerances.

Dimensions (W × L)Region Most Used
48.00” × 40.00”North America
39.37” × 47.24”Europe, Asia (similar to 48” x 40″)
44.88” × 44.88”Australia
42.00” × 42.00”North America, Europe, Asia
43.30” × 43.30”Asia
31.50” × 47.24”Europe (fits many doorways)

Another Table with international sizes of pallets in millimeters:

Product name

L x W x H

(in millimetres)

Major Countries Availabl
Timber Block Pallet North American Standard (48 x 40 inches)

1219 x 1016 x 141

USA, Italy, New Zealand
Wooden Pallet

1200 x 1000 x 162

Most European countries, Latin America, United Kingdom, India, New Zealand
Wooden & Metal Pallet

800 x 600 x 163

Most European countries, United Kingdom, South Africa
Wooden Pallet

800 x 600 x 166

France
Wooden Pallet – 3 Runner

1200 x 1200 x 154

India, China
Wooden Pallet – New Zealand standard

1200 x 1000 x 140

New Zealand
Perimeter Wooden Pallet

1200 x 1000 x 154

India, China
Timber Half Pallet

1220 x 508 x 128

Canada
Bearer Pallet

1200 x 1200 x 150

Namibia, South Africa
Bearer Pallet

1500 x 1200 x 176

Namibia, South Africa
Wooden Pallet

1200 x 800 x 144

Most European countries, United Kingdom, South Africa, India
Wooden Pallet – Australian Standard

1165 x 1165 x 150

Australia, New Zealand
Pallet Mercosur

1200 x 1000 x 145

USA, Argentina
Wooden Pallet

1000 x 600 x 162

France
Plastic Dolly

600 x 400 x 173

Austria, Switzerland
Plastic Pallet – New Zealand standard

1219 x 1016 x 144

New Zealand
Plastic Display Pallet

600 x 400 x 145

Most European countries
Plastic Display Pallet

1200 x 800 x 160

Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Blue Shield Plastic Pallet

1200 x 1000 x 150

China, Thailand, South Africa
Plastic Pallet – 3 Runner

1200 x 1000 x 150

China
Plastic Pallet

1165 x 1165 x 150

Australia
Automotive Pallet – US Standard

1166 x 1242 x 152

USA, Canada, Mexico
Automotive Half Pallet

100 x 600 x 144

Most European Countries, Brazil, Argentina
Automotive Pallet

1200 x 1000 x 144

Most European Countries, Brazil, Argentina
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