Pallet Size And Pallet Dimensions

The American industry, standard size wooden pallet is 48” x 40”. Pallets Unlimited, however, can provide virtually any sized wooden pallet or plastic pallet you need. The information below is simply a guideline to the most commonly configured pallets used in the world today. Please contact us for details, and assistance with your specific needs.

North American Pallets

Of the top pallets used in North America, the most commonly used by far is the Grocery Manufacturers' Association (GMA) pallet, which accounts for 30% of all new wood pallets produced in the United States. The ISO also recognizes the GMA pallet footprint as one of its six standard sizes.

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

ISO Pallets

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

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