Log Sawmilling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Log Sawmilling Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1411 | Apr 2016

Dead wood: Industry market share concentration has fallen due to the exit of two major players

IBISWorld’s Log Sawmilling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Trading conditions in the Log Sawmilling industry have been volatile over the past five years. Industry revenue followed a downward trend until 2012-13 due to weak housing construction activity and declining sawn wood prices. A subsequent recovery in housing construction activity and sawn wood prices from 2013-14 onwards has contributed to an upturn in industry revenue in the second half of the five-year period. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 4.4% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $1.05 billion. After double digit falls in industry revenue in 2011-12 and 2012-13, the 2.0% decline expected in 2015-16 represents an improvement in the industry's performance... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Traditionally, most industry enterprises have been hardwood mills operating on a small scale. However, the structure of the industry has evolved over the past five years, with vertically integrated forest product companies developing new mills based on plantation softwood. These mills are technologically advanced and capital-intensive. The industry's major players have gained market share over the past five years, utilising spare capacity to take advantage of a recovery in trading conditions for the industry from 2013-14 onwards.

The top four players are estimated to account for 24.3% of industry revenue in 2015-16. With the exit of Gunns and Elders from the industry in 2011-12 and 2012-13, market share concentration has declined significantly... purchase to read more


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What is the Log Sawmilling Industry?

Industry firms operate sawmills and produce rough sawn timber, sleepers, palings and scantlings. The industry also includes resawn timber that is produced in the same establishment as a sawmilling operation. Resawn timber that is manufactured after it has been sold to a specialist resawing operation is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Sawn softwood Sawn hardwood Sawdust and offcuts
Industry Activities
Log sawmillingGround barkShook Resawn timber from logs sawn at the same establishmentRough sawn timberChemical preservation of rough timber or logs sawn at the same establishment

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