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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 Products Chapter

Sawn wood can be segmented into softwood or coniferous (pine), and hardwood or broadleaved (eucalypt). The majority of industry revenue is generated from sawn softwood and hardwood, with some revenue attributable to sawdust and offcuts. Sawn wood, or roundwood, from the industry is then processed by downstream industries into other wood products, such as structural green sawn timber and dry sawn timber.

Sawn softwood

Sawn softwood is the industry's largest product segment. Sawmilling companies purchase plantation softwood from logging companies to produce rough sawn timber. Sawn softwood is favoured by downstream industries that use softwood timber as an intermediate input due to the shorter maturing period for softwood compared with hardwood... 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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