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Log Sawmilling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Log Sawmilling Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1411 | Jun 2014

Going with the grain: Housing construction growth improves industry activity

IBISWorld’s Log Sawmilling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-6.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
5,200
Businesses
733
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Production within the Log Sawmilling industry has decreased over the five years through 2013-14, with a particularly large fall in 2010-11 as housing construction levels dropped significantly. Sawn wood demand generally follows the cycles of the housing construction sector, which is Australia's largest timber purchaser. Over the five years through 2013-14, output volumes are estimated to have decreased an annualised 1.9%, with revenue expected to decrease an annualised 6.0%.

IBISWorld estimates that during 2013-14 the industry will record revenue of $1.2 billion, up 3.8% for the year. This is expected as sawn wood volumes increase and demand for wood products rises due to growth in housing construction activity for the year... purchase to read more

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Traditionally, most enterprises in the industry have been hardwood mills, which operate on a small scale. However, the structure of the industry has evolved, with vertically integrated forest products companies developing new mills based on plantation softwood. These mills are technologically advanced and capital intensive. As a result, the major players increased their share of the industry in the years through 2009-10. However, the market share of the largest companies has declined in subsequent years, with several larger companies divesting forestry, logging and sawmilling activities, and with revenue declines due to lower housing construction levels... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Log Sawmilling Industry?

Log sawmills produce rough sawn timber, sleepers, palings, scantlings and resawn timber from logs sawn at the same mills. This industry also includes chemical preservation of rough timber or logs produced in the same establishment.

Industry Products
Sawn softwood timberSawn hardwood timberSawdust and offcuts
 
Industry Activities
Ground barkShook Resawn timber Rough sawn timberTimber products Chemical preservation of rough timber or logs


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