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
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Revenue within the Log Sawmilling industry has declined in the past five years with some variations from year to year in response to demand changes for sawn wood. This has largely reflected changes in the downward trend in domestic demand. Domestic demand is influenced by residential and commercial construction cycles; demand from timber resawing and dressing manufacturers, which are often also integrated with sawmilling; demand from wooden furniture producers; and import penetration into the domestic market. The major drive for the industry is housing construction and dwelling commencement levels due to the high use of timber in frames, doors, windows and flooring... purchase to read more