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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

The Log Sawmilling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium capital intensity level. To calculate the capital intensity level, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital, and wages are used as a proxy for labour. In 2013-14, depreciation is estimated to account for 3.5% of industry revenue, with wages estimated at 18.3%. Therefore, for every $1.00 invested in capital plant and equipment, approximately $5.24 is spent on labour, indicating a moderate capital intensity level.

Employment in the industry has been drastically reduced over the past decade, while investment in plant and machinery by the major players has increased. As a result, capital intensity has increased over these years, leading to rising productivity... 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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