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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 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
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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Entry barriers to the industry are significant for firms looking to become major players, and range from access to timber resources to the substantial capital required to build a large modern sawmill. Reliable wood supply contracts are difficult to establish, since the incumbent major players control most of these inputs. Foreign competition is strong, so new entrants must compete on price and quality in order to make a significant impact on the market. Otherwise, a small, regional niche market may be considered.

Stable plantation volumes for both hardwood and softwood timber could potentially limit log availability volumes over the next five to 10 years. However, the rise in farm forestry has also provided new opportunities... 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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