Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry has suffered over the past five years due to declining demand from downstream housing construction companies and manufacturers. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $1.4 billion. Slight declines in the production of particleboard, medium-density fibreboard (MDF), timber veneers and plywood are anticipated over this period and are expected to contribute to the industry's declining revenue. Industry operators are expected to produce 1.46 million cubic metres of these products in 2016-17, down from 1.49 million cubic metres in 2011-12. Although the number of dwelling commencements has increased over the past five years, the number is expected to fall in the current year... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Companies in the industry tend to be located close to downstream markets, as large shipments of particleboard, MDF and timber veneers are extremely heavy, cumbersome and costly to transport. As a result, the majority of industry enterprises are located in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, where there is the greatest amount of economic, construction and further manufacturing activity from downstream markets. These states also have significant forestry and logging operations, making them ideal locations to minimise transport costs from upstream suppliers.
Business locations also vary depending on product segment. For example, 29.1% of the industry's reconstituted wood product manufacturing facilities operate in New South Wales... purchase to read more