Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry has suffered over the past five years due to weak demand from downstream construction industries and manufacturers. Industry revenue is estimated to fall at an annualised 4.4% over the five years through 2014-15. Falling demand for particleboard, medium-density fibreboard (MDF), timber veneers and plywood over this period has contributed to the industry's declining revenue and subsequent drops in domestic production. Industry operators are estimated to produce 1.5 million cubic metres of these products in 2014-15, down from 1.7 million cubic metres in 2009-10. Fabricated timber manufacturers have faced rising competition from import markets that can offer goods at lower prices... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The locations of industry enterprises tend to be correlated with Australia's overall population distribution. However, there are no enterprises located in Tasmania or the Northern Territory. 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.
However, business locations also vary depending on product segment... purchase to read more