Fabricated Wood Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1490 | Aug 2015

Revenue declines: The industry struggles due to subdued downstream activity and import penetration

IBISWorld’s Fabricated Wood Manufacturing 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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry has suffered over the past five years due to subdued demand from downstream construction industries and manufacturers. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 3.1% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $1.4 billion. Falling production of particleboard, medium-density fibreboard (MDF), timber veneers and plywood over this period has contributed to the industry's declining revenue. Industry operators are expected to produce 1.5 million cubic metres of these products in 2015-16, down from 1.7 million cubic metres in 2010-11. Weaker demand from residential building construction markets is also set to contribute to a 1.7% drop in revenue in 2015-16... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Medium barriers to entry characterise the industry and these barriers have remained steady over the past five years. One of the main entry barriers in the industry is the initial capital requirements needed to purchase machinery and equipment. The industry has moderate capital intensity requirements and any new entrant seeking to operate on a large scale would be required to invest in state-of-the art technology to compete on price, output volumes and product quality.

Access to extensive management skills, in-depth industry knowledge and sound market intelligence is also essential for potential entrants... purchase to read more


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What is the Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture veneers and plywood, and wood boards and sheets from reconstituted wood fibres such as wood chips, sawdust, wood shavings, timber slabs and off-cuts. Firms that manufacture timber and non-timber laminates are also included in the industry.

Industry Products
ParticleboardMedium-density fibreboardTimber veneersPlywoodOther fibreboard
Industry Activities
VeneerPlywoodLaminated veneer lumberGlue laminated lumberChipboardSoftboardHardboardTimber and non-timber laminateMedium-density fibreboardParticleboard

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