Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing industry is one of the smaller manufacturing industries in Australia. Its products have been steadily losing ground to substitutes such as prefabricated metal, PVC and cement-fibre buildings. Metal prefabricated buildings have captured the largest share of the expanding mining, resources and infrastructure markets. As a result, prefabricated wooden building manufacturers have generally been unable to benefit from these massive boosts in demand. Industry operators tend to hold leading position in the household and backyard building market, manufacturing products such as granny flats, garden sheds, cubbyhouses, kit homes, kennels and pergolas.
The industry's performance has fluctuated dramatically over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry has a low market share concentration. In 2014-15, the four largest companies are estimated to account for under 15.0% of total revenue. The industry is therefore highly fragmented, with a large number of small-scale firms manufacturing prefabricated wooden buildings. These operators rely heavily on demand from the geographically dispersed households, which further contributes to the industry's fragmented nature.
According to ABS counts of business data, in 2012-13 only six enterprises employed more than 20 staff. In addition, over 80.0% of companies generated less than $2.0 million. These trends are indicative of the large number of extremely small-scale operators that produce niche and customised products... purchase to read more