Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing industry is one of the smaller manufacturing industries. Its products have been steadily losing ground over the past decade to substitutes such as prefabricated metal, PVC and cement-fibre buildings. Metal prefabricated buildings have captured the lion's share of the burgeoning mining resources and infrastructure markets, while wooden prefabricated buildings hold a leading position in the backyard building market, including products such as granny flats, garden sheds, cubby houses, kennels and pergolas.
In 2013-14, the industry is expected to generate revenue totalling about $200.0 million. This represents an increase of 2.8%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of establishments is heavily skewed towards the states with the bulk of Australia's population, housing construction and economic activity.
Victoria is the dominant state in the production of prefabricated wooden buildings and includes the production facilities of industry leaders, Kentucky Napier, and Aarons Outdoor Living. Victoria accounts for 32.4% of employer enterprises (based on the 2011-12 Counts of Australian Businesses, 8165.0), and 30.5% of total enterprises, greatly exceeding the state's share of the residential population and national economy (about 23.5% to 26.0% annually)... purchase to read more