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 Key Buyers Chapter
The industry has a very low concentration of ownership and production, with the four largest companies together accounting for less than 10% of annual industry revenue. The industry is characterised by its fragmented structure, comprising many small-scale manufacturers which rely heavily on demand from the geographically dispersed household market.
The vast majority of businesses employ fewer than 20 persons (92.2% in 2011-12), and almost half the enterprises have no paid employees (i.e. operated by sole proprietors and partners). Just over one fifth of enterprises generate more than $2 million in annual revenue (21.1% in 2011-12), while 46.1% generate less than $200,000 revenue... purchase to read more