Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Australia's Logging industry plays an important role in downstream wood and paper products industries. Logs are the main input into sawmilling, which supports a range of timber-based activities. The logs harvested from Australian forests and plantations are processed into sawn timber, plywood and veneer, reconstituted boards such as particle board and hardboard, paper and paper products, and other wood products such as poles, posts and piles. Wood products are inputs into other activities, such as building and furniture manufacturing. In the past five years, the industry has been affected by the construction cycle, which is one of the most important demand determinants for timber products... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
New South Wales and Victoria account for over half of all establishments operating within this industry, Tasmania making up over 18% of the industry total. This is due to the high volumes of plantation and forest areas, as well as the historical development of the industry in these States. However, there are a large number of small establishments in Tasmania that operate small plantations. This is due to the fragmented nature of the industry in the state, with few major companies operating in the state.
Western Australia's share of new hardwood and softwood plantings increased in recent years, with logging operations following suit. Western Australia's share of establishments is estimated to account for 10.2% of the industry total in 2012-13... purchase to read more