Knock on wood: Strong demand from construction is continuing to support revenue

The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry faced a number of challenges over the past five years, including increasing use of substitutes and declining demand from downstream manufacturers. Falling plantation tree numbers have pushed up the cost of inputs, while low-cost imported products have constrained growth in industry prices, and supressed profitability among operators. However, dwelling commencements and commercial construction activity have increased over the past five years, boosting demand for particleboard and plywood. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 2.6% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $1.5 billion. This includes a fall of 4.0% in industry revenue in the current year, principally due to falling demand from the manufacturing more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has encountered rising substitute competition from materials like plasterboard
  • Industry profit margins have fluctuated due to volatile input volumes and prices
  • Rising timber prices are projected to negatively affect the industry over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry is in the decline stage of its economic life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to fall at an annualised 0.2% over the 10 years through 2022-23. The industry is therefore expected to underperform annualised real GDP growth of 2.5% over the same period. Domestic fabricated wood manufacturers face moderate competition from import markets. Many companies in overseas countries, particularly China and Malaysia, operate with lower labour and overhead costs compared with local players. These firms can therefore pass cost savings on to customers through lower product prices, which undercuts Australian manufacturers and reduces demand for the industry's products...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Production of premium goods/services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Dwelling commencements and Availability of plantation trees in the Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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
  • Particleboard
  • Medium-density fibreboard
  • Timber veneers
  • Plywood
  • Other fibreboard
  • Industry Activities
  • Veneer
  • Plywood
  • Laminated veneer lumber
  • Glue laminated lumber
  • Chipboard
  • Softboard
  • Hardboard
  • Timber and non-timber laminate
  • Medium-density fibreboard
  • Particleboard
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Dwelling commencements
  • Availability of plantation trees
  • Domestic price of timber
  • Demand from carpentry services
  • Demand from commercial and industrial building construction

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Production
  • Construction trends
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profit
  • Demand and production
  • Potential threats
  • International trade
  • Table: Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wooden Structural Component Manufacturing
  • Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing
  • House Construction
  • Timber Wholesaling
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction
  • Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Timber Resawing and Dressing
  • Wood Chipping

  • Products & Services
  • Particleboard
  • Medium-density fibreboard
  • Timber veneers
  • Plywood
  • Other fibreboard
  • Chart: Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Residential building construction companies
  • Commercial, industrial and institutional building companies
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fabricated Wood Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Fletcher Building Limited, Carter Holt Harvey Building Products Pty Limited, D & R Henderson Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Fletcher Building Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Carter Holt Harvey Building Products Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: D & R Henderson Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A class of complex organic polymers.
  • Medium-Density Fibreboard (Mdf)
  • A type of timber made by applying high heat and pressure to a mixture of softwood and wood fibres mixed with resin.
  • Particleboard
  • Also known as chipboard, this product is made from wood chips and shavings, mixed with resin and combined under high pressure.
  • Plywood
  • A type of wood made from thin sheets of veneer that are glued together at right angles to increase strength.
  • Veneer
  • Thinly sliced pieces of wood that are glued to wood, MDF and particleboard panels.
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