Overview

Flat as a board: Weak demand from the housing construction market constrains industry revenue

The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry has suffered over the past five years due to declining demand from downstream housing construction companies and manufacturers. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $1.4 billion. Slight declines in the production of particleboard, medium-density fibreboard (MDF), timber veneers and plywood are anticipated over this period and are expected to contribute to the industry's declining revenue. Industry operators are expected to produce 1.46 million cubic metres of these products in 2016-17, down from 1.49 million cubic metres in 2011-12. Although the number of dwelling commencements has increased over the past five years, the number is expected to fall in the current year...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry has endured a number of challenges over the past five years. These include subdued growth in commercial construction activity, declining demand from house construction, and rising competition from import markets. Declining demand has led to falling domestic production of particleboard, medium-density fibreboard (MDF), timber veneers and plywood. Industry operators manufacture products for a range of downstream markets, including residential housing construction companies; commercial, industrial and institutional building construction firms; wooden structural component and furniture manufacturers; and wholesalers and retailers.

Revenue and profitability

Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.6% o..

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Industry Products

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

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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