Dead wood: Substitute building products are chipping away at the industry's markets

IBISWorld’s Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing industry is one of the smallest in Australia's Manufacturing division. Over the long term, the industry's products have been steadily losing ground to substitute products manufactured using metal, PVC and cement-fibre. Prefabricated metal building products have captured the largest share of the mining, resources and infrastructure markets. Prefabricated metal products have also captured an increasing share of the household backyard building market, which is a major segment for industry products. However, the industry continues to hold a leading position in the household, recreation and backyard building market, manufacturing products such as granny flats, garden sheds, cubbyhouses, kit homes, kennels and pergolas...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing industry has been characterised by extreme revenue volatility over the past five years. This volatility has stemmed from the industry's small scale and the influence of key demand determinants and product substitution. Demand for prefabricated wooden buildings has been supported by strong trends in household consumption and private capital expenditure on dwellings, along with solid demand from holiday houses, flats and hostels. The industry has also benefited from a robust export performance, initially driven by the construction of refugee camps in Nauru in 2012-13 and 2013-14, but also reflecting stronger demand from the Middle East and Africa.

Revenue growth

Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 2.1% o..

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Industry Products

What is the Prefabricated Wooden Building Manufacturing Industry?

Industry firms primarily manufacture prefabricated wooden buildings such as carports, gazebos and sheds. The on-site installation of these prefabricated buildings is also included in the industry.

Industry Products
Basic household buildings and structures
Other household buildings and structures
Kit homes
On-site building installation
Industry Activities
Prefabricated wooden building
Prefabricated wooden bus shelter
Prefabricated wooden shed
Prefabricated wooden kit home
Prefabricated wooden carport and garage
Prefabricated wooden gazebo and pergola
Prefabricated wooden cubbyhouse and fort

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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