Lost in the wood: Declines in housing construction contributed to falls in industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Timber Resawing and Dressing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Timber Resawing and Dressing industry is reliant on housing construction and renovation activity, downstream demand from wooden product manufacturers and competition from imports and substitute metal building products. These factors have contributed to the mixed performance of the industry over the past five years. Overall, the industry is expected to decline by an annualised 5.6% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $1.9 billion.

Uneven demand from companies in the House Construction industry has greatly affected industry performance. A decline in house construction activity between 2010-11 and 2013-14 contributed to a decline in industry revenue over that period...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle, with industry value added expected to decline at an annualised 2.7% over the ten years through 2020-21. This is significant underperformance of the wider Australian economy which is expected to grow at an annualised 2.6% over the same period. Demand for industry products has been under severe pressure from uneven housing construction activity and increased import and substitute competition over the five years through 2015-16. While the industry is forecast to experience more favourable trading conditions over the next five years, growth is expected to continue to be sluggish.


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What is the Timber Resawing and Dressing Industry?

Companies in the industry resaw and dress timber to produce building timber, solid timber floorboards, weatherboards and mouldings. Industry firms also resaw timber from timber already sawn at other units, kiln dry timber and season timber. Such products are sold to other wood product manufacturers such as plywood and veneer makers, other timber resawing and dressing operations, furniture manufacturers and the building construction sector.

Industry Products
Dressed building timber
Dressed timber or mouldings
Solid wood flooring
Other resawn timber products
Industry Activities
Building timber
Dressed timber or mouldings
Kiln-drying, air-drying and seasoning timber
Solid timber wood floor
Chemically preserving timber

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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