Out of the woods: Regulation changes are anticipated to return the industry to growth

Operators in the Timber Resawing and Dressing industry have faced difficult conditions over the past five years. Tightening constraints on the supply of timber inputs in some years, and increased competition from substitutes, have been detrimental to the industry. Industry revenue is expected to contract at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $1.9 billion. The industry's performance is significantly influenced by downstream wood products manufacturers and building construction industries. Demand from housing construction and wood product manufacturing is expected to decline in the current year, contributing to industry revenue falling by a projected 5.7%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The domestic price of timber has increased over the past five years due to greater demand, and some supply restrictions
  • Native hardwood timber is increasingly difficult to obtain, resulting in higher prices
  • The volume of wood harvested is forecast to rise, which will increase the supply of timber
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Market share concentration is low in the industry, with the four largest firms expected to account for less than 25% of industry revenue in 2018-19. The industry is composed of a few mid-size manufacturers and many small producers with minor market shares. According to the ABS, approximately 44% of businesses are non-employing, while 50% of enterprises employ fewer than 20 people, resulting in a highly fragmented industry.Industry concentration has decreased over the past five years. This is due to Carter Holt Harvey divesting its timber resawing and dressing operations, with these sawmills acquired by several firms in the industry. AKD...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Timber Resawing and Dressing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Timber Resawing and Dressing are:

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Economies of scale
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from other wood product manufacturing and Demand from house construction in the Timber Resawing and Dressing industry impact industry performance..

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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 kiln dry, season and resaw timber that has already been sawn at other mills. These products are sold to 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from other wood product manufacturing
  • Demand from house construction
  • Domestic price of timber
  • Volume of wood harvested
  • Availability of plantation trees

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Demand from construction activity
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Innovation and production
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Timber Resawing and Dressing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Timber Resawing and Dressing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wooden Structural Component Manufacturing
  • Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Carpentry Services
  • Fabricated Wood Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forestry and Logging
  • Log Sawmilling

  • Products & Services
  • Dressed building timber
  • Dressed timber or mouldings
  • Solid wood flooring
  • Other resawn timber products
  • Chart: Timber Resawing and Dressing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Intermediate timber products manufacturers
  • Residential building construction firms
  • Commercial building construction firms
  • Final wood products manufacturers
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Timber Resawing and Dressing 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 Timber Resawing and Dressing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Timber Resawing and Dressing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Hyne & Son Pty Limited, Associated Kiln Driers Pty Limited, Timberlink Australia Pty Limited,
  • Table: Hyne & Son Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Associated Kiln Driers Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Timberlink Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Timber Resawing and Dressing 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 Timber Resawing and Dressing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computer Numerical Controlled Machine
  • A type of automatic woodworking machine that can shape timber inputs in accordance with computer designed specifications.
  • Hardwood
  • Derived from broadleaf trees, hardwood is used for flooring, building products and fine, virgin paper.
  • Resawing
  • The recutting of sawn wood and logs into final wood products.
  • Softwood
  • Derived from coniferous trees, such as pine, softwood is used for furniture and building supplies, and newsprint and cardboard.
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