Log Sawmilling in New Zealand - Market Research Report

Log Sawmilling industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.4%

Revenue for the Log Sawmilling industry has expanded at a solid pace over the past five years. Sawn wood production volumes, timber prices, and downstream demand from wood product manufacturers and final customers all influence industry revenue. Sawn wood production volumes are expected to increase at an annualised 2.4% over the five years through 2019-20, to 4.5 million cubic metres. The maturity of trees planted several decades ago has pushed the volume of plantation logs up over the past five years, with further growth likely over the next five years. This increase comes despite the total area available for plantations having declined slightly over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.1% over the five y...
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Log Sawmilling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Industry revenue is anticipated to grow moderately over the next five years due to higher output volumes and a slight rise in timber prices. A greater number of upstream forests are forecast to reach maturity over the period, boosting logging rates and growth in industry production volumes. However, these higher volumes are likely to create an oversupply of industry products, limiting price growth. Revenue and profit increases Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. This trend includes anticipated growth of X.X% in XXX-XX as sawn wood production increases steadily and timber prices rise. Following similar growth in XXX-XX, industry revenue growth is anticipated to slow as...
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Log Sawmilling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $2bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 292
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 5,280

Biggest companies in the Log Sawmilling industry

The Log Sawmilling in New Zealand industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Log Sawmilling industry?

Industry Definition

Players primarily operate sawmills that produce rough sawn timber, boards, palings, scantlings and other basic timber products. Resawn timber produced after being sold to specialist resawers is excluded from the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Intermediate sawn wood products
  • Final sawn wood products
  • Other sawn wood products
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Log sawmilling
  • Rough sawn timber manufacturing
  • Board, paling, and scantling manufacturing
  • Shook manufacturing (for containers)

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Players primarily operate sawmills that produce rough sawn timber, boards, palings, scantlings and other basic timber products. Resawn timber produced after being sold to specialist resawers is excluded from the industry.

Main Activities

  • Log sawmilling
  • Rough sawn timber manufacturing
  • Board, paling, and scantling manufacturing
  • Shook manufacturing (for containers)

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The volume of wood harvested affects upstream logging activity. These logs are rough sawn by industry firms and are subsequently onsold to downstream wood...
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Volume of wood harvested
Domestic price of timber
Demand from wood product manufacturing
Availability of plantation trees

Current Performance

Mixed downstream demand
Wood volumes

and prices
Enterprises and employment
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Wood opportunities
Enterprises and employment
 Table: Log Sawmilling in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Log Sawmilling in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Timber Resawing and Dressing in New Zealand
Wooden Structural Fitting and Component Manufacturing in New Zealand
Timber Wholesaling in New Zealand
Fabricated Wood Manufacturing in New Zealand



Key Selling Industries

Industrial and Mining Machinery Wholesaling in New Zealand
Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in New Zealand
Forestry and Logging in New Zealand




Products & Services

Almost all of the Log Sawmilling industry's sawn wood products derive from logs sourced from softwood plantations, with a small proportion being from hard...
Timber wholesaling companies
Export markets
Wood chipping and wood product manufacturers



Demand Determinants

The suitability of sawn wood for required functions largely determines industry demand. Downstream manufacturers of wood products, furniture, pallets, and...
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Major Markets

Timber wholesaling companies
Export markets
Wood chipping and wood product manufacturers




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Log Sawmilling in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Log Sawmilling industry displays low market share concentration. The industry has no major players with a market share over 5.0%, and most sawmilling ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Log Sawmilling in New Zealand - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Log Sawmilling in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Log Sawmilling in New Zealand industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The Log Sawmilling industry displays moderate capital intensity. Log sawmilling firms require extensive plant and equipment to process logs. This equipmen...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Log Sawmilling in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Log Sawmilling in New Zealand Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Sawn Timber Production (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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