Sawn and resawn: Steady demand for timber has been driving industry revenue growth

The Timber Resawing and Dressing industry has performed moderately well over the past five years. Industry firms generally process logs and rough sawn timber into final industry goods. Timber resawing involves the resawing of rough sawn timber into timber lengths that can be used by downstream companies that manufacture structural timber products such as trusses, frames and other goods. Resawn timber can also be used by timber door and window frame manufacturers. Timber dressing is the smoothing or planing of timber on all four sides to produce timber that is ready for further processing or final use. Industry goods are exported and sold to timber wholesalers that resell resawn timber to other downstream wood processing firms, construction companies and firms in other more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong export growth has greatly benefited the industry over the past five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Timber resawing and dressing firms manufacture a range of timber products for downstream markets. The industry's main product segments are dressed timber, undressed timber and solid wood flooring. There have been moderate changes in the relative sizes of the industry's product segments over the past five years.Dressed building timberThe industry's largest product segment is dressed building timber, which is timber that has been planed smooth on all four sides. This type of timber can be further processed by downstream manufacturers, or used directly for structural timber, decking, shelving, furniture and other products. As dressed timber has been extensively processed, it is comparatively more expensive than undressed timber of the same grading. Thi...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:

  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from timber wholesaling and Domestic price of timber in the Timber Resawing and Dressing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Timber Resawing and Dressing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators resaw or dress timber, timber boards and mouldings. Dressing timber includes seasoning (kiln or air drying) or chemical preservation.

    Industry Products
  • Dressed building timber
  • Undressed timber
  • Solid wood flooring
  • Wood mouldings and other goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Air-drying timber
  • Building timber
  • Chemically preserving timber
  • Dressed timber or moulding
  • Kiln-drying timber
  • Seasoning timber
  • Wooden flooring (solid timber only)
  • 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 timber wholesaling
  • Domestic price of timber
  • Demand from wooden structural fitting and component manufacturing
  • Demand from structural metal product manufacturing
  • Dwelling consents issued
  • Volume of wood harvested

  • Current Performance
  • Higher downstream demand
  • Greater substitute competition
  • Weak revenue growth
  • Strong export growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profit
  • Exports and substitutes
  • Enterprises and employment
  • 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 Fitting and Component Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Timber Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forestry and Logging in New Zealand
  • Industrial and Mining Machinery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Log Sawmilling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Dressed building timber
  • Undressed timber
  • Solid wood flooring
  • Wood mouldings and other goods
  • Chart: Timber Resawing and Dressing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Timber wholesalers
  • Wooden products manufacturers
  • Hardware and building supplies retailers
  • 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
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Rank Group Limited, McAlpines Limited, Red Stag Timber Limited,
  • Table: Rank Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: McAlpines Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Red Stag Timber 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 (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Exports (2011-2025)
  • Imports (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Finger-Jointed Timber
  • A product made from timber, which has had knots and other imperfections removed and has undergone a manufacturing process to lock in cut joints.
  • Rough Sawn Timber
  • Timber produced from the sawing of logs into wide pieces of lumber, which is then processed further by the industry’s resawing timber firms.
  • Timber Dressing
  • The smoothing of timber on all four sides to give it a finish suitable for either further processing or for final use.
  • Timber Resawing
  • The sawing of rough planks from log sawmillers into finished and semi-finished wood products.
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