Tall timber: Increased construction activity has driven industry revenue growth

The Timber Wholesaling industry has grown strongly over the past five years. An increased number of dwelling commencements, and growing demand from house construction and construction services over the period have benefited industry players. Industry operators supply a range of products, including building timber and wood, plywood products, veneers and timber fence posts. The industry’s markets include construction firms, manufacturers, hardware and building supply firms, and sawmills. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2018-19, to $2.2 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 0.5% in the current year.The domestic price of timber significantly affects industry profitability, as timber is the industry’s largest cost...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increase in dwelling commencements has benefited the industry over the past five years
  • Industry operators have faced intensifying competition from substitute products
  • Dwelling commencements are projected to decline, reducing demand for industry goods
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Firms in the Timber Wholesaling industry wholesale a variety of timber products, including unprocessed logs, wood chips, sawn timber, sleepers, panel products, and other timber products. Logs and wood chips, and sawn timber and sleepers are the industry's two largest product segments. Panel products and other niche items account for a smaller share of industry revenue.Logs and wood chipsLogs and wood chips are the largest product segment, and are expected to account for over 60% of industry revenue in the current year. Logs and wood chips are low-value products and are typically purchased by intermediary firms in the supply chain. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Timber Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Timber Wholesaling are:

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from non-residential building construction in the Timber Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Timber Wholesaling in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale a range of timber and wood products to retailers, construction companies, furniture manufacturers and carpenters. Firewood wholesaling is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Logs and wood chips
  • Sawn timber and sleepers
  • Panel products
  • Other timber products
  • Industry Activities
  • Building timber and wood wholesaling
  • Dressed timber skirtings wholesaling
  • Dressed timber wholesaling
  • Plywood wholesaling
  • Seasoned timber wholesaling
  • Timber dealing - wholesaling (except firewood)
  • Timber fence post wholesaling
  • Wood veneer dealing - wholesaling
  • Wood veneer wholesaling
  • 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 residential building construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Demand from carpentry services
  • Domestic price of timber

  • Current Performance
  • Profitability
  • Construction activity and substitutes
  • Competition
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability
  • Downstream activity and substitutes
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Timber Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Timber Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wooden Structural Fitting and Component Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Furniture Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Log Sawmilling in New Zealand
  • Timber Resawing and Dressing in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Logs and wood chips
  • Sawn timber and sleepers
  • Panel products
  • Other timber products
  • Chart: Timber Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction firms
  • Hardware and building supply firms
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Sawmills
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Timber Wholesaling 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 Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Timber Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Timber Wholesaling 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 Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A thin slice of wood that can be glued onto surfaces to produce the effect of a solid wood panel.
  • Vertical Integration
  • The extent to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The process through which retailers source products directly from manufacturers or importers.
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