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Fabricated Wood Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1490 | Sep 2016

Flat as a board: Weak demand from the housing construction market constrains industry revenue

The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry has suffered over the past five years due to declining demand from downstream housing construction companies and manufacturers. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $1.4 billion. Slight declines in the production of particleboard, medium-density fibreboard (MDF), timber veneers and plywood are anticipated over this period and are expected to contribute to the industry's declining revenue. Industry operators are expected to produce 1.46 million cubic metres of these products in 2016-17, down from 1.49 million cubic metres in 2011-12. Although the number of dwelling commencements has increased over the past five years, the number is expected to fall in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Fabricated Wood Manufacturing industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle. Domestic fabricated wood manufacturers face moderate competition from import markets. Many companies in overseas countries, particularly China and Malaysia, operate with far lower labour and overhead costs compared with local players. These firms are therefore able to pass these cost savings on to their customers in the form of lower product prices, which undercuts Australian manufacturers and reduces demand for the industry's products.

Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy. IVA is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.2% over the 10 years through 2021-22... purchase to read more


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What is the Fabricated Wood Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture veneers and plywood, and wood boards and sheets from reconstituted wood fibres such as wood chips, sawdust, wood shavings, timber slabs and off-cuts. Firms that manufacture timber and non-timber laminates are also included in the industry.

Industry Products
ParticleboardMedium-density fibreboardTimber veneersPlywoodOther fibreboard
Industry Activities
VeneerPlywoodLaminated veneer lumberGlue laminated lumberChipboardSoftboardHardboardTimber and non-timber laminateMedium-density fibreboardParticleboard

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