Production within the Log Sawmilling industry has decreased over the five years through 2013-14, with a particularly large fall in 2010-11 as housing construction levels dropped significantly. Sawn wood demand generally follows the cycles of the housing construction sector, which is Australia's largest timber purchaser. Over the five years through 2013-14, output volumes are estimated to have decreased an annualised 1.9%, with revenue expected to decrease an annualised 6.0%.
IBISWorld estimates that during 2013-14 the industry will record revenue of $1.2 billion, up 3.8% for the year.
Log sawmills produce rough sawn timber, sleepers, palings, scantlings and resawn timber from logs sawn at the same mills. This industry also includes chemical preservation of rough timber or logs produced in the same establishment.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.