The Pallets and Other Wood Product Manufacturing industry produces a wide range of products including wooden pallets, wooden packing crates, domestic wood products, cork articles and products for use in construction. Therefore, demand for the industry's products is related to the performance of Australia's wholesaling, retailing and construction divisions, and general consumer demand.
Increased competition from plastic pallets over the past five years has reduced industry revenue. In 2012-13, industry revenue is estimated to decline 5.6% to $825.3 million, following an estimated fall of 4.2% in 2011-12.
Firms in this industry mainly manufacture wooden containers, pallets or packing cases and other cork, wood, bamboo and cane products. Firms in the industry acquire wood raw materials from fabricated wood and timber resawing/dressing manufacturers, as well as various chemicals from relevant manufacturers, to manufacture a wide range of wood products.
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.