The Sawmilling and Wood Planing industry consists of operators that saw and plane wood in preparation for use in construction, furniture manufacturing, pallets, fencing, heating and power generation. The industry is relatively fragmented with only two players having a market share of over 5%. Import competition has a significant influence on industry performance, as imports satisfy over 50% of domestic demand.
The industry faced difficult conditions during the start of the five-year period through 2014-15. The recession and subsequent bleak global economic conditions caused investment in downstream building markets to slump.
Firms in this industry saw and plane wood in preparation for use in construction, furniture manufacturing, heating, power generation, fencing, pallets and as railway sleepers. Sawmilling involves kiln drying timber and impregnating wood with preservatives and other chemicals.
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.