The performance of the Australian Timber Resawing and Dressing industry largely depends on four factors: timber pricing levels, downstream demand for wood products in the residential construction sector, the amount of domestic renovation activity occurring in Australia and activity across downstream wood product manufacturing industries. Industry demand is also influenced by import penetration in the domestic market, the availability of softwood plantation wood, and demand for substitute products such as steel framing and aluminium windows.
Companies in the industry resaw and dress timber to produce building timber, solid timber floorboards, weatherboards and mouldings. Industry firms also resaw timber from timber already sawn at other units, kiln dry timber and season timber. Such products are sold to other wood product manufacturers such as plywood and veneer makers, other timber resawing and dressing operations, furniture manufacturers and the building construction sector.
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.