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Sawmilling & Wood Planing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Sawmilling & Wood Planing Market Research Report | SIC C16.100 | Jan 2017

Cutting down demand: Economic turbulence following the referendum will slow growth

IBISWorld’s Sawmilling & Wood Planing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
BSW Timber Ltd BSW Timber Ltd market share
James Jones & Sons Ltd James Jones & Sons Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Growing competition from imports and substitute products curtailed industry growth
  • The introduction of the EU Timber Regulation has restricted the growth of import competition
  • Most investment in residential and commercial construction will be directed at buildings that require less timber
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years through 2016-17, construction activity and the number of residential property transactions increased, which supported industry demand. Furniture manufacturing and wooden container manufacturing activity also increased over the past five-year period, which supported revenue and boosted demand because they are important markets for the industry. However, rising import competition and growing competition from substitute products curtailed the industry's growth. Industry performance was also affected by volatility in the price of timber. Revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.6% over the five years through 2016-17.

In 2016-17, revenue is projected to grow by 1.6% to £1.4 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Over the past five years through 2016-17 the industry returned to growth, after heavy falls in revenue prior to the start of the period. Increased construction activity, a rising number of residential property transactions and growing demand for wooden furniture boosted demand for products manufactured by the industry. Wooden container and pallet manufacturing activity also grew over the past five years, which supported demand. However, intense import competition and the use of alternative products restricted the industry's growth. Industry performance was also affected by fluctuations in timber prices over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.6% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £1.4 billion.

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Additional Insights for the Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Sawmilling & Wood Planing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry?

    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.

    Industry Products
    Structural sawnwood timberJoinery sawnwood timberHardwood timbers (veneers and furniture)Fencing and outdoor timberTimber for pallets and packaging
    Industry Activities
    Sawing, planing and machining woodDrying of wood (naturally or in a kiln)Impregnation or chemical treatment of wood with preservatives or other substancesSlicing, peeling and chipping logswooden railway sleepers unassembled wooden flooring wood wool, wood chip, wood flour and particles

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from office and shop furniture manufacturing
  • Demand from wooden container manufacturing
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Construction propels growth
  • Other downstream conditions
  • Growth constraints
  • Margins widen
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand grows slowly
  • Growth limitations
  • Leaving the European Union
  • Profitability to improve slightly
  • Table: Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing
  • Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing
  • Wooden Container Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forestry & Logging
  • Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Structural sawnwood timber
  • Joinery sawnwood timber
  • Fencing and outdoor timber
  • Timber for pallets and packaging
  • Other
  • Hardwood timbers (veneers and furniture)
  • Chart: Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Timber wholesalers and merchants
  • Downstream wood product manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Direct sales
  • Residue for woodchips
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages

  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sawmilling & Wood Planing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    BSW Timber Ltd
    James Jones & Sons Ltd
  • Table: BSW Timber Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: James Jones & Sons Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Sawmilling & Wood Planing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Trees, such as pines and firs, that bear cones and have evergreen needle-like leaves. Conifers are the key source of softwood and are rich in resins.
  • Hardwood
  • This wood comes from broadleaf or angiosperm trees. The category includes wood from many different species. It may not be harder than softwood varieties.
  • Softwood
  • Wood that comes from coniferous trees.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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