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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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
Revenue
£1bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.6%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
9,526
Businesses
543
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.

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The industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration. The four largest players in the industry are expected to have a combined market share of 26.2% in 2016-17. BSW Timber Ltd and James Jones & Sons Ltd are the only two firms with greater than 5% market share. All other players have individual market shares of less than 3% and cannot individually exert much influence on the industry as a whole.

The industry consists of several small players operating in narrow regional markets, typically close to forests. In 2016, approximately 84.6% of firms operating in the industry employed fewer than 20 employees. This justifies the low level of market share concentration in the industry.

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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


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