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Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C16.210 | Apr 2017

Well covered: Despite uncertainty in downstream markets, revenue is expected to continue to grow

IBISWorld’s Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Egger (UK) Ltd Egger (UK) Ltd market share
Kronospan Holdings Ltd Kronospan Holdings Ltd market share
Norbord Ltd Norbord Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry’s relatively strong growth has been constrained by high import competition
  • The depreciation of the pound following the EU referendum has reduced import competition
  • Government schemes supporting construction is expected to encouraged continued industry growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Veneer Sheet and Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing industry produces veneer sheets, wood panels and plywood products used in construction and joinery and to make furniture. The industry comprises a few large players operating alongside several small and medium-size businesses. Over the five years through 2017-18, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.2%. Residential and commercial building construction activity and increases in furniture manufacturing activity stimulated demand for products manufactured by industry operators. Firms increased selling prices in order to pass some of the burden of rising input costs on to customers, which contributed to industry growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry establishments are concentrated in regions with harvestable woodlands and adequate transport infrastructure, such as railways. Industry establishments are also found in close proximity to downstream construction and manufacturing market. In addition, as the industry also engages in international trade, operators are also generally located close to ports, particularly those with good links to the Republic of Ireland, the industry’s major export destination.


13.3% of industry establishments are located in Yorkshire, though it is important to note that these are mainly small-scale operations. Yorkshire is relatively over-represented with industry establishments in terms of residential population and building activity. Nev.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Industry are

  • Production of premium goods/services
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from furniture, lighting and homeware retailers in the Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture veneer sheets, wood panels and plywood products used for construction and joinery, and to make furniture.

    Industry Products
    Particle board Medium-density fibreboardOriented strand boardVeneer and plywood
    Industry Activities
    Veneer sheetPlywood, veneer panel, laminated wood board and sheetOriented strand board and other particle boardMedium-density fibreboard and other fibreboardDensified woodGlue-laminated wood and laminated veneer wood

    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 furniture, lighting and homeware retailers
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Timber price index
  • Current Performance
  • Building growth
  • Import competition
  • A thinner veneer
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction trends
  • Import competition
  • Profitability improves
  • Table: Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Office & Shop Furniture Manufacturing
  • Kitchen Furniture Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Forestry & Logging
  • Other Intermediate Product Wholesaling
  • Other Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing
  • Sawmilling & Wood Planing
  • Products & Services
  • Particle board
  • Veneer and plywood
  • Medium-density fibreboard
  • Oriented strand board
  • Chart: Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream activity
  • Real private consumption
  • Substitutes
  • Major Markets
  • Residential building construction
  • Furniture manufacturers
  • Non-residential building construction
  • Retail, wholesale and renovation
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Egger (UK) Ltd
    Norbord Europe Limited
    Kronospan Limited
  • Table: Egger (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Norbord Europe Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Kronospan Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing 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 Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • An engineered wood product made from combining wood fibres, resins and adhesive agents. Common types include particle board, medium-density fibreboard and hardboard.
  • Medium-Density Fibreboard (Mdf)
  • Made by applying high heat and pressure to a mixture of softwood and wood fibres mixed with a resin.
  • Oriented Strand Board (Osb)
  • Produced by layering strands or flakes of wood across various orientations and then compressing with wax and resin.
  • Particle Board
  • Also called chipboard. This is made from woodchips and shavings that are mixed with a resin and pressed under pressure.
  • Plywood
  • An engineered wood consisting of thin sheets of wood veneer layered to varying thicknesses to increase strength. Plywood is widely used for its flexibility and strength.
  • Sarking
  • Boarding or building felt fixed over the rafters of a roof before the tiles or slates are added.
  • Veneer
  • Thinly sliced pieces of wood that are glued to fibreboard panels.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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