Sawmills in China: Market Research Report

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Sawmills Market Research Report | Mar 2015

IBISWorld’s Sawmills 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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China's increasing urbanization rate, which jumped from 45.7% in 2008 to 54.8% in 2014, has bolstered demand for construction wood, wood for decoration and wood furniture over the past five years. The rapid development of transportation infrastructure also raised demand for special timbers and sleepers. These factors have benefited the Sawmill industry, causing industry revenue to increase at an annualized 11.5% over the five years to 2015, reaching $13.1 billion.

Due to inadequate supply, low quality and an uneven distribution of Chinese forest resources, demand for industry products surpasses supply. Therefore, an increasing number of timbers and sleepers satisfied market demand over the five-year period. In the five years to 2015, imports are estimated to increase 16.7%.... purchase to read more

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About 96.5% of sawmills in China are small-sized enterprises, which do not required much fixed investment for production. Larger sawmills that employ economies of scale have an advantage as their production costs are lower. Those scale enterprises adopt advanced equipment to improve conversion rates of logs and reutilize residues to produce other products.

Authorization from the State Forestry Administration is essential for new firms to enter this industry. To obtain Timber Trade and Production licenses, sawmills must comply with requirements for sawing locations, machines, and raw materials, and fixed assets. Sawmills that import logs and export finished products must also obtain licenses from the relevant organizations... purchase to read more


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What is the Sawmills Industry?

The Sawmills in China industry comprises establishments that saw raw logs lengthwise into lumber of standardized width and depth with sawing machines or manipulative devices. They also process lumbers chemically in preservatives and other soaks, and manufacture rough floorings.

Industry Products
Softwood-sawn timbersHardwood-sawn timbers
Industry Activities
Manufacturing common sawn timbersManufacturing special sawn timbers, including railway lumbers, truck lumbers and shipping lumbersManufacturing sleepers, including common sleepers, points sleepers and bridge sleepersManufacturing floor material

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