Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2013, the Reconstituted Wood Product Manufacturing industry endured steep revenue declines due to falling demand from residential construction and furniture manufacturing. Both segments suffered during the economic downturn as rising unemployment and falling consumer disposable income hampered demand for both housing starts and big-ticket items, such as new furniture. However, recovery in the construction market is expected to propel industry growth.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Reconstituted Wood Products Manufacturing industry has a similar geographic distribution compared with other wood product industries. The Southeast, Great Lakes and West regions hold the majority of industry establishments, and this is largely due to the advantages operators gain by locating near upstream industries, most notably sawmills and lumber distributors.
The Southeast dominates production, accounting for 38.8% of industry establishments in 2013. Within the region, North Carolina and Georgia are the most prominent states, each housing about 5.7% of industry establishments in 2013. However, industry establishments are distributed throughout the region... purchase to read more