IBISWorld’s Sawmills market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

China's increasing urbanization rate, which jumped from 45.7% in 2008 to 57.4% in 2016, 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 15.9% over the five years to 2017, reaching $19.4 billion.

Due to inadequate supply, low quality and an uneven distribution of Chinese forest resources, demand for industry products surpasses supply. In the five years to 2017, imports are estimated to increase 8.6% per year on average, totaling $8.8 billion or 31.3% of domestic demand...

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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.


Additional Insights for the Sawmills Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sawmills Industry are

  • Experienced work force
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Environmental Considerations - Forestry and Logging and Real Personal Disposable Income in the Sawmills industry impact industry performance..

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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 timbers
    Hardwood-sawn timbers
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing common sawn timbers
    Manufacturing special sawn timbers, including railway lumbers, truck lumbers and shipping lumbers
    Manufacturing sleepers, including common sleepers, points sleepers and bridge sleepers
    Manufacturing floor material

    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
  • Environmental Considerations - Forestry and Logging
  • Real Personal Disposable Income
  • Competition from Substitutes - Plywood and Veneer mfg
  • Downstream Demand - Construction
  • Systems and Technology
  • Upstream Supply - Agriculture

  • Current Performance
  • Profitability
  • International trade
  • Employment and total wages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Enterprises, employment and wages
  • Exports and imports
  • Table: Sawmills Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sawmills Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wood Furniture Manufacturing
  • Railway Equipment Manufacturing
  • Automobile Body and Trailer Manufacturing
  • Boat Building
  • Building Completion & Interior Design

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Logging

  • Products & Services
  • Hardwood-sawn timbers
  • Softwood-sawn timbers
  • Chart: Sawmills Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Urbanization
  • Transportation construction
  • Disposable income
  • Government policy

  • Major Markets
  • Wood furniture manufacturers
  • Construction wood and wood sets processors
  • Transportation construction
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sawmills 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
  • Rent and utilities
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sawmills

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Marketing
  • New products
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sawmills Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Rizhao Huada Investment Development Co., Ltd.Yantai Northwest Forestry Co., Ltd.Qingdao Westwood Lumber Co., Ltd.Shandong Hailan Import and Export CorporationHeilongjiang Huayu Industry and Trade (Group) Co., Ltd.
  • Table: Rizhao Huada Investment Development Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Yantai Northwest Forestry Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Qingdao Westwood Lumber Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Hailan Import and Export Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Heilongjiang Huayu Industry and Trade (Group) Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sawmills 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 Sawmills Industry
  • 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)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Wood, such as oak, teak, and mahogany, which is very strong and hard.
  • Sleeper
  • A heavy, horizontal timber beam laid on or near the ground that supports weight.
  • Softwood
  • Wood from trees, such as pines and firs, that grow quickly and can be cut easily.
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