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 13.7% over the five years to 2018, reaching $21.0 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 2018, imports are estimated to increase 6.7% per year on average, totaling $10.2 billion or 32.9% of domestic demand...purchase to read more.

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

For every dollar spent on wages, including management and administration costs, about 24 cents are invested in capital in the Sawmills industry. The average wage per employee has been increasing, as manufacturers have to pay higher wages for staff due to a labor force shortage and increases in the minimum wage. With increasing labor costs, sawmills are likely to adopt new technology and equipment to replace employees. Numerical-controlled machines, for example, can improve efficiency and output percentage of logs greatly.In 2018, depreciation is estimated to account for 2.0% of total revenue; this share is expected to increase in line with more investment in advanced equipment and facilities. As ...purchase to read more.

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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
    ProfitabilityInternational tradeEmployment and total wages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

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

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

  • 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
  • Other
  • 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
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sawmills Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    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
    Rizhao Huada Investment Development Co., Ltd., Yantai Northwest Forestry Co., Ltd., Shandong Hailan Import and Export Corporation, Qingdao Westwood Lumber Co., Ltd., Heilongjiang 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: Shandong Hailan Import and Export Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Qingdao Westwood Lumber Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Heilongjiang Huayu Industry and Trade (Group) Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Sawmills Industry
  • 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)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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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