Window of opportunity: Rising remodeling activity will boost industry demand

Over the five years to 2017, the Millwork industry has experienced growth as new construction has boosted demand for building products. Trends in interior design have favored the comfortable, polished look that quality millwork can bring to a space, convincing retailers to continue to purchase and market woodwork products and designs from industry operators. The industry has nevertheless been challenged by rising competition from wood substitute products. Windows and door frames made of fiberglass, aluminum, steel and vinyl have become increasingly popular due to their durability and lower price tags...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has been challenged by rising competition from wood substitute products
  • The rising use of substitute products has hurt industry demand
  • Rising imports are expected to add more competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Millwork industry has a low level of capital intensity. In 2017, for every dollar spent on labor, the industry will invest an estimated $0.09 on capital. Over the past five years, depreciation costs have remained low. Capital investment occurs through computer systems, distribution trucks, woodworking machinery, small power tools and hand tools. For individual producers, these expenses are likely to have stayed the same or increased over the past five years due to rising prices...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Millwork Industry

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

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Homeownership rate in the Millwork industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Millwork Industry?

    This industry manufactures hardwood and softwood cut stock and dimension stock (lumber and worked wood products cut or shaped into specific sizes); wood windows and doors; and other millwork including wood flooring. The reshaped wood products are sold mainly to housing and other building construction industries and their contractors, in addition to other wood product distributors.

    Industry Products
  • Wood windows and doors
  • Cut stock, resawed lumber and planed lumber
  • Flooring and other millwork products
  • Industry Activities
  • Wooden window
  • Wooden door
  • Wooden floor
  • Specialized lumber cutting and shaping
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Homeownership rate
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • External competition for the Millwork Industry
  • Value of residential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Construction trends
  • Competition from substitutes
  • Profit and participation
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Growing profitability
  • Table: Millwork Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Lumber Wholesaling
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Hardware Stores
  • Lumber & Building Material Stores
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Sawmills & Wood Production
  • Wood Paneling Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Wood windows and doors
  • Flooring and other millwork products
  • Cut stock, resawed lumber and planed lumber
  • Chart: Millwork Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Residential construction
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Consumer preferences

  • Major Markets
  • Residential repair and remodeling
  • New residential construction
  • Nonresidential construction
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Millwork Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationRent and utilitiesMarketing and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Millwork

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Jeld-Wen Inc.,
  • Table: Jeld-Wen Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Millwork 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 Millwork 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)
  • Housing Starts (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Cut Stock
  • Wood products cut or shaped to specific sizes.
  • Dimension Stock
  • Hardwood lumber that has been manufactured to specific dimensions for a particular user.
  • Hardwood
  • Wood from broadleaved trees that is used for construction, flooring and furniture.
  • Millwork
  • Woodwork products, such as doors, doorframes, window casings and floorboards.
  • Softwood
  • Wood from coniferous trees that is resistant to water and used for millwork, building components and furniture.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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