Deep rooted: Renewed housing demand will revive revenue, despite import competition

The Wood Paneling Manufacturing industry manufactures wood panel and products from softwood and hardwood lumber and adhesives, such as resin. While these products can serve a variety of purposes, their largest market is in construction, particularly new home construction. Therefore, industry demand largely depends on the number of housing starts and the value of residential construction. In the early part of the five years to 2017, revenue grew strongly as housing starts surged amid economic recovery. However, growth slowed in the middle of the period due to weak price growth across the wood products sector. Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld anticipates that the residential construction market will continue to grow, albeit at a slower rate, sustaining demand for industry products...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$25bn
Annual Growth 12-17
6.2%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
78,839
Businesses
1,480

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth has slowed in recent years as downstream construction markets have returned to normal cycles
  • Wood paneling manufacturers also encounter more direct import competition
  • Industry products encounter far greater competition in commercial construction markets
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Wood Paneling Manufacturing industry has a low level of capital intensity, which has declined slightly over the past five years. Capital investment in the industry is mainly in computer systems, distribution trucks, saws and kilns. However, the industry relies heavily on labor to make its products. IBISWorld expects capital intensity to increase over the next five years. As the industry consolidates, production will gradually occur on a larger scale, with more automation. In 2017, for every dollar spent on labor, the industry is expected to invest $0.12 on capital...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wood Paneling Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Demand from household furniture manufacturing in the Wood Paneling Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wood Paneling Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry includes companies that manufacture veneer, plywood, engineered wood or reconstituted wood products. The industry does not include companies that primarily engage in sawmilling or wood preservation, nor does it include companies that primarily produce dimensions stock.

    Industry Products
  • Reconstituted wood products
  • Softwood veneer and plywood
  • Trusses
  • Hardwood veneer and plywood
  • Engineered wood products
  • Industry Activities
  • Veneer
  • Plywood
  • Reconstituted wood products (including sheets and boards)
  • Plastic-faced plywood
  • Oriented strand board (OSB)
  • Medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
  • Laminated structural wood members
  • Fabricated structural wood members
  • Particleboard
  • Roof trusses
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of residential construction
  • Demand from household furniture manufacturing
  • Housing starts
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Price of sawmill lumber

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • International trade
  • Consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sustained construction growth
  • Trade conditions
  • Declining participation
  • Table: Wood Paneling Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wood Paneling Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Millwork
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing
  • Lumber Wholesaling
  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Sawmills & Wood Production

  • Products & Services
  • Reconstituted wood products
  • Trusses
  • Softwood veneer and plywood
  • Hardwood veneer and plywood
  • Engineered wood products
  • Chart: Wood Paneling Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Independent wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Building contractors
  • Manufacturers and other businesses
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wood Paneling Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wood Paneling Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wood Paneling Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Georgia-Pacific LLC, Boise Cascade Company, Weyerhaeuser Co.,
  • Table: Georgia-Pacific LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Boise Cascade Company - financial performance
  • Table: Weyerhaeuser Co. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wood Paneling Manufacturing 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 Wood Paneling Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Medium-Density Fiberboard (Mdf)
  • Made by applying high heat and pressure to a mixture of softwood and wood fibers mixed with a resin.
  • Oriented Strand Board (Osb)
  • Produced by layering strands or flakes of wood across various orientations and then compressing it with resin.
  • Particleboard
  • Also known as chipboard, this material is made from wood chips and shavings, mixed with a resin and pressed.
  • Plywood
  • Made from thin sheets of wood veneer, which are glued together at right angles to increase strength.
  • Veneer
  • Thinly sliced pieces of wood that are glued to wood, MDF and particleboard panels.
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