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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for industry products is closely tied to the performance of residential construction markets
  • The state industry has performed roughly in line with the national industry, despite a relatively slow new housing market
  • Over the next five years, housing starts are forecast to rise at almost double the national rate

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the Sawmills and Wood Production industry in Texas has performed largely in line with the national industry. Demand for industry products is closely tied to the performance of residential construction markets, which have exhibited strong growth over the past five years. In turn, construction companies, lumber wholesalers and downstream manufacturers of value-added wood products have increased their purchase of sawmill lumber. Industry revenue has also been aided by growth in selling prices. Over the five years to 2022, the Sawmills and Wood Production industry in Texas will continue to perform largely in line with the national industry...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of industry establishments within the state of Texas is correlated with the availability of timber in the state. Hauling raw timber over long distances is expensive, so sawmills tend to locate in proximity to harvest areas. Most of the state's timber is harvested in East Texas; according to an inventory by the Texas Forest Service and US Department of Agriculture, all Texan counties responsible for more than $20.0 million in annual shipments of raw timber are located in this region (Angelina, Cass, Cherokee, Hardin, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, San Augustine and Tyler). As a result, East Texas accounts for 50.5% of the state's industry establishments, despite representing only 6.9% of the state population. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Ability to alter mix of inputs in line with cost
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts in Texas and Value of residential construction in Texas in the Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas Industry?

    Companies in this industry primarily saw dimension lumber, boards, beams, bolts, poles, shingles, siding and wood chips from logs. Industry operators also chemically treat lumber to preserve and protect it from fire, moisture, mold and insects. This industry excludes operators that plane purchased lumber and manufacture shapes, veneer and engineered lumber products and cut and transport timber.

    Industry Products
    Softwood lumber
    Hardwood lumber
    Wood chips
    Wood preservation
    Industry Activities
    Sawing hardwood logs
    Sawing softwood logs
    Preserving lumber with chemicals and resins

    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
  • Housing starts in Texas
  • Value of residential construction in Texas
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of sawmill lumber
  • Value of private nonresidential construction in Texas

  • Current Performance
  • Demand growth
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Slowing demand
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wood Paneling Manufacturing
  • Millwork
  • Lumber Wholesaling
  • Home Improvement Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Logging
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Power Tools & Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Softwood lumber
  • Hardwood lumber
  • Other
  • Wood preservation
  • Wood chips
  • Chart: Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Residential construction and remodeling
  • Nonresidential construction and remodeling
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Substitute products

  • Major Markets
  • Lumber wholesalers
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Millwork producers
  • Veneer, plywood and engineered wood producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas Industry

  • Major Companies
    Georgia-Pacific LLCWest Fraser TimberSnider Industries LLPSteely Lumber Co. Inc.
  • Table: Georgia-Pacific LLC - financial performance
  • Table: West Fraser Timber - financial performance
  • Table: Snider Industries LLP - financial performance
  • Table: Steely Lumber Co. Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sawmills & Wood Production in Texas 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 & Wood Production in Texas Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Housing starts in Texas (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Gypsum Board
  • A board with a gypsum plaster core bonded to layers of paper or fiberboard and used instead of plaster or wood to make interior walls.
  • Hardwood
  • Wood from broadleaved trees used for construction, flooring, furniture and musical instruments.
  • Oriented Strand Board
  • Board composed of wood strands, bonded together in an arrangement that maximizes strength.
  • Particle Board
  • Manufactured in a similar way to oriented strand board but with smaller wood shavings and chips for a less expensive, less durable product.
  • Pulpwood
  • Timber used for wood chips, oriented strand board and paper products.
  • Sawn Wood
  • Hardwood and softwood cut from logs and dried.
  • Softwood
  • Wood from coniferous trees that is resistant to water and used for millwork, building materials and furniture.
  • Stumpage Fee
  • The price charged by a landowner to companies or operators for the right to harvest timber on a plot of land.
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