Touch wood: Industry revenue should expand despite competition from substitute products

The industry has expanded during the past five years. Improvements in the housing market were largely responsible for growth, as it is the largest downstream market. Non-residential building construction activity also expanded and enhanced demand. However, the benefits to the industry were limited because larger commercial buildings tend to use structural components made from steel rather than wood. Meanwhile, real disposable income increased during the first two years of the period and raised demand for products sold directly to customers, such as garden sheds. Nevertheless, moderate import competition and rising competition from substitute products, such those made from steel or unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC), curtailed more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improvements in the housing market supported demand at the start of the period
  • The industry has had to contend with rising competition from substitute products
  • Growth in non-residential building construction activity should support demand for the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The level of capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. High depreciation costs indicate substantial investment in depreciable assets like buildings and equipment, suggesting high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs indicate high labour intensity.The industry has a low level of capital intensity, with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:8.8 in 2018-19. This indicates that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £8.80 is spent on labour. The industry has high wage costs relative to the sector, reflecting the small-scale manual nature of much of the industry's production capacity...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Demand from commercial building construction in the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry participants manufacture various types of wooden goods that are mainly used in construction. These include doors, windows and frames, structural carpentry products such as beams and rafters, and prefabricated buildings like mobile homes. The manufacture of kitchen cabinets, bookcases, wardrobes and free-standing wooden partitions is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Builders' joinery and carpentry
  • Doors, frames and thresholds
  • Prefabricated wooden buildings
  • Windows and frames
  • Industry Activities
  • wooden doors, windows, shutters and frames
  • wooden beams, rafters and roof struts
  • glue-laminated and metal-connected prefabricated wooden roof trusses
  • wooden stairs and railings
  • mobile homes
  • prefabricated buildings mainly made of wood
  • wood partitions (except free-standing partitions)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Real household disposable income
  • Real effective exchange rate

  • Current Performance
  • Demand expands
  • Growth limitations
  • Margins improve
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry expansion
  • Growth avenues
  • Potential disruptions
  • Profitability improves
  • Table: Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Building Material Wholesaling
  • Holiday Accommodation
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing
  • Sawmilling & Wood Planing
  • Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Builders' joinery and carpentry
  • Doors, frames and thresholds
  • Prefabricated wooden buildings
  • Windows and frames
  • Other
  • Chart: Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Housing construction contractors and tradespeople
  • Non-residential building contractors and tradespeople
  • DIY homeowners
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesThe cost of goods and materials used in the production process is estimated to account for 45.6% of industry revenue in 2018-19, which includes approximately 6.7% of revenue allocated to the purchase of goods for resale with no manufacturing value added by the industry (including packaging, locks and door handles). The principal material inputs include hardwood, softwood and veneer products, glues and adhesives, metal fasteners, paints, enamel, lacquer and PVC coating. The share of revenue absorbed by purchases registered an increase during the past five years, fuelled by the increase in UK timber prices from 2016-17 and the fall in the value of the pound following the EU referendum raising the cost of imported inputs. WagesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    JELD-WEN UK Ltd, James Walker (Leith) Ltd,
  • Table: JELD-WEN UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: James Walker (Leith) Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Carpentry & Joinery Product 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 Carpentry & Joinery Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Carbon Footprint
  • A carbon footprint is historically defined as the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual or organisation.
  • Foil Door
  • A door manufactured using a wood effect foil pressed onto a timber frame.
  • Shingles
  • Wooden tiles used to cover roofs.
  • Shuttering
  • A temporary frame made of wood or metal used to mould concrete forms such as driveways, paths and stairs.
  • Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (Upvc)
  • A strong, rigid plastic often used for manufacturing window frames and plumbing pipes.
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