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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Flooring And Floor Coverings

Rough, Dressed, And Finished Dimensional Lumber

Untreated Lumber

Treated Lumber


Plywood, Panels, And Millwork, Including Doors, Windows, And Wood Fence

Softwood Plywood, Softwood Veneer, And Oriented Strand Board (Osb)

Other Panel Products, Including Hardwood Plywood, Hardwood Veneer, And Particleboard

Gypsum Board, Green Or Water Board, And Other Specialty Boards

Wood Millwork, Including Moldings, Doors, Windows, And Cabinets

Metal Millwork

Trusses, Wood Siding, And Wood Shingles

Concrete, Cement, Sand, Gravel, Stone, Brick, And Block

Ready-Mixed Or Transit-Mixed Concrete

Cement, Lime, And Gypsum Materials

Nonwood Roofing, Nonwood Siding, And Insulation Materials

Nonwood Roofing

Nonwood Siding

Insulation Materials

Flat Glass And Other Construction Glass

Construction Glass, Including Window And Door Glass

Other Construction Products And Materials

Other Construction Materials, Including House Wraps, Vapor Barriers, And Construction Papers

Plastic And Metal Fence

Flat Iron And Steel Products

Iron And Steel Wire And Wire Products

Other Iron And Steel Products


Bolts, Nuts, Rivets, And Other Fasteners, Excluding Nails

Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment And Supplies, Including Gas Plumbing Appliances And Water Heaters

Nonlumber Forest Products, Including Cordwood, Hewn Posts, Poles, Railroad Ties, And Timber

Other Nonlumber Forest Products, Including Hewn Posts, Poles, Railroad Ties, And Timber

Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Paint, Paint Supplies, Wallpaper, And Wallpaper Supplies

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Labor Charges For Repair Work

Other Service Receipts And Labor Charges

Miscellaneous Commodities

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Sales and Related Occupations 23%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 20%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 20%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 19%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 5%
Production Occupations 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30%
Motor Vehicle Operators 13%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 13%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 9%
Material Moving Workers 16%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 11%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Installers Warehouse trademarks "REVEL WOODS" - Online retail store featuring wood flooring for purchase and installation by the customer - 08/15/2017
  • Chroma Building trademarks "WE DON'T JUST LEAVE YOU "HIGH & DRY", WE BRING YOU HOME!" - Building construction; Building construction and repair; Building construction information; Building construction services; Building construction supervision; Building construction, remodeling and repair; Building restoration; Constructing decks; Constructing porches; Constructing sunrooms; Construction and installation of masonry walls and structures; Construction and renovation of buildings; Construction and repair of buildings; Construction consultancy; Construction consultation; Construction management; Construction of buildings; Construction of medical establishments; Construction planning; Construction project management services; Construction supervision; Construction, maintenance and renovation of property; Consultation in building construction supervision; Consultation services in the field of construction of environmentally-conscious buildings; Consulting in the field of building construction; Consulting in the field of hospital construction; Consulting services for repair and restoration of historic buildings and structures; Consulting services for the construction and installation of masonry walls and structures; Consulting services for the construction of water treatment and purification plants, solid waste treatment plants and other municipal infrastructure facilities; Contractor services - 07/17/2012

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Chroma Building
    Installers Warehouse

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Highland Hardwoods celebrates 30th anniversary - Festivities began on Thursday, Aug. 25 when Highland was awarded retail/wholesale Business ... control by inspecting all the lumber they handled. The new company began to service some of the smaller woodworking shops, millwork houses, cabinet shops and ... (09/08/2016)
    • Rugby Architectural Building Products Acquires Albuquerque Hardwood Lumber Company - Its primary business is the wholesale distribution ... include hardwood plywood, composite panels, solid surface countertops, post-form countertops, high-pressure laminate, interior and exterior doors and millwork, hardwood lumber, cabinet hardware ... (05/26/2016)
    • Hardwoods Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2015 Results - Prices for hardwood plywood are expected to remain steady and prices for some composite panel products ... grade hardwood lumber, sheet goods and architectural millwork to the cabinet, moulding, millwork, furniture and specialty wood products industries. (03/12/2016)
    • Jobs More Than Lumbering In The Wood Sector - A recent report shows that wood ... producing plywood and millwork used in construction,`` said Earl T. Carpenter, president of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, a trade group based in Washington. Others work for wholesale ... (10/02/1988)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $16,896,201 on Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 1,823 contracts to 82 companies, with an average value of $206,051 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Screens, window and door, merchant wholesalers, Molding (e.g., sheet metal, wood) merchant wholesalers, Plywood merchant wholesalers, Windows and window frames merchant wholesalers, Prefabricated buildings, wood, Particleboard merchant wholesalers, Wood siding merchant wholesalers, Wallboard merchant wholesalers, Doors and door frames merchant wholesalers, Building board (e.g., fiber, flake, particle) merchant wholesalers, Roofing materials, Fencing, Lumber (e.g., dressed, finished, rough) merchant wholesalers, Shingles, Cabinets, kitchen, built in, Buildings, prefabricated wood, Structural assemblies, Fiberboard merchant wholesalers, Siding, Millwork merchant wholesalers, Flooring, Wood fencing merchant wholesalers, Paneling merchant wholesalers, Wood flooring merchant wholesalers, Kitchen cabinets, Wood shingles merchant wholesalers, etc.

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