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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing

Overview of the U.S. Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing 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 Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing: 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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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[PREMIUM]

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.

market forecast

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 Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total


Softwood Veneer And Plywood Manufacturing

Softwood Veneer, Including Veneer Backed With Paper, Cloth, Or Other Flexible Material

Softwood Plywood Products: Rough, Sanded, And Specialties

Softwood Veneer And Plywood Manufacturing, Not Categorized, Total

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Miscellaneous Receipts, Including Receipts For Repair Work, Sales Of Scrap And Refuse.

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.

U.S. map of Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing by state

Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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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 Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing 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 Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing 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 Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing 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 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 54%
Assemblers and Fabricators 13%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 13%
Team Assemblers 11%
Woodworkers 20%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 18%
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 6%
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 12%
Other Production Occupations 15%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17%
Material Moving Workers 13%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Dirtt Environmental Solutions39
Veneer One

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

Latest Industry News

  • Roseburg names business manager for plywood and lumber - softwood plywood, and hardwood plywood. Odom has had experience at BlueLinx Corporation where he served as vice president of national business development, and at Georgia-Pacific. At both companies, Odom managed sales, distribution, manufacturing ... (01/04/2018)
  • The goodness of wood - Block boards are lighter than plywood as soft wood blocks are used in the core normally. Sometimes two sheets of veneer are fixed on each face ... granules and splinters can also be put to use while manufacturing MDF. Any wood species can be used and ... (12/09/2017)
  • Plywood inventor Thomas Autzen's Dutch Colonial for sale (photos) - Autzen was Portland Manufacturing Co.'s first plywood ... veneer at the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. The panels were mass produced using a glue spreader the teenage Autzen and the mill's superintendent conceived that allowed plys of softwood ... (09/26/2017)
  • Plywood: The underrated material that shaped our modern world - especially in furniture manufacturing. But with plywood's "Because it became cheaper to make because of the rotary veneer cutter -- a lathe that essentially peels away timber in rings -- it started to be used on cheap furniture," says Wilk. "(The wood ... (07/14/2017)
  • Global Plywood Market Report - Share, Size, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2017-2025 - According to market research conducted by IndexBox, in 2015, softwood plywood represented a major share of global plywood manufacturing (63%), leaving room for the production of hardwood plywood (37%) in physical terms. In China, softwood plywood was even ... (04/27/2017)
  • US Softwood Veneer And Plywood Market 2016 - Analysis And Forecast to 2020 - Research and Markets - has announced the addition of the "U.S. Softwood Veneer And Plywood Market - Analysis And Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. Softwood Veneer And Plywood market. It presents the latest data of ... (01/20/2016)
  • Timber Products plant in Medford takes on major upgrade - Amid rising foreign competition and diminishing returns from aging equipment, Timber Products ... hardwood veneer used in cabinets and other surfaces is shipped by rail and truck from mills in Michigan, eastern parts of Canada and the U.S. Softwood pine ... (11/13/2015)
  • Plywood Has Changed Design And Structure Of Homes Extremely - it has changed little. But its use in home building has changed the design and structure of homes radically. Here's a review to help you understand the types and applications of plywoods that are available. SOFTWOOD-VENEER PLYWOOD Softwood-veneer plywood ... (05/10/1998)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $208,315 on Softwood Veneer & Plywood Manufacturing. It has awarded 42 contracts to 5 companies, with an average value of $41,663 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:
Panels, softwood plywood, manufacturing, Softwood plywood composites manufacturing, Veneer mills, softwood, Prefinished softwood plywood manufacturing, Plywood, softwood faced, faced with nonwood materials, Softwood veneer or plywood manufacturing, etc.

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