The Lumber Wholesaling industry distributes lumber, millwork and engineered wood products to construction contractors, home improvement stores and hardware stores. Over the past five years, a volatile and tenuous residential construction market has undermined industry growth. In the next five years, new residential construction is expected to remain weak, though residential renovation will be stronger. Meanwhile, market saturation and high lumber costs will likely keep profit margins at bay.
This industry distributes a range of lumber, plywood, millwork and wood panel products to contractors, home improvement stores and hardware stores. The industry does not include wholesalers that distribute roofing and siding materials that are not made out of wood, nor does it include establishments that distribute timber and timber products, such as logs and pulpwood.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.