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Lumber Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Lumber Wholesaling in the US

Despite the presence of several buyers, residential construction and retailers remain the single largest sources of demand for the Lumber Wholesaling industry. Improved downstream demand has caused an increase in lumber prices, raising selling prices and buoying both revenue and profit over the five-year period. However, despite improving demand conditions, the overall number of companies in the industry has fallen, triggered by the exit of numerous small-scale operators and consolidation among the larger and more successful incumbents. Nevertheless, the industry remains highly fragmented with a low market share concentration. The majority of lumber wholesalers still work alone or employ fewer than five people and operate within a localized radius. The Lumber Wholesaling industry is expected to continue its growth over the next five years in line with positive construction market conditions. In turn, construction markets will be fueled by rising disposable incomes and improving business confidence.

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 nonwood roofing and siding materials, nor does it include establishments that distribute timber and timber products, such as railroad ties, logs, firewood and pulpwood. However, it does include distributors of nonwood doors, windows and frames and distributors of metal millwork.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Housing starts
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools for the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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