Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Veneer, Plywood and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing - 32121

Definition

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing softwood and hardwood veneer and plywood; structural wood members, except lumber; and reconstituted wood panel products. Veneer is produced as a thin sheet of wood of uniform thickness by peeling or slicing logs.

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    Plywood is produced by gluing and compressing together, three or more sheets of veneer, with the grain of alternate sheets usually laid crosswise. Structural wood members are made by laminating, joining and assembling wood components according to specified engineering design criteria. Reconstituted wood panel products are produced by processes involving pressure, adhesives and binders. The laminated products produced in this industry may have layers of materials other than wood.

    Exclusions

    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    manufacturing solid wood structural members, such as dimension lumber and timber; and preserving
    purchased plywood (see 32111 Sawmills and wood preservation)
    manufacturing containers, such as fruit baskets and boxes, from veneer made in the same establishment
    (see 321920 Wood container and pallet manufacturing)
    fabricating structural wood members at construction sites (see 23 Construction)
    manufacturing solid wood structural members, such as dimension lumber and timber (see 321111 Sawmills
    (except shingle and shake mills))
    manufacturing gypsum board (see 327420 Gypsum product manufacturing)

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View financial data for 2016 based on industry averages for SME's.

Average revenue

$1.1
million

Profitable

73.3%

Find total salary data for 2016.

Salaries

$1.0
billion

Find 2016 data, such as net revenues, shipments, value added, and cost by category.

Net revenue

$783.6
million

Shipments

$6.5
billion

Value added

$2.6
billion

Access 2017 trade information on imports and exports.

Exports

$4.2
billion

Imports

$1.5
billion
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