Logging in Canada: Market Research Report

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Logging in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 11331CA | Aug 2014

Rolling along: Strong construction activity will bolster industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Logging market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2014, demand for timber has grown after falling to a recessionary low in 2009. Growth in residential construction in North America, as well as China, has stoked the flames for this growth, resulting in an increase in industry revenue. However, a mountain pine beetle epidemic in the Boreal forests of western Canada has killed or damaged large swaths of trees in the region, depleting the value of Canadian timber produced by the industry, stifling revenue growth. In the five years to 2019, the Logging industry is expected to continue growing, mostly due to increased demand for construction lumber. Nevertheless, depleted forests and a continued decline in demand from paper mills will hinder growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Western Canada

British Columbia has the largest share of industry establishments. The Pacific Northwest in both the United States and Canada has been a stronghold for logging and forestry industries for the past century. Logging operators moved west in search of forest resources to harvest timber, and they found vast, large forests in British Columbia. Through the 20th century, as the Logging industry grew, forest products companies tended to set up shop in the region. Today some of the largest Canadian forest products companies including West Fraser Co and Canfor Corporation are headquartered in Vancouver, and the region on both sides of the border is full of sawmills ready to receive logs... purchase to read more


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What is the Logging Industry?

This industry buys and leases log-harvesting equipment and vehicles and uses them to fell trees. The trees are then transported as sawlogs to sawmills and pulp mills. The industry excludes companies that are primarily engaged in breeding, planting or growing trees.

Industry Products
Softwood logs and bolts Hardwood logs and boltsPulpwood
Industry Activities
Cutting timberTransporting timberProducing wood chips in the forest

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