Logging in Canada: Market Research Report

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Logging in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 11331CA | Apr 2016

Out of the woods: Industry demand will rise despite pest infestation and declining paper production

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Logging industry in Canada supplies primary wood inputs to sawmills and paper mills for further processing. In the past five years, a boost in construction activity in the United States and Canada has strengthened demand for timber. However, a continued decline in paper usage has led demand from paper mills to plummet in the past five years, partially stemming revenue growth. Despite growing demand, threats to the industry loom. For the past two decades, an epidemic of mountain pine beetles has devastated forests in British Columbia and Alberta. Dead trees are still harvestable for eight to 12 years before they begin to deteriorate, but the vastly depleted stock is expected to catch up with the industry in the next five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Logging industry in Canada is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to decline at an annualized rate of 0.2% in the 10 years to 2021. By comparison, Canada's GDP is expected to grow an annualized 1.9% over the same period. The similar growth rates are an indication of a mature industry.

The majority of the industry's products are used as inputs for construction materials. While periodic swings in construction markets can cause the level of construction activity to decrease or increase dramatically, in the long run, construction is an integral part of the US and Canadian economies to which the industry supplies timber, and demand from this sector is here to stay... 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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