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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 Investment Chapter

The Logging industry has a relatively high level of capital intensity. Capital investment is mainly in vehicles and logging equipment. Typical logging equipment includes logging trucks, chippers, stump cutters, log skidders, log splitters, delimbers, grinders and saws. Investment in capital equipment declined in the early part of the past five years as demand was depressed, and operators had more equipment than they could use. However, as production picked back up, companies were more likely to invest in capital equipment to mechanize their businesses, relying less on a large staff of specialized workers.

Although capital investment declined, industry operators also reduced labour expenses over the past five years... 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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