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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$10bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
37,114
Businesses
5,301
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 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

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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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