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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 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 11-16
1.0%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
32,680
Businesses
4,776
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 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 Timber Company 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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