Logging in Canada: Market Research Report

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Logging in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 11331CA | Dec 2015

Out of the woods: Despite pest infestation and declining paper production, industry demand will rise

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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 boosted demand for timber, and the industry has been able to increase its harvest to meet downstream forest products manufacturers' needs. In the coming years, depleted forests and a continued decline in demand from paper mills are expected to hinder revenue growth. Nevertheless, forecasts for construction activity are strong, and Canadian loggers will experience ongoing demand from residential construction markets in both Canada and the United States... 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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