Pulp friction: Pest infestation and show growth in US housing starts will hinder revenue growth

Following a decade of uneven performance over the years leading up to the reporting period in response to declining harvest levels due to damage caused to domestic forestland by the mountain pine beetle, the industry has stabilized over the past five years. Harvest levels grew steadily during the reporting period, and the industry has benefited from strong growth in residential housing markets both domestically and in the United States, which imports significant quantities of downstream lumber products. Over the next five years, the industry is forecast to continue to grow in response to rising housing starts in the United States. However, US housing starts are forecast to increase more slowly, and domestic housing starts are forecast to decline, which will constrain revenue growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Mountain pine beetles have devastated forests in the past and pose a lingering threat to the industry
  • Many operators found markets in East Asia, where timber commands a higher price
  • Uncertain trade relations with the United States will complicate industry performance
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Logging industry in Canada has medium barriers to entry, primarily given the number of regulations and policies that logging companies must comply with as well as the high level of competition within the industry. Industry regulations primarily focus on environmental factors and include: the Species at Risk Act, the Fisheries Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Forestry Act, which regulate environmental impact on timber tracts and harvesting operations. Although there is a high level of regulation, the industry does gain assistance from the Canadian Forest Service and industry associations like the Forest Products Association of Canada.Start-up costs vary depending on the scale of operations, as well as location differences. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Logging Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Logging Industry are

  • Downstream ownership links
  • Must hold quota
  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from wood product manufacturing and Demand from paper mills in the Logging industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Logging Industry?

    Operators in this industry buy and lease log harvesting equipment and vehicles, which they then use to fell trees. The trees are then transported as sawlogs to sawmills and pulp mills. Companies that are primarily engaged in the breeding, planting or growing of trees are excluded from this industry and are instead classified under the Timber Services NAICS code 11311.

    Industry Products
  • Softwood logs and bolts
  • Hardwood logs and bolts
  • Pulpwood
  • Industry Activities
  • Cutting timber
  • Transporting timber
  • Producing wood chips in the forest
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from wood product manufacturing
  • Demand from paper mills
  • Price of wood products
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Housing starts

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Lumber dispute and government intervention
  • International trade
  • Threats and industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Uncertain demand, despite downstream construction growth
  • Mountain pine beetle epidemic
  • Forest stewardship
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Logging Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Logging Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sawmills & Wood Production in Canada
  • Wood Panelling Manufacturing in Canada
  • Paper Mills in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers in Canada
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Local Specialized Freight Trucking in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Softwood logs and bolts
  • Hardwood logs and bolts
  • Pulpwood
  • Other
  • Chart: Logging Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • North American housing market
  • Electronic age
  • Global competition

  • Major Markets
  • Sawmills
  • Pulp mills
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Logging Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationRent and utilities
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Logging

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Logging Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Canfor Corporation, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.,
  • Table: Canfor Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Logging Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Logging Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Housing Starts (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Annual Allowable Cut (Aac)
  • The annual level of harvest allowed on a particular area of provincial Crown land during a specific number of years. (Harvests on federal and private lands are not regulated the same way.)
  • Bolt
  • A short, round section of a log.
  • Crown Land
  • Land owned by either federal or provincial governments.
  • Sawlog
  • The greater-in-diameter and straighter part of a tree stem processed at a sawmill; the most financially valuable part of a tree.
  • Silviculture
  • The practice of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of forests and woodlands to meet various needs.
  • Stumpage
  • A fee paid to the landowner, often a provincial government, for the timber harvested within it. Stumpage rates often vary by region and species.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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