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Logging in Canada: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Logging in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 11331CA | Sep 2016

Out of the woods: Industry demand will rise despite pest infestation and declining paper production

IBISWorld’s Logging market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Logging industry has a low level of market share concentration, with no single company holding more than 5.0% of the industry's revenue. The logging industry is for the most part highly localized. Companies normally deliver logs and other wood products to mills within a 200-mile radius, and the average establishment in the industry has about four workers.

Furthermore, much of the logging done in Canada is conducted on a contract basis. According to the latest data available from Statistics Canada, in 2013, 61.1% of industry establishments were loggers that operated on a contract basis, cutting timber on a fee, often from a downstream wood products manufacturer looking to outsource logging operations... 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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