Logging in the US: Market Research Report

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Logging Market Research Report | NAICS 11331 | Aug 2013

Knock on wood: An expected recovery in the construction markets will boost industry demand

The Logging market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Faced with lower demand from downstream residential construction, remodeling activity and paper manufacturing, logging companies' revenue declined considerably over the past five years, although the industry picked up again in 2012 and 2013 due to renewed demand from downstream industries. Renewed residential construction and remodeling activity since 2010 have positively influenced the industry because logging companies supply downstream industries with sawlogs, the raw material used to make the requisite planks and boards for the majority of new houses built. Demand conditions for the Logging industry are expected to continue improving through 2018... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Although logging companies operate throughout all regions of the United States, the majority of operators are located in the Southeast and the West. The distribution of industry operators is based on the available acres of forestland, as well as the proximity to pulp, paper and wood product manufacturers. Furthermore, logging companies are more likely to be located near private forestland rather than public forestlands, because public timber stands are more likely to be protected for environmental reasons.


The majority of logging companies are centered in the Southeast region. The Southeast has historically been a major lumber producer given its relatively warm winters and level terrain... purchase to read more


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What is the Logging Industry?

Logging companies buy and lease log-harvesting equipment and vehicles and use them to fell trees. The trees are then transported as sawlogs to sawmills and pulp mills. The industry excludes breeding, planting or growing trees; as such, companies are classified under the Timber Services industry (IBISWorld industry report 11311). Companies that truck timber are categorized under Local Specialized Freight Trucking (IBISWorld industry report 48422).

Industry Products
Softwood logs and boltsHardwood logs and boltsPulpwoodOther roundwood products
Industry Activities
Cutting timberTransporting timberProducing wood chips in the field

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