Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Logging industry is strongly tied to activity in the downstream housing market, therefore, when the residential construction market began to recover during the five years to 2014, industry revenue benefited. In addition, exports have exhibited phenomenal growth, most of which has come from China, boosting industry demand. In the five years to 2019, demand conditions for the Logging industry are expected to continue improving. Demand will be driven by strong growth in the number of housing starts and home improvement spending. However, paper manufacturing, another major buyer of wood products, is forecast to slow over the next five years due to the continued trend toward electronic communication, threatening revenue growth... 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 by environmental legislation.
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