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

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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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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

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The Logging industry 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 Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act, which regulate the use of fire, chemicals, timber extraction in timber tracts. Although there is a high level of regulation, the industry does gain from industry assistance from the US Forest Service, the Sustainable Forestry Implementation Committee, and the National Resources Conservation Service, as well as some trade protection policies... 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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