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