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Logging in the US: Market Research Report

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Logging Market Research Report | NAICS 11331 | Aug 2014

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
Revenue
$11bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.1%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
53,129
Businesses
8,807
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 Investment Chapter

The US Logging industry has a medium level of capital intensity. Capital investment is mainly in vehicles and logging equipment. Typical logging equipment includes: logging trucks, chippers, stump cutters, log skidders, log splitters, delimbers, grinders and saws. Capital investment declined partly due to downsizing among industry operators. Furthermore, during the recession companies delayed upgrading their equipment and vehicles, in an effort to cut operating expenses.

Although capital investment declined at a faster rate, industry operators also reduced labor expenses over the past five years. The number of employees and the industry's wage costs have increased during the past five years, although not as quickly as revenue... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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 a result, 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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