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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
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth 08-13
1.3%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Employment
54,997
Businesses
8,974
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 Products Chapter

Companies within the Logging industry are primarily engaged in cutting timber and producing sawlogs. Loggers also produce woodchips in the field. Upon procuring these wood products, logging companies transport them to sawmills and wood pulp mills for further processing. The principal products produced by the industry include: softwood logs and bolts, hardwood logs and bolts, pulpwood and other roundwood products. The value of these product shares is determined by the volume of sales, as well as their average price. Due to the downturn in the residential housing market and reduced demand from downstream paper manufacturing industries, the average price of lumber products dipped during the recession, but has since rebounded... 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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