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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • China is currently the largest importer of logs in the world
  • Log output will increase as fast-growing forest becomes available for logging
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    As a rapidly growing economy, China has been experiencing strong demand for wood materials. Real estate industries, infrastructure construction and furniture manufacturing industries are currently the major end consumers of logs, wood and timber in China. Local forest resources are scarce; therefore, the Logging industry relies considerably on imports.

    Industry revenue has been growing 10.5% annually over the past five years to $22.7 billion in 2017. Industry revenue experienced lower growth of 3.5% in 2012 due to the economic slowdown in China. A recovery began in 2013 with industry revenue growing 9.4% to $15.1 billion and in 2014, industry revenue grew 10.6% to $16.7 billion. In 2015, ndustry revenue grew 10.5% to $18.4 billion...

    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Logging uses significant amounts of labor but expensive machinery and equipment are also required for log extraction and transportation. For every dollar spent on wages, including management and administration costs, about 44.4 cents are invested in capital.

    One of the major inputs involved in various logging and harvesting activities is labor, which is needed to undertake a variety of physical work. Although the work is relatively unsophisticated, average wages are moderate due to the remote and dangerous nature of the work.

    At the same time, however, logging practices require various capital equipment items such as chainsaws, bulldozers, haulage trucks, skidders, loaders, trailers and grinders. The..

    Additional Insights for the Logging Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Logging Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Must hold quota
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labor
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Availability of Trees - Natural and Plantations - Total and Secondary Industry Markets - Manufactures - Wood - Total in the Logging industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Logging Industry?

    The Logging industry in China purchases and leases harvesting equipment and machinery from relevant service providers and uses them to fell trees. Simple further processing procedures such as tree delimbing, topping and bucking are also included in this industry. The industry does not plant or grow trees, nor does it manage the forests from which logs are derived.

    Industry Products
    Softwood logs
    Hardwood logs
    Other roundwood products
    Industry Activities
    Felling trees
    Short-distance transportation of logs
    Provisional storage of logs

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Availability of Trees - Natural and Plantations - Total
  • Secondary Industry Markets - Manufactures - Wood - Total
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Timber - Logs, bolts, timber and pulpwood
  • Legislative Compliance Requirements - Logging
  • Competition from Substitutes - Architectural Aluminum Product mfg
  • Environmental Considerations - Forestry and Logging

  • Current Performance
  • Enterprises, employment and wages
  • International trade
  • Industry challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Enterprises, employment and wages
  • International trade
  • Table: Logging Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Logging Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sawmills

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Equipment Manufacturing
  • Farming Machinery Manufacturing
  • Freight Trucking

  • Products & Services
  • Softwood logs
  • Pulpwood
  • Hardwood logs
  • Other roundwood products
  • Chart: Logging Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream activities
  • Level of economic development
  • Consumer preferences
  • Availability of forest resources

  • Major Markets
  • Sawmills
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Logging Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Logging

  • Basis of Competition
  • Pricing
  • Access to forest resources
  • Technological efficiency
  • Product quality
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Logging Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    China Longjiang Forest Industry (Group) General CorporationChina Inner Mongolia Forestry Industry Group Co., Ltd.Greater Higgnan Mountains Forestry Group Co., Ltd.China Jilin Forestry Industry Group Co., Ltd.
  • Table: China Longjiang Forest Industry (Group) General Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: China Inner Mongolia Forestry Industry Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Greater Higgnan Mountains Forestry Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: China Jilin Forestry Industry Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Logging Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Logging Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Log Output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Wood obtained from temperate deciduous trees, such as oak, or from tropical evergreens such as teak, mahogany, and ebony.
  • Pulpwood
  • Timber grown with the principal purpose of making wood pulp for paper production.
  • Softwood
  • Wood obtained from coniferous trees, mainly of the pine and fir families.
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