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 9.4% annually over the past five years to $24.9 billion in 2018. Industry revenue experienced lower growth of 3.5% in 2012 due to the economic slowdown in China. After the economic slowdown in China in 2012, a recovery began in 2013 with industry revenue growing 9.4% to $15.9 billion and in 2014, industry revenue grew 10.6% to $17.6 billion. In 2015, industry revenue grew 9.9% to $19.3 billion...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

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 Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Government regulationsGovernment regulations make it difficult for new firms to enter this industry. The extensive level of government regulations concerning access to natural forests for commercial timber purposes makes it costly and time-consuming for a potential new entrant to gain approval to the industry. Timber logging licenses are required, which are subject to stringent terms and conditions, as well as fees and royalties.Access to raw materialsAccess to raw materials is restricted, which imposes entry barriers on new firms. Access to raw material is becoming more difficult due to the depletion of existing forests and environmental concerns.ContractsPractices of existing participants also serve to compound barriers. The...purchase to read more.

    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
  • Pulpwood
  • Hardwood logs
  • Other roundwood products
  • Industry Activities
  • Felling trees
  • Short-distance transportation of logs
  • Provisional storage of logs
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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 wagesInternational tradeIndustry challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

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

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

  • 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
    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
    China Longjiang Forest Industry (Group) General Corporation, China 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

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Logging Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)
  • Log Output (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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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