For the trees: Improved construction markets will benefit industry operators

The Timber Services industry manages tracts of timberland and sells standing timber to downstream wood, paper and pulp product manufacturing industries. Most timber is ultimately used in downstream residential construction markets; therefore, the industry has benefited over the past five years from robust growth in the US housing market. As unemployment has fallen and mortgage rates have remained low, housing starts have surged. Recovering downstream demand for timber has pushed up prices and profit over the past five years, encouraging many timber operators, particularly nonemploying, family-owned tracts, to sell stumpage rights and thus re-enter the industry...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Recovering downstream demand has pushed up prices and profit, encouraging operators to re-enter the industry
  • The residential construction market is the largest destination for timber
  • The residential construction market provides the largest source of demand for timber
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Timber Services industry has medium barriers to entry, primarily the government regulations and policies with which industry operators must comply. Industry regulations primarily focus on environmental factors and include: the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act, which regulate the use of fire, chemicals, timber extraction in timber tracts. Nonetheless, qualified entrants can and do make use of the vast industry assistance available. Assistance comes from the US Forest Service, the Sustainable Forestry Implementation Committee and the National Resources Conservation Service...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Timber Services Industry

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

  • Proximity to transport
  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Demand from wood product manufacturing in the Timber Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Timber Services Industry?

    The Timber Services industry manages timber tracts for the purpose of selling standing timber. A timber tract is a parcel of land used for growing timber for harvesting on a long rotation cycle (more than 10 years). The industry does not include Christmas trees, which are grown on short rotation cycles. This industry also does not include revenue from logging operations.

    Industry Products
  • Softwood
  • Hardwood
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling standing timber to logging operators
  • Planting seedlings
  • Pest control and firefighting services
  • Other timber maintenance services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Demand from wood product manufacturing
  • Demand from paper manufacturing
  • Price of sawmill lumber
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Demand and profit
  • Downstream competition
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Steady demand from housing
  • Threats to timberland
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Timber Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Logging
  • Sawmills & Wood Production
  • Wood Paneling Manufacturing
  • Millwork
  • Wood Product Manufacturing
  • Prefabricated Home Manufacturing
  • Wood Pallets & Skids Production
  • Wood Pulp Mills
  • Land Leasing
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling
  • Forest Support Services

  • Products & Services
  • Softwood
  • Hardwood
  • Chart: Timber Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • The housing market
  • Going paperless
  • Going global
  • Legislation

  • Major Markets
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging and shipping
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Timber Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesLabor and capitalOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Timber Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Timber Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Rayonier Inc., Weyerhaeuser Co.,
  • Table: Rayonier Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Weyerhaeuser Co. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Timber Services 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 Timber Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of sawmill lumber (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • A tree that produces seeds that are encased in a fruit or hard shell. Examples include oak, maple, birch and willow trees.
  • Lumber
  • Wood, cut from timber, at any part of the manufacturing process.
  • Sawlog
  • The part of the tree that will be processed at a sawmill. It is the most financially valuable part of the tree.
  • Softwood
  • A tree that produces seeds that fall to the ground without an outer shell or fruit to encase them. Examples include pine, cedar and fir.
  • Timber Tract
  • A parcel of land used for the purpose of growing timber for harvesting on a long rotation cycle (more than 10 years).
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