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Forest Support Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Forest Support Services Market Research Report | NAICS 11531 | Mar 2016

Lost in the forest: Despite rebounding downstream markets, less outsourcing will inhibit growth

The Forest Support Services 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite rising residential construction, downstream markets are weaning their reliance on support services, causing the industry to grow sluggishly in the five years to 2016. Moving forward, forest support service providers are expected to generate some revenue from outsourced firefighting and pest control operations; however, this trend will be insufficient to offset reduced demand from primary private markets. In addition, increasing vertical integration by key downstream markets will threaten the industry over the next five years. As a result, slow but steady revenue losses are expected to continue, signaling the long-term decline of this industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Forest support service operators tend to locate in proximity to large timber tracts, for which they can provide more immediate and cost-effective services. As a result, industry establishments are concentrated in the Southeast and the West regions, commensurate with the distribution of forestland in the United States.


The vast majority of forest support services operators are located in the Southeast region, which accounts for 41.3% of industry operators, according to the latest data from the Statistics of US Businesses. The top states in terms of operators are Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. The Southeast has historically been a major lumber producer given its relatively warm winters and level terrain... purchase to read more


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What is the Forest Support Services Industry?

Operators in this industry assist downstream timber and logging operators in timber valuation, forestry economics and forest protection. Key support activities include the estimation of timber, forest firefighting, forest pest control and reforestation. Companies may also provide clients with consultation and research services.

Industry Products
Forest research and consultingForest firefighting and pest controlTimber resource estimating and mapping
Industry Activities
Forest research and consultingForest firefighting and pest controlTimber resource estimation and reforestation

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