Out on a limb: Supply constraints are forecast to curb industry revenue growth in future years

The Forestry and Logging industry has generally performed well over the past five years, despite some major revenue fluctuations. Industry revenue surged in 2013-14 and 2015-16, despite low growth or declines in other years, as increased building construction activity drove steady demand growth from timber processors. Higher pricing for logs and timber also contributed to overall revenue growth over the past five years.Industry revenue is expected rise at an annualised 8.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $5.5 billion. This growth is despite an anticipated revenue fall of 5.3% in 2017-18, due to weaker residential building construction activity, lower domestic timber prices and reduced demand from local sawmills...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 13-18
8.9%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
12,495
Businesses
4,199

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Greater output, higher prices and stronger demand have contributed to strong revenue growth over the past five years
  • Over-logging is still occurring in many regions across Australia
  • Anticipated higher timber prices will boost revenue growth and bolster profit margins
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Forestry and Logging industry is in a growth stage of its economic life cycle. Industry value-added (IVA), a measure of an industry's contribution to the economy, is projected to increase at an annualised 7.3% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This rate is higher than projected annualised GDP growth of 2.6% over the same period. This trend is characteristic of a growth industry, with higher demand and prices contributing to a strong industry performance over the past five years.Some product innovation occurs in the industry through experimentation with different tree species, and different methods of growing and maintaining timber plantations. Tec...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Forestry and Logging Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Must hold quota
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from log sawmilling and Demand from residential building construction in the Forestry and Logging industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Forestry and Logging Industry?

    Companies in the industry manage and log native forest and timber plantations. The industry also provides related services such as timber hewing and shaping. Forestry support services such as pest management and forest planting are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Plantation softwood logs
  • Plantation hardwood logs
  • Forestry services
  • Native hardwood logs
  • Other forest products
  • Industry Activities
  • Firewood cutting
  • Logging
  • Pole hewing
  • Post shaping
  • Railway sleeper hewing
  • Forest timber shaping
  • Timber hewing
  • Forest product gathering
  • Forestry growing operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from log sawmilling
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Domestic price of timber
  • Volume of wood harvested
  • Demand from wooden structural component manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Industry participation
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Environmental issues
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets and timber prices
  • Supply constraints
  • International trade
  • Table: Forestry and Logging Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Log Sawmilling
  • Wood Chipping
  • Timber Resawing and Dressing
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm and Construction Machinery Wholesaling
  • Forestry Support Services
  • Machine Tool and Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Forestry services
  • Plantation softwood logs
  • Plantation hardwood logs
  • Native hardwood logs
  • Other forest products
  • Chart: Forestry and Logging Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Forest management organisations
  • Sawmilling companies
  • Timber resawing and redressing companies
  • Wood chipping companies
  • Export markets
  • Other companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Forestry and Logging Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Forestry and Logging

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Hancock Victorian Plantations Holdings Pty Limited, Forestry Corporation of NSW,
  • Table: Hancock Victorian Plantations Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Forestry Corporation of NSW - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Forestry and 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 Forestry and Logging Industry
    Includes:
  • 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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hardwood
  • Timber used for flooring, construction components and fine paper.
  • Hewing
  • A process that converts a log from its rounded form into a squared-off or flat piece of wood using a chainsaw or axe.
  • Softwood
  • Timber used for newsprint, tissues, cardboard, furniture and some building components.
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