Forestry and Logging in Australia - Market Research Report

Forestry and Logging industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 5.7%

The Forestry and Logging industry has generally performed well over the past five years, despite some large revenue fluctuations from year to year. Industry revenue surged in 2015-16 as increased residential building construction activity and a large increase in harvested wood volumes contributed to strongly rising demand from timber processors. Mixed growth in residential building construction over subsequent years resulted in several years of revenue declines. Furthermore, 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 3.7% over the five years through 2019-20, to reach $4.8 billion. However, revenue is anticipated to fall by 2.3% in the curr...
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Forestry and Logging industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Revenue growth for the Forestry and Logging industry is forecast to slow over the next five years. Industry revenue is projected to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to reach $X.X billion. Steadily rising demand from downstream markets, particularly residential building construction and some wood products manufacturing industries, is expected to underpin the industry's performance. Timber prices are anticipated to rise over the period, assisting revenue growth as logging volumes rise, and bolstering profit margins. However, purchase and transport costs are projected to rise as a share of revenue, constraining profit growth. Additionally, import competition is expected to rise as export growth slows, constraining revenue g...
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Forestry and Logging industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $5bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 4,609
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 12,214

Biggest companies in the Forestry and Logging industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Forestry and Logging in Australia industry include Hancock Victorian Plantations Holdings Pty Limited and Forestry Corporation of NSW.

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What is Forestry and Logging industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • Plantation softwood logs
  • Plantation hardwood logs
  • Forestry services
  • Native hardwood logs
  • Other forest products

Industry Activities

  • Forest management
  • Logging
  • Firewood cutting
  • Pole hewing
  • Post shaping
  • Railway sleeper hewing
  • Forest timber shaping
  • Timber hewing
  • Forest product gathering
  • Forestry growing operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main Activities

  • Forest management
  • Logging
  • Firewood cutting
  • Pole hewing
  • Post shaping
  • Railway sleeper hewing
  • Forest timber shaping
  • Timber hewing
  • Forest product gathering
  • Forestry growing operation

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Log sawmilling companies are a large downstream market for felled timber. These operators cut large logs into smaller sizes and sell the wood to other dow...
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Demand from log sawmilling
Demand from residential building construction
Domestic price of timber
Volume of wood harvested

Current Performance

Revenue and profitability
Environmental issues
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Supply constraints
International trade
 Table: Forestry and Logging in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Forestry and Logging in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Log Sawmilling in Australia
Wood Chipping in Australia
Timber Resawing and Dressing in Australia
Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Forestry Support Services in Australia
Machine Tool and Parts Manufacturing in Australia
Farm and Construction Machinery Wholesaling in Australia




Products & Services

The Forestry and Logging industry's main sources of revenue come from providing forestry services, and marketing native forest and plantation timber. Tree...
Sawmilling companies
Timber resawing and redressing companies
Export markets
Wood chipping companies
Other companies

Demand Determinants

Demand for new plantings, plantation forests and future timber needs strongly influence demand for forestry services. Downstream demand for timber logs pr...
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Major Markets

Sawmilling companies
Timber resawing and redressing companies
Export markets
Wood chipping companies
Other companies


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Forestry and Logging in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Forestry and Logging industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration. The industry's four largest players are estimated to acco...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Forestry and Logging in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Forestry and Logging in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP) Holdings Pty Limited is a foreign-owned proprietary company that primarily manages forest plantations in Victoria. The...
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Hancock Victorian Plantations

 Table: Hancock Victorian Plantations - financial performance

Forestry Corporation

 Table: Forestry Corporation - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry is moderately capital intensive. For every dollar spent on wages in 2019-20, a projected $0.28 is invested in capital plant, equipment and ve...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Forestry and Logging in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Forestry and Logging in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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