Bark in business: Industry revenue has grown over the past five years due to increasing exports

IBISWorld’s Forestry and Logging market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The high exit rate of industry enterprises has been exacerbated by the lack of new entrants
  • Over-logging is still occurring in many regions across Australia
  • Anticipated higher timber prices will boost revenue growth and bolster profit margins

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Forestry and Logging industry has generally performed well over the past five years, despite some revenue fluctuation. The industry's revenue declined in 2012-13 as downstream demand from timber processors weakened, and a high Australian dollar stifled export growth, even in the face of strong demand from China. However, industry revenue surged in 2013-14, and continued to grow over the two years to 2015-16, as increased building construction activity drove steady demand growth from timber processors.

    The industry's export revenue has grown substantially since 2013-14, as a depreciating Australian dollar and the increasing need for building materials in China have driven international demand. Industry revenue is expected grow at an annualised 4.1%...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry is characterised by high barriers to entry, which have remained relatively steady over the past five years. Entry barriers are high due to government regulations that restrict access to native forests for commercial logging purposes. Licences are required to log native forests and are subject to stringent terms and conditions, while geographic boundaries can also make it difficult for new firms to enter the industry. The payment of fees and royalties can restrict or limit entry for new firms, which reduces competition and benefits existing forestry and logging companies.

    The practices of existing participants enhance entry barriers. Man..

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    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 to reduce 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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    Industry Products

    What is the Forestry and Logging Industry?

    Industry companies 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
    Plantation hardwood
    Forestry services
    Native hardwood
    Other products
    Industry Activities
    Firewood cutting
    Pole hewing
    Post shaping
    Railway sleeper hewing
    Forest timber shaping
    Timber hewing
    Forest product gathering
    Forestry growing operation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Plantation hardwood
  • Native hardwood
  • Other products
  • Chart: Forestry and Logging Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

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

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

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

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Forestry and Logging Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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