Supporting growth: Demand for forestry research and maintenance has benefited the industry

The Forestry Support Services industry mainly provides plantation, maintenance and research services to the forestry sector. Demand for forestry services has grown at a moderate rate over the past five years, due to greater research and consultancy demand being offset by few new plantations being established, and reduced native forest logging. These factors have affected demand growth for reforestation, plantings, maintenance and pest control services from the industry. New plantation area increased strongly each year through the 2000s, but has since stalled due to the collapse of forestry managed investment schemes (MIS) in the early 2010s. However, replanting in logged plantation areas has increased...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$772m
Annual Growth 14-19
2.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
3,809
Businesses
891
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for forestry services has grown steadily due to greater replanting and research needs
  • Research and conservation services have risen as a share of industry revenue
  • The continued weakness of the Australian dollar is projected to support timber demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Forestry services enterprises are predominantly located in Australia's forested areas. According to ABARES, the total commercial plantation estate in Australia was estimated at almost 2.0 million hectares in 2016-17 (latest available data). This is likely to be a similar result in the current year. The largest plantation areas are in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales. However, Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have the highest area of plantations as a proportion of land area.There is some correlation between plantation areas and industry establishment numbers as plantations require a great deal of industry services such as pruning and thinning, pest control and reforestation. Lar...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Forestry Support Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Forestry Support Services are:

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Market research and understanding
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Availability of plantation trees and Demand from forestry and logging in the Forestry Support Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Forestry Support Services Industry?

    Firms in the industry provide a range of support services to forestry enterprises. These services include forest reafforestation, conservation or plantation maintenance on a fee or contract basis. The industry also includes companies that operate forest nurseries and provide forestry research and consultancy services.

    Industry Products
  • Forest establishment services
  • Forest maintenance services
  • Forest research and consulting services
  • Industry Activities
  • Forest conservation services
  • Forest nursery operation
  • Forestry economics consulting and research services
  • Forest science research services
  • Growing nursery stock and seedlings for forests
  • Ground preparation and forest planting services
  • Silviculture contracting and reforestation services
  • Timber plantation and tract maintenance
  • Tree pruning and thinning services within forests
  • Weed and pest control services within forests
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Availability of plantation trees
  • Demand from forestry and logging
  • Volume of wood harvested
  • Demand from wood product manufacturing
  • Public concern over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profit
  • Mixed demand
  • Forest plantings
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand and profit
  • Plantation buybacks
  • Environmental consciousness
  • Table: Forestry Support Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Forestry and Logging

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Nursery Production
  • Trailer and Caravan Dealers

  • Products & Services
  • Forest maintenance services
  • Forest research and consulting services
  • Forest establishment services
  • Chart: Forestry Support Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Forestry companies
  • Government
  • Mining companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Forestry Support Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Contractor costs
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Forestry Support Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Forestry Support Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Forestry Support 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 Forestry Support Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Agroforestry
  • Growing trees for wood production and other agricultural pursuits.
  • Hectare
  • An area of 10,000 square metres, or 100 by 100 metres. There are 100 hectares in a square kilometre.
  • Native Forests
  • Indigenous forest types. The great majority of Australian forests are eucalypti.
  • Silviculture
  • Includes methods for maintaining and controlling forests, including the establishment and management of forest locations.
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