Weak growth: Reduced total plantation area has stifled demand for industry services

IBISWorld’s Forestry Support Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for forestry services has grown sluggishly due to reduced native forest logging
  • Demand for log harvest planning, soil maintenance and pruning and thinning has risen
  • As Australian plantation area falls, the demand for industry services is projected to decline

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Forestry Support Services industry provides plantation, maintenance and research services to the forestry sector. Demand for forestry services has grown sluggishly over the past five years from a low base in 2011-12. Weak demand growth has been due to fewer plantations being established, reduced native forest logging and a weaker economic climate. These factors have reduced demand for reforestation, plantings, maintenance and pest control services. Plantation area increased strongly each year through the 2000s, but has since stalled due to the collapse of forestry managed investment schemes. Australia’s total plantation area decreased from 2.01 million hectares in 2009-10 to 1.97 million hectares in 2014-15...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Forestry Support Services industry provides plantation, maintenance, pest control, research and consultancy services for the forestry sector. The industry’s performance depends on forestry and logging demand, particularly in relation to new plantation and reforestation, and forestry maintenance. Over the past five years, demand for forestry support services has partially recovered from earlier declines. However, an almost complete halt in plantation establishment and a declining plantation area have constrained this growth. This has reduced demand for forestry maintenance, pest-control services, research and consultancy. How..

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    Additional Insights for the Forestry Support Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Forestry Support Services Industry 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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    Industry Products

    What is the Forestry Support Services Industry?

    Companies in the industry provide services such as 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 and plantings
    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

    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
  • Availability of plantation trees
  • Demand from forestry and logging
  • Demand from wood product manufacturing
  • Public concerns over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Forest plantings
  • Profit trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue forecast
  • Plantation buybacks
  • Profit and employment
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Forestry
  • Logging

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

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

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Government
  • Forestry companies
  • Wood product companies
  • Primary producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Forestry Support Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Contractor costs
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Quintis Ltd
  • Table: Quintis Ltd - financial performance

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

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