Strong growth: The industry will benefit from rising timber prices and less import competition

The Forestry and Logging industry encompasses numerous activities that take place throughout the woodland areas of the United Kingdom, with a large proportion of activity concentrated in Scotland. The main activities of the industry include the planting of new trees, the management and maintenance of forested areas, and the felling and production of logs and poles. Over the past five years, the industry's performance has been strengthened by rising demand from sawmills and strong construction activity.Industry revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.7% over the five years through 2019-20 to reach £1.4 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Residential construction has boosted demand, as industry products are needed for this activity
  • High industry profit margins and low barriers to entry have supported growing operator numbers
  • Failure to replant woodlands following harvests places the industry at risk of losing output
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Forestry and Logging industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the four largest firms estimated to account for 17.6% of industry revenue in 2019-20. The industry is fragmented in its composition, with a large proportion of operators being sole traders or small businesses employing a very small number of workers. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2018, 84.5% of industry enterprises employed fewer than five people. In contrast, only 0.6% of operators employed 50 or more people. Over the past five years, the industry's market share concentration is anticipated to have remained relatively stable. Mar...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Forestry & Logging Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to clearly specify requirements to suppliers/contractors
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from sawmilling and wood planing and Real government consumption expenditure in the Forestry & Logging industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Forestry & Logging Industry?

    Firms in this industry are involved in a wide range of forestry and logging activities. These include growing standing timber in natural and planted forests; forest timber nursery operations; the logging and production of timber for wood-based manufacturing industries; the gathering of wild-growing, non-wood products, such as mushrooms, truffles, berries and nuts; and forestry support services, such as forestry inventories, management, consultancy, firefighting and pest control.

    Industry Products
  • New plantings
  • Restocking
  • Logging
  • Forestry support services
  • Industry Activities
  • Planting, replanting, transplanting, thinning and conserving of forests and timber tracts
  • Growing of coppice, pulpwood and firewood
  • Operating forest tree nurseries
  • Producing roundwood
  • Gathering and producing wood and forest harvesting residues for energy
  • Gathering wild non-wood products
  • Forestry support services
  • Logging support services
  • 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 sawmilling and wood planing
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Exchange rate - euros per pound
  • Real household disposable income
  • Timber price index
  • Total value of construction

  • Current Performance
  • Building demand
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Timber trade
  • Replanting margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Falling behind
  • Referendum effect
  • Branching out
  • Employment trends
  • Table: Forestry & Logging Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sawmilling & Wood Planing
  • Veneer Sheet & Wood-Based Panel Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural & Forestry Machinery Manufacturing
  • Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Restocking
  • New plantings
  • Forestry support services
  • Logging
  • Other
  • Chart: Forestry & Logging Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Government
  • Manufacturing and construction
  • Commercial
  • Agriculture
  • Households
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Forestry & 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 & Logging

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Forestry & Logging Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Tilhill Forestry Ltd, Scottish Woodlands Ltd,
  • Table: Tilhill Forestry Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Scottish Woodlands Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Forestry & 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 & Logging Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Exports (2011-2025)
  • Imports (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Planting new woods and forests. This includes direct seeding or natural regeneration, planting Christmas trees or short rotation coppice.
  • Board Feet
  • A unit of volume for timber equal to 144 cubic inches.
  • Broadleaf
  • Broadleaf trees are hardwood plants with broad leaves.
  • Conifer
  • Conifers are cone-bearing softwood trees that usually have needle-like leaves.
  • Deforestation
  • Felling woodland to use the land for a different purpose.
  • Forestry Quarries
  • Quarrying to obtain materials required for forest road works on land that is used or will be used for forestry purposes.
  • Roundwood
  • Timber that has not been squared off by sawing or hewing. It can be used for poles.
  • Silviculture
  • The growing and cultivation of trees.
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