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Forestry & Logging in the UK: Market Research Report

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Forestry & Logging Market Research Report | SIC A02.000 | Feb 2017

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IBISWorld’s Forestry & Logging market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Scottish Woodlands Ltd Scottish Woodlands Ltd market share
Tilhill Forestry Ltd Tilhill Forestry Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • An increase in the number of housing starts has boosted demand for industry products
  • Employment figures are expected to increase owing to higher demand for industry products
  • Trees are being harvested but not replaced, which could negatively affect the industry
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Forestry and Logging industry encompasses numerous activities that take place throughout the woodland areas of the United Kingdom, with a large concentration 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. In recent years, the industry has been strengthened by an improving economy. Trends in timber prices and construction activity influence the industry's performance.

IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.4% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £1.1 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is estimated to have a moderate level of capital intensity, which is expected to remain relatively stable over the five years through 2016-17. The industry produces a wide range of products and services. Accordingly, certain segments of the industry are more capital intensive than others. For example, the logging segment utilises a higher number of capital inputs, such as vehicles and equipment, while forestry support activities generally utilise a low level of capital inputs. On average across all industry operators, it is estimated that the capital-to-labour ratio is 1:5.31, indicating that for every £1.00 firms spend on capital, £5.31 is spent on labour. This is indicative of a moderate level of capital intensity.

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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 Real government consumption expenditure and Demand from sawmilling and wood planing in the Forestry & Logging industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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 plantingsRestockingLoggingForestry support services
    Industry Activities
    Planting, replanting, transplanting, thinning and conserving of forests and timber tractsGrowing of coppice, pulpwood and firewoodOperating forest tree nurseriesProducing roundwoodGathering and producing wood and forest harvesting residues for energyGathering wild non-wood productsForestry support servicesLogging support services

    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
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Demand from sawmilling and wood planing
  • Exchange rate - euros per pound
  • Timber price index
  • Total value of construction
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Current Performance
  • Housing builds demand
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Timber trade
  • Profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Falling behind on targets
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Forestry & Logging
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External Competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Forestry & Logging Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Tilhill Forestry Ltd
    Scottish Woodlands Ltd
  • Table: Tilhill Forestry Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Scottish Woodlands Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Forestry & Logging Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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
  • Planting new woods and forests. This includes direct seeding or natural regeneration, planting Christmas trees or short rotation coppice.
  • 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Forestry & Logging market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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