Logging on: Surging demand has caused many firms to harvest trees early, boosting revenue

Operators in the Forestry and Logging industry have benefited from strong trading conditions over the past five years. Growth in housing construction activity in Auckland and rebuilding efforts following the Christchurch earthquake have boosted domestic demand for construction timber. Additionally, strong export demand from construction markets in China, South Korea and India has boosted export volumes and domestic timber prices. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 6.4% over the five years through 2017-18. This includes growth of 3.3% in 2017-18, with revenue anticipated to reach $5.8 billion.Industry operators have benefited from a planting boom in the early 1980s. A...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong construction activity and surging overseas demand have boosted industry revenue
  • Strong growth in exports and domestic demand has strained New Zealand’s timber supply
  • Export revenue is forecast increase due to strong construction activity in China and India
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the New Zealand economy, is forecast to grow at an annualised 10.2% over the ten years through 2022-23. This represents a significant outperformance of the wider economy, which is projected to grow at an annualised 2.8% over the same period. This indicates that the Forestry and Logging industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle, as its share of New Zealand's economy is increasing. Strong demand from export markets and growth in domestic timber prices are anticipated to drive the industry's growth over the ten-year period.Although the industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle due to strong demand and prices, most other industry characteristics indicate a mature industry. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Forestry and Logging Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Forestry and Logging are:

  • Access to the necessary amount of land/type of property
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Must have licence
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of timber and Volume of wood harvested in the Forestry and Logging industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Forestry and Logging in New Zealand Industry?

    Operators in the industry own and log forestry plantations or provide contract logging services for forestry owners. Industry players also hew and shape logs at logging sites. Forestry support services such as pest management are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Radiata pine logs
  • Logging services
  • Other logs
  • Residues
  • Industry Activities
  • Logging
  • Timber hewing
  • Forestry growing operations
  • Forest timber shaping
  • Pole hewing
  • Railway sleeper hewing
  • Firewood cutting
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic price of timber
  • Volume of wood harvested
  • Demand from house construction
  • Availability of plantation trees

  • Current Performance
  • Planting booms
  • Supply conditions
  • Farm forestry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Export markets
  • Supply concerns
  • Farm forestry
  • Table: Forestry and Logging Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Log Sawmilling in New Zealand
  • Wood Chipping in New Zealand
  • Timber Resawing and Dressing in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural and Construction Machinery Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Forestry Support Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Radiata pine logs
  • Logging services
  • Residues
  • Other logs
  • Chart: Forestry and Logging Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Sawmillers
  • Pulp and paper manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Forestry and 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 and Logging

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Kaingaroa Timberlands Limited,
  • Table: Kaingaroa Timberlands Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Forestry and Logging Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The chopping or cutting of timber with an axe or other tool.
  • Indigenous Forestry
  • The harvesting of native timber from natural forests.
  • Iwi
  • The largest social unit of Maori society, often referred to as a tribe.
  • Thinning
  • An intermediate process of timber harvesting at forestry plantations. Thinning involves harvesting weaker trees in the plantation to allow greater room for stronger trees to grow.
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