The Forestry and Logging industry encompasses numerous activities that take place around the woodland areas of the United Kingdom, with a large concentration in Scotland. Scotland is 18% covered by woodland, which is higher than the average for the rest of the United Kingdom but still significantly less than most other European countries. Highly developed forestry industries on the continent provide a continuing source of competing imports to feed the demand for wood across the UK construction and manufacturing sectors.
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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.