During the recession, the weak housing market caused wood prices to plummet, hampering industry growth. While operators will continue to be threatened by volatile prices and natural threats like the mountain pine beetle, demand will strengthen considerably over the five years to 2020. In particular, the upturn in housing starts and decline in competition from Canada will be strong drivers of demand.
The Timber Services industry manages timber tracts for the purpose of selling standing timber. A timber tract is a parcel of land used for growing timber for harvesting on a long rotation cycle (more than ten years). The industry does not include Christmas trees, which are grown on short rotation cycles. This industry also does not include revenue from logging operations.
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.