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Forestry & Timber Operations – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 08  |  NAICS 113

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Timber Management Services  (view report)
Forestry Support Services  (view report)
Logging Operations  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Forest Investment Associates
Quarterly Update

Quarterly report features news and information for the forestry industry, with topics covered including timber prices by region (e.g., Northeast/Midwest, Southeast, Pacific Northwest), product prices (e.g., lumber, panels, pulp, paper), timberland transactions, international market updates, economic news, and product price and economic data trends. Current and previous reports can be viewed free online.

Forestry Products: Timber and Wood Products

Subscription service provides an extensive selection of news, information, and analysis for the North American wood products market, with topics covered in the "Our Insights" reports for these products including current market outlook, recent developments, product pricing, supply and demand, imports and exports, and domestic and international market trends. Insights reports are available free online.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Forest Products Annual Market Review and Prospects

U.S. Forest Service report provides an analysis of the current status and near-term prospects for the forest products markets, with topics covered in the report including timber products production, trade, and consumption, hardwood and softwood logs, sawn hardwood and softwood, pulpwood, hardwood plywood, structural panels, engineered wood products, and fuel wood. Report is available free online.

Freedonia Group
Forestry: United States

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes the U.S. market for the forestry sector, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast revenues by activity (e.g., forest products and nurseries, timber tract operations, forestry support services, logging operations) and leading companies profiled including Arborgen Inc., Green Diamond Resource Company, and American Forest Management Inc.

First Research
Timber Operations

Industry profile report provides analysis, statistics, and forecasts for companies that own timberlands and grow and harvest timber for use primarily as lumber over production cycles of ten years or more, with major North American companies in this sector including Weyerhaeuser, PotlatchDeltic, Canfor,  Rayonier, Resolute Forest Products, and West Fraser Timber. Sample report is available free online.

The Business Research Company
Forestry and Logging

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast market size by type of product or service (e.g., timber tract operations, logging, harvesting of forest products and forest nurseries), application (e.g., construction, industrial goods, others), and region (e.g., North America, U.S., Canada, Mexico).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Forestry, Timber, and Logging Operations  Search for "113" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Forestry, Timber, and Logging Operations  Search for "113" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Forestry, Timber, and Logging Operations
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Forestry and Logging

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, operations supervisor, forester, forestry technician, faller, logging equipment operator, logger, and tractor-trailer truck driver, with employers for which salary or hourly rate data is provided including Weyerhaeuser Company, Green Diamond Resource Company, and Rayonier Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Forestry and Logging

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed in this sector (e.g., foresters, forestry and conservation workers, tree fallers, logging equipment operators, log graders and scalers, logging workers) with statistical measures for national data including mean, median, upper and lower quartiles, and tenth and ninetieth percentiles.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 08 - Timber Tracts, Forest Nurseries, and Forestry Services
  NAICS Code 113 - Timber Tracts, Forest Nurseries, and Logging
Types of establishments included in these codes
Timber tracts - establishments that own and/or manage timberland for the purpose of harvesting timber for wood products or other uses. These establishments may engage in activities such as planting and reforestation, stand improvement, pest and disease control, and timber sales.
Forest nurseries - establishments that grow and sell seedlings and saplings for the purpose of reforestation, timber production, and conservation. These establishments may also provide related services such as site preparation, planting, and maintenance.
Logging - establishments that harvest, transport, and sell timber and other forest products. These establishments may engage in activities such as tree felling, cutting, skidding, loading, hauling, and unloading.
Timber cruising services - establishments that provide services to estimate the volume, quality, and value of timber stands for the purpose of sale or management. These services may include surveying, mapping, and data analysis.
Forest management services - establishments that provide consulting services to private landowners, public agencies, and other organizations for the purpose of managing forested land. These services may include planning, inventorying, silviculture, pest and disease control, and timber sale administration.
Forest fire fighting and fire prevention - establishments that provide services to detect, prevent, and suppress forest fires. These services may include aerial surveillance, ground patrols, fire line construction, and firefighting equipment and personnel.
Forest mapping and surveying services - establishments that provide services to map and survey forested areas for the purpose of management and conservation. These services may include mapping of topography, species composition, and forest structure.
Timber valuation firms - establishments that provide services to determine the value of standing timber for the purpose of sale or management. These services may include the use of market data, stumpage prices, and inventory data.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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