Forestry and Timber Operations
SIC 0800 | NAICS 113000
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financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
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industry analysis, trends, statistics, and
statements and financial ratios;
compensation and salary surveys;
and business valuation resources.
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
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:
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry trends, statistics, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Sample report and selected data including market size based on revenue, five-year average growth rate, number
of businesses, and total employment are available free online.
U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Timber Production, Trade, Consumption, and Price Statistics
Biennial research publication provides detailed current and historical data on production, imports, exports,
consumption, and prices of timber products in the U.S., with hardwood and softwood product categories covered
including logs; pulpwood; lumber; plywood and veneer; paper, board, and wood pulp; particleboard, hardboard,
and insulating board; and wood energy use. Current and prior editions are available free online.
IRS Audit Technique Guide
Hardwood Timber Industry
IRS audit guide includes an overview of the hardwood timber industry and its business practices, with the
primary focus on accounting and tax issues such as record keeping requirements, income taxation of timber
operations, employment taxes, excise taxes, and other tax considerations. Publication is available free
Information resources available from this organization include:
Timber and Wood Fiber Industry Information
RISI provides an extensive selection of research and information for the North American timber and wood
fiber sector, with content categories including industry news and developments; historical data series
for demand, production, consumption, imports, exports, and prices; forecasts and analysis of supply,
demand, trade, and prices; market and price reports; and market information and transaction prices for
North American Timber Forecasts
Forestry in the US
Five-year and 15-year forecast reports provide production, supply, demand, and price information by
product category and producing region, with topics covered in the reports including hardwood and softwood
growing stock inventories, harvest by ownership type (e.g., public, private), and harvest by end use,
Sample excerpt containing table of contents, list of tables, and a sample table can be downloaded and
viewed free online.
Market research report analyzes key trends and developments for the forestry and logging industry, with
topics covered in the report including market and production trends, competitive environment, prospects,
historical and forecast production by product sector, firm demographics, imports and exports, customers
and suppliers, and future outlook and forecasts. Sample report and table of contents can be viewed free
Market analysis report provides 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.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Industry Financial Ratios
Forestry, Timber, and Logging Operations
Search for "113" to see reports for specific operations
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios,
with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:
- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Sample national and metropolitan area reports are available free online.
RMA Annual Statement Studies
Timber Tract and Logging Operations
Search for "113110"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial
ratios for timber tract and logging operations. Report includes five years of historical data with the most
recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information resources available from this organization include:
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work
and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings,
employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.
Occupational Employment and Wages - Forestry and Logging
Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this
sector (e.g., foresters, forestry workers, tree fallers, logging equipment operators, log graders and
scalers, and other logging workers) on a national, state, and metro area basis, with statistical measures
for national data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is
available free online.
Business Valuation Resources
Timberland Market Intelligence
Bimonthly "Markets Report" provides analysis and commentary on North American timberland transactions, with
topics covered including open, pending, and closed transactions, key financial and operational drivers affecting
transactions, tax issues which affect ownership and operations, market forces driving ownership and investment
trends, and capitalization and disposition strategies. Sample issue is available upon request.
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.
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