Business Health in the Forestry and Wood Industries: Summary Results of the 2004 Survey of Business Health in the Forestry and Wood Industries
This report presents results from the 2004 survey of business health in the forestry and wood industries. In 2000, a previous survey was conducted with the aim of obtaining benchmark information on the health and financial viability of forest industry businesses. Following that survey, it was agreed that a shorter follow-up survey should be conducted every 3 - 4 years.
This survey has a similar industry scope to the 2000 survey, and is focused on private sector forestry businesses from nurseries to primary wood processing. In addition, this survey also includes limited coverage of pulp and paper mills, and some secondary wood processors. In this survey, separate results are presented at the level of Britain as whole, together with results at country level - England, Scotland, and Wales. Results are also presented by industry sub – sector and by business size.
The survey that was conducted in 2000 resulted in a number of recommendations for improvements in survey methodology and coverage for future surveys focused on the business health of this sector. The methodology of this new survey is based on those recommendations. Because of the different methodology, the results of this survey are not directly comparable with the results from the 2000 survey.