Feeling chipper: Industry revenue surges due to strong demand in export markets

IBISWorld’s Wood Chipping market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has performed strongly over the past five years as exports to China have surged
  • Consolidation has occurred as larger players have acquired smaller companies to boost growth
  • Greater use of plantation logs should alleviate some environmental concerns around the industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Wood Chipping industry has performed strongly over the past five years as exports to China surged. Due to stringent regulations, the industry is made up of a small number of forestry-associated companies that produce woodchips, mostly for export markets. The industry also includes smaller firms that operate next to sawmills and convert their residue into woodchips. The major players are either integrated forest companies or plantation managers that have expanded into logging and wood chipping.

    Hardwood woodchip exports to China's and Japan's pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturers are the main source of revenue for the Wood Chipping industry. Strong growth in Chinese demand for woodchips has greatly benefited industry firms...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia are covered by Regional Forest Agreements, while Queensland has its own forest agreement. These RFAs are 20-year plans for the conservation and sustainable management of Australia's native forests that determine the availability of logs from native forests and the licensing requirements for wood chipping operators. In Western Australia, activity is confined to the south-west region around Albany, with the state woodchip production increasing strongly in the past five years as plantations expanded.

    In Victoria, activity is centred in the north-east and south-west, in East Gippsland, West Gippsland and the Central Highlands. Som..

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    Additional Insights for the Wood Chipping Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wood Chipping Industry are

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Volume of wood harvested and Domestic price of timber in the Wood Chipping industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Wood Chipping Industry?

    Industry firms produce softwood and hardwood woodchips. Most of these woodchips are exported to China and Japan, with a smaller proportion used in Australia’s paper and paper products manufacturing industries.

    Industry Products
    Softwood woodchips
    Hardwood plantation woodchips
    Hardwood native woodchips
    Industry Activities
    Hardwood (broadleaf) woodchip production
    Softwood (coniferous) woodchip production

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Volume of wood harvested
  • Domestic price of timber
  • Demand from pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturing
  • GDP of Japan
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Availability of plantation trees

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry revenue surges
  • Employment and establishments
  • International trade
  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Wood Chipping Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wood Chipping Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Paper Stationery Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Log Sawmilling
  • Water Freight Transport
  • Water Transport Terminals

  • Products & Services
  • Hardwood plantation woodchips
  • Hardwood native woodchips
  • Softwood woodchips
  • Chart: Wood Chipping Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports to China
  • Domestic manufacturers
  • Exports to Japan
  • Other export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wood Chipping Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wood Chipping

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wood Chipping Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    New Forests Pty LimitedMitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania Pty LtdABP Finance Pty LimitedMidway LimitedWA Plantation Resources Pty Ltd
  • Table: New Forests Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: ABP Finance Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Midway Limited - financial performance
  • Table: WA Plantation Resources Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wood Chipping Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Wood Chipping Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Woodchip Volume (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Hardwood used for fine, virgin paper.
  • Coniferous
  • A softwood that is more suitable for newsprint, tissue and cardboard, and includes pine, fir and cedar.
  • Woodchip
  • Chips of wood used in paper and cardboard manufacturing, and as a heating and power source.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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