Out of the woods: Revenue is set to grow following truncated wood volumes in previous years

IBISWorld’s Wood Chipping in New Zealand 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 Analysis & Industry Trends

The Wood Chipping industry is significantly linked to Japanese paper manufacturing operations. This is because woodchips are primarily made into wood pulp to manufacture paper products. Exports account for over 85% of industry revenue in 2017-18. Most exports are destined for Japan, which is the third-largest paper producing country. Domestic paper manufacturing operations are small compared with other countries, as local paper producing companies typically purchase wood pulp from Asian countries, such as Malaysia, where operating costs and prices are lower. As the industry is heavily linked to Japan, many players, such as Southland Plantation Forest Company of New Zealand Limited, are owned fully or partly by Japanese paper manufacturing companies...

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What is the Wood Chipping in New Zealand industry?

The Wood Chipping industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry’s contribution to the wider economy, is expected to grow at an annualised 0.9% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This represents an underperformance relative to the economy, with GDP forecast to grow at an annualised 2.8% over the same period. This slower growth indicates a mature industry.

Revenue and profit in the industry are highly volatile. Several factors cause fluctuations in industry performance, including production levels, demand from Japan and prices. Over the past five years, the production of woodchips for export markets has declined. The...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Hardwood woodchips
Softwood woodchips

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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