Hot chips: Strong demand from Japan for industry woodchips has boosted revenue

are primarily made into wood pulp to manufacture paper products. Exports have accounted for more than 85% of industry revenue over most of the past five years. Most of these exports go to Japan, which is one of the largest paper-producing countries. Domestic paper manufacturing activity is low, and most local paper-producing companies 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 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue growth is greatly influenced by demand from export markets, particularly Japan
  • The industry exports most of its woodchips to overseas paper manufacturers, particularly in Japan
  • The industry is anticipated to expand further as a significant number of trees reach maturity
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Wood Chipping industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.29 is invested in a range of capital inputs. Industry operations require significant investment in capital items, such as plant, machinery, and computer systems, to efficiently convert sawlogs to woodchips. However, labour functions are also required for a range of tasks, such as operating machinery and supervising wood chipping operations.Over the past five years, capital intensity has decreased as wages as a proportion of revenue have grown at a faster rate than capital investment. This is despite industry investing in higher quality machinery to improve operating efficiencies. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wood Chipping Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Wood Chipping are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Proximity to transport
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Volume of wood harvested and GDP of Japan in the Wood Chipping industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wood Chipping in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators produce softwood and hardwood woodchips. Industry firms export most of these woodchips to Japanese paper manufacturers and sell a smaller proportion to domestic customers.

    Industry Products
  • Hardwood woodchips
  • Softwood woodchips
  • Consulting services
  • Industry Activities
  • Hardwood woodchip production
  • Softwood woodchip production
  • Consulting services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Volume of wood harvested
  • GDP of Japan
  • Domestic price of timber
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Big in Japan
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Forests and plantations
  • Participation and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Export markets
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Wood Chipping Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services in New Zealand
  • Log Sawmilling in New Zealand
  • Port and Water Transport Terminals in New Zealand
  • Water Freight Transport in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Hardwood woodchips
  • Softwood woodchips
  • Consulting services
  • Chart: Wood Chipping Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Overseas paper manufacturers
  • Domestic paper and cardboard manufacturers
  • Domestic wood products manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wood Chipping Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    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
    Southland Plantation Forest Company of New Zealand Limited,
  • Table: Southland Plantation Forest Company of New Zealand Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Wood Chipping Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Exports (2011-2025)
  • Imports (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Bone-dry units. Woodchip trade is conducted in BDUs, which means there is 0% moisture content in the product.
  • Hardwood
  • The wood from a broadleaved tree, such as eucalyptus.
  • Softwood
  • The wood from a coniferous tree, such as radiata pine.
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