In the chips: Overseas markets continue to grow as a source of industry demand

The Wood Chipping industry has grown significantly over the past five years as woodchip exports to China have surged. Due to stringent regulations, the industry comprises a small number of forestry-associated companies. These industry operators mostly produce woodchips for export markets. The industry also includes smaller firms that operate next to sawmills and convert their residue into woodchips. Generally, the major industry 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 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has performed well over the past five years as exports to China have surged
  • The industry has consolidated as larger players have acquired smaller companies to boost growth
  • Greater use of plantation logs should alleviate some environmental concerns about the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Wood Chipping industry in Australia has a high capital intensity level. The industry requires significant investment in machinery to convert sawlogs to woodchips, while only a low level of expenditure in labour production is necessary to maintain a wood chipping operation. For every dollar required for labour inputs in 2018-19, approximately $1.69 is invested into capital plant, equipment and vehicles during the year.Capital investment across the industry has grown over the past five years, as large wood chipping companies increased investment in plant and equipment to improve productivity. Alt...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:

  • 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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    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

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

  • Current Performance
  • Industry revenue surges
  • Employment and enterprises
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry controversies
  • Revenue and profit
  • Employment and enterprises
  • International trade
  • 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
  • Paper Stationery Manufacturing
  • Fabricated Wood Manufacturing

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

  • Products & Services
  • Hardwood plantation woodchips
  • Softwood woodchips
  • Hardwood native 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
    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
    New Forests Pty Limited, ABP Finance Pty Limited, Midway Limited, Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania Pty Ltd, WA Plantation Resources Pty Ltd,
  • Table: New Forests Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ABP Finance Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Midway Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: WA Plantation Resources Pty Ltd - 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 (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • Woodchip Volume (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • From broadleaf trees, hardwood is used for fine, virgin paper, some structural building products, and for some furniture items.
  • Softwood
  • From coniferous trees such as pine, fir and cedar, softwood is more suitable for newsprint, tissue and cardboard.
  • Woodchip
  • Chips of wood used in paper and cardboard manufacturing, and as a heating and power source.
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