Wood Chips Market Segmentation by Forest Type (Temperate, Tropical, and Boreal Forest); by Raw Material (Pulp Wood, and Residue Wood); by Product Type (Softwood, Hardwood, and Others); by Variety (Forest, Recycled, Wood-Residue); by Application (Pulp Manufacturing, Combined Heat & Power, Household Furnishing, Residential Heating, and Others); by End-Use Industry (Building & Construction, Energy & Power, Paper & Pulp, and Others)-Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2019-2028

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Global Wood Chips Market Highlights Over 2019 - 2028

The global wood chips market is estimated to garner a revenue of USD 15500 Million by the end of 2028, by growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the forecast period, i.e., 2021 – 2028. Moreover, in the year 2019, the market registered a revenue of USD 12000 Million. The growth of the market can primarily be attributed to the growing demand for energy worldwide, and therefore the need for different energy sources, such as wood chips. According to the statistics by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the total final consumption (TFC) of energy across industries, transport, and residential sectors increased from 100763501.0 TJ, 97400377.0 TJ, and 79732329.0 TJ respectively in the year 2009 to 120978863.0 TJ, 120972204.0 TJ, and 87779996.0 TJ respectively. Wood chips are widely used as a fuel source for wood fire cooking as well as for generating electricity. These chips are also used in industries for the production of energy as these chips possess the characteristics of being a uniform fuel and also can be fed directly to the boiler.


Global Wood Chips Market Industry Analysis and Scope



Besides this, the growing demand for wood pulp in the paper industry is also expected to contribute to market growth. The wood chips are mostly derived from residual wood and hence, it helps in preventing the need to cut new trees for different end-use purposes. Additionally, burnt wood chips, which transform into biochar, are widely used as fertilizers in the agricultural industry. Moreover, in recent years, wood pellets have been known to be one of the fastest-growing bioenergy sectors around the globe. According to the statistics by the World Bioenergy Association (WBA), the production of wood pellets around the globe increased from 18.1 Million tonnes in the year 2012 to 38.9 Million tonnes in the year 2019. 


Global Wood Chips Market Demand

Global Wood Chips Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global wood chips market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to garner the largest revenue of USD 5500 Million by the end of 2028, up from a revenue of USD 3900 Million in the year 2019. The growth of the market in the region can primarily be attributed to the growing demand for energy in the region, especially in the industrial sector, which according to the IEA, grew from 54010228.0 TJ in the year 2009 to 69684429.0 TJ in the year 2019. Additionally, the increasing availability of raw materials required for the production of wood chips is also projected to drive market growth in the coming years. Moreover, the market in the region is segmented by country into China, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and the Rest of Asia Pacific. Out of these, the market in China is projected to display the largest revenue of USD 3500 Million by the end of 2028, up from a revenue of USD 2300 Million in the year 2019. Moreover, the market in Thailand is projected to grow with the highest CAGR of 7% during the forecast period.

Growth Drivers and Challenges Impacting the Growth of the Global Wood Chips Market

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Need for Different Energy Generation Sources

  • Increasing Use of Wood Chips as Wood Pulp in the Pulp and Paper Industry


  • Availability of Low-Cost Substitutes

Global Wood Chips Market Segmentation Synopsis

The global wood chips market is segmented by forest type into temperate forest, tropical forest, and boreal forest. Out of these, the temperate forest segment is anticipated to garner the largest revenue of USD 5800 Million by the end of 2028, up from a revenue of USD 4500 Million in the year 2019. By raw material, the market is segmented into pulp wood and residue wood. Out of these, the residue wood segment is projected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. By product type, the market is segmented into softwood, hardwood, and others. Out of these, the softwood segment is projected to display the largest revenue of USD 8600 Million by the end of 2028. Moreover, by variety, the market is segmented into forest chips, recycled chips, wood-residue chips, and sawing residue chips. Out of these, the forest chips segment is projected to garner the largest revenue of USD 5050 Million by the end of 2028, up from a revenue of USD 4000 Million in the year 2019. By application w.r.t. tree species, the pulp manufacturing segment is projected to display the largest revenue of USD 4100 Million by the end of 2028, and the Poplar species is projected to be used widely during the forecast period. The market is also segmented by end-use industry into building & construction, energy & power, paper & pulp, and others. Out of these, the paper & pulp segment is expected to attain the largest revenue of USD 4700 Million by the end of 2028, up from a revenue of USD 3500 Million in the year 2019.

Key Companies Dominating the Market

Our report has covered detailed company profiling comprising company overview, business strategies, key product offerings, financial performance, key performance indicators, risk analysis, recent developments, regional presence, and SWOT analysis among other notable indicators for competitive positioning. Some of the prominent industry leaders in the global wood chips market that are included in our report are American Wood Resources, LLC, Cogent Forest Products Inc., Wood Chips Supply Ltd., Swiss Timber International, New Forests, Midway Limited, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Marubeni Corporation, and others.

Latest Developments in the Global Wood Chips Market:

  • July 19th, 2021: New Forests announced that it has acquired from Fruit Growers Supply Company the Hilt-Siskiyou Forest, which is a mixed-conifer forest of 156000 acres along the California and Oregon border.

  • August 19th, 2021: Marubeni Corporation announced that Gifu Seino Green Power LLC, which is a joint venture company between Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. and Marubeni, had started the construction on the 7.5MW wood-fired biomass Godo Biomass Power Plant which is scheduled for operations in March 2023. This power plant would be fueled mainly with unused thinned wood produced in Gifu Prefecture.

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Geography Analysis:

The report further discusses the market opportunity, compound annual growth rate (CAGR) growth rate, competition, new technology innovations, market players analysis, government guidelines, export and import (EXIM) analysis, historical revenues, future forecasts etc. in the following regions and/or countries:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth & Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC(Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth Market Players Analys  & Opportunity Outlook
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth & Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Middle East and Africa  (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market Size, Y-O-Y Growth Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook



1.      Introduction

1.1.  Market Definition

1.2.Market Segmentation

1.3.Product Overview

2.    Assumptions and Acronyms

3.    Research Methodology

3.1.Research Process

3.2.                    Primary Research

3.3.                    Secondary Research

3.4.                    Market Size Estimation

4.    Analyst Review

5.     Executive Summary-Wood Chips Market

6.    Industry Value Chain analysis

7.     Analysis of Market Dynamics

7.1. Growth Drivers

7.2.                     Market Trends

8.    Major Roadblocks for the Market Growth

9.    Regulatory Landscape

10.            Trade Outlook, 2017-2019

10.1.                 Import Outlook

10.2.                Export Outlook

11.  Wood Chips Supplier Analysis

11.1.                   Company Profiles

11.1.1. American Wood Resources, LLC

11.1.2.                       Cogent Forest Products Inc.

11.1.3.                       Wood Chips Supply Ltd.

11.1.4.                       Swiss Timber International

11.1.5.                        New Forests

11.1.6.                       Midway Limited

11.1.7.                        Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

11.1.8.                       Marubeni Corporation

12.Wood Chips Market Outlook

12.1.                  Market Size and Forecast, 2019-2028F

12.1.1.                       By Value (USD Million), 2019-2028F

12.1.2.                      By Volume (USD Million), 2019-2028F

13.Wood Chips Market Segmentation Analysis 2019-2028F

13.1.                  By Forest Type

13.1.1.                       Temperate Forest

13.1.2.                      Tropical Forest

13.1.3.                      Boreal Forest

13.2.                By Raw Material

13.2.1.                      Pulp Wood

13.2.2.                    Residue Wood

13.3.                By Product Type

13.3.1.                      Softwood

13.3.2.                    Hardwood

13.3.3.                    Others

13.4.                By Variety

13.4.1.                      Forest Chips

13.4.2.                    Recycled Chips

13.4.3.                    Wood-Residue Chips

13.4.4.                    Sawing Residue Chips

13.5.                 By Application w.r.t. Tree Species

13.5.1.                      Pulp Manufacturing    Eucalyptus  Acacia  Poplar  Others

13.5.2.                     Combined Heat & Power  Oak Maple Willow Others

13.5.3.                     Household Furnishing  Acacia Teak Mahogany Others

13.5.4.                     Residential Heating  Birch Willow Pine Others

13.5.5.                     Others

13.6.                By End-Use Industry

13.6.1.                      Building & Construction

13.6.2.                    Energy & Power

13.6.3.                    Paper & Pulp

13.6.4.                    Others

14.Analysis of End-User w.r.t. Product Type

15. Forest Analysis, 2010-2028F

16.Private Forest Ownership Analysis

17. Wood Chips Market, By Region, 2019-2028F

17.1.                  North America

17.2.                 Europe

17.3.                 Asia Pacific

17.4.                 Latin America

17.5.                 Middle East & Africa

18.North America Wood Chips Market Outlook

18.1.                  Market Overview

18.2.                Market Size, By Value (USD Million)

18.3.                Market Size, By Volume (BDMT)

18.4.                Market Segmentation:

18.4.1.                      By Forest Type   Temperate Forest  Tropical Forest  Boreal Forest

18.4.2.                    By Raw Material  Pulp Wood                        Residue Wood

18.4.3.                    By Product Type  Softwood                        Hardwood                        Others

18.4.4.                    By Variety  Forest Chips                        Recycled Chips                        Wood-Residue Chips                        Sawing Residue Chips

18.4.5.                     By Application w.r.t. Tree Species  Pulp Manufacturing        Eucalyptus      Acacia      Poplar      Others Combined Heat & Power      Oak     Maple     Willow     Others Household Furnishing      Acacia     Teak     Mahogany     Others Residential Heating      Birch     Willow     Pine     Others Others

18.4.6.                    By End-Use Industry  Building & Construction                        Energy & Power                        Paper & Pulp                        Others

18.4.7.                     By Country  United States Canada

19.Europe Wood Chips Market Outlook

19.1.                  Market Overview

19.2.                Market Size, By Value (USD Million)

19.3.                Market Size, By Volume (BDMT)

19.4.                Market Segmentation:

19.4.1.                      By Forest Type

19.4.2.                    By Raw Material

19.4.3.                    By Product Type

19.4.4.                    By Variety

19.4.5.                     By Application w.r.t. Tree Species

19.4.6.                    By End-Use Industry

19.4.7.                     By Country  Sweden Germany Russia Finland Rest of Europe

20.          Asia Pacific Wood Chips Market Outlook

20.1.                Market Overview

20.2.              Market Size, By Value (USD Million)

20.3.              Market Size, By Volume (BDMT)

20.4.              Market Segmentation:

20.4.1.                    By Forest Type

20.4.2.                  By Raw Material

20.4.3.                  By Product Type

20.4.4.                  By Variety

20.4.5.                   By Application w.r.t. Tree Species

20.4.6.                  By End-Use Industry

20.4.7.                   By Country                        China                       Vietnam                       Japan                       Thailand                       Indonesia                       Malaysia                       Australia                       Rest of Asia Pacific

21.Latin America Wood Chips Market Outlook

21.1.                  Market Overview

21.2.                Market Size, By Value (USD Million)

21.3.                Market Size, By Volume (BDMT)

21.4.                Market Segmentation:

21.4.1.                      By Forest Type

21.4.2.                    By Raw Material

21.4.3.                    By Product Type

21.4.4.                    By Variety

21.4.5.                     By Application w.r.t. Tree Species

21.4.6.                    By End-Use Industry

21.4.7.                     By Country  Chile Brazil Uruguay Argentina Mexico Rest of Latin America

22.           Middle East & Africa Wood Chips Market Outlook

22.1.                Market Overview

22.2.               Market Size, By Value (USD Million)

22.3.               Market Size, By Volume (BDMT)

22.4.               Market Segmentation:

22.4.1.                    By Forest Type

22.4.2.                   By Raw Material

22.4.3.                   By Product Type

22.4.4.                   By Variety

22.4.5.                   By Application w.r.t. Tree Species

22.4.6.                   By End-Use Industry

22.4.7.                   By Country South Africa                       Turkey                       Rest of Middle East & Africa

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