Major companies in the wood processing market include Weyerhaeuser Company; West Fraser Timber Co Ltd; Canfor Corporation; Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget and Interfor Corporation. The global wood processing market is expected to grow from $128.
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92 billion in 2020 to $140.47 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $179.7 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6%.
The wood processing market consists of sales of processed wood by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that saw dimension lumber, boards, beams, timbers, poles, ties, shingles, shakes, siding, and wood chips from logs or bolts. This industry also includes establishments that treat planed, sawed and shaped wood with creosote or other preservatives such as alkaline copper quat, copper azole, and sodium borates, to prevent decay and to protect against fire and insects. The wood processing market is segmented into sawmills and wood preservation.
North America was the largest region in the global wood processing market, accounting for 33% of the market in 2020. Asia Pacific was the second largest region accounting for 31% of the global wood processing market. Africa was the smallest region in the global wood processing market.
The increasing demand for supply chain transparency and stringent government regulations on the wood industry has led to the implementation of tracking and tracing technologies. Many wood companies are implementing their own tracking systems to maintain transparency in their timber supply chain. Electronic tracking is being adopted by wood companies and government agencies over paper-based systems and technologies such as radio-frequency identification chips, barcodes and advanced traceability software are being used. For instance, the Forest Stewardship Council, a leading non-profit organization has developed Online Claims Platform for providing timely information about the FSC’s products and the companies that produce them for free of charge to the FSC Certificate holders. This enables digital connection between FSC certified suppliers and customers.
The outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has acted as a massive restraint on the wood processing market in 2020 as supply chains were disrupted due to trade restrictions and consumption declined due to lockdowns imposed by governments globally. COVID 19 is an infectious disease with flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing. The virus was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province of the People’s Republic of China and spread globally including Western Europe, North America and Asia. Steps by national governments to contain the transmission have resulted in halting of manufacturing activities and a decline in economic activity with countries entering a state of ’lock down’ and the outbreak is expected to continue to have a negative impact on businesses throughout 2020 and into 2021. However, it is expected that the wood processing market will recover from the shock across the forecast period as it is a ’black swan’ event and not related to ongoing or fundamental weaknesses in the market or the global economy.
The wood processing market is expected to benefit from steady economic growth forecasted for many developed and developing countries. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that the global GDP growth will be 3.3% in 2020 and 3.4% in 2021. Recovering commodity prices, after a decline in the historic period is further expected to be a significant factor driving economic growth. The US economy is expected to register stable growth during the forecast period. Additionally, emerging markets are expected to continue to grow slightly faster than the developed markets in the forecast period. Greater economic growth is likely to drive public and private investments, joint ventures, foreign direct investments in the end-user markets, thereby driving the market during forecast period.
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