International Pulpwood Trade Review 2017

The 24th annual comprehensive review and forecast of international trade in woodchips, pulplogs, and biomass fiber.

International Pulpwood Trade Review 2017 (IPTR17) is an essential tool for the international trade of woodchips, pulplogs, and biomass fiber. This 24th annual report examines the markets for globally traded pulpwood fiber and the pulpwood resources for domestic and export supply in more than 35 countries. IPTR17 also includes monthly updates on Asian woodchip markets.

Key Questions for 2017 and Beyond

  • Asian woodchip demand keeps growing – but is it nearing a peak?
  • Even if demand slows, can suppliers keep up? IPTR17 looks at issues facing top producers:
    • Vietnam
    • Brazil
    • Australia
    • More than 35 countries worldwide
  • Will Japan become a major market for wood pellet imports?
  • What’s next for biomass worldwide?
  • How will the Atlantic Region and other non-Asian markets evolve?
  • Which producers could be affected by ocean transport cost and capacity issues?

Get five-year forecasts – based on RISI’s unmatched data and analysis.


  • Woodchip export volumes by supplier, port, species and customer
  • Wood pellet exports by port and supplier in North America
  • Import volumes by species and source
  • A complete list of woodchip carriers by age, size, owner and charterer
  • Contact details for woodchip and pulplog suppliers and buyers
  • Profiles of more than 70 woodchip export facilities


  • Analysis of Pacific Rim and Atlantic Region pulplog and woodchip import markets
  • Updated analysis of international trade in biomass chips and pellets
  • Focus on Asian pulp production from imported woodchips, competing with pulp imports


  • Woodchip trade forecast 2017-2021
  • Price trends and forecasts for benchmark woodchip species in the key Japanese market
  • Resource trends and competition for export supply
  • Forecast of the Pacific Rim woodchip trade through 2021

IPTR17 INCLUDES: Monthly Updates on Asian Woodchip Markets

  • China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and India market coverage
  • Volumes and average unit value (CIF price – delivered to port)
  • Data broken out by source country, plus hardwood vs. softwood
  • Summary table and charts
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