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Wood Pulp Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Wood Pulp Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 32211 | Sep 2016

Pulp friction: Restructuring among major players will generate additional revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Wood Pulp Mills market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Steady demand from emerging economies’ paper manufacturers will help support industry growth
  • Profit has been volatile due to commodity prices and industry downsizing
  • Industry revenue is forecast to recover over the next five years largely due to demand from emerging economies' paper product manufacturers
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, industry operators have experienced revenue volatility due to fluctuations in both input prices and exchange rates between major trading partners. Despite uncertainty surrounding the longevity of paper products and wood pulp inputs, industry revenue is anticipated to grow in 2016. Over the five years to 2016, the industry has experienced slight annualized revenue decline. Over the five years to 2021, revenue is projected to grow, supported by continual demand from both domestic purchases of pulp-based consume staples and emerging economies' paper manufacturers... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Prospective pulp mill operators face high barriers to entry. New entrants require significant capital resources to purchase and establish a facility. In addition, pulp mills generally need to have considerable production capacity to achieve the necessary manufacturing efficiency to make a profit, which means that new companies must purchase substantial machinery and equipment upfront. As a result, capital costs serve as a barrier to entry. Regulatory changes in lending practices have made it increasingly difficult for prospective entrants to secure financing to meet capital requirements.

In addition to capital costs, new entrants must be able to follow the stringent federal and state government environmental regulations. Obt.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Wood Pulp Mills Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wood Pulp Mills Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labor
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Trade-weighted index and World price of wood pulp in the Wood Pulp Mills industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Wood Pulp Mills Industry?

    Wood pulp mills primarily manufacture pulp without processing it into paper or paperboard. The pulp is made by separating the cellulose fibers from impurities in wood or other materials such as used or recycled rags, linters, scrap paper and straw.

    Industry Products
    Bleached sulfate pulpUnbleached sulfate pulpMechanical pulpSemichemical wood pulpDissolving wood pulpBleached and unbleached sulfite pulp
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing chemical, mechanical or semichemical wood pulpManufacturing pulp from other materials such as bagasse, linters, rags, straw and wastepaperDe-inking recovered paper to make de-inked pulp

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of wood pulp
  • Demand from sanitary paper product manufacturing
  • Demand from paper mills
  • Demand from paperboard mills
  • Current Performance
  • Profit fluctuations
  • Globalization drives demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit stability
  • Trade stalls
  • Table: Wood Pulp Mills Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wood Pulp Mills Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Paper Mills
  • Paperboard Mills
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing
  • Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Logging
  • Lubricant Oil Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Products & Services
  • Bleached sulfate pulp
  • Unbleached sulfate pulp
  • Semichemical wood pulp
  • Mechanical pulp
  • Dissolving wood pulp
  • Bleached and unbleached sulfite pulp
  • Chart: Wood Pulp Mills Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Domestic demand
  • Foreign markets
  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Print publishers
  • Commercial printers
  • Paper, cardboard and paper product manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wood Pulp Mills Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wood Pulp Mills
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wood Pulp Mills Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Weyerhaeuser Co.
    International Paper Co.
    Domtar Corporation
    Sappi Limited
    Resolute Forest Products
  • Table: Weyerhaeuser Co. - financial performance
  • Table: International Paper Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Domtar Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Sappi Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Resolute Forest Products - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wood Pulp Mills Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Wood Pulp Mills Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of wood pulp (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • The fibrous residue remaining after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice.
  • Effluent
  • Waste water expelled by a building or manufacturing facility.
  • Kenaf
  • An annual or biennial herbaceous plant that is used to produce rope, twine, coarse cloth and paper.
  • Kraft
  • A strong and relatively coarse paper produced from the chemical pulp of softwood processed by the kraft process.
  • Linter
  • The short fibers that cling to cottonseeds after the first ginning.
  • Market Pulp
  • Pulp that is sold to other manufacturers (not processed into paper in the same facility).

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Wood Pulp Mills market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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