COVID19-survey

The impact of COVID-19 on wood pellet supply chains

A survey of COVID-19 and its impact on global wood pellet supply chains 

Coronavirus
As part of our research into the impact of COVID-19 on the wood pellet supply chain, we undertook a survey of pellet producers around the world. The response has been excellent; producers representing more than 15 million tonnes of annual wood pellet manufacturing capacity took part, amounting to almost a third of total capacity worldwide. Respondents comprised producers in Canada, the USA, Europe, Russia and Asia and included manufacturers of both industrial and heating grades. 
 
The online survey included questions such as:
  • Has COVID-19 caused you to reduce production at your mill/s? If yes, by how much?
  • What COVID-19-related concerns do you have for your business over the next six months?
  • Do you expect the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 to increase pellet raw material costs? If yes, by how much and when?
  • As a result of COVID-19, do you expect your mill(s) consumption of different feedstock types to change over the next year?

An analysis of the survey’s results was published on 15 May 2020. The price is US$100 (GBP£80).

All the revenues that are raised from the sale of the report will be donated by Hawkins Wright to the international medical charity Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) which is doing invaluable work supporting health systems in pandemic hotspots throughout the world. See here: www.msf.org/covid-19-depth
 
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The report contains the following data and analysis:

  • The aims of this market survey
  • Participation in the survey
  • The impact of TheCOVID-19 on pellet producers and production rates (by number of participants)
  • The impact of COVID-19 on pellet producers and production rates (weighted by capacity)
  • How is COVID-19 negatively impacting pellet producers today? (all participants)
  • Regional differences in the impact of COVID-19 today (Canada)
  • Regional differences in the impact of COVID-19 today (USA)
  • Regional differences in the impact of COVID-19 today (Europe & Russia)
  • Regional differences in the impact of COVID-19 today (SE Asia)
  • Sector differences in the impact of COVID-19 on end-user demand
  • How is COVID-19 negatively impacting pellet producers today (weighted by capacity)
  • Concerns for the next six months (by number of participants)
  • Concerns for the next six months (weighted by capacity)
  • Impact of COVID-19 on pellet production in second half 2020 (by number of participants)
  • Impact of COVID-19 on pellet production in second half 2020 (weighted by capacity)
  • Impact of COVID-19 on raw material costs (by number of participants)
  • Impact of COVID-19 on feedstock mix (by number of participants)
  • Conclusions
  • Complete survey questionnaire
 

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