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Chainsaws

This study examines the global market for chainsaws.

Historical data for 2010, 2015, and 2020 and forecasts for 2025 and 2030 for manufacturers’ shipments, demand, and net exports are provided in current dollar terms (which are not adjusted for inflation).

Demand is presented by power source (engine-driven, battery-powered equipment, and corded electric) and by market (forestry, other commercial, and consumer).

Market segments include:

  • forestry
  • other commercial markets (e.g., tree and shrub landscapers, clearing land for construction, and arborist work
  • consumer

Excluded from the scope of this study are pruners and pole saws that use chain-type blades, as well as separately sold parts and attachments

Regional Trends

Global demand for chainsaws is projected to increase 3.4% per year to $3.1 billion in 2025.

  • The Asia/Pacific region will account for the greatest share of growth, with China marking the largest sales increases of any country worldwide.
  • Latin America and the Africa/Mideast region will also achieve rapid gains due to forestry industry expansion and a rebound in construction activity.

Demand for chainsaws is equally distributed between developed and developing countries. This is due to the dominance of the forestry industry in the global chainsaw market:

  • Chainsaws are most widely employed in forestry sectors in developing countries with low mechanization rates.
  • In contrast, forestry industries in developed countries that use more sophisticated logging methods tend to employ higher value, better performing forestry equipment than chainsaws, which are relatively basic pieces of equipment that do not see significant innovation.

In addition, chainsaws find intensive use in applications outside of forestry, the most significant of which include:

  • lawn and garden care (both professional and consumer)
  • clearing land for construction
  • roadside maintenance
  • arborist work

As a result, use of chainsaws is not heavily contingent on cultural factors, and demand levels tend to be more closely linked to a country’s general economic size, with forestry industries representing the most significant other determinant of demand.

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Demand by Power Source

Engine-driven chainsaws accounted for 67% of chainsaw demand in 2020, with battery-powered models comprising 22%. Gas-powered products remain the dominant option in the forestry industry, where high performance requirements are coupled with operating environments that do not provide convenient opportunities for battery charging.

Battery-powered chainsaws are expected to achieve rapid growth through 2025, with strong gains in the consumer market and an increasing presence in commercial applications. Battery-powered chainsaw sales will be driven by:

  • continued improvement to battery power and run time
  • greater ease of use compared to engine-driven types
  • a fair degree of user familiarity with corded electric models, whose weight and controls are similar to those of battery-powered types
  • greater portability than corded electric models

Market share for electric chainsaws will remain much higher in the consumer market than in the commercial market. Commercial prospects for electric chainsaws will be relatively strong in applications like municipal maintenance and construction, while adoption in forestry markets will continue to lag.

Engine-driven products will remain the leading type in 2025, but growth will be limited as they lose market share to battery-powered models. Sales of corded electric chainsaws will also be negatively impacted, and producers are expected to phase out these models in favor of lower end battery products.

Chainsaws

Demand by Market

Global demand for chainsaws is forecast to rise 3.4% per year to $3.1 billion in 2025:

  • At the global level, the commercial market accounts for the majority of chainsaw demand, supported primarily by the forestry segment, which alone comprised 45% of total demand in 2020:
    • Forestry industries in developing countries represent key markets for chainsaws, as low-cost basic chainsaws are popular options in markets with lower mechanization rates and fewer environmental regulations.
    • In mature, highly developed forestry sectors, more sophisticated machinery (e.g., harvesters) is often preferred over chainsaws due to their performance advantages, which make operations more efficient.
    • Professional lawn and garden care services also represent a significant commercial market for chainsaws, particularly in developed countries such as the US and France, where high incomes and cultural predilections for landscaped yards promote lawn and garden care revenues. However, markets also exist among affluent populations in developing countries.
    • Other commercial applications for chainsaws include tree and shrub landscaping, clearing land for construction sites, arborist work, and roadside maintenance.
  • While the size of the consumer market is restrained by low incomes and minimal lawn and garden cultures throughout much of the world, large consumer markets do exist in high-income countries in the US, Canada, and Western Europe, where DIY lawn care is a popular activity.
  • Additionally, sizable consumer markets also exist in certain developing countries, such as China, where there is some consumer demand among rural users.
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  1. Global Chainsaws

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    1. 1 Executive Summary

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      1. Figure 1-1 |Global Chainsaw Market Overview

    2. 2 About This Report

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      1. 2.1 Report Details

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      2. 2.2 Study Scope & Product Description

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Chainsaws: Product Examples

      3. 2.3 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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        1. Table | Annual Global Chainsaw Demand by Power Source, 2019 - 2021

        2. Table | Annual Global Chainsaw Demand by Market, 2019 - 2021

        3. Figure 2-2 | Annual Global Chainsaw Demand by Market, 2018 - 2023

    3. 3 Overview

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      1. 3.1 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Global Chainsaw Demand, 2010 - 2020

        2. Figure 3-1 | Global Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

      2. 3.2 Regional Trends

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        1. 3.2.1 Demand by Region

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          1. Table | Global Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 3-2 | Global Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. 3.2.2 Leading Country Markets

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          1. Figure 3-3 | Chainsaws: Leading Country Markets, 2020

        3. 3.2.3 Production by Region

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          1. Table | Global Chainsaws Production by Region, 2010 - 2030

        4. 3.2.4 Leading Producing Countries

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          1. Figure 3-4 | Chainsaws: Leading Country Producers, 2020

        5. 3.2.5 International Trade

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          1. Table | Global Chainsaws Net Exports by Region, 2010 - 2030

      3. 3.3 Power Sources

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        1. 3.3.1 Demand by Power Source

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          1. Table | Global Chainsaws Demand by Power Source, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 3-5 | Global Chainsaws Demand by Power Source, 2010 - 2030

        2. 3.3.2 Engine-Driven Chainsaws

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          1. Table | Global Engine-Driven Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 3-6 | Global Engine-Driven Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

        3. 3.3.3 Electric Chainsaws (Corded & Battery-Powered)

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          1. Table | Global Battery-Powered Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

          2. Table | Global Corded Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

          3. Figure 3-7 | Global Electric Chainsaw Demand by Type, 2010 - 2030

      4. 3.4 Pricing Trends

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        1. Figure 3-8 | Global Chainsaw Pricing Patterns, 2010 - 2030

      5. 3.5 Global Forested Land

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      6. 3.6 Harvesting Methods in Use

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      7. 3.7 Sustainability

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        1. 3.7.1 Sustainability Initiatives

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        2. 3.7.2 Recycling & Recycled Content

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        3. 3.7.3 Electrification & Renewable Energy

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      8. 3.8 Technological Innovation

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      9. 3.9 Market Share & Leading Producers

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        1. Figure 3-9 | Global Chainsaw Market Share, 2020

    4. 4 Markets

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      1. 4.1 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Global Chainsaw Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 4-1 | Global Chainsaw Demand by Market, 2010 - 2030

      2. 4.2 Forestry

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        1. Table | Global Forestry Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 4-2 | Global Forestry Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      3. 4.3 Other Commercial

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        1. Table | Global Other Commercial Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 4-3 | Global Other Commercial Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

      4. 4.4 Consumer

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        1. Table | Global Consumer Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 4-4 | Global Consumer Chainsaw Demand by Region, 2010 - 2030

    5. 5 United States & Canada

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      1. 5.1 United States & Canada: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 5-1 | United States & Canada: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 5-2 | United States & Canada: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

      2. 5.2 US & Canada: Demand by Country

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        1. Table | United States & Canada: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 5-3 | United States & Canada: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

      3. 5.3 United States & Canada: Demand by Market & Power Source

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        1. Table | United States & Canada: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      4. 5.4 United States & Canada: Leading Suppliers

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      5. 5.5 United States

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        1. 5.5.1 United States: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 5-4 | United States: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 5-5 | United States: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 5.5.2 United States: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | United States: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      6. 5.6 Canada

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        1. 5.6.1 Canada: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 5-6 | Canada: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 5-7 | Canada: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 5.6.2 Canada: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Canada: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

    6. 6 Latin America

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      1. 6.1 Latin America: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Latin America: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 6-2 | Latin America: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

      2. 6.2 Latin America: Demand by Country

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        1. Table | Latin America: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 6-3 | Latin America: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

      3. 6.3 Latin America: Demand by Market & Power Source

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        1. Table | Latin America: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      4. 6.4 Latin America: Market Share

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      5. 6.5 Brazil

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        1. 6.5.1 Brazil: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 6-4 | Brazil: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 6-5 | Brazil: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 6.5.2 Brazil: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Brazil: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      6. 6.6 Other Latin America

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        1. 6.6.1 Other Latin America: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 6-6 | Other Latin America: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 6-7 | Other Latin America: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 6.6.2 Other Latin America: Demand by Country

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          1. Table | Other Latin America: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 6-8 | Other Latin America: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

        3. 6.6.3 Other Latin America: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Other Latin America: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

    7. 7 Western Europe

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      1. 7.1 Western Europe: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 7-1 | Western Europe: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 7-2 | Western Europe: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

      2. 7.2 Western Europe: Demand by Country

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 7-3 | Western Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

      3. 7.3 Western Europe: Demand by Market & Power Source

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      4. 7.4 Western Europe: Market Share

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      5. 7.5 France

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        1. 7.5.1 France: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-4 | France: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-5 | France: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 7.5.2 France: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | France: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      6. 7.6 Germany

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        1. 7.6.1 Germany: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-6 | Germany: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-7 | Germany: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 7.6.2 Germany: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Germany: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      7. 7.7 Sweden

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        1. 7.7.1 Sweden: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-8 | Sweden: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-9 | Sweden: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 7.7.2 Sweden: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Sweden: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      8. 7.8 Other Western Europe

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        1. 7.8.1 Other Western Europe: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 7-10 | Other Western Europe: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 7-11 | Other Western Europe: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 7.8.2 Other Western Europe: Demand by Country

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          1. Table | Other Western Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 7-12 | Other Western Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

        3. 7.8.3 Other Western Europe: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Other Western Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

    8. 8 Eastern Europe

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      1. 8.1 Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 8-1 | Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 8-2 | Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe: Demand by Country

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 8-3 | Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

      3. 8.3 Eastern Europe: Demand by Market & Power Source

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      4. 8.4 Eastern Europe: Market Share

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      5. 8.5 Russia

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        1. 8.5.1 Russia: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 8-4 | Russia: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 8-5 | Russia: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 8.5.2 Russia: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Russia: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      6. 8.6 Poland

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        1. 8.6.1 Poland: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 8-6 | Poland: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 8-7 | Poland: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 8.6.2 Poland: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Poland: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      7. 8.7 Other Eastern Europe

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        1. 8.7.1 Other Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 8-8 | Other Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 8-9 | Other Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 8.7.2 Other Eastern Europe: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

    9. 9 Asia/Pacific

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      1. 9.1 Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 9-1 | Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 9-2 | Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

      2. 9.2 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Country

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 9-3 | Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

      3. 9.3 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market & Power Source

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      4. 9.4 Asia/Pacific: Market Share

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      5. 9.5 China

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        1. 9.5.1 China: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-4 | China: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-5 | China: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 9.5.2 China: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | China: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      6. 9.6 India

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        1. 9.6.1 India: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-6 | India: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-7 | India: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 9.6.2 India: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | India: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      7. 9.7 Australia

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        1. 9.7.1 Australia: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-8 | Australia: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-9 | Australia: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 9.7.2 Australia: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Australia: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      8. 9.8 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 9.8.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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          1. Figure 9-10 | Other Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

          2. Figure 9-11 | Other Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

        2. 9.8.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Country

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          1. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

          2. Figure 9-12 | Other Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

        3. 9.8.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Demand by Market & Power Source

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          1. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

    10. 10 Africa/Mideast

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      1. 10.1 Africa/Mideast: Chainsaw Market Size & Historical Trends

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        1. Figure 10-1 | Africa/Mideast: Chainsaw Market Key Indicators, 2020

        2. Figure 10-2 | Africa/Mideast: Chainsaw Demand, 2004 - 2020

      2. 10.2 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Country

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

        2. Figure 10-3 | Africa/Mideast: Chainsaw Demand by Country, 2010 - 2030

      3. 10.3 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Market & Power Source

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Chainsaw Demand by Market & Power Source, 2010 - 2030

      4. 10.4 Africa/Mideast: Market Share

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    11. 11 Appendix

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      1. 11.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS Codes

        3. Table | Relevant NACE Codes

      2. 11.2 Definitions

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      3. 11.3 Freedonia Methodology

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      4. 11.4 Study-Specific Methodology

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      5. 11.5 Sources

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      6. 11.6 Associations & Agencies

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      7. 11.7 Related Studies & Reports

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      8. 11.8 Country Lists by Region

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        1. Table | Countries in Latin America

        2. Table | Countries in Western Europe

        3. Table | Countries in Eastern Europe

        4. Table | Countries in the Asia/Pacific Region

        5. Table | Countries in the Africa/Mideast Region

      9. 11.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 11.9.1 Global Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        2. 11.9.2 Global Population

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          1. Table | Global Population by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        3. 11.9.3 Global Personal Consumption Expenditures

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          1. Table | Global Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        4. 11.9.4 Global Residential Building Construction

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          1. Table | Global Residential Building Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

        5. 11.9.5 Global Nonresidential Building Construction

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          1. Table | Global Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures by Region & Country, 2010 - 2030

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