Bleached Sulphate Pulp Market - Brazil Runs the Show in the Global Bleached Sulphate Pulp Market

Silviculture And Forestry Activities October 21, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

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Brazil dominates in the global bleached sulphate pulp trade. In 2014, Brazil exported 10,614 thousand tonnes of bleached sulphate pulp totaling 4,914 million USD, 2% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was China, where it supplied 29% of its total exports on the  bleached sulphate pulp market in value terms, accounting for 16% of China's total imports.

Overall, the global bleached sulphate pulp trade reached 27,314 million USD, with a CAGR of 3% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it increased from 38,675 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 45,143 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, China (30%) was the leader in global bleached sulphate pulp imports, followed by the U.S. (10%), Germany (9%), Italy (7%) and France (4%). These five countries together made up 59% of global imports. The share of China increased significantly (+14 percentage points), while the share of the U.S. illustrated negative dynamics (-4 percentage points).

Canada and the U.S. were among the other main global suppliers of bleached sulphate pulp in 2014 with a combined share of 32% of global exports. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Indonesia (+8% per year) and Brazil (+8% per year). Brazil strengthened its position in the global export structure, from 13% in 2007 to 18% in 2014.

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