Semi-Chemical Wood Pulp Market - Canada Is the Leading Exporter of Semi-Chemical Wood Pulp despite 3.5% Drop in 2014

Silviculture And Forestry Activities November 09, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

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Canada dominates in the global trade of semi-chemical wood pulp. In 2014, Canada exported 2,028 thousand tonnes of semi-chemical wood pulp totaling 1,079 million USD, 3.5% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was China, where it supplied 54.5% of its total exports on the semi-chemical wood pulp market in value terms, accounting for 77.2% of Chinese total imports.

Overall, the global trade of semi-chemical wood pulp reached 3,321 million USD, with a CAGR of 3.1% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it showed growth, rising from 1,458 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 1,740 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, China (44.2%), the Republic of Korea (9.6%), Egypt (8.1%), the United Kingdom (6.4%) and the U.S. (5.1%) were the leading destinations of semi-chemical wood pulp imports, together making up 73.4% of global imports. The share of Egypt increased (+7 percentage points), while the share of the Republic of Korea illustrated negative dynamics (-1 percentage points).

Canada and the U.S. were among the other main global suppliers of semi-chemical wood pulp in 2014 with a combined share of 32.6% of global exports. The fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were the U.S. (+9.8% per year) and Finland (+5.6% per year). Canada illustrated negative dynamics in the global export structure, from 39% in 2007 to 32% in 2014.

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