Fiber Pulp Market - China’s Exports of Recovered Fiber Pulp Increased by 18.8% in 2014

Logging November 10, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

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China dominates in the global trade of recovered fiber pulp. In 2014, China exported 2.5 thousand tonnes of recovered fiber pulp totaling 2.4 million USD, 18.8% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was the U.S., where it supplied 33.2% of its total exports on the fiber pulp market in value terms, accounting for 100% of the U.S. total imports.

Overall, the global recovered fiber pulp trade reached 4.3 million USD, with a CAGR of 25.0% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it showed growth, rising from 1.6 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 4.1 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, the U.S. 19.2%), China (16.3%), Italy (9.9%), Canada (7.5%) and India (6.2%) were the leading destinations of recovered fiber pulp imports, together making up 59.2% of global imports. The share of the U.S. increased significantly (+19 percentage points), while the share of China illustrated negative dynamics (-58 percentage points).

China and Germany were among the other main global suppliers of recovered fiber pulp in 2014 with a combined share of 82.9% of global exports. The fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were China (+329% per year) and the U.S. (+12.9% per year). China significantly strengthened its position in the global export structure, from 0% in 2007 to 55% in 2014.

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Source: World: Recovered Fiber Pulp - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020