The U.S. Is the Global Leader in Exports of Wood Pulp Excl. Mechanical

Pulp, Paper and Paperboard November 08, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

The U.S. dominates in the global trade of wood pulp excl. mechanical. In 2014, the U.S. exported 855 thousand tonnes of the product totaling 1,066 million USD, 1% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was China, where it supplied 33.5% of its total exports of wood pulp excl. mechanical in value terms, accounting for 16.6% of Chinese total imports.

Overall, the global trade of the product reached to 4,398 million USD, with a CAGR of 12.9% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it showed steady growth, rising from 2,895 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 4,514 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, China (42.5%), Germany (13.0%), Indonesia (10.3%), India (7.0%) and the U.S. (4.9%) were the leading destinations of imports of wood pulp excl. mechanical, together making up 77.7% of global imports. The share of China increased significantly (+17 percentage points), while the share of Germany illustrated negative dynamics (-2 percentage points).

The U.S. and South Africa were among the other main global suppliers of wood pulp excl. mechanical in 2014 with a combined share of 41.1% of global exports. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Brazil (+27.9% per year) and Sweden (+15.2% per year). The U.S. significantly strengthened its position in the global export structure, from 15% in 2007 to 24% in 2014.

Source: World: Wood Pulp Exc Mechanical - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020