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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 26

Global paper bag imports stood at 16M tonnes in 2016, surging by 4% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when imports increased by 11% from the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 24

Global corrugated paper imports totaled 2.9M tonnes in 2016, surging by 4% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.7% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when import increased by 9% year-to-year. Global corrugated paper import peaked in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the near future. In value terms, corrugated paper imports amounted to $1.8B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Global corrugated paper import peaked of $1.9B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength. Top Corrugated Paper Importing Countries in the World 1. Mexico (323.8 million USD) 2. Canada (143.1 million USD) 3. Netherlands (97.0 million USD) 4. Belgium (81.3 million USD) 5. Germany (72.4 million USD) 6. Austria (70.0 million USD) 7. France (65.9 million USD) 8. Czech Republic (61.3 million USD) 9. USA (45.9 million USD) 10. Poland (38.4 million USD) 11. Saudi Arabia (20.2 million USD) 12. Ireland (13.5 million USD) Corrugated Paper Imports By Country The U.S. (388K tonnes), Mexico (348K tonnes), and Germany (277K tonnes) represented roughly 35% of total imports of corrugated paper in 2016. Canada (140K tonnes) took a 5% share (based on tonnes) of global corrugated paper imports, which put it in second place, following France (5%). Poland (100K tonnes), Ireland (84K tonnes), Belgium (79K tonnes), Czech Republic (76K tonnes), the Netherlands (75K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (75K tonnes), and Austria (69K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure. From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of corrugated paper imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Mexico (+10.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In value terms, Mexico ($324M) constitutes the largest market for imported corrugated paper worldwide, making up 18% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Canada ($143M), with the share of 8% of global imports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with the share of 6%. In Mexico, corrugated paper imports expanded at an average annual rate of +6.1% over the period from 2007-2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Canada (+7.3% per year) and the Netherlands (+1.2% per year). Corrugated Paper Import Prices By Country In 2016, the average import price for corrugated paper amounted to $605 per tonne, approximately reflecting the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 20

Global paper bag exports totaled 11M tonnes in 2016, growing by 5% against the previous year level.

 
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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 15

Global corrugated paper exports totaled 1.7M tonnes in 2016, picking up by 3% against the previous year figure. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, when it surged by 9% y-o-y. Global corrugated paper export peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future. In value terms, corrugated paper exports totaled $1.7B in 2016. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Global corrugated paper export peaked of $1.8B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, July 22, 2016 766

The U.S. takes a 10% share (based on USD) exports on the paper bag market, which put it in third place, following China (15%) and Germany (14%). In 2015, the U.S. exported 5,773 million USD, which was 1% over the previous year.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, July 22, 2016 434

The U.S. runs the show in global trade of corrugated and solid fiber box, accounting for a 17% share (based on USD) of world's exports. It was followed by Germany (14%), China (11%) and, distantly, Italy (5%). In 2015, the U.S. exported 1,547 million USD, 2% under the previous year. From 2007 to 2015, U.S. exports on the fiber box market showed mixed dynamics. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by a rebound in 2010 and modest growth over the next two years. Afterwards, it jumped in 2013, and continued to grow moderately in the following year. However, the growth lost its momentum in 2015, turning into a slight decline of exports.

 
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Blog, Olga Minchina, January 11, 2016 322

From 2007 to 2014, EU paper bag production showed negative dynamics, falling from 39.0 million tonnes in 2007 to 32.2 million tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of -2.7% over the period under review. In value terms, EU paper bag production decreased to 38.7 billion EUR in 2014, falling by -2.4% annually.

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Blog, Olga Minchina, October 25, 2015 318

The U.S. dominates in the global case material trade. In 2014, the U.S. exported 4,909 thousand tonnes of case materials totaling 2,913 million USD, 8% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Mexico, where it supplied 22% of its total case material exports in value terms, accounting for 91% of Mexico's total imports.

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Blog, Olga Minchina, July 09, 2015 315

China dominates in the global sacks and bags of paper trade, strengthening its position in the global export structure from 7% in 2007 to 17% in 2013. In 2013, China supplied 22.5% of its total sacks and bags of paper exports into the U.S., accounting for 34.7% of total U.S. imports.