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Article Publishing Date: Oct 3, 2019

Global Printing and Writing Paper Market - Production Dropped 2.8% to 99.6M Tonnes in 2018

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Printing and Writing Paper - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The global printing and writing paper market revenue amounted to $104.1B in 2018, flattening at the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, printing and writing paper consumption continues to indicate a slight decline. 

Consumption By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of printing and writing paper consumption in 2018 were China (23M tonnes), the U.S. (15M tonnes) and Japan (7.8M tonnes), together accounting for 48% of global consumption. Germany, India, France, the UK, Italy, Indonesia and Mexico lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 23%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of printing and writing paper consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by India, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

In value terms, China ($24.2B), the U.S. ($14.3B) and Japan ($7.2B) were the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, together comprising 44% of the global market.

The countries with the highest levels of printing and writing paper per capita consumption in 2018 were Germany (72 kg per person), Japan (62 kg per person) and the U.S. (45 kg per person).

Market Forecast 2019-2025

Depressed by shrinking demand for printing and writing paper worldwide, the market is expected to continue its downward consumption trend over the next seven years. The performance of the market is forecast to contract with an anticipated CAGR of -1.7% for the seven-year period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to depress the market volume to 86M tonnes by the end of 2025.

Production 2007-2018

In 2018, the amount of printing and writing paper produced worldwide amounted to 99.6M tonnes, reducing by -2.8% against the previous year. Overall, printing and writing paper production continues to indicate a slight downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when production volume increased by 7.2% year-to-year. The global printing and writing paper production peaked at 120M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2018, production failed to regain its momentum.

In value terms, printing and writing paper production totaled $95.9B in 2018 estimated in export prices. In general, printing and writing paper production continues to indicate a slight decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when production volume increased by 7.2% y-o-y. The global printing and writing paper production peaked at $122.9B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, production remained at a lower figure.

Production By Country

The country with the largest volume of printing and writing paper production was China (26M tonnes), comprising approx. 26% of total production. Moreover, printing and writing paper production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second-largest producer, the U.S. (12M tonnes), twofold. Japan (7.9M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 7.9% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume in China totaled +2.5%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the U.S. (-5.1% per year) and Japan (-3.5% per year).

Exports 2007-2018

Global exports totaled 44M tonnes in 2018, growing by 3.9% against the previous year. In general, printing and writing paper exports, however, continue to indicate a slight slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when exports increased by 8.4% y-o-y. The global exports peaked at 52M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2018, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, printing and writing paper exports totaled $38.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. Over the period under review, printing and writing paper exports, however, continue to indicate a temperate descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of 10% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global printing and writing paper exports reached their peak figure at $51.5B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Germany (5,238K tonnes) and Finland (5,170K tonnes) represented the main exporters of printing and writing paper in 2018, resulting at near 12% and 12% of total exports, respectively. Indonesia (3,370K tonnes) held the next position in the ranking, followed by China (3,167K tonnes), Sweden (2,660K tonnes), Austria (2,429K tonnes) and Canada (2,424K tonnes). All these countries together took approx. 32% share of total exports. Belgium (1,944K tonnes), the U.S. (1,733K tonnes), Italy (1,671K tonnes), Portugal (1,518K tonnes) and South Korea (1,440K tonnes) took a minor share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest printing and writing paper markets worldwide were Germany ($5B), Finland ($4B) and Indonesia ($3B), together accounting for 31% of global exports. China, Austria, Sweden, Canada, the U.S., Italy, Portugal, Belgium and South Korea lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 41%.

China recorded the highest growth rate of exports, among the main exporting countries over the last eleven years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the average printing and writing paper export price amounted to $876 per tonne, growing by 6.2% against the previous year. In general, the printing and writing paper export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 an increase of 8.6% against the previous year. In that year, the average export prices for printing and writing paper attained their peak level of $1,017 per tonne. From 2009 to 2018, the growth in terms of the average export prices for printing and writing paper failed to regain its momentum.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, major exporting countries recorded the following prices: in Portugal ($984 per tonne) and the U.S. ($972 per tonne), while Belgium ($739 per tonne) and Sweden ($743 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Imports 2007-2018

In 2018, the global printing and writing paper imports amounted to 41M tonnes, surging by 1.7% against the previous year. Over the period under review, printing and writing paper imports, however, continue to indicate a mild shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when imports increased by 7.4% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global printing and writing paper imports attained their peak figure at 50M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2018, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, printing and writing paper imports amounted to $37.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. In general, printing and writing paper imports, however, continue to indicate a temperate slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of 8.2% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global printing and writing paper imports reached their peak figure at $52B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

Germany (4,438K tonnes) and the U.S. (4,435K tonnes) represented the key importers of printing and writing paper in 2018, reaching approx. 11% and 11% of total imports, respectively. The UK (2,289K tonnes) ranks next in terms of the total imports with a 5.5% share, followed by France (5.5%). Belgium (1,712K tonnes), Italy (1,438K tonnes), India (1,257K tonnes), Spain (1,198K tonnes), Poland (1,172K tonnes), China (1,098K tonnes), Turkey (944K tonnes) and Mexico (928K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by India, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest printing and writing paper importing markets worldwide were the U.S. ($4B), Germany ($3.7B) and France ($2.1B), together accounting for 26% of global imports. The UK, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Spain, China, India, Mexico and Turkey lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 28%.

India recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to imports, among the main importing countries over the last eleven years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average printing and writing paper import price stood at $903 per tonne in 2018, growing by 6.4% against the previous year. In general, the printing and writing paper import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when the average import price increased by 8.2% against the previous year. The global import price peaked at $1,064 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2018, import prices failed to regain their momentum.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Mexico ($962 per tonne) and China ($941 per tonne), while India ($806 per tonne) and Belgium ($807 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• FCL 1612 - Printing and writing papers, uncoated, mechanical
• FCL 1615 - Printing and writing papers, uncoated, wood free
• FCL 1616 - Printing and writing papers, coated

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2018
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2018
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2018
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2018
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2018
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