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Global Printing and Writing Paper Market Rebounds from 2020's Decline, Totalling $99B

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 rose sharply to $99B in 2021, increasing by 7.7% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, and intermediaries' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption, however, saw a slight decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of 7.9% y-o-y. Global consumption peaked at $124.2B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2021, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Printing and Writing Paper Consumption by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of printing and writing paper consumption in 2021 were China (23M tonnes), the United States (12M tonnes) and Japan (6.5M tonnes), with a combined 47% share of global consumption.

From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of printing and writing paper consumption, amongst the leading consuming countries, was attained by China, while printing and writing paper consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($34.8B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United States ($12.3B). It was followed by Japan.

The countries with the highest levels of printing and writing paper per capita consumption in 2021 were Germany (64 kg per person), Japan (51 kg per person) and South Korea (37 kg per person).

From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of printing and writing paper per capita consumption, amongst the key consuming countries, was attained by China, while printing and writing paper per capita consumption for the other global leaders experienced a decline in the per capita consumption figures.

Printing and Writing Paper Production

In 2021, after three years of decline, there was growth in production of printing and writing paper, when its volume increased by 4.8% to 92M tonnes. Over the period under review, production, however, saw a noticeable downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of 7.6% year-to-year. Global production peaked at 121M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2021, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, printing and writing paper production expanded remarkably to $100B in 2021 estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, recorded a mild descent. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when the production volume increased by 9.5% y-o-y. Global production peaked at $122.5B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2021, production remained at a lower figure.

Production by Country

China (25M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of printing and writing paper production, accounting for 27% of total volume. Moreover, printing and writing paper production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, the United States (9.8M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Japan (6.6M tonnes), with a 7.2% share.

From 2007 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of volume in China totaled +2.0%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: the United States (-5.4% per year) and Japan (-4.0% per year).

Printing and Writing Paper Exports

In 2021, shipments abroad of printing and writing paper was finally on the rise to reach 36M tonnes for the first time since 2017, thus ending a three-year declining trend. Overall, exports, however, recorded a noticeable setback. Global exports peaked at 50M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2021, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, printing and writing paper exports rose significantly to $31.6B in 2021. During 2007-2021, exports, however, continue to indicate a pronounced decline. Over the period under review, global exports hit record highs at $50.6B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2021, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

The shipments of the twelve major exporters of printing and writing paper, namely Finland, Germany, Indonesia, China, Sweden, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, Italy, the United States and South Korea, represented more than two-thirds of total supplies. Brazil (1M tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

In value terms, Germany ($3.7B), Finland ($3.1B) and China ($2.5B) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2021, with a combined 29% share of total supplies.

In terms of the main exporting countries, China saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average printing and writing paper export price stood at $886 per tonne in 2021, growing by 4.4% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Italy ($1,088 per tonne), while Indonesia ($724 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Printing and Writing Paper Imports

In 2021, after three years of decline, there was significant growth in overseas purchases of printing and writing paper, when their volume increased by 6.5% to 33M tonnes. In general, imports, however, saw a noticeable curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of 7.9% year-to-year. Global imports peaked at 49M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2021, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, printing and writing paper imports stood at $30.5B in 2021. Overall, imports, however, continue to indicate a noticeable curtailment. Over the period under review, global imports reached the maximum at $51.8B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2021, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

The United States (3.6M tonnes) and Germany (3.2M tonnes) represented roughly 20% of total imports of printing and writing paper in 2021. It was followed by France (1.9M tonnes), committing a 5.8% share of total imports. The UK (1,450K tonnes), China (1,260K tonnes), Italy (1,196K tonnes), Belgium (1,156K tonnes), Poland (1,066K tonnes), Spain (798K tonnes), Japan (702K tonnes), Mexico (692K tonnes), Turkey (654K tonnes) and India (626K tonnes) held a minor share of total purchases.

In value terms, the largest printing and writing paper importing markets worldwide were the United States ($3.2B), Germany ($2.9B) and France ($1.8B), together accounting for 26% of global purchases. These countries were followed by the UK, Italy, China, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Japan, Turkey, Mexico and India, which together accounted for a further 28%.

China saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, among the main importing countries in 2007-2021, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

Import Prices by Country

The average printing and writing paper import price stood at $919 per tonne in 2021, rising by 2.5% against the previous year. Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Turkey ($977 per tonne) and Spain ($962 per tonne), while China ($811 per tonne) and India ($824 per tonne) were amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the United States, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for printing and writing paper. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


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

Data coverage:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
• Global trade (exports and imports)
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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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

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 2030
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 2007–2021
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 2007–2021
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 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
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, 2007–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2021
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