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IndexBox has just published a new report: 'U.S. Pulp Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The revenue of the pulp market in the U.S. amounted to $X in 2018, going up by X% against 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. In that year, the pulp market attained its peak level of $X. From 2015 to 2018, the growth of the pulp market remained at a lower figure.

Pulp Production in the U.S.

In value terms, pulp production totaled $X in 2018. Overall, pulp production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. In that year, pulp production reached its peak level of $X. From 2015 to 2018, pulp production growth failed to regain its momentum.

Exports from the U.S.

In 2018, approx. X tonnes of pulp were exported from the U.S.; going down by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, pulp exports continue to indicate a mild shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, pulp exports amounted to $X (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed over the period under review. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. In that year, pulp exports reached their peak and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

China (X tonnes) was the main destination for pulp exports from the U.S., with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, pulp exports to China exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Japan (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Italy (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to China stood at -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Japan (+X% per year) and Italy (-X% per year).

In value terms, China ($X) remains the key foreign market for pulp exports from the U.S., comprising X% of total pulp exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Italy, with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of value to China amounted to +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Japan (+X% per year) and Italy (-X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the average pulp export price amounted to $X per tonne, going up by X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2013 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 an increase of X% against the previous year. In that year, the average export prices for pulp reached their peak level and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Japan ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Germany ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to South Korea, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports into the U.S.

In 2018, the amount of pulp imported into the U.S. totaled X tonnes, increasing by X% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. In that year, pulp imports reached their peak and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, pulp imports totaled $X (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of X% year-to-year. In that year, pulp imports attained their peak and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Brazil (X tonnes) constituted the largest pulp supplier to the U.S., accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, pulp imports from Brazil exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Chile (X tonnes), ninefold.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Brazil amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Chile (+X% per year) and Sweden (+X% per year).

In value terms, Brazil ($X) constituted the largest supplier of pulp to the U.S., comprising X% of total pulp imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Chile ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of value from Brazil totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Chile (+X% per year) and Sweden (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average pulp import price stood at $X per tonne in 2018, growing by X% against the previous year. Over the period from 2013 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 an increase of X% y-o-y. In that year, the average import prices for pulp reached their peak level and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Brazil ($X per tonne), while the price for Chile ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Brazil, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Companies Mentioned in the Report

Profile Products, Domtar Industries, Georgia-Pacific Brewton, Woodland Pulp, Cascade Pacific Pulp, Northwest Capital Appreciation, Forest Resolute Products, American Paper Recycling, Cascades Tissue Group-Oregon, A Division of Cascades Holding US, Parsons & Whittemore, St Paper, Alabama River Cellulose, Buckeye Technologies, Brunswick Cellulose, Parsons & Whittemore Enterprises, Fibrek Inc., Port Townsend Holdings Company, Buckeye Mt. Holly, Lest Distributors, Southern Cellulose Products, DOMTAR A.W., Alabama River Group, GP Cellulose, Buckeye Florida Limited Partnership, Pratt Paper (ny), Fibrek Recycling U.S. , Cosmo Specialty Fibers, Ox Paperboard

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• NAICS 322110 - Pulp mills

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the pulp market in the U.S.. 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.


Companies mentioned:
• Profile Products
• Domtar Industries
• Georgia-Pacific Brewton
• Woodland Pulp
• Cascade Pacific Pulp
• Northwest Capital Appreciation
• Forest Resolute Products
• American Paper Recycling
• Cascades Tissue Group-Oregon
• A Division of Cascades Holding US
• Parsons & Whittemore
• St Paper
• Alabama River Cellulose
• Buckeye Technologies
• Brunswick Cellulose
• Parsons & Whittemore Enterprises
• Fibrek Inc.
• Port Townsend Holdings Company
• Buckeye Mt. Holly
• Lest Distributors
• Southern Cellulose Products
• DOMTAR A.W.
• Alabama River Group
• GP Cellulose
• Buckeye Florida Limited Partnership
• Pratt Paper (ny)
• Fibrek Recycling U.S.
• Cosmo Specialty Fibers
• Ox Paperboard

Country coverage:
• USA

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the U.S.
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

Reasons to buy this report:
• Take advantage of the latest data
• Find deeper insights into current market developments
• Discover vital success factors affecting the market
This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
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
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
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. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2013–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2013–2020
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

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2013–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2013-2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2013–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013-2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2013-2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2013-2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2013-2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2013-2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2013–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2020

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