U.S. - Chemical Wood Pulp - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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Article Publishing Date: May 13, 2022

U.S. Chemical Wood Pulp Market Returns to Pre-Pandemic Level of $27B

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'U.S. - Chemical Wood Pulp - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2021, after two years of decline, there was significant growth in the U.S. chemical wood pulp market, when its value increased by 6.1% to $27B. In general, consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern over the past decade. Chemical wood pulp consumption peaked at $42.2B in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

U.S. Chemical Wood Pulp Production

In 2021, production of chemical wood pulp was estimated at approximately 45M tonnes. Over the past decade, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the production volume increased by 8.9%. As a result, production attained the peak volume of 46M tonnes. from 2019 to 2021, production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, chemical wood pulp production expanded rapidly to $26.4B in 2021. From 2011-2021, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016. Chemical wood pulp production peaked at $50.5B in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

U.S. Chemical Wood Pulp Exports

In 2021, after two years of growth, there was significant decline in shipments abroad of chemical wood pulp, when their volume decreased by -5.2% to 6.6M tonnes. Over the period under review, exports reached the peak figure at 7.7M tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2021, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, chemical wood pulp exports soared to $5B in 2021. Overall, exports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. Exports hit record highs at $5B in 2011; afterwards, it flattened through to 2021.

Exports by Country

China (1.8M tonnes) was the main destination for chemical wood pulp exports from the United States, accounting for a 25% share of total supplies. Moreover, chemical wood pulp exports to China exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Mexico (715K tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Canada (472K tonnes), with a 6.8% share.

In value terms, China ($1B) remains the key foreign market for chemical wood pulp exports from the United States, comprising 24% of total supplies. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Mexico ($388M), with a 9.2% share of total exports. It was followed by Japan, with an 8% share.

From 2011 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to China stood at -1.4%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Mexico (-3.4% per year) and Japan (-1.1% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average chemical wood pulp export price amounted to $601 per tonne, declining by -11.5% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices for the major export markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Spain ($829 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Canada ($478 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2011 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Germany, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

U.S. Chemical Wood Pulp Imports

In 2021, purchases abroad of chemical wood pulp increased by 5.6% to 5.7M tonnes, rising for the third consecutive year after three years of decline. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% from 2011 to 2021.

In value terms, chemical wood pulp imports surged to $3.6B in 2021. In general, imports showed a relatively flat trend pattern.

Imports by Country

Canada (3.1M tonnes), Brazil (2.3M tonnes) and Sweden (236K tonnes) were the main suppliers of chemical wood pulp imports to the United States.

From 2011 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Sweden, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Canada ($1.5B), Brazil ($871M) and Sweden ($148M) were the largest chemical wood pulp suppliers to the United States, with a combined 97% share of total imports.

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average chemical wood pulp import price amounted to $485 per tonne, waning by -24.4% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Sweden ($630 per tonne), while the price for Brazil ($383 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2011 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Sweden, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the chemical wood 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.


Product coverage:
• FCL 1660 - Chemical wood pulp, sulphite, unbleached
• FCL 1661 - Chemical wood pulp, sulphite, bleached
• FCL 1662 - Chemical wood pulp, sulphate, unbleached
• FCL 1663 - Chemical wood pulp, sulphate, bleached
Country coverage:
• United States

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

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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
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 2007–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

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

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 In 2007-2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
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, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
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