Which Country Exports the Most Dissolving Grades in the World?

Pulp, Paper and Paperboard May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, approx. 4M tonnes of dissolving grade were exported worldwide; remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year figure. Overall, dissolving grade exports continue to indicate a strong expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013, when export increased by 33% year-to-year. Global dissolving grade export peaked of 4.6M tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, dissolving grade exports stood at $3.5B in 2016. Overall, dissolving grade exports continue to indicate a strong growth. Global dissolving grade export peaked of $4.3B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Dissolving Grade Exporting Countries in the World

1. USA (906.7 million USD)

2. South Africa (729.4 million USD)

3. Canada (361.7 million USD)

4. Brazil (355.9 million USD)

5. Sweden (250.1 million USD)

6. Czech Republic (212.5 million USD)

7. Austria (122.5 million USD)

Dissolving Grade Exports By Country

In 2016, South Africa (866K tonnes), the U.S. (771K tonnes), Brazil (619K tonnes), Canada (427K tonnes), Sweden (297K tonnes), and Czech Republic (248K tonnes) were the key exporters of dissolving grade in the world, generating 80% of total export. The following exporters - Austria (161K tonnes) occupied near 4% of total exports, each.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of dissolving grade exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Czech Republic (+191.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($907M), South Africa ($729M) and Canada ($362M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, together comprising 57% of global exports. These countries were followed by Brazil, Sweden, Czech Republic and Austria, which together accounted for a further 27%.

Czech Republic (+176.8% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of dissolving grade exports, among the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Dissolving Grade Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for dissolving grade amounted to $874 per tonne, increasing by 2% against the previous year. Overall, it indicated a conspicuous growth from 2007 to 2016: the export price value increased at an average annual rate of +3.7% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, dissolving grade export price decreased by -31.7% against its level of 2011. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when export increased by 55% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average dissolving grade export price reached its maximum level of $1,280 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was the U.S. ($1,177 per tonne), while Brazil ($575 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of dissolving grade export prices was attained by South Africa (+11.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 4702 - Chemical wood pulp, dissolving grades.

Source: World: Chemical Wood Pulp (Dissolving Grades) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025