Which Country Exports the Most Labels Of Paper Or Paperboard in the World?

Other Paper Products May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Which Country Exports the Most Labels Of Paper Or Paperboard in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Labels Of Paper Or Paperboard - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

Global paper label imports stood at 1M tonnes in 2016, shrinking by -8.2% against the previous year figure. Overall, paper label imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when import increased by 20% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global paper label imports attained its maximum volume of 1.3M tonnes in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, paper label imports stood at $5.1B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.7% over the period from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, global paper label imports attained its maximum level of $5.5B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Paper Label Importing Countries in the World

1. China, Hong Kong SAR (412.4 million USD)

2. USA (368.6 million USD)

3. Germany (278.0 million USD)

4. Mexico (268.9 million USD)

5. France (259.7 million USD)

6. China (210.8 million USD)

7. United Kingdom (177.7 million USD)

8. Canada (154.8 million USD)

9. Italy (114.0 million USD)

10. Spain (94.4 million USD)

11. Czech Republic (64.6 million USD)

12. Luxembourg (11.1 million USD)

Paper Label Imports By Country

In 2016, China (113K tonnes), followed by Spain (72K tonnes), the U.S. (62K tonnes), and Mexico (53K tonnes) were the main importers of paper label, together comprising 29% of total imports. China, Hong Kong SAR (45K tonnes), France (45K tonnes), Czech Republic (42K tonnes), Luxembourg (38K tonnes), Germany (38K tonnes), the UK (35K tonnes), Canada (34K tonnes), and Italy (27K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of paper label imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Luxembourg (+26.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China, Hong Kong SAR ($412M), the U.S. ($369M) and Germany ($278M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together accounting for 21% of global imports.

China, Hong Kong SAR (+6.6% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the paper label imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Paper Label Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for paper label amounted to $4,966 per tonne, surging by 6% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.2%.The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when it surged by 14% against the previous year level. Global paper label import peaked of $6,044 per tonne in 2011- however, from 2012 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was China, Hong Kong SAR ($9,141 per tonne), while Luxembourg ($291 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of paper label import prices was attained by China, Hong Kong SAR (+14.3% 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 4821 - Paper or paperboard labels of all kinds, whether or not printed.

Source: World: Labels Of Paper Or Paperboard - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025