Which Country Exports the Most Uncoated Kraft Liner in the World?

Pulp, Paper and Paperboard May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 17M tonnes of uncoated kraft liner were exported worldwide; surging by 2% against the previous year figure. In general, uncoated kraft liner exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when export increased by 9% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global uncoated kraft liner exports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

In value terms, uncoated kraft liner exports totaled $12B in 2016. Overall, uncoated kraft liner exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global uncoated kraft liner export peaked of $13B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Uncoated Kraft Liner Exporting Countries in the World

1. USA (3,008.7 million USD)

2. Sweden (2,043.5 million USD)

3. Finland (607.7 million USD)

4. Canada (584.2 million USD)

5. Austria (534.4 million USD)

6. Russia (462.0 million USD)

7. Czech Republic (348.2 million USD)

8. France (346.0 million USD)

9. Australia (341.0 million USD)

10. Poland (296.2 million USD)

11. Brazil (249.8 million USD)

12. Netherlands (232.4 million USD)

Uncoated Kraft Liner Exports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (5M tonnes), distantly followed by Sweden (2.9M tonnes), and Russia (809K tonnes) were the largest exporters of uncoated kraft liner, together committing 53% of total exports. Austria (731K tonnes), Finland (611K tonnes), Australia (601K tonnes), Canada (588K tonnes), Poland (531K tonnes), France (471K tonnes), Brazil (444K tonnes), Czech Republic (407K tonnes), and the Netherlands (324K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of uncoated kraft liner exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Australia (+8.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($3B), Sweden ($2B) and Finland ($608M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, with a combined 49% share of global exports. These countries were followed by Canada, Austria, Russia, Czech Republic, France, Australia, Poland, Brazil and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further 30%.

Australia (+8.1% per year) had the highest growth rate of uncoated kraft liner exports, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Uncoated Kraft Liner Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for uncoated kraft liner amounted to $694 per tonne, coming down by -2.1% against the previous year. Overall, uncoated kraft liner export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, an increase of 11% year-to-year. In that year, average uncoated kraft liner export price attained its maximum level of $786 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average uncoated kraft liner export price stood at a somewhat lower level.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was Finland ($995 per tonne), while Poland ($557 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of uncoated kraft liner export prices was attained by Canada (+3.3% 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 4804 - Uncoated kraft paper and paperboard, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading no. 4802 or 4803.

Source: World: Uncoated Kraft Liner - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025