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

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

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

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Uncoated Kraft Liner - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

Global uncoated kraft liner imports stood at 30M tonnes in 2016, moving up by 2% against the previous year level. In general, uncoated kraft liner imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when import increased by 5% from the previous year level. Global uncoated kraft liner import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, uncoated kraft liner imports totaled $12B in 2016. In general, uncoated kraft liner imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, global uncoated kraft liner imports reached its maximum level of $14B in 2011- however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Uncoated Kraft Liner Importing Countries in the World

1. Germany (1,279.4 million USD)

2. Italy (821.5 million USD)

3. USA (767.8 million USD)

4. Mexico (767.6 million USD)

5. China (698.7 million USD)

6. Spain (429.1 million USD)

7. Canada (397.6 million USD)

8. Austria (119.8 million USD)

9. Australia (80.6 million USD)

10. Finland (71.5 million USD)

11. Sweden (69.5 million USD)

12. Russia (40.4 million USD)

Uncoated Kraft Liner Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (6.1M tonnes), distantly followed by Sweden (2.9M tonnes), and Germany (1.9M tonnes) represented the major importers of uncoated kraft liner, together constituting 36% of total imports. The following importers - Italy (1.2M tonnes), Mexico (1.1M tonnes), China (1M tonnes), Russia (809K tonnes), Canada (799K tonnes), Austria (731K tonnes), Finland (677K tonnes), Australia (666K tonnes), and Spain (664K tonnes) together made up 25% of total imports.

The U.S. experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Mexico (+3.0%), Germany (+2.7%), and Australia (+1.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Mexico emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +3.0% from 2007-2016. Austria, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Russia, China, and Spain experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Canada (-3.7%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. The shares of the largest importers remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Germany ($1.3B), Italy ($822M) and the U.S. ($768M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together accounting for 24% of global imports.Mexico, China, Spain, Canada, Austria, Australia, Finland, Sweden and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 23%.

Russia (+5.3% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the uncoated kraft liner imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Uncoated Kraft Liner Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for uncoated kraft liner amounted to $392 per tonne, lowering by -4.4% against the previous year. Overall, uncoated kraft liner import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 15% y-o-y. Global uncoated kraft liner import peaked of $476 per tonne in 2011- however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was Mexico ($691 per tonne), while Sweden ($24 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of uncoated kraft liner import prices was attained by Russia (+5.1% 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