Which Country Imports the Most Dissolving Grades in the World?

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

Global dissolving grade imports totaled 4.5M tonnes in 2016, remaining stable against the previous year figure. In general, dissolving grade imports continue to indicate a prominent increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when import increased by 17% against the previous year level. Global dissolving grade import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, dissolving grade imports totaled $4.3B in 2016. In general, dissolving grade imports continue to indicate a prominent growth. Over the period under review, global dissolving grade imports reached its maximum level of $4.8B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Dissolving Grade Importing Countries in the World

1. China (2,109.2 million USD)

2. India (454.1 million USD)

3. Indonesia (422.7 million USD)

4. Germany (381.7 million USD)

5. Japan (170.5 million USD)

6. USA (153.1 million USD)

7. Thailand (134.6 million USD)

Dissolving Grade Imports By Country

China (2.2M tonnes) was the major importing country with an import of about 2.2M tonnes, which reached 49% of total imports. India (508K tonnes) held the second position in the ranking, followed by Indonesia (487K tonnes), and Germany (420K tonnes). All these countries together took near 31% share of total imports. Thailand (149K tonnes), the U.S. (134K tonnes), and Japan (108K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

Imports into China increased at an average annual rate of +17.5% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, India (+19.7%), Indonesia (+15.0%), Thailand (+3.8%), Japan (+3.4%), Germany (+2.8%), and the U.S. (+1.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, India emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +19.7% from 2007-2016. Germany (-2.0%), Indonesia (-7.7%), India (-9.0%), and China (-37.8%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($2.1B) constitutes the largest market for imported dissolving grade worldwide, making up 49% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($454M), with the share of 11% of global imports. It was followed by Indonesia, with the share of 10%.

In China, dissolving grade imports expanded at an average annual rate of +16.4% over the period from 2007-2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: India (+19.8% per year) and Indonesia (+14.7% per year).

Dissolving Grade Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for dissolving grade amounted to $946 per tonne, remaining stable against the previous year level. In general, dissolving grade import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when import price increased by 34% year-to-year. Global dissolving grade import peaked of $1,536 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 Japan ($1,574 per tonne), while Indonesia ($869 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of dissolving grade import prices was attained by Japan (+2.8% 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