Which Country Imports the Most Paper Sacks and Bags in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Paper Sacks and Bags in the World?

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In 2016, the amount of sack and bag imported worldwide amounted to 3.1M tonnes, approximately equating the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, when it surged by 7% year;to;year. Over the period under review, global sack and bag imports attained its maximum volume of 3.1M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, sack and bag imports amounted to $4.1B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a strong growth from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, sack and bag imports decreased by ;8.3% against its level of 2014. Global sack and bag import peaked of $4.4B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Sack And Bag Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (543.4 million USD)

2. Japan (408.3 million USD)

3. South Korea (238.0 million USD)

4. Germany (232.2 million USD)

5. Netherlands (155.9 million USD)

6. Russia (108.3 million USD)

7. India (47.9 million USD)

8. China (37.6 million USD)

9. Thailand (28.0 million USD)

10. Turkey (10.7 million USD)

11. Bangladesh (6.9 million USD)

12. Pakistan (6.7 million USD)

Sack And Bag Imports By Country

In 2016, China (625K tonnes), distantly followed by India (298K tonnes), Bangladesh (222K tonnes), the U.S. (184K tonnes), and Japan (152K tonnes) represented the main importers of sack and bag, together committing 48% of total imports. The following importers ; South Korea (110K tonnes), Turkey (108K tonnes), Germany (68K tonnes), Thailand (65K tonnes), Pakistan (60K tonnes), Russia (58K tonnes), and the Netherlands (57K tonnes) together made up 17% of total imports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Thailand (+11.8%), South Korea (+6.3%), the Netherlands (+5.3%), Russia (+4.9%), Japan (+4.3%), the U.S. (+3.2%), Pakistan (+2.5%), Germany (+1.9%), India (+1.8%), and Bangladesh (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Thailand emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +11.8% from 2007;2016. Turkey experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. From 2007 to 2016, the share of South Korea, and Japan decreased by ;1.5%, and ;1.6% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($543M), Japan ($408M) and South Korea ($238M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 29% share of global imports.Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, India, China, Thailand, Turkey, Bangladesh and Pakistan lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 16%.

Bangladesh (+44.7% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the sack and bag imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Sack And Bag Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for sack and bag amounted to $1,311 per tonne, dropping by ;2.1% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +2.8%.The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, an increase of 17% against the previous year level. Global sack and bag import peaked of $1,455 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Germany ($3,424 per tonne), while Bangladesh ($31 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of sack and bag import prices was attained by Bangladesh (+46.5% 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 6305 ; Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods.

Source: World: Sacks And Bags ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

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Global paper bag imports stood at 16M tonnes in 2016, surging by 4% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% over the period from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when imports increased by 11% from the previous year level. Global paper bag import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, paper bag imports amounted to $20B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% from 2007 to 2016- the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review. Over the period under review, global paper bag imports reached its maximum level of $22B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Paper Bag Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (2,553.2 million USD)

2. France (1,655.0 million USD)

3. Germany (1,373.9 million USD)

4. Mexico (1,076.7 million USD)

5. Netherlands (989.9 million USD)

6. United Kingdom (963.7 million USD)

7. Canada (828.9 million USD)

8. Belgium (755.5 million USD)

9. Poland (424.8 million USD)

10. Italy (404.6 million USD)

11. Spain (375.6 million USD)

12. China (163.3 million USD)

Paper Bag Imports By Country

In 2016, Germany (1.4M tonnes), China (1.2M tonnes), Italy (1.1M tonnes), the Netherlands (1M tonnes), the U.S. (1M tonnes), Mexico (929K tonnes), and France (781K tonnes) were the major importers of paper bag in the world, comprising 48% of total import. The following importers - Poland (468K tonnes), Spain (453K tonnes), Belgium (449K tonnes), Canada (426K tonnes), and the UK (424K tonnes) held approx. 14% of total imports, each.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of paper bag imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands (+8.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest paper bag markets worldwide were the U.S. ($2.6B), France ($1.7B) and Germany ($1.4B), together comprising 27% of global imports.Mexico, the Netherlands, the UK, Canada, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Spain and China lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 29%.

The Netherlands (+3.4% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of paper bag imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Paper Bag Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for paper bag amounted to $1,303 per tonne, descending by -4.0% against the previous year. Overall, paper bag import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when it surged by 12% year-to-year. Global paper bag import peaked of $1,527 per tonne in 2013- however, from 2014 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($2,481 per tonne), while China ($134 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of paper bag import prices was attained by the U.S. (+2.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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  • paper bag prices
  • paper bag industry
  • paper bag sales
  • paper bag import
  • paper bag export
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  • key paper bag producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 4819 - Cartons, boxes, cases, bags and the like, of paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding or fibres- box files, letter trays and the like, of paper or paperboard, of a kind used in offices, shops or the like.

Source: World: Sacks And Bags Of Paper - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025