Which Country Imports the Most Semi-Chemical Wood Pulp in the World?

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

Which Country Imports the Most Semi-Chemical Wood Pulp in the World?

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

In 2016, approx. 20M tonnes of seat were imported worldwide; import ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.0% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when it surged by 9% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global seat imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, seat imports stood at $74B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.3% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Global seat import peaked in 2016, and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Top Seat Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (24.0 billion USD)

2. Germany (7.9 billion USD)

3. Canada (3.6 billion USD)

4. United Kingdom (3.5 billion USD)

5. France (3.4 billion USD)

6. Japan (2.7 billion USD)

7. Mexico (2.0 billion USD)

8. Czech Republic (1.9 billion USD)

9. China (1.4 billion USD)

10. Poland (1.1 billion USD)

11. Italy (1.1 billion USD)

12. Romania (0.2 billion USD)

Seat Imports By Country

China (5M tonnes), and the U.S. (3.5M tonnes) represented roughly 42% of total imports of seat in 2016. Germany (1.2M tonnes) held a 6% share (based on tonnes) of global seat imports, which put it in second place, following Poland (6%), and Mexico (5%). The UK (642K tonnes), France (595K tonnes), Canada (496K tonnes), Czech Republic (447K tonnes), Italy (432K tonnes), Japan (375K tonnes), and Romania (341K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of seat imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Czech Republic (+10.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($24B) constitutes the largest market for imported seat worldwide, making up 32% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($7.9B), with the share of 11% of global imports. It was followed by Canada, with the share of 5%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of seat imports in the U.S. stood at +4.9%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (+3.2% per year) and Canada (+1.6% per year).

Seat Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for seat amounted to $3,684 per tonne, remaining stable against the previous year level. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +1.3%.The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when import increased by 12% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, average seat import price attained its maximum level of $3,739 per tonne in 2014; afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was Japan ($7,265 per tonne), while China ($282 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of seat import prices was attained by China (+7.3% 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 9401 ; Seats (not those of heading no. 9402), whether or not convertible into beds and parts thereof.

Source: World: Seats ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Semi-Chemical Wood Pulp, Pulp Of Fibers Other Than Wood - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the global imports of semi-chemical wood pulp totaled 3.4M tonnes, coming down by -1.5% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.3% over the period from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when imports increased by 17% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global semi-chemical wood pulp imports attained its maximum volume of 3.5M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, semi-chemical wood pulp imports amounted to $1.5B in 2016. Overall, semi-chemical wood pulp imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In that year, global semi-chemical wood pulp imports reached its maximum level of $1.9B. From 2011 to 2016, growth of global semi-chemical wood pulp imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Semi-Chemical Wood Pulp Importing Countries in the World

1. China (698.9 million USD)

2. Egypt (156.3 million USD)

3. South Korea (143.1 million USD)

4. United Kingdom (62.8 million USD)

5. India (62.2 million USD)

6. Italy (51.3 million USD)

7. Germany (31.9 million USD)

8. Poland (30.5 million USD)

9. Viet Nam (29.7 million USD)

10. USA (29.6 million USD)

11. France (28.0 million USD)

12. Netherlands (23.9 million USD)

Semi-Chemical Wood Pulp Imports By Country

China (1.7M tonnes) prevails in semi-chemical wood pulp imports structure, amounting to 1.7M tonnes, which was approx. 50% of total imports in 2016. South Korea (311K tonnes) took a 9% share (based on tonnes) of global semi-chemical wood pulp imports, which put it in second place, following Egypt (9%). India (144K tonnes), the UK (116K tonnes), Italy (108K tonnes), the U.S. (82K tonnes), Poland (68K tonnes), Germany (67K tonnes), Viet Nam (62K tonnes), the Netherlands (62K tonnes), and France (58K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

Imports into China increased at an average annual rate of +6.5% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, the UK (+32.8%), Egypt (+31.3%), Viet Nam (+22.0%), Poland (+15.6%), India (+14.3%), Italy (+8.9%), the Netherlands (+7.2%), and South Korea (+2.5%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the UK emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +32.8% from 2007-2016. By contrast, France (-3.6%), the U.S. (-7.4%), and Germany (-7.6%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of the U.S. (2%), and Germany (2%) increased significantly, the share of Viet Nam (-1.5%), Italy (-1.7%), South Korea (-1.8%), India (-2.9%), the UK (-3.1%), Egypt (-8.1%), and China (-21.7%) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($699M) constitutes the largest market for imported semi-chemical wood pulp worldwide, making up 46% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Egypt ($156M), with the share of 10% of global imports. It was followed by South Korea, with the share of 9%.

In China, semi-chemical wood pulp imports stood at an average annual rate of +3.2% over the period from 2007-2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Egypt (+2.1% per year) and South Korea (+0.2% per year).

Semi-Chemical Wood Pulp Import Prices By Country

The average semi-chemical wood pulp import price stood at $444 per tonne in 2016, declining by -10.1% against the previous year. Overall, semi-chemical wood pulp import price continues to indicate a noticeable shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when import increased by 31% y-o-y. Global semi-chemical wood pulp import peaked of $691 per tonne in 2008- however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the UK ($543 per tonne), while the U.S. ($359 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of semi-chemical wood pulp import prices was attained by Germany (-1.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Do you want to know more about global semi-chemical wood pulp market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • semi-chemical wood pulp market share
  • semi-chemical wood pulp prices
  • semi-chemical wood pulp industry
  • semi-chemical wood pulp sales
  • semi-chemical wood pulp import
  • semi-chemical wood pulp export
  • semi-chemical wood pulp market forecast
  • semi-chemical wood pulp price forecast
  • key semi-chemical wood pulp producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 4705 - Wood pulp obtained by a combination of mechanical and chemical pulping processes.

Source: World: Semi-Chemical Wood Pulp, Pulp Of Fibers Other Than Wood - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025