Webinar: Global Wood Pulp Market - Statistics, Trends, and Outlook
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We are hosting a 40-minute live webinar on the global wood pulp market.
Join us to get the main macroeconomic statistics around the production and trade, and talk over the challenges of coronavirus and the nearest future of the market.
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Because of the pandemic-related shifts in downstream industries, pulp manufacturers are forced to adjust their market strategies towards the rapid increase in packaging paper use. In the medium term, value chain sustainability emerges as the most important factor due to the tightening of environmental regulation.
According to a new report by IndexBox, the global wood pulp market is estimated at $132.7B. Chemical wood pulp (148M tons) constituted the product with the highest consumption, accounting for 77% of the total volume. Moreover, chemical wood pulp exceeded the figures recorded for the second-largest type, mechanical wood pulp (24M tons), sixfold. Semi-chemical wood pulp (11M tons) ranked third, with a 5.9% share.
The COVID crisis became an ordeal for the paper industry. A decline in the demand for printing and writing paper due to the digital transformation has intensified further because exhibitions, conferences, advertising, and education migrated online during the pandemic.
Considering a significant part of the population started to work from home, and cloud technologies became a must-have tool, it leaves no chances for a considerable printing paper market growth even after overcoming the COVID crisis.
In contrast to the decline in the demand for paper supplies for offices, schools, and restaurants in 2020, the demand for paper for households' needs - toilet paper, napkins - soared in 2020. During the pandemic, the surge in e-commerce has pushed plants producing corrugated boards and paper packaging to operate at full capacity. The lack of supply of cardboard packaging has led to higher prices for cardboard in 2020. Pulp producers are set to adjust their market strategies to the paper and paperboard mill industries' shifts.
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