Wood Pulp Market

Wood pulp market: discover the latest facts and figures provided by an Ai-driven market intelligence tool. Information cover production, exports, imports, companies, market prices, consumption, market size, and trade. There is a breakdown by region, including the U.S., Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, China, EU, the U.K., and Africa. Market dynamics and forecast to 2030 are also provided in the snapshots.


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Wood Pulp - World's Largest Markets

RatingCountry
1United States
2China
3Sweden
4Japan
5Canada

In value terms, the United States, China and Sweden appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2020, with a combined 53% share of the global market.

Among the main consuming countries, China saw the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, over the period under review, while wood pulp market for the other global leaders experienced a decline in the market figures.

Wood Pulp Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Brazil567506385-17.6%
Russia695622434-21.0%
Portugal638544461-15.0%
Indonesia642569468-14.6%
Uruguay761631480-20.6%
Chile768589481-20.9%
Finland763648495-19.5%
Netherlands711635525-14.1%
Canada741600531-15.3%
Sweden769632569-14.0%
Germany793682592-13.6%
United States947714630-18.4%
Average716605501-16.4%

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was the United States ($630 per ton), while Brazil ($385 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
India798743654-9.5%
Japan841752652-12.0%
Indonesia833748641-12.3%
Germany709675577-9.8%
Spain740687560-13.0%
China750639549-14.4%
France728659529-14.8%
Poland732638516-16.0%
Turkey803639513-20.1%
South Korea722638502-16.6%
Italy747666502-18.0%
Netherlands574598496-7.0%
United States786653475-22.3%
Average740656545-14.2%

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in India ($654 per ton) and Japan ($652 per ton), while the United States ($475 per ton) and the Netherlands ($496 per ton) were amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Wood Pulp - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
China181716-6.0%
United States3.73.52.9-12.4%
Germany2.52.92.4-3.2%
Italy2.62.21.6-20.8%
Netherlands1.70.81.5-8.7%

In value terms, China ($15.6B) constitutes the largest market for imported wood pulp worldwide, comprising 41% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United States ($2.9B), with a 7.6% share of global imports. It was followed by Germany, with a 6.3% share.

From 2018 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value in China stood at -6.0%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the United States (-12.4% per year) and Germany (-3.2% per year).

Wood Pulp - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
billion USD
Brazil8.87.76.3-15.5%
United States65.74.9-9.6%
Canada7.25.84.8-18.6%
Indonesia3.63.63.2-5.9%
Sweden2.82.72.5-6.5%

In value terms, Brazil ($6.3B), the United States ($4.9B) and Canada ($4.8B) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2020, with a combined 44% share of global exports. Indonesia, Sweden, Finland, Chile, Uruguay, the Netherlands, Russia, Germany and Portugal lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 42%.

The Netherlands saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced a decline in the exports figures.

Wood Pulp - Market Forecast

Driven by rising demand for wood pulp worldwide, the market is expected to start an upward consumption trend over the next decade. The performance of the market is forecast to increase slightly, with an anticipated CAGR of for the period from 2020 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to by the end of 2030.

Wood Pulp - Top Companies

Domtar Corporation, Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion S.A., Suzano Papel e Celulose S/A, INDAH KIAT PULP & PAPER, PT TBK, Metsä Fibre Oy, Grand Forest Holdings Incorporated, GRUPPA ILIM, AO, Papiers Domtar Pacifique ULC, Papier Domtar (Canada) Inc, Domtar Inc, Rayonier A.M. Canada Enterprises Inc, Mercer International Inc, Cenibra Inc., Yueyang Forest and Paper Co., Ltd., Western Forest Products Inc, ENCE ENERGIA Y CELULOSA SA., Stora Enso International Oy, Sappi Austria Produktions-GmbH & Co. KG, CHUNG HWA PULP CORPORATION, MONDI LIMITED LTD

Wood Pulp - Product Coverage

  • HS 4701 - Wood pulp, mechanical wood pulp
  • HS 4705 - Wood pulp obtained by a combination of mechanical and chemical pulping processes
  • HS 470321 - Wood pulp; chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, (other than dissolving grades), semi-bleached or bleached, of coniferous wood
  • HS 470329 - Wood pulp; chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, (other than dissolving grades), semi-bleached or bleached, of non-coniferous wood
  • HS 470421 - Wood pulp; chemical wood pulp, sulphite, (other than dissolving grades), semi-bleached or bleached, of coniferous wood
  • HS 470429 - Wood pulp; chemical wood pulp, sulphite, (other than dissolving grades), semi-bleached or bleached, of non-coniferous wood
  • HS 4702 - Chemical wood pulp, dissolving grades
  • HS 470311 - Wood pulp; chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, (other than dissolving grades), unbleached, of coniferous wood
  • HS 470319 - Wood pulp; chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, (other than dissolving grades), unbleached, of non-coniferous wood
  • HS 470411 - Wood pulp; chemical wood pulp, sulphite, (other than dissolving grades), unbleached, of coniferous wood
  • HS 470419 - Wood pulp; chemical wood pulp, sulphite, (other than dissolving grades), unbleached, of non-coniferous wood
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