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U.S. Pulp Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025
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U.S.: Pulp Market Overview 2020

Pulp Market Size in the U.S.

In 2019, the U.S. pulp market increased by X% to $X, rising for the third consecutive year after two years of decline. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2013 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2014; afterwards, it flattened through to 2019.

Pulp Production in the U.S.

In value terms, pulp production totaled $X in 2019. Overall, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the production volume increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, production attained the peak level of $X. From 2015 to 2019, production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Pulp Exports

Exports from the U.S.

In 2019, shipments abroad of pulp decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second consecutive year after three years of growth. In general, exports continue to indicate a mild downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, pulp exports reduced to $X in 2019. Overall, exports showed a slight slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports attained the peak of $X, and then dropped in the following year.

Exports by Country

China (X tonnes) was the main destination for pulp exports from the U.S., with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, pulp exports to China exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Japan (X tonnes), fourfold. Indonesia (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume to China totaled -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Japan (+X% per year) and Indonesia (+X% per year).

In value terms, China ($X) remains the key foreign market for pulp exports from the U.S., comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a X% share.

From 2013 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value to China stood at -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Japan (+X% per year) and Indonesia (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average pulp export price amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, export price reached the peak level of $X per tonne, and then dropped in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major overseas markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Japan ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Canada ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Germany, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Pulp Imports

Imports into the U.S.

In 2019, purchases abroad of pulp decreased by -X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2016, thus ending a two-year rising trend. In general, imports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2015 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, pulp imports reduced to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, imports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, imports attained the peak of $X, and then reduced in the following year.

Imports by Country

Canada (X tonnes), Brazil (X tonnes) and Sweden (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of pulp imports to the U.S., with a combined X% share of total imports.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Sweden, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest pulp suppliers to the U.S. were Canada ($X), Brazil ($X) and Sweden ($X), together accounting for X% of total imports.

Sweden saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, in terms of the main suppliers over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average pulp import price amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne, and then fell in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Sweden ($X per tonne), while the price for Norway ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Chile, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the leading suppliers of pulp to the U.S.?
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In value terms, the largest pulp suppliers to the U.S. were Canada ($1.8B), Brazil ($1.3B) and Sweden ($88M), together accounting for 95% of total imports.
What are the leading importers of pulp from the U.S.?
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In value terms, China ($1.4B) remains the key foreign market for pulp exports from the U.S., comprising 25% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($475M), with a 8.9% share of total exports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a 7.2% share.
What is the average export price for pulp in the U.S.?
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In 2019, the average pulp export price amounted to $725 per tonne, with a decrease of -7.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for pulp in the U.S.?
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In 2019, the average pulp import price amounted to $595 per tonne, waning by -6.6% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• NAICS 322110 - Pulp mills

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the pulp market in the U.S.. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Companies mentioned:
• Profile Products
• Domtar Industries
• Georgia-Pacific Brewton
• Woodland Pulp
• Cascade Pacific Pulp
• Northwest Capital Appreciation
• Forest Resolute Products
• American Paper Recycling
• Cascades Tissue Group-Oregon
• A Division of Cascades Holding US
• Parsons & Whittemore
• St Paper
• Alabama River Cellulose
• Buckeye Technologies
• Brunswick Cellulose
• Parsons & Whittemore Enterprises
• Fibrek Inc.
• Port Townsend Holdings Company
• Buckeye Mt. Holly
• Lest Distributors
• Southern Cellulose Products
• DOMTAR A.W.
• Alabama River Group
• GP Cellulose
• Buckeye Florida Limited Partnership
• Pratt Paper (ny)
• Fibrek Recycling U.S.
• Cosmo Specialty Fibers
• Ox Paperboard

Country coverage:
• USA

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the U.S.
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2013–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2013–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2013–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2013–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2013–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2013–2019
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2013–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2013–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2013–2019
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2013–2019

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