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Global Paper And Paperboard Market Overview 2020

Paper And Paperboard Market Size

In 2019, the global paper and paperboard market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2016, thus ending a two-year rising trend. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the global market hit record highs at $X in 2018, and then declined modestly in the following year.

Paper And Paperboard Production

In value terms, paper and paperboard production contracted modestly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $X, and then reduced in the following year.

Production By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of paper and paperboard production in 2019 were China (X tonnes), the U.S. (X tonnes) and Japan (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of global production. These countries were followed by Germany, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Finland, Brazil, Canada, Sweden and Russia, which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in India, while paper and paperboard production for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Paper And Paperboard Exports

Exports

In 2019, after three years of growth, there was decline in overseas shipments of paper and paperboard, when their volume decreased by -X% to X tonnes. Overall, exports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global exports reached the maximum at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, paper and paperboard exports fell to $X in 2019. In general, exports showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global exports attained the peak figure at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

The shipments of the twelve major exporters of paper and paperboard, namely Germany, the U.S., Finland, Sweden, Canada, China, Indonesia, France, Austria, Belgium, Italy and Russia, represented more than two-thirds of total export.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Indonesia, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest paper and paperboard supplying countries worldwide were Germany ($X), the U.S. ($X) and Finland ($X), with a combined X% share of global exports. Sweden, China, Canada, Indonesia, France, Austria, Italy, Belgium and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X terms of the main exporting countries, China recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average paper and paperboard export price amounted to $X per tonne, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. In general, the export price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, export price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

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

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Paper And Paperboard Imports

Imports

After three years of growth, supplies from abroad of paper and paperboard decreased by -X% to X tonnes in 2019. Overall, imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global imports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, paper and paperboard imports shrank modestly to $X in 2019. In general, imports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Global imports peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

Germany (X tonnes) and the U.S. (X tonnes) were the major importers of paper and paperboard in 2019, accounting for approx. X% and X% of total imports, respectively. Italy (X tonnes) occupied a X% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by the UK (X%). China (X tonnes), France (X tonnes), Poland (X tonnes), Belgium (X tonnes), Mexico (X tonnes), Spain (X tonnes), India (X tonnes) and the Netherlands (X tonnes) took a minor share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in India, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($X), Germany ($X) and China ($X) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined X% share of global imports. The UK, France, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and India lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average paper and paperboard import price amounted to $X per tonne, waning by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average import prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in the U.S. ($X per tonne) and China ($X per tonne), while India ($X per tonne) and Belgium ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the U.S., while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for paper and paperboard in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of paper and paperboard consumption in 2019 were China (103M tonnes), the U.S. (65M tonnes) and Japan (25M tonnes), together accounting for 48% of global consumption. These countries were followed by India, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and France, which together accounted for a further 25%.
What are the largest producers of paper and paperboard in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of paper and paperboard production in 2019 were China (104M tonnes), the U.S. (66M tonnes) and Japan (25M tonnes), together accounting for 48% of global production. Germany, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Finland, Brazil, Canada, Sweden and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 29%.
What are the leading exporters of paper and paperboard in the world?
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In value terms, Germany ($11.7B), the U.S. ($9.2B) and Finland ($8.5B) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2019, with a combined 29% share of global exports. Sweden, China, Canada, Indonesia, France, Austria, Italy, Belgium and Russia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 40%.
What are the leading importers of paper and paperboard in the world?
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In value terms, the U.S. ($9B), Germany ($8.3B) and China ($4.7B) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined 22% share of global imports. These countries were followed by the UK, France, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and India, which together accounted for a further 30%.
What is the average export price for paper and paperboard in the world?
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The average paper and paperboard export price stood at $871 per tonne in 2019, with a decrease of -3.1% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for paper and paperboard in the world?
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In 2019, the average paper and paperboard import price amounted to $912 per tonne, with a decrease of -2.3% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 1676 - Household and sanitary papers
• FCL 1617 - Case materials
• FCL 1618 - Cartonboard
• FCL 1621 - Wrapping papers
• FCL 1622 - Other papers mainly for packaging
• FCL 1683 - Other paper and paperboard n.e.s. (not elsewhere specified)
• FCL 1671 - Newsprint
• FCL 1612 - Printing and writing papers, uncoated, mechanical
• FCL 1615 - Printing and writing papers, uncoated, wood free
• FCL 1616 - Printing and writing papers, coated

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global paper and paperboard market. 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.



Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in World, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in World
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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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
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
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. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
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

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2019
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2019
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2019
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2019

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