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Overview of the Global Market for Printing and Writing Paper

Market Size for Printing and Writing Paper

In 2020, after three years of growth, there was significant decline in the global printing and writing paper market, when its value decreased by -X% to $X. In general, consumption, however, showed a mild slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the global market hit record highs at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Production of Printing and Writing Paper

In value terms, printing and writing paper production fell to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, production showed a slight decrease. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when the production volume increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global production reached the maximum level at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, production remained at a lower figure.

Production By Country

The country with the largest volume of printing and writing paper production was China (X tonnes), comprising approx. X% of total volume. Moreover, printing and writing paper production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, the U.S. (X tonnes), threefold. Japan (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in China totaled +X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the U.S. (-X% per year) and Japan (-X% per year).

Exports of Printing and Writing Paper

Exports

In 2020, the amount of printing and writing paper exported worldwide dropped markedly to X tonnes, falling by -X% on 2019 figures. In general, exports recorded a noticeable shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global exports reached the maximum at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, printing and writing paper exports dropped markedly to $X in 2020. Overall, exports recorded a perceptible decrease. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Global exports peaked at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

The shipments of the twelve major exporters of printing and writing paper, namely Germany, Indonesia, Finland, Sweden, China, Canada, Austria, Portugal, Brazil, South Korea, the U.S. and Italy, represented more than two-thirds of total export. The Netherlands (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the key exporting countries, was attained by Indonesia, while exports for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest printing and writing paper supplying countries worldwide were Germany ($X), Finland ($X) and Indonesia ($X), with a combined X% share of global exports. China, Sweden, Canada, Austria, the U.S., Portugal, Italy, South Korea, Brazil and the Netherlands lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X the main exporting countries, Brazil recorded the highest growth rate of 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 2020, the average printing and writing paper export price amounted to $X per tonne, falling by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the average export price increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. from 2009 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a lower figure.

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

From 2007 to 2020, 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.

Imports of Printing and Writing Paper

Imports

In 2020, supplies from abroad of printing and writing paper decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second consecutive year after two years of growth. Over the period under review, imports recorded a noticeable slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Global imports peaked at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, printing and writing paper imports reduced remarkably to $X in 2020. Overall, imports saw a perceptible decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global imports hit record highs at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Germany (X tonnes) and the U.S. (X tonnes) represented the key importers of printing and writing paperin the world, together amounting to approx. X% of total imports. France (X tonnes) took a X% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by the UK (X%) and China (X%). The following importers - Italy (X tonnes), Poland (X tonnes), Turkey (X tonnes), Japan (X tonnes), Singapore (X tonnes), India (X tonnes), Spain (X tonnes) and the Netherlands (X tonnes) - together made up X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in China, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest printing and writing paper importing markets worldwide were the U.S. ($X), Germany ($X) and France ($X), together comprising X% of global imports. These countries were followed by the UK, China, Italy, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore and India, which together accounted for a further X recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, among 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 2020, the average printing and writing paper import price amounted to $X per tonne, reducing by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($X per tonne), while India ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for printing and writing paper in the world?
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China (26M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of printing and writing paper consumption, accounting for 27% of total volume. Moreover, printing and writing paper consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, the U.S. (12M tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Japan (7.3M tonnes), with a 7.8% share.
What are the largest producers of printing and writing paper in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of printing and writing paper production was China (26M tonnes), accounting for 28% of total volume. Moreover, printing and writing paper production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, the U.S. (10M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Japan (7.2M tonnes), with a 7.6% share.
What are the leading suppliers of printing and writing paper in the world?
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In value terms, the largest printing and writing paper supplying countries worldwide were Germany ($3.8B), Finland ($2.3B) and Indonesia ($2.1B), together comprising 30% of global exports. China, Sweden, Canada, Austria, the U.S., Portugal, Italy, South Korea, Brazil and the Netherlands lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 45%.
What are the leading importers of printing and writing paper in the world?
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In value terms, the largest printing and writing paper importing markets worldwide were the U.S. ($2.9B), Germany ($2.8B) and France ($1.7B), with a combined 27% share of global imports. The UK, China, Italy, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore and India lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 29%.
What is the average export price for printing and writing paper in the world?
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In 2020, the average printing and writing paper export price amounted to $860 per tonne, falling by -4.9% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for printing and writing paper in the world?
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The average printing and writing paper import price stood at $899 per tonne in 2020, declining by -3.2% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• 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 market for printing and writing paper. 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:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
• Global trade (exports and imports)
• 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
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 2007–2020
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 2007–2020
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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
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, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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