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Printing and Writing Paper Market Report: Size, Production, Suppliers and Forecast to 2030

IndexBox, Inc.

Companies mentioned in the report: International Paper, Georgia-Pacific Corp., Nine Dragons Paper Holdings, WestRock, Oji Holdings, Mondi, DS Smith, UPM, Stora Enso, Smurfit Kappa Group, Nippon Paper Industries, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing, Weyerhaeuser Corporation, Graphic Packaging, Nippon Paper Industries, HP, Canon, Hayes Paper Co., Xerox, Domtar, Sappi Group, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget

NEW YORK, April 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IndexBox has released a new report: ‘Global – Printing and Writing Paper – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Outlook’. Here is a summary of the main findings of the report.

Printing and writing paper Market statistics

Imports

US$30,480.1 million

Exports

US$31,586.6 million

Main importers

United States, Germany, France

Main exporters

Germany, Finland, China

The global printing and writing paper market grew sharply to reach $99 billion in 2021, up 7.7% from the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs and intermediary margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, however, consumption fell slightly. The highest growth rate was recorded in 2010 with a year-on-year increase of 7.9%. Global consumption peaked at $124.2 billion in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2021 consumption was at a slightly lower figure. REQUEST FREE DATA

Printing and writing paper Consumption by country

The countries with the highest printing and writing paper consumption volumes in 2021 were China (23 million tons), the United States (12 million tons) and Japan (6.5 million tons). tonnes), with a combined share of 47% of global consumption. REQUEST FREE DATA

From 2007 to 2021, the most notable growth rate in terms of consumption of printing and writing paper, among the main consuming countries, was achieved by China, while the consumption of printing and writing paper The writing of the other world leaders has experienced more modest growth rates. REQUEST FREE DATA

In terms of value, China ($34.8 billion) alone led the market. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United States (12.3 billion dollars). It was followed by Japan.

The countries with the highest levels of printing and writing paper consumption per capita in 2021 were Germany (64 kg per person), Japan (51 kg per person) and South Korea (37 kg per person).

From 2007 to 2021, the most notable growth rate in terms of printing and writing paper consumption per capita, among the main consuming countries, was achieved by China, while the consumption of printing and writing paper and writing per capita from other world leaders saw a decline in per capita consumption figures.

Printing and writing paper Production

In 2021, after three years of decline, production of printing and writing paper increased, with its volume increasing by 4.8% to 92 million tonnes. During the period under review, however, production slowed markedly. The pace of growth was most pronounced in 2010 with a year-on-year increase of 7.6%. World production peaked at 121 million tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2021 production was at a slightly lower figure.

In terms of value, production of printing and writing paper has grown remarkably to reach $100 billion in 2021, based on export prices. Overall, however, production fell slightly. The pace of growth was most pronounced in 2018, when production volume increased by 9.5% year-on-year. Global production peaked at $122.5 billion in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2021 production remained at a lower figure.

Production by country

China (25M tons) was the country with the largest production volume of printing and writing paper, accounting for 27% of the total volume. In addition, the production of printing and writing paper in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second largest producer, the United States (9.8 M tons), multiplied by three. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Japan (6.6 M tonnes), with a share of 7.2%.

From 2007 to 2021, the average annual volume growth rate in China totaled +2.0%. The other producing countries recorded the following average annual production growth rates: the United States (-5.4% per year) and Japan (-4.0% per year).

Printing and writing paper Exports

In 2021, overseas shipments of printing and writing paper finally increased to 36 million tons for the first time since 2017, ending a three-year downward trend. Overall, however, exports recorded a notable decline. World exports peaked at 50 million tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2021, exports have not regained momentum.

In value, printing and writing paper exports increased significantly to reach $31.6 billion in 2021. From 2007 to 2021, however, exports continue to show a pronounced decline. During the review period, world exports reached record highs of $50.6 billion in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2021, exports have not regained momentum.

Exports by country

Shipments from the top twelve exporters of printing and writing paper, namely Finland, Germany, Indonesia, China, Sweden, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, Italy, the United States and South Korea, accounted for more than two-thirds of total supplies. Brazil (1M tonnes) followed far behind the leaders.

By value, Germany ($3.7 billion), Finland ($3.1 billion) and China ($2.5 billion) were the countries with the highest export levels in 2021 , with a combined share of 29% of total supply.

With regard to the main exporting countries, China experienced the highest growth rates in terms of the value of exports, during the period under review, while shipments from other world leaders experienced rates of increase. more modest growth.

Export prices by country

The average export price of printing and writing paper stood at $886 per ton in 2021, up 4.4% from the previous year. Prices varied significantly by country of origin; the country with the highest price was Italy ($1,088 per ton), while Indonesia ($724 per ton) was among the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable growth rate in terms of price was achieved by China, while the other world leaders experienced more modest growth rates.

Printing and writing paper Imports

In 2021, after three years of decline, overseas purchases of printing and writing paper saw significant growth, with their volume increasing by 6.5% to 33 million tons. In general, however, imports have experienced a noticeable reduction. The highest growth rate was recorded in 2010 with a year-on-year increase of 7.9%. World imports peaked at 49 million tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2021, imports have not regained momentum.

In value, printing and writing paper imports amounted to $30.5 billion in 2021. Overall, however, imports continue to show a notable reduction. Over the period under review, world imports peaked at $51.8 billion in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2021, imports have not regained momentum.

Imports by country

The United States (3.6 million tons) and Germany (3.2 million tons) accounted for around 20% of total printing and writing paper imports in 2021. They were followed by France ( 1.9 million tonnes), engaging a share of 5.8% of total imports. United Kingdom (1,450,000 tons), China (1,260,000 tons), Italy (1,196,000 tons), Belgium (1,156,000 tons), Poland (1,066,000 tons), Spain (798,000 tons), Japan (702,000 tons), Mexico (692,000 tons), Turkey (654,000 tons) and India (626,000 tons) held a minor share of total purchases.

In terms of value, the largest printing and writing paper import markets in the world were the United States ($3.2 billion), Germany ($2.9 billion) and France ($1.8 billion), together accounting for 26% of global purchases. These countries were followed by the United Kingdom, Italy, China, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Japan, Turkey, Mexico and India, which together accounted for 28 additional %.

China experienced the highest growth rates in import value, among the top importing countries in 2007-2021, while purchases for other world leaders saw mixed trends in import figures.

Import prices by country

The average import price of printing and writing paper stood at $919 per ton in 2021, up 2.5% from the previous year. Average prices varied significantly between the main importing countries. In 2021, the main importing countries recorded the following prices: in Turkey ($977 per ton) and Spain ($962 per ton), while China ($811 per ton) and India ($824 per ton ) were among the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable growth rate in terms of price was achieved by the United States, while other world leaders experienced mixed trends in import price figures.

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Product coverage

  • Handmade paper and cardboard;

  • Paper and cardboard of a kind used as a support for photosensitive, thermosensitive or electrosensitive paper and cardboard, uncoated, in rolls or in square or rectangular sheets, of any format;

  • uncoated paper and paperboard for writing, printing or other graphic, mechanical or woodfree purposes;

  • Carbon paper, self-copying paper and other copy or transfer paper, incl. coated or impregnated papers for duplicating stencils or offset plates, whether or not printed;

  • Paper and paperboard for writing, printing or other graphic purposes, coated with kaolin or other inorganic substances.

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