Lucintel’s Report Indicates APAC to be the Driving Force for the Global Pulp and Paper Chemicals Industry During 2012-17

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The improving literacy rate presents a huge opportunity for printing and writing paper, and thereby it is expected to increase the demand for pulp and paper chemicals.

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The global pulp and paper chemicals industry experienced good growth during the last five years and is expected to continue its growth momentum, reaching approximately US$39billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 3.3% over the next five years (2012-2017). APAC with its burgeoning middle class and increasing literacy rate is expected to drive the industry over the forecast period.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global pulp and paper chemicals industry and presents its findings in “Global Pulp and Paper Chemicals Industry 2012-2017:Trend, Profit and Forecast Analysis.”

The pulp and paper chemicals industry is highly fragmented. The improving literacy rate presents a huge opportunity for printing and writing paper, and thereby it is expected to increase the demand for pulp and paper chemicals.APAC dominates this industry and was the major contributor with a 10% growth rate in 2011 due to improvement in literacy rate, urbanization, and higher standard of living.APAC is emerging as the best growth prospect over the next five years.A combination of factors such as demographic condition, economic condition, and environmental regulations has a significant impact on the industry dynamics.

Lucintel’s research indicates that in 2011the industry witnessed a good growth over 2010 due to the rapid modernization, favorable demographics, and changing living style are expected to drive economic growth in these regions.The use of paper in packaging and in the construction sector is expected to drive the pulp and paper chemicals market.

Increasing literacy rate, recycling, population, and economic growthare anticipated to boost the industry.The industry is expected to face certain challenges posed by the use of electronic media, enhanced environmental regulation, volatility in raw material prices, and energy inputs.

This study provides an overview of the global pulp and paper chemical industry, tracking four geographic regions.

For a detailed table of contents and pricing information on these timely, insightful reports, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or via email at helpdesk(at)lucintel(dot)com. Lucintel provides cutting-edge decision support services that facilitate critical decisions with greater speed, insight, and cost efficiency.

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