Global Paper and Paper Products Consumption Grows at a Modest Rate to Reach 446 Million Tons by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global outlook on the Paper and Paper Products Industry. The global paper and paper products market is primarily driven by increasing demand from the packaging end-use segment, which in turn is catalyzed by a steady recovery in the manufacturing sectors across the globe. This increase in demand for paper packaging comes as a major respite for the industry at a time when the phenomenal growth in the usage of Internet is taking a toll on the newsprint and writing paper end-use segments.

Paper and Paper Products: A Global Outlook

Follow us on LinkedIn – Growth in the global paper and paper products industry is currently driven by rising demand from some of the fast emerging nations in the APAC, particularly for the packaging grade paper or corrugated paper products. The revival in consumer goods manufacturing sectors in these countries is relatively faster than the countries in the West. On the other hand, with the continuously rising prominence of electronic media, demand for newsprint and writing papers is diminishing at a faster pace. With the onset of the Internet, usage of paper for information dissemination in inter-office communication has altered drastically. Further, the explosion of e-commerce and validation of electronic signatures has added a new dimension to the concept of paperless world. In the wake of intensifying competition, consolidation and capacity rationalization has become the order of the day. Several key companies operating in the industry are attempting to reap economies of scale and control market variables through mergers and acquisitions.

On the worldwide production front, the scenario is no different for the beleaguered paper and paper products industry, where the developing economies in Asia and Latin America namely China, Brazil, Russia and India, among several others are emerging as high-growth, high-potential markets. By overthrowing the dominance of the US, China has surfaced as the world’s leading producer of paper and board garnering a significant share of the world’s production. Robust growth in the consumer goods sector, proximity to raw materials, low labor costs, rapid capacity expansions, exodus to low cost manufacturing regions and a wide untapped customer base have enabled China along with the other APAC and Latin American countries to scale up their position and emerge as new drivers of the global paper market.

Recycling emerged as a major game changer in the paper industry, particularly in North America and Europe. For instance, in Europe more than 65% of the used paper is recovered and sent for recycling. The growing importance of recycling is driving paper manufacturers to resort to more difficult-to-process recyclate such as mixed office wastes. Sophistication in recycling technology has also boosted demand for recycled fibers. Further the declining significance of virgin wood pulp has given way to recycling and increased usage of mineral fillers. The introduction of GCC and PCC has truly brought about a revolution in the art of papermaking. Waste paper recycling is also favored due to economic and ecological reasons. As a result, paper recycling which constitutes the second largest source of fibrous material is growing at an impressive rate. Large amount of recycled, eco-friendly fibers are finding their way in the paper industry and helping producers to save on production costs and usability.

The research report titled “Paper and Paper Products: A Global Outlook” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an aerial view of the global paper and paper products market, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. The study identifies, key market segments and outlines recent noteworthy mergers, acquisitions and other corporate activity. Market discussions in the report are punctuated with fact-rich market data tables. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, Belgium, Russia, UK, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and Latin America. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of companies worldwide.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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