Recovered paper usage predicted to surge by 2014
China will generate the majority of the growth
in recovered paper demand over the next five years, and while
governments and papermakers attempt to boost domestic recovery
of paper in China, this will not meet forecast demand as much
is used for packaging goods which then leave the country.
The fifth edition of Outlook for Global Recovered Paper Markets,
published by RISI, an information provider for the global forest
products industry, provides the current and forecast developments
in recovered paper markets around the world.
International trade in recovered paper will continue to boom
and Asian papermakers will search worldwide for new supplies
as recovery rates are tested in the developed world.
The report reveals India’s growing demand for imported recovered
paper, and new to this edition of this report are pulp and recovered
paper demand and trade for over one hundred countries.
The report details usage, recovery rates, trade balances and
price forecasts until 2014.
The study team leader, Rod Young, who has been analyzing the
fiber and paper markets for over thirty years, predicts “that
the supply side of the recovered paper market will see a lot
of activity in the upcoming five years. Rising prices for recovered
paper, along with huge increases in demand, would imply that
larger companies will both be needed and interested in the supply
side of this market.” He continued, “Mergers and acquisitions
should be an active field in this industry.” Leading users and
suppliers of recovered paper globally and by region are covered
in the final chapter of the study.
Rod Young is supported on the study team with Bill Moore and
Esko Uutela, the founding author of the study with EU Consulting,
and RISI Economists Kurt Schaefer, Hannah Zhao and Levi Li.