RISI Forecasts Radical Transformation of Global Cut-Size Markets

The next 10 years will look very different than the previous 10 years for cut-size.

Nov 04, 2013, 10:04 ET from RISI

BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The copy paper market has remained consistent and profitable in recent years. It has remained largely unaffected by the recession compared with other graphic paper grades such as newsprint and coated papers. However, this is a declining market, competing with electronic substitutes. Maintaining profitability has seen a competitive battle for market share which will transform the market over the next 10 years. These findings were reported in a major new study recently released by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry.

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The Global Outlook for Cut-Size Uncoated Woodfree Paper Markets analyzes the market for imaging, multipurpose, and other cut-size business papers on a global scale. The study was undertaken to see how demand will develop and how the distribution chain will evolve over the next 10 years.

"The pace of change in cut-size markets is quickening and we're set to see more transformative evolution in the coming years. For example, in North America we've recently seen a move away from merchants to manufacturers distributing directly to retail and contract stationers," said John Maine, VP Graphic Papers, RISI.

Included in the Global Outlook for Cut-Size Uncoated Woodfree Paper Markets:

  • Historical data from 2000 to 2012
  • 10 year Forecast through 2023 including: demand, production, capacity, trade and price projections by region
  • Evaluation of the distribution chain and major players by region
  • Production costs including delivery costs to key consuming markets

Companies analyzed in this study include:
AIPPM, Alkim Kagit, Ariva (Now Part of Lindenmeyr), Athens Paper, Bai Bang Paper, Boise Inc., BPM Inc., Bradner Central, Burgo Group, Cartiera Carmenta, Carvajal, Cascades (Rolland), Chuetsu Pulp & Paper, Chung Hwa Pulp Corporation, Copamex, Daio Paper Corp., Dnepropetrovsk Paper Mill, Ltd., Domtar, Double A, Exacompta Clairefontaine, Fabrica de Papel San Jose S.A. de C.V., Fanapel, Fedco Paper Corp., Fedrigoni S.P.A., Finch Paper, Fujifilm Corp., Georgia Pacific (Koch), Glatfelter, Gould, Grupo Papelero Scribe, Grupo Portucel Soporcel, Hankuk Paper Co., Hansol Paper Co., Harbor Paper, Hokuetsu Kishu Paper, Hongwon Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd., Iberpapel, Industrial Papelera Atlas SA, International Paper, J. Vilaseca, Kombassan, Ledesma, Lindenmeyr Munroe (CNG), Mac Papers, Metsä Board, Midland Paper, Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Mondi, Mopak Group, NetPrint, Nippon Paper, North-West Timber Company, Oji Paper, Panasa, Papelera Nacional, Papelera Tucuman, Papeteries des Chatelles, Papierfabrik Hainsberg, Phoenix Pulp & Paper, PT Indah Kiat, PT Kertas Leces, PT Parisindo Pratama, PT Pindo Deli Paper, PT Pura Barutama, PT Tjiwi Kimia, PT. Esa Kertas Nusantara, Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper, Sabah Forest Industries, Shaughnessy, Kniep, Hawe, Spicers Canada Limited, Steinbeis, Stora Enso, Suzano, Taiwan Pulp & Paper, Thai Paper, The Millcraft Paper Company, Toprak, Unisource Worldwide, UPM, Ve-Ge Hassas Kagit, Vishal Coaters Ltd., West Coast Paper Mills, Xpedx

For more information on this study, please visit www.risi.com/cutsize

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