World Sack Kraft and Wrapping Paper Demand to Increase 3.0% during 2014

Developing countries expected to be major drivers behind strong demand growth

Jan 08, 2014, 14:17 ET from RISI

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite declining demand for sack kraft and wrapping paper in many developed countries, global demand is expected to increase by 504,000 tonnes in 2014. These and other findings were recently released in a new study by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry.

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"Chinese net imports of unbleached sack kraft have increased dramatically over the past decade from just 10,000 tonnes in 2005 to 48,000 tonnes in 2012-2013. Although China has maintained a growing domestic supply, they will continue to rely on foreign imports for high quality virgin kraft papers produced in Western Europe. We also anticipate that demand growth in India, Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan will exceed China's 3.2% growth rate over the next five years," said Ken Waghorne, Vice President of Packaging Papers at RISI.

The World Sack Kraft and Wrapping Paper Study explores how sack kraft and wrapping paper capacity expansions in emerging countries will impact international trade dynamics. This is the first data available for global sack and wrapping grades including: unbleached sack kraft, bleached sack kraft, bleached wrapping, unbleached wrapping and specialty wrapping.

Included in World Sack Kraft and Wrapping Paper Study

  • Demand forecast for all major producing and consuming countries.
  • Breakdown of top global producers for bleached/unbleached sack and wrapping.
  • Regional capacity and production overview including a list of major projects.
  • Critical information on emerging trends in global wrapping and sack consumption.
  • Details on the global trade balance and major exporting countries.
  • Historical data from 2002-2012, preliminary estimates for 2013, and 5-year forecast through 2018

For more information on this study, download the prospectus or visit  

Companies analyzed in this study include:
BillerudKorsna, KapStone, Mondi, Oji Holdings Corporation, Tiger Forest & Paper, Guangdong Zhaoqing Kelun Paper Co., Ltd. Fujian Qingshan Paper, International Paper, Munksjo, Chuetsu Pulp & Paper, Hunan Baoqing Group Union Paper Co., Ltd., NewPage, Kertas Kraft Aceh (Persero) PT, Georgia-Pacific, Daio Paper Corp., UPM, Segezha Pulp & Paper, Expera Specialty Solutions, Smurfit Kappa Group, PT. Mount Dreams

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