In the five years to 2014, he Global Pulp and Paper industry is expected to increase, due to rising demand for paperboard packaging and tissue products. In addition, recent booms in manufacturing across developing nations have helped support the industry's revenue. During the five years to 2019, industry revenue is forecast to continue to increase, as a result of rising industrial production, particularly in Asia and South America. However, as tablet computers increasingly dominate consumers' interests in gathering news and entertainment content, demand for paper and pulp inputs is expected to decrease.
Paper and pulp mills produce a variety of bulk paper, paperboard and pulp input materials from woodchips, clay, lime, dyes, chemical resins, bleaches and other inputs. Pulp mills separate cellulose fibers from wood and other recyclable materials to make pulp, and paper mills use this pulp to manufacture paper products. Some paper mills manufacture paper and paperboard through their own separate pulp mill processes while others choose to purchase pulp from other industry operators.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.