Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Global Pulp and Paper industry is expected to increase, with minor growth resulting from increasing demand for paperboard packaging and tissue products. Although demand for printing and writing paper has vanished following the shift of content delivery toward digital media and online advertising, the emerging prevalence of online retail and fast shipping has increased overall demand for corrugated cardboard and paperboard product input materials. Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld projects that industry revenue will increase. Although rapid manufacturing growth in Asia may be slowing, the region represents a key growth market for pulp and fluff mills that provide sanitary and hygienic paper product inputs.
Paper and pulp mills produce a variety of bulk paper, paperboard and pulp input materials using 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 upstream pulp mills.
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.