Global Pulp Market with Focus on Dissolving Pulp (Viscose & Specialty Cellulose): Insights, Trends & Forecast (2020-2024)

Global Pulp Market with Focus on Dissolving Pulp (Viscose & Specialty Cellulose): Insights, Trends & Forecast (2020-2024)

The global pulp market demand is predicted to reach 77.7 million tonnes in 2024, increasing at a CAGR of 2% during the period spanning 2020-2020, whereas the global dissolving pulp market demand is forecasted to reach 9.42 million tonnes in 2024, growing at a CAGR of 2.39% for the period spanning 2020-2024. Growth in the global pulp market is accrued to various factors like increasing female population, rising trend of e-commerce and surging adult population. The pulp market faced certain challenges such as declining infant population and increasing forest loss. The global pulp market is expected to overcome these challenges through certain developments like expanding packaging market and growing cigarette consumption.

The global pulp market demand by source of pulp can be segmented into following three categories: hardwood, softwood and unbleached kraft. In 2019, the highest share of market demand was generated by hardwood, followed by softwood and unbleached kraft.

The global pulp market demand by application can be segmented as follows: tissue, uncoated woodfree, specialty, fluff, packaging, coated woodfree and mechanical. In 2019, the dominant share of market demand was held by tissue, followed by uncoated woodfree, specialty, fluff and packaging.

The global pulp market demand by type can be segmented into following three categories: commodity (market) pulp, dissolving pulp and fluff pulp. In 2019, the highest share of demand was held by commodity pulp, followed by dissolving and fluff pulp. Dissolving pulp can be further divided into two segments: viscose cellulose and specialty cellulose. The largest share of the market demand was held by viscose cellulose in 2019. Specialty cellulose can be segmented into following three categories: cellulose acetate, cellulose ether and other specialty cellulose.

Scope of the report:

  • The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the global pulp market, segmented into commodity pulp, fluff pulp and dissolving pulp.
  • The global market has been analyzed.
  • The market dynamics such as growth drivers, market trends and challenges are analyzed in-depth.
  • The competitive landscape of the market, along with the company profiles of leading players (International Paper, Stora Enso, UPM Kymmene Corporation, SAPPI, Mercer International and Altri SGPS) are also presented in detail.
Key Target Audience:
  • Pulp Manufacturers
  • Supply Chain Partners
  • End Users (Businesses/ Consumers)
  • Consulting Firms
  • Investment Banks
  • Government Bodies & Regulating Authorities


1. Market Overview
1.1 Introduction
Table 1: Categories of Pulp
1.2 Types of Wood Pulp
1.3 Hardwood Pulp vs Softwood Pulp
Table 2: Difference Between Softwood and Hardwood Pulp
1.4 Fluff Pulp
1.5 Dissolving Pulp
1.6 Pulp Production Process
Table 3: Mechanical & Chemical Pulp Production Process
1.7 Mechanical Pulping
1.8 Chemical Pulping
2. Global Market
2.1 Global Pulp Market by Demand
Table 4: Global Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.2 Global Pulp Market Forecast by Demand
Table 5: Global Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.3 Global Pulp Market Supply by Source of Pulp
Table 6: Global Pulp Market Supply by Source of Pulp (2019)
2.4 Global Pulp Market Demand by Source of Pulp
Table 7: Global Pulp Market Demand by Source of Pulp (2019)
2.4.1 Global Hardwood Pulp Demand Forecast
Table 8: Global Hardwood Pulp Demand Forecast (2019-2024)
2.4.2 Global Softwood Pulp Demand Forecast
Table 9: Global Softwood Pulp Demand Forecast (2019-2024)
2.4.3 Global Unbleached Kraft Pulp Demand Forecast
Table 10: Global Unbleached Kraft Pulp Demand Forecast (2019-2024)
2.5 Global Pulp Market Demand by Application
Table 11: Global Pulp Market Demand by Application (2019)
2.6 Global Pulp Market Demand by Type
Table 12: Global Pulp Market Demand by Type (2019)
2.7 Global Commodity Pulp Market Demand
Table 13: Global Commodity Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.8 Global Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 14: Global Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.9 Global Commodity Pulp Market Demand by End Use
Table 15: Global Commodity Pulp Market Demand by End Use (2019)
2.9.1 Global Containerboard Commodity Pulp Market Demand
Table 16: Global Containerboard Commodity Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.9.2 Global Containerboard Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 17: Global Containerboard Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.9.3 Global Printing & Writing Paper Commodity Pulp Market Demand
Table 18: Global Printing & Writing Paper Commodity Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.9.4 Global Printing & Writing Paper Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 19: Global Printing & Writing Paper Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.9.5 Global Paperboard Commodity Pulp Market Demand
Table 20: Global Paperboard Commodity Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.9.6 Global Paperboard Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 21: Global Paperboard Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.9.7 Global Tissue Commodity Pulp Market Demand
Table 22: Global Tissue Commodity Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.9.8 Global Tissue Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 23: Global Tissue Commodity Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.10 Global Dissolving Pulp Market Demand
Table 24: Global Dissolving Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.11 Global Dissolving Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 25: Global Dissolving Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.12 Global Dissolving Pulp Market by Segment
Table 26: Global Dissolving Pulp Market Demand by Segment (2019)
2.12.1 Global Viscose Cellulose Market Demand
Table 27: Global Viscose Cellulose Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.12.2 Global Viscose Cellulose Market Demand Forecast
Table 28: Global Viscose Cellulose Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.12.3 Global Viscose Cellulose Market Supply
Table 29: Global Viscose Cellulose Market Supply (2015-2019)
2.12.4 Global Viscose Cellulose Market Supply Forecast
Table 30: Global Viscose Cellulose Market Supply Forecast (2020-2024)
2.12.5 Global Specialty Cellulose Market Demand
Table 31: Global Specialty Cellulose Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.12.6 Global Specialty Cellulose Market Demand Forecast
Table 32: Global Specialty Cellulose Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.12.7 Global Specialty Cellulose Market Demand by Segment
Table 33: Global Specialty Cellulose Market Demand by Segment (2019)
2.12.8 Global Cellulose Acetate Market Demand
Table 34: Global Cellulose Acetate Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.12.9 Global Cellulose Acetate Market Demand Forecast
Table 35: Global Cellulose Acetate Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.12.10 Global Cellulose Acetate Market Demand by Region
Table 36: Global Cellulose Acetate Market Demand by Region (2019)
2.12.11 Global Cellulose Acetate Market Demand by End Use
Table 37: Global Cellulose Acetate Market Demand by End Use (2019)
2.12.12 Global Cellulose Ether Market Demand
Table 38: Global Cellulose Ether Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.12.13 Global Cellulose Ether Market Demand Forecast
Table 39: Global Cellulose Ether Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.12.14 Global Cellulose Ether Market Demand by Region
Table 40: Global Cellulose Ether Market Demand by Region (2019)
2.12.15 Global Cellulose Ether Market Demand by End Use
Table 41: Global Cellulose Ether Market Demand by End Use (2019)
2.12.16 Global Other Specialty Cellulose Market Demand
Table 42: Global Other Specialty Cellulose Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.12.17 Global Other Specialty Cellulose Market Demand Forecast
Table 43: Global Other Specialty Cellulose Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.12.18 Global Other Specialty Cellulose Market Demand by Region
Table 44: Global Other Specialty Cellulose Market Demand by Region (2019)
2.12.19 Global Other Specialty Cellulose Market Demand by End Use
Table 45: Global Other Specialty Cellulose Market Demand by End Use (2019)
2.13 Global Fluff Pulp Market Demand
Table 46: Global Fluff Pulp Market Demand (2019-2023)
2.14 Global Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 47: Global Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.15 Global Fluff Pulp Market Demand by End Use
Table 48: Global Fluff Pulp Market Demand by End Use (2019)
2.15.1 Global Baby Diapers Fluff Pulp Market Demand
Table 49: Global Baby Diapers Fluff Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.15.2 Global Baby Diapers Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 50: Global Baby Diapers Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.15.3 Global Adult Incontinence Fluff Pulp Market Demand
Table 51: Global Adult Incontinence Fluff Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.15.4 Global Adult Incontinence Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 52: Global Adult Incontinence Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.15.5 Global Feminine Care Fluff Pulp Market Demand
Table 53: Global Feminine Care Fluff Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
2.15.6 Global Feminine Care Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 54: Global Feminine Care Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.15.7 Global Airlaid Fluff Pulp Market Demand
Table 55: Global Airlaid Fluff Pulp Market Demand (2019-2023)
2.15.8 Global Airlaid Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 56: Global Airlaid Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
2.16 Global Fluff Pulp Market Demand by Region
Table 57: Global Fluff Pulp Market Demand by Region (2019)
3. Regional Fluff Pulp Market
3.1 Asia
3.1.1 Asia Fluff Pulp Market Demand
Table 58: Asia Fluff Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
3.1.2 Asia Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 59: Asia Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
3.2 EMEA
3.2.1 EMEA Fluff Pulp Market Demand
Table 60: EMEA Fluff Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
3.2.2 EMEA Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 61: EMEA Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
3.3 North America
3.3.1 North America Fluff Pulp Market Demand
Table 62: North America Fluff Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
3.3.2 North America Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 63: North America Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
3.4 Latin America
3.4.1 Latin America Fluff Pulp Market Demand
Table 64: Latin America Fluff Pulp Market Demand (2015-2019)
3.4.2 Latin America Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast
Table 65: Latin America Fluff Pulp Market Demand Forecast (2020-2024)
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Growth Drivers
4.1.1 Upsurge in Tissue Production
Table 66: Global Tissue Production (2015-2020)
4.1.2 Growing Elderly Population
Table 67: Global Adult Population (Aged 65 years & above) (2014-2023)
4.1.3 Rising Female Population
Table 68: Global Female Population (2015-2019)
4.1.4 Expanding Lumber Manufacturing
Table 69: Global Lumber Market (2017-2022)
4.1.5 Increasing E-commerce Sales
Table 70: Global E-commerce Sales (2015-2023)
4.1.6 Surging International Migrant Population
Table 71: Global International Migrant Population (2014-2019)
4.1.7 Fluctuating Cotton Production
Table 72: Global Cotton Production (2015-2019)
4.1.8 Rising Per Capita Income by Region
Table 73: Global Per Capita Income by Region (2016 & 2020)
4.1.9 Surge in Population
Table 74: Global Population by Region (2015-2019)
4.2 Key Trends & Developments
4.2.1 Upsurge in Packaging Market
Table 75: Global Packaging Market (2017-2023)
4.2.2 Increasing Cigarette Consumption
Table 76: Global Cigarette Consumption (1990-2020)
4.2.3 Expanding Facial Tissue Market
Table 77: Global Facial Tissue Market (2019-2024)
4.3 Challenges
4.3.1 Rising Primary Forest Loss
Table 78: Global Primary Forest Loss (2015-2019)
4.3.2 Declining Infant Population
Table 79: Global Infant Population (Aged 0-4 years) (2014-2023)
5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Global Market
5.1.1 Revenue Comparison- Key Players
Table 80: Key Players - Revenue Comparison (2018/2019)
5.1.2 Market Capitalization Comparison- Key Players
Table 81: Key Players – Market Capitalization Comparison (2020)
5.1.3 Pulp Market Share – Key Players
Table 82: Global Pulp Market Share - Key Players (2019)
5.1.4 Hardwood Pulp Producers by Capacity – Key Players
Table 83: Global Hardwood Pulp Producers by Capacity – Key Players (2019)
5.1.5 Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp Market Share – Key Players
Table 84: Global Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp Market Share - Key Players (2019)
5.1.6 Softwood Pulp Producers by Capacity - Key Players
Table 85: Key Players – Global Softwood Pulp Producers by Capacity (2019)
5.1.7 Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp Market Share – Key Players
Table 86: Key Players – Global Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp Market Share (2019)
5.1.8 Fluff Pulp Capacity – Key Producers
Table 87: Key Producers – Global Fluff Pulp Capacity (2019)
5.1.9 Dissolving Wood Pulp Capacity Distribution – Key Players
Table 88: Key Players – Global Dissolving Wood Pulp Capacity Distribution (2019)
5.1.10 Viscose Staple Fiber Capacity – Key Players
Table 89: Key Players – Global Viscose Staple Fiber Capacity (2019)
5.1.11 Specialty Cellulose Capacity by Producer
Table 90: Global Specialty Cellulose Capacity by Producer (2019)
5.1.12 Acetate Tow Industry Capacity by Producer
Table 91: Global Acetate Tow Industry Capacity by Producer (2019)
5.2 North America Market
5.2.1 Pulp Production Capacity by Producer
Table 92: North America Pulp Production Capacity by Producer (2016-2020)
5.3 Europe
5.3.1 Pulp Production Capacity – Key Players
Table 93: Europe Pulp Production Capacity – Key Players (2016-2020)
5.4 South America
5.4.1 Pulp Production Capacity – Key Players
Table 94: South America Pulp Production Capacity – Key Players (2016-2020)
6. Company Profiles
6.1 Altri SGPS
6.1.1 Business Overview
6.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 95: Altri SGPS Revenue and Net Profit (2014-2018)
Table 96: Altri SGPS Revenue by Region (2018)
6.1.3 Business Strategies
6.2 UPM Kymmene Corporation
6.2.1 Business Overview
6.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 97: UPM Kymmene Corporation Sales and Profit (2014-2018)
Table 98: UPM Kymmene Corporation Sales by Segment (2018)
Table 99: UPM Kymmene Corporation Sales by Region (2018)
6.2.3 Business Strategies
6.3 Stora Enso
6.3.1 Business Overview
6.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 100: Stora Enso Sales and Net Profit (2014-2018)
Table 101: Stora Enso Sales by Segment (2018)
Table 102: Stora Enso Sales by Region (2018)
6.3.3 Business Strategies
6.4 Mercer International
6.4.1 Business Overview
6.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 103: Mercer International Revenue and Net Income (2014-2018)
Table 104: Mercer International Revenue by Segment (2018)
Table 105: Mercer International Revenue by Region (2018)
6.4.3 Business Strategies
6.5 SAPPI
6.5.1 Business Overview
6.5.2 Financial Overview
Table 106: SAPPI Sales Revenue and Profit (2015-2019)
Table 107: SAPPI Sales by Segment (2019)
Table 108: SAPPI Sales by Region (2019)
6.5.3 Business Strategies
6.6 International Paper
6.6.1 Business Overview
6.6.2 Financial Overview
Table 109: International Paper Net Sales and Net Earnings (Loss) (2015-2019)
Table 110: International Paper Net Sales by Segment (2019)
6.6.3 Business Strategies

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