Global Fiberboard Market Overview
In value terms, fiberboard production stood at $30.1B in 2010 estimated in export prices. Overall, fiberboard production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when production volume increased by 13% y-o-y. In that year, global fiberboard production attained its peak level and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.
China (13B cubic meters) remains the largest fiberboard producing country worldwide, accounting for 27% of total volume. Moreover, fiberboard production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, the U.S. (4.8B cubic meters), threefold. Germany (3B cubic meters) ranked third in terms of total production with a 6.5% share.
In China, fiberboard production increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% over the period from 2007-2010. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the U.S. (+0.9% per year) and Germany (-6.8% per year).
The global fiberboard market revenue amounted to $28.4B in 2010, picking up by 12% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, fiberboard consumption continues to indicate a moderate slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of 12% year-to-year. The global fiberboard consumption peaked at $30.7B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2010, consumption remained at a lower figure.
From 2007 to 2010, the average annual growth rate of volume in China amounted to +2.1%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: the U.S. (+1.6% per year) and Brazil (+26.8% per year).
In value terms, China ($7.3B), the U.S. ($4.3B) and Brazil ($1.3B) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2010, together comprising 45% of the global market.
Among the main consuming countries, Brazil experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, over the period under review, while fiberboard market for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The countries with the highest levels of fiberboard per capita consumption in 2010 were Canada (33 cubic meters per person), Russia (19 cubic meters per person) and the U.S. (17 cubic meters per person).
From 2007 to 2010, the most notable rate of growth in terms of fiberboard per capita consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Brazil, while fiberboard per capita consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.