Global Bleached Sulphite Pulp Market Overview
In value terms, bleached sulphite pulp production rose notably to $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. Overall, production recorded a noticeable curtailment. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Global production peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2018, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
Germany ( tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of bleached sulphite pulp production, accounting for % of total volume. Moreover, bleached sulphite pulp production in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Austria ( tonnes), twofold. Norway ( tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a % share.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume in Germany amounted to -%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Austria (-% per year) and Norway (+% per year).
The global bleached sulphite pulp market value expanded notably to $ in 2018, picking up by % 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). In general, consumption saw a pronounced shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of % y-o-y. Global consumption peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2018, consumption failed to regain the momentum.
From 2007 to 2018, the biggest increases were in Argentina, while bleached sulphite pulp consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, Germany ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Norway ($). It was followed by Austria.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of value in Germany totaled -%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of market growth: Norway (+% per year) and Austria (-% per year).
The countries with the highest levels of bleached sulphite pulp per capita consumption in 2018 were Norway ( kg per person), Austria ( kg per person) and the Czech Republic ( kg per person).
From 2007 to 2018, the biggest increases were in Argentina, while bleached sulphite pulp per capita consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.