Paper and Paperboard Market Overview in Norway
In value terms, paper and paperboard production fell to $ in estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production recorded a abrupt shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Paper and paperboard production peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The revenue of the paper and paperboard market in Norway was estimated at $ in , with an increase of % 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, consumption, however, showed a perceptible descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market reached the peak level at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , consumption failed to regain the momentum.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of the volume of consumption of graphic papers amounted to -%. With regard to the other consumed products, the following average annual rates of growth were recorded: packaging materials (-% per year) and toilet or facial tissue stock, towel and similar paper (+% per year).
In value terms, graphic papers ($), packaging materials ($) and toilet or facial tissue stock, towel and similar paper ($) constituted the products with the highest levels of market value in 2018, with a combined % share of the total market. These products were followed by paper other than graphic, packaging or tissue, which accounted for a further %.
Tissue paper saw the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, in terms of the main consumed products over the period under review, while paper and paperboard market for the other products experienced a decline.