Fiber Hungry Chinese Market Increases Share of Global Recovered Paper Trade

By Risi, PRNE
Monday, August 16, 2010

Over two-thirds of recovered paper exported from the USA goes to China

BRUSSELS, August 17, 2010 - Annual trade data published online by RISI, shows China accounted for 54%
of global trade in recovered fiber in 2009, a substantial increase from its
34% share in 2004. The USA exported over two thirds of its recovered paper to
China in 2009, just over 13 of its 19 million tonnes. Chinese paper and board
mills imported another 17 million tonnes of recovered paper from the rest of
the world.

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to sixty-two destination countries for key graphic paper, packaging and pulp
& recovered paper grades.

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Grades covered by World Bilateral Trade Data:

World Pulp & Recovered Paper Bilateral Trade Data: Bleached Hardwood
Kraft Pulp (BHK); Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp (BSK); Unbleached Kraft Pulp
(UKP); Total Sulfite pulp (SIT); Mechanical pulp (MEC); Recovered Paper.

World Paper Packaging Bilateral Trade Data: Containerboard: Kraft
Linerboard; Recycled Linerboard; Semichemical Corrugating Medium; Recycled
Corrugating Medium; Boxboard/cartonboard; Wrapping papers.

World Graphic Paper Bilateral Trade Data: Coated Woodfree/Freesheet;
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