JAKARTA , Aug. 25, 2014 (Local News) -
The pulp and paper industry in Indonesia is expected to expand five percent in 2015 on rising paper consumption in Asia and particularly in China, the world's second-largest economy. Rising consumption will lead to an intensifying of global competition in the pulp and paper industry. Global pulp demand is forecast to rise 2.6 percent per year to 38.9 million tons by 2025 from 24.5 million tons in 2010. Over the same period, pulp demand in China is estimated to grow 6.4 percent per year to 14.3 million tons by 2025.
Rusli Tan, Deputy Chairman of the Indonesia Pulp and Paper Association (APKI), said that growing pulp and paper consumption in Asia is important for the global industry as consumption of these products has been declining in North America and Europe where computers and mobile devices have increasingly succeeded in replacing paper products.
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