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RISI VIEWPOINT: Is China's appetite for imported recovered paper insatiable?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA , Jan. 31, 2013 (Viewpoint) - 

According to the latest trade data, Chinese imports posted another big increase and peaked at 30 million tonnes in 2012. Apparently, China has developed a voracious appetite for recovered paper over the past two decades, during which Chinese imports expanded dramatically by about 4,000% from less than 1 million tonnes in 1992 to 30 million tonnes in 2012. Imported recovered paper has become a key fiber material to feed China's huge demand for different types of paper and paperboard.


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