Fastmarkets RISI Viewpoint: Dissolving pulp market continues to evolve

The global dissolving pulp market has evolved rapidly over the past decade. Growth in world demand has jumped from an annual average of 2.7% in 2000-2009 to 7.3% in 2010-2019, with the volume increase surging from 1.0 million tonnes in the prior period to 4.2 million tonnes in the latter period. The acceleration in dissolving pulp usage has been due to substitution of viscose fibers, mainly viscose staple fiber (VSF), in the textile fiber market, largely at the expense of cotton. China has emerged as the dominant source of demand for dissolving pulp, accounting for three-quarters of global growth during ...
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