The China Recovered Paper Market: A Comprehensive Analysis and Outlook

An in-depth analysis and 5-year forecast of the recovered paper market in China

The China Recovered Paper Market: A Comprehensive Analysis and Outlook

The study includes:

  • Upto 17 years of historical data for total China
  • 5 years of historical data for the regions of China
  • 5-year forecast for China as a whole and the regions
  • Rate of Chinese recovered paper demand growth
  • Factors fuelling or dragging demand growth
  • China’s domestic recovered paper collection and whether it will catch up with demand growth
  • The potential and constraints of China’s domestic collection system
  • Size of China’s appetite for recovered paper in the upcoming five years
  • Where Chinese recovered paper imports will come from
  • Development of current import channels
  • What to expect in terms of regulations and government policies on recovered paper usage, collection and trade

Consistent growth of recovered paper demand for over a decade has made China a key market impacting the global demand and supply of recovered paper. However, from 2009 to 2010 imports decreased by 2 million tonnes. This was due, in part, to a continued rise in domestic collection and relatively high prices. In 2012 imports increased over the previous 2009 high of 28 million tonnes.

In 2013, China has seen slowing economic growth and sluggish paper and board demand. Understand how these conditions will impact China’s recovered paper demand and imports over the next 5 years with this new study.

Monthly OCC Prices, January 2008 – August 2013 ($US/Tonne)

Monthly OCC Prices, Jan 2008 - Aug 2013 ($US/Tonne)

Taking a step beyond Fastmarkets RISI’s Outlook for Global Recovered Paper Markets, this new study covers demand, collection, trade and prices in China, by region. It analyzes the top producers and consumers of recovered paper in the country. It also examines how regulations will continue to affect not only China but the global market aiding strategic decision-making.

This intelligence on the Chinese market helps recovered paper suppliers and consumers better understand how the demand/supply balance will be affected in other regional markets.

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