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Paper Sack and Bag Market in Asia-Pacific Undergoes Robust Expansion

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Paper Sack and Bag Market in Asia-Pacific Undergoes Robust Expansion

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Asia-Pacific – paper sacks and bags – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the paper sack and bag market in Asia-Pacific amounted to $22.6B in 2018. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The level of paper sack and bag consumption peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Consumption by Country

The country with the largest volume of paper sack and bag consumption was China (4.5M tonnes), accounting for 50% of total volume. Moreover, paper sack and bag consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (1.7M tonnes), threefold. Indonesia (768K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 8.5% share.

In China, paper sack and bag consumption increased at an average annual rate of +2.7% over the period from 2007-2018. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+5.1% per year) and Indonesia (+3.3% per year).

In value terms, China ($11.2B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($4.2B). It was followed by Indonesia.

The countries with the highest levels of paper sack and bag per capita consumption in 2018 were South Korea (4,002 kg per 1000 persons), China (3,086 kg per 1000 persons) and Indonesia (2,873 kg per 1000 persons).

Market Forecast to 2030

Driven by increasing demand for paper sack and bag in Asia-Pacific, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to decelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +1.4% for the period from 2018 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 11M tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production in Asia-Pacific

In 2018, the amount of paper sacks and bags produced in Asia-Pacific stood at 9.3M tonnes, growing by 3.9% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed over the period under review. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when production volume increased by 4.3% y-o-y.

Production by Country

China (4.9M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of paper sack and bag production, comprising approx. 52% of total volume. Moreover, paper sack and bag production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (1.7M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Indonesia (769K tonnes), with a 8.3% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume in China amounted to +2.7%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: India (+5.0% per year) and Indonesia (+3.0% per year).

Exports in Asia-Pacific

In 2018, the amount of paper sacks and bags exported in Asia-Pacific totaled 543K tonnes, picking up by 3% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. In value terms, paper sack and bag exports amounted to $1.7B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

China prevails in paper sack and bag exports structure, accounting for 390K tonnes, which was near 72% of total exports in 2018. Viet Nam (28K tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by Malaysia (26K tonnes). All these countries together occupied approx. 9.9% share of total exports. Indonesia (23K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (13K tonnes), Taiwan, Chinese (11K tonnes), South Korea (9.1K tonnes) and Sri Lanka (9K tonnes) occupied a little share of total exports.

Exports from China increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% from 2007 to 2018. At the same time, Viet Nam (+42.2%), Sri Lanka (+16.7%), Taiwan, Chinese (+13.8%), South Korea (+3.4%) and Malaysia (+1.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Viet Nam emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Asia-Pacific, with a CAGR of +42.2% from 2007-2018. Indonesia experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, China, Hong Kong SAR (-11.2%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. China (+18 p.p.) and Viet Nam (+5 p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total exports, while China, Hong Kong SAR saw its share reduced by -6.3% from 2007 to 2018, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($1.3B) remains the largest paper sack and bag supplier in Asia-Pacific, comprising 76% of total paper sack and bag exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Viet Nam ($90M), with a 5.1% share of total exports. It was followed by China, Hong Kong SAR, with a 3.8% share.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the paper sack and bag export price in Asia-Pacific amounted to $3,223 per tonne, rising by 2.3% against the previous year. Over the last eleven-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.0%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 an increase of 14% year-to-year. The level of export price peaked at $3,468 per tonne in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was China, Hong Kong SAR ($5,150 per tonne), while Sri Lanka ($1,514 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Hong Kong, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in Asia-Pacific

In 2018, the amount of paper sacks and bags imported in Asia-Pacific stood at 260K tonnes, jumping by 5.4% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.4% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, paper sack and bag imports amounted to $721M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Japan (44K tonnes), Australia (36K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (26K tonnes), India (23K tonnes), Indonesia (22K tonnes), Singapore (17K tonnes), Malaysia (16K tonnes), South Korea (12K tonnes), New Zealand (11K tonnes), the Philippines (11K tonnes), Thailand (10K tonnes) and Taiwan, Chinese (9K tonnes) was the largest importer of paper sacks and bags imported in Asia-Pacific, mixing up 92% of total import.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Indonesia, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest paper sack and bag importing markets in Asia-Pacific were Japan ($166M), Australia ($109M) and China, Hong Kong SAR ($75M), together accounting for 49% of total imports. These countries were followed by Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, New Zealand, Malaysia, India, the Philippines, Taiwan, Chinese and Thailand, which together accounted for a further 43%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the paper sack and bag import price in Asia-Pacific amounted to $2,778 per tonne, surging by 4.6% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.5%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 an increase of 10% against the previous year. The level of import price peaked at $2,868 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, import prices failed to regain their momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Japan ($3,754 per tonne), while India ($1,382 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Hong Kong while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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U.S. Folding Paperboard Box Market – Imports from China Recorded a Dramatic Increase of 17.9% in 2018

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘U.S. Folding Paperboard Box Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the folding paperboard box market in the U.S. amounted to $14.4B in 2018, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, folding paperboard box consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of 2.9% y-o-y. Folding paperboard box consumption peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Folding Paperboard Box Production in the U.S.

In value terms, folding paperboard box production amounted to $14B in 2018. Overall, folding paperboard box production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when production volume increased by 3% against the previous year. Folding paperboard box production peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Exports from the U.S.

In 2018, the exports of folding paperboard box from the U.S. stood at 16K tonnes, declining by -16.7% against the previous year. Overall, folding paperboard box exports continue to indicate a noticeable deduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when exports increased by 13% year-to-year. In that year, folding paperboard box exports attained their peak of 20K tonnes. From 2017 to 2018, the growth of folding paperboard box exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, folding paperboard box exports totaled $42M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. Over the period under review, folding paperboard box exports continue to indicate a moderate contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when exports increased by 8.2% against the previous year. In that year, folding paperboard box exports attained their peak of $51M. From 2017 to 2018, the growth of folding paperboard box exports failed to regain its momentum.

Exports by Country

The Dominican Republic (1.9K tonnes), Belgium (1.1K tonnes) and Italy (932 tonnes) were the main destinations of folding paperboard box exports from the U.S., together accounting for 25% of total exports.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the Dominican Republic ($5.7M), Costa Rica ($3M) and Italy ($2.6M) were the largest markets for folding paperboard box exported from the U.S. worldwide, with a combined 27% share of total exports. These countries were followed by France, Panama, Germany, Belgium, the UK, Colombia, Nicaragua, the Netherlands and Ecuador, which together accounted for a further 34%.

Nicaragua experienced the highest growth rate of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination over the last five-year period, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the average folding paperboard box export price amounted to $2,724 per tonne, rising by 4.2% against the previous year. Over the period from 2013 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.4%. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 an increase of 5.6% y-o-y. The export price peaked in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Germany ($3,297 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Ecuador ($1,188 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Panama, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports into the U.S.

In 2018, the imports of folding paperboard box into the U.S. amounted to 161K tonnes, surging by 17% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.4% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of 17% against the previous year. In that year, folding paperboard box imports reached their peak and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, folding paperboard box imports stood at $536M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +6.0% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of 14% y-o-y. In that year, folding paperboard box imports reached their peak and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2018, China (103K tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of folding paperboard box to the U.S., accounting for a 64% share of total imports. Moreover, folding paperboard box imports from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Indonesia (15K tonnes), sevenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Germany (10K tonnes), with a 6.4% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume from China amounted to +5.1%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Indonesia (+11.4% per year) and Germany (+20.5% per year).

In value terms, China ($387M) constituted the largest supplier of folding paperboard box to the U.S., comprising 72% of total folding paperboard box imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($26M), with a 4.8% share of total imports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a 3.9% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from China amounted to +5.8%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (+17.1% per year) and Indonesia (+7.2% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the average folding paperboard box import price amounted to $3,337 per tonne, dropping by -2.2% against the previous year. Overall, the folding paperboard box import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the average import price increased by 3.2% y-o-y. The import price peaked at $3,413 per tonne in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was China ($3,755 per tonne), while the price for Turkey ($1,213 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Taiwan, Chinese, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform