Pulp and paper mills sell products around the world, earning a projected $566.8 billion in revenue during 2015. Over the five years to 2015, revenue for the Global Pulp and Paper industry is expected to decline at an average annual rate of 0.4%, though minor growth has emerged due to increasing demand for paperboard packaging and tissue products. Operators experienced steady revenue declines from 2012 to 2014, but the industry shows some encouraging signs of recovery. Global internet usage has skyrocketed over the past five years, particularly with respect to online retail.
Paper and pulp mills produce a variety of bulk paper, paperboard and pulp input materials using woodchips, clay, lime, dyes, chemical resins, bleaches and other inputs. Pulp mills separate cellulose fibers from wood and other recyclable materials to make pulp, and paper mills use this pulp to manufacture paper products. Some paper mills manufacture paper and paperboard through their own separate pulp mill processes while others choose to purchase pulp from upstream pulp mills.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.