China’s Exports of Household and Sanitary Paper Surged 44% in 2014

Other Paper Products November 04, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

China dominates in the global trade of household and sanitary paper. In 2014, China exported 641 thousand tonnes of household and sanitary paper totaling 1,716 million USD, 44% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was the U.S., where it supplied 23% of its total household and sanitary paper exports in value terms, accounting for 36% of the U.S. total imports.

Overall, the global household and sanitary paper trade dropped to 11,581 million USD, with a CAGR of -6% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it showed decline, falling from 6,973 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 5,098 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, the U.S. (10%), Germany (9%), Canada (7%), France (6%) and the United Kingdom (4%) were the leading destinations of household and sanitary paper imports, together making up 36% of global imports. The share of Japan increased (+2 percentage points), while the share of France illustrated negative dynamics (-2 percentage points). The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

Germany and the U.S. were among the other main global suppliers of household and sanitary paper in 2014 with a combined share of 21% of global exports. However, the fastest growing exporter from 2007 to 2014 was China (+14% per year). The remaining exporting countries demonstrated negative dynamics throughout the analyzed period. China significantly strengthened its position in the global export structure, from 4% in 2007 to 15% in 2014.

Source: World: Household And Sanitary Paper - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020