Coated Paper Market - Germany Is the Global Leader in Coated Paper Exports

Other Paper Products November 02, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

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Germany dominates in the global coated paper trade. In 2014, Germany exported 5,457 thousand tonnes on the  coated paper market totaling 7,748 million USD, 1% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was France, where it supplied 10% of its total coated paper exports in value terms, accounting for 28% of France's total imports.

Overall, the global coated paper trade reached 50,113 million USD, with a CAGR of 0.2% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it showed decline, falling from 42,284 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 39,520 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, Germany (10%), the U.S. (7%), the United Kingdom (6%), France (6%) and China (4%) were the leading destinations of coated paper imports, together making up 32% of global imports. The share of the U.S. illustrated negative dynamics (-3 percentage points). The shares of major importing countries remained unchanged or illustrated negative dynamics.


Finland and the U.S. were among the other main global suppliers of coated papers in 2014 with a combined share of 21% of global exports. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were China (+14% per year) and the Republic of Korea (+2% per year). China strengthened its position in the global export structure, from 4% in 2007 to 9% in 2014.

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