Paper Bag Market - U.S. Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Exports Continue Strong Growth

Corrugated Paper and Paperboard July 22, 2016
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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The U.S. takes a 10% share (based on USD) of exports on the paper bag market, which put it in third place, following China (15%) and Germany (14%). In 2015, the U.S. exported 5,773 million USD, which was 1% over the previous year.

Outside of a significant drop of 2009, U.S. paper bag and coated and treated paper exports showed steady growth from 2007 to 2015. There was an average annual increase of +3.9% throughout the analysed period. As U.S. companies improved their positions on overseas markets, domestic manufacturers enjoyed a new growth driver.

In 2015, Canada (23%) and Mexico (22%) were the main destinations of U.S. exports of paper bags and coated and treated paper exports. The share exported to Mexico increased (+7 percentage points), while the share sent to Canada illustrated negative dynamics (-5 percentage points) from 2007 to 2015.

From 2007 to 2015, the U.S. was a net exporter of paper bags and coated and treated paper. Prior to 2011, net U.S. exports of paper bags and coated and treated paper showed an upward trend. However, in 2011, they turned downward and decreased steadily through to the end of the period. In 2015, this industry still ran a significant trade surplus of 518 million USD.

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Source: U.S. Paper Bag And Coated And Treated Paper Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2020