Chinese paper industry outlook and forecast, 2013-2018

After completing the market analysis of the Indian paper industry, we at xInvest Consultants recently completed a report on the Chinese paper and paperboard market.  As you know, we publish executive style reports that are concise and ideal for a presentation.  Our findings conclude that the Chinese paper demand is finally slowing down after a run of two decades.  In 2013, Chinese paper demand was 97.8 million tonnes valued at $64.9 billion.  This was lower than most forecasts from the past and our analysis shows that during the period 2014-2018, the demand will grow only at 4.2%.  This means that in 2018, the market size will be approximately 120 million tonnes valued at $798.8 billion.

Our report Chinese Paper Industry Current Outlook and Forecast to 2018, we have concluded that maybe generous subsidies from the Chinese Government may have helped in the short-term, they have done long-term harm to the industry.  The government is reacting by shutting down dozens of plants in the hope of eliminating capacity, but the process will be painful.