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Analysis of the global newsprint market in 2012-2016, forecast for 2017-2021

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From 2012 to 2016, sales of newsprint in the world fell by 18.2%: from 30.6 to 25.0 million tons. Annually, there was a decrease in the figure from the previous year by 3.9-6.1%. The demand for newsprint in the world market has been falling for a long time due to the reduction in circulation, bandwidth, size of newspapers, closing of publishing houses and printing houses, which is a consequence of the digital revolution and the development of electronic media.

In the years under consideration, the USA was the largest consumer of newsprint in the world. In 2016, 3.15 million tons of this product was sold in the country, which corresponded to 12.6% of the global sales volume. The second place in sales in 2016 was occupied by Japan with a natural indicator of 2.91 million tons, which accounted for 11.6% of total sales. The third place belonged to China, where 2.89 million tons of newsprint were sold (11.6%). Note that in 2011-2015, China ranked second in sales of newsprint in the world; Japan overtook it only in 2016.

According to forecasts of BusinesStat, in 2017-2021, the fall in the global newsprint market will continue at an average rate of 3.2% per year. According to the results of 2021, sales will amount to 21.3 million tons, which is less than the value of 2016 by 14.9%.

In the forecast years, changes will occur in the structure of the newsprint market in the countries of the world. India will take the leading position: in 2021, the country's share in total sales in the world will reach 14.7% (in 2016 - 11.4%). The second place in 2021 will remain Japan with a share of 12.2% of all sales, and the third place - China (10.9%). In 2021, the United States will fall to fourth place among the countries of the world with an indicator of 10.8% of total sales.

"Analysis of the global newsprint market in 2012-2016, forecast for 2017-2021" includes the most important data necessary to understand the current global market conditions and assess the prospects for its development:

Economy and population

Newsprint production

Newsprint Sales

Foreign and domestic trade in newsprint

Import and export of newsprint

Foreign Trade Newsprint Prices

The review provides current data for more than 100 countries of the world and a forecast for the 25 leading countries of the world newsprint market.

Leading countries: Belgium, Brazil, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, India. Indonesia, Spain. Italy. Canada, China, Korea (Republic of), Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, the United States of America, Taiwan, Turkey, Finland, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan.

In preparing the review used statistical information:

United Nations Statistics Division


National Agencies and Compendia

Index Mundi

International Trade Center

International Monetary Fund

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

World Trade Organization

Along with the official statistics, the review contains the results of BusinesStat research:

Analysis of open newsprint market information

Survey of forest and wood industry experts

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