PAPER & PAPERBOARD PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION FOR INDIA

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S.N. Particular   Time of Information Source
01 Country India    
02 Population (Million) 1276.3 2015 http://en.wikipedia.org
03 Total Pulp/Paper/Paperboard Production (MT) 10.247 2014 FAO
03.1 Corrugated/Packaging 4.531
03.2 Newsprint 1.380
03.3 Writing & printing 3.696
03.4 Others 0.640
04 Import 2.401
05 Export 0.602
06 Net Consumption 12.026
07 Per Capita Consumption (Kg) 10.0
08.0 Recovered Paper: Collection 2.640
08.1                              Import 3.069
08.2                              Export 0.0
08.4                              Consumption/Usage 5.709
09.0 Wood Pulp:           Production 2.308
09.1                              Import 1.159
09.2                              Export 0.005
09.4                              Consumption/Usage 3.462
10 No. of Pulp/Paper Mills >500 2014  
11 Main Raw Materials HW, Bamboo, Agricultural waste, Recycled Fiber 2014  
12 Major Companies BiLT, JK, ITC    

All Production, Import, Export and Net Consumption numbers are in Million Metric Tons (1,000,000,000 Kg.)
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Growing consumption of pulp and paper in India has increased the demand for wood fiber for the domestic pulp industry in the country, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. With the lack of domestic pulpwood plantations, pulp manufacturers have for the past few years increasingly been looking overseas to South Africa, Brazil, Australia and Southeast Asia for much needed hardwood chips.

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 Aug. 25, 2015 - a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC 
 
Lack of domestic forest resources has forced the pulp industry in India to increasingly rely on hardwood chips from overseas for its wood fiber needs, report the Wood Resource Quarterly

Seattle, USA. India has limited domestic forest resources to supply its forest industry, and with growing domestic demand for forest products, the country’s pulp mills and sawmills have found it necessary to increase importation of wood raw-material both in the form of wood chips and logs.

Over the next five years, demand for paper is expected to increase by between 2-12% annually, depending on paper grade. Over the past decade, the domestic pulp industry has steadily increased its usage of pulpwood because of higher pulp production, less usage of bamboo and because several pulp mills switched from recycled fiber to wood fiber.
 
The share of imported wood fiber for the pulp industry accounted for almost ten percent of total consumption of wood fiber in 2014, and this share is expected to increase in the coming years.
 
The shortage and high cost of local pulpwood in India has resulted in increased interest in sourcing wood chips from overseas despite logistical difficulties both at the ports and when transporting the chips from the ports to the pulp mills long.

Importation of chips is fairly new and Indian pulp mills did not import any wood chips until 2013 when the first shipments of hardwood chips from South Africa, Australia and Thailand arrived. The total imports reached just over 200,000 ODMT in 2013, then rose to approximately 370,000 ODMT in 2014, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. South Africa has been the major supplier of chips, with shipped volumes accounting for about 70% of the total import volume in 2015.
 
During the first six months of 2015, India imported an estimated 180,000 m3, or about 30% more than in the same period in 2014. So far in 2015, three countries have exported wood chips to India, South Africa, Brazil and Vietnam. South Africa has been the dominant supplier to date, and is likely to continue to be the major supplier for the foreseeable future.

Global lumber, sawlog and pulpwood market reporting is included in the 52-page quarterly publication Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The report, which was established in 1988 and has subscribers in over 30 countries, tracks sawlog, pulpwood, lumber and pellet prices, trade and market developments in most key regions around the world. To subscribe to the WRQ, please go to www.woodprices.com
 

Contact Information

Wood Resources International LLC
Hakan Ekstrom
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Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Producing Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 13.2 0.41 0.4 13.2
China 7.6 0.1 0.1 7.5
India 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Spain 0.90 0.0 0.0 0.88
Russia 0.40 0.0 0.0 0.41
Pakistan 0.37 0.0 0.0 0.37

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Importing Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 13.2 0.409 0.424 13.2
China 7.6 0.064 0.093 7.520
Saudi Arabia 0 0.031 0.0 0.031
Japan 0 0.028 0.0 0.033
Korea Republic (South) 0 0.025 0.0 0.025
India 2.0 0.021 0.0 2.016

Top 5 Recovered Paper  Importing Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 221.1 55.91 55.4 221.6
China 53.7 28.32 1.1 80.9
Germany 15.1 3.96 2.4 16.7
India 2.64 3.07 0 5.71
Indonesia 3.93 2.28 0.018 6.2
Netherland 2.20 2.11 2.47 1.9

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Consuming Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 13.2 0.41 0.4 13.2
China 7.6 0.1 0.1 7.5
India 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Spain 0.90 0.0 0.0 0.88
Russia 0.40 0.0 0.0 0.41
Pakistan 0.37 0.0 0.0 0.37

Top 5 Paper & Paperboard Consuming Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 400.2 110.0 111.8 398.5
China 108.8 4.6 7.3 106.0
USA 73.1 10.0 12.1 71.1
Japan 26.5 2.0 1.4 27.1
Germany 22.6 11.4 13.7 20.2
India 10.2 2.4 0.63 12.0