Surge in e-tailing as UK consumers embrace technology for tissue

With a high level of market penetration a challenge for organic growth, the industry looks for new revenue streams to reach unmet potential at...

Retail tissue in France: finding pockets of growth in a highly mature market

Retail tissue in France recorded sluggish volume sales growth in 2018 to reach 616,000 tonnes. Forecasts for the next five years are not much...

A post-nuclear future… France faces its electric power generation dilemma

The French tissue business does not have as long a history as the United States or Germany, but it continues to be unique in...

Germans are serious about sustainability, and it’s driving the nation’s tissue performance

The economic powerhouse has slowed of late, but despite European regulatory changes underway – fibre costs, exchange rates, environmental targets – Germany’s strong costs...

Consumer tissue in Germany: maturity, private label pressures, and value-added innovation

With nearly 11kg per capita retail tissue consumption in 2017, Germany is the third most saturated market in Western Europe, just behind Ireland and...

China: Health awareness and product upgrades drive consumer tissue market

Driven by consumers’ rising hygiene and health consciousness as well as upgrades to tissue quality and variety, the retail tissue market recorded healthy growth in 2017 in China, in both value and volume....

China steps up industry revamp to target massive untapped potential

As the global tissue leader re-structures its entire economy by turning inward, natural gas, faster machinery, TAD pilot scale experiments, integrated plants and expanded e-commerce are just part of its strategy. China has...

Impressive growth potential with tissue consumption at less than half the west European average

Turkey is an emerging market country with the 17th largest economy in the world ($2.133 Trillion GDP). GDP growth has been strong, averaging 6% CAGR until recently, with concerns over the current account...

Turkey: economy, urbanisation and expansion of modern grocery retail drives growth in tissue

Steady growth of Turkey’s economy Turkey has demonstrated an outstanding economic growth performance over the last 15 years. GDP has tripled, and the number of foreign enterprises has increased more than fivefold, largely thanks to harmonising its laws...

UAE: Imports and costs dominate but emission curves suggest competitive position in future

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was formed from a merger of six states in 1971 (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain), with Ras Al Khaimah joining in 1972. The United Nations (UN) estimated the...

Retail tissue in the UAE: value, pricing pressures, and outlook for the coming years

The UAE’s economic performance is expected to improve in 2018 but remain below trend for the next several years. Real GDP is expected to grow by 3.4% in 2018, following a 1.3% increase...

Import dominated, Thailand faces strong regional competition

The Kingdom of Thailand has the second largest economy in Southeast Asia after Indonesia. The World Bank classifies Thailand as an upper-middle-income economy. The CIA World Factbook ranked Thailand’s economic GDP as 21st in purchasing power parity...

Tissue use poised for a big stride forward in Thailand

With lower tissue consumption per capita than its neighbouring countries in 2017, Thailand still has much room for growth to fulfil its potential. Demand for retail and AfH tissue is set to rise due to various factors such...

Mexico consumer tissue: fundamentals and soft drivers – what does the future hold?

Mexico – the second largest economy in Latin America – has grown slower than most other large Latin American countries for more than a decade and continues to grow at a modest pace. Growth...

Mexico: Exports – and NAFTA renegotiations – are becoming vital

Mexico’s tissue business continues to evolve to take advantage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) since implementation in 1994. Mexico has free trade agreements with over 50 countries, but trade with NAFTA neighbours Canada and...

Strong investment is key for Papel San Francisco

The Mexican pioneer will target AfH to keep ahead of a tissue market growth trend up to 4.5% annually. By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World magazine. It was no surprise when...

Northern USA: Where are you on the axis of survival?

By Bill Burns, Senior consultant, Fisher International With the constantly changing habits of US consumers continuing to challenge tissue companies across America’s tissue belt, being fit for purpose is more crucial than ever. What a...

US tissue: mature demand, highly competitive landscape and future growth opportunities

With 21kg per capita total tissue consumption in 2016, the US is one of the most saturated tissue markets in the world. Total demand for consumer and AfH tissue is expected to grow by less than 1%...

Consumer tissue in Nigeria: Focus on affordability

Despite the economic recession in Nigeria in 2016 and slow recovery in 2017, retail tissue sales maintained their upward trajectory, recording an increase in volume of 1% in 2016. Sales are expected to see healthy growth over...

Nigeria – solid GDP but significant population-to-capacity gap

Nigeria, with its oil wealth and sizable population (190 million, or more than half the population of the USA - it’s the most populous country in Africa) has been an economic powerhouse by many measures for...

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