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 balances and depreciating value of the Turkish lira versus the dollar. This has tempered investor confidence at a time when the economy is dependent on...

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 and regulations with EU standards. In 2017, although the Turkish lira markedly depreciated against...

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 country’s total population at a little over 9.4m in July 2017, with immigrants  making up more than 88% of the total population. According...

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 in 2017. A large increase in fiscal spending, led by Dubai’s preparations for the 2020 World Expo, will be the major driver of the economy. A rise in oil prices also...

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 with exports accounting for about two-thirds of this value. Their economy grew at an estimated rate of...

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 as increasing private consumption, urbanisation and government initiatives to boost tourism. Furthermore, strong  value growth for...

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 of private consumption has slowed down, and fears of a disorderly renegotiation of NAFTA weigh on the growth outlook. Disposable income per capita in Mexico...

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 United States represents the bulk of external tissue flows. This article will focus on reviewing the Mexican...

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 the world’s first Advantage NTT tissue line was started up by a Mexican company in 2013. Located in Mexicali on the Mexican/US border, TWM speaks to PSF operations director Dario...

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 difference a few degrees of latitude make. This issue of TWM focuses on northern USA so we’ll see what a profile of the...

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