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. Growth is also expected to remain strong in the next five years, through to 2022. Rising raw materials costs have been passed on to consumers in the form...

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 taken the lead in tissue production, and total consumption in the last ten years. Because its per capita tissue consumption still lags...

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...

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