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 the next five years, at a 5% CAGR through 2021, to add 14,000 tonnes in incremental sales. Nigerian tissue consumption still...

Can tissue demand in the AfH space compensate for limited retail growth opportunities in Japan?

As one of the most developed economies in the world with a declining population, Japan shows limited volume growth opportunities for FMCG products in general. Tissue products are no exception. With 2016 retail tissue volume at over one million tonnes sold and estimated unmet potential of less than 400,000 tonnes, tissue manufacturers such as Nippon...

Japan – emerging from stagnant growth period

By Bill Burns, Senior Consultant, Fisher International Japan, the most developed country in Asia, is the quintessential definition of an economic miracle emerging from the defeat and economic devastation of World War II to become the world’s second largest economy after the US until China claimed that position in recent years. Supported by the government...

Canadian tissue marketplace continues to battle soft demand

Real GDP is expected to grow by 1.8% in 2017, following a gain of 1.3% in 2016. Real growth of private final consumption was 1.8% in 2016 and an increase of 1.5% is predicted for 2017. Annual disposable income per capita totaled CAD31,797 (USD23,990) in 2016, with projected growth by 0.2% in real terms in 2017. Over 2016-2030, total disposable income is...

The pulp giant planning a stronger future in tissue

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine No ‘Country Report’ from Canada would be complete without referencing its mighty forests. Canfor Pulp in British Colombia is surrounded by an unrivalled natural resource bound for a bigger share of the global quality premium market. To the managers of Canfor Pulp’s Northwood mill in Prince...

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