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...

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