Chinese consumption growth down from recent high of 10% to a 4.8% forecast

Tissue’s strong upswing was broken in 2018. Much now depends on the economy and consumer expenditures recovering from external and internal pressures. Report by Esko Uutela, principal, tissue, Fastmarkets RISI. Esko Uutela, principal, tissue, Fastmarkets RISI. For years, the Chinese tissue market has been in a very strong upswing, with new peaks in...

Chinese tissue market in a good growth phase but oversupply continues

According to a recent talk by Zhang Yulan, of the China National Household Paper Association (CNHPIA), in 2016 the Chinese tissue business maintained growth, and the expansion of the tissue industry continued at a good pace – tissue continues to be the fastest growing category within the paper industry. Based on the 2016 figures shown in her...

“Exceptionally strong growth” at 4% for the global tissue industry in 2015

By Esko Uutela Last year was “above-average” for the global tissue business with worldwide tissue consumption growing to 34.8 million tonnes, up by more than 1.3 million tonnes from 2014. TWM hears from RISI’s principal, tissue, Esko Uutela Although the statistics for last year are not yet available for all countries in the world, 2015 was an above-average...

Headwinds in the Russian tissue market

By Esko Uutela, Principal, Tissue, RISI Russian tissue consumption showed a very strong growth pattern from 2000 until 2012, with an average growth rate of close to 10% per year. But since 2012, many things have changed, and in 2015 the economy fell into a deep recession. Plummeting oil prices, international sanctions due to the annexation of Crimea and capital...

US tissue market: dynamic phase following recent slow growth

With America’s tissue market geared up for Tissue World New Orleans in March 2016, RISI’s Esko Uutela talks growth and demand trends in the world’s largest tissue market This year has been characterised by surprisingly strong demand growth in US tissue consumption, particularly in the Away-from-Home sector (AfH). In the first nine months, total tissue...

Growth in the European tissue business moving from West to East

By ESKO UUTELA, Principal,Tissue, RISI Russian tissue market alone expected to grow more than German and UK markets combined. We do not yet have statistics for the whole of last year but based on data for the first 9-11 months it can be concluded that 2013 did not show any significant break in the recent slow growth trend in Western European tissue consumption...