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Why is Chinese paper so competitive?

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Published: Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Ian Wilson and Larry Lai examine how China’s paper industry has carved such a dominant global position and the impact this has had on filler and coating mineral consumption



In 2009, China became the world’s largest producer of paper and board (P&B) with an estimated 90m. tpa worth of production up from 78m. tpa in 2008. It is projected that Chinese P&B output could reach 98m. tpa by the end of this year.

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