Why is Chinese paper so competitive?

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.

The growth...

This is a preview of the full article

Our market news and price data is reserved for registered users only.

Current customer? Login now

All of our industrial minerals price data and news is now available only through our new platform. Learn more about the intelligence we offer by visiting our Fastmarkets flagship website. If you are familiar with our reliable and trusted intelligence, fill out a request a quote form today to hear from our friendly sales staff who will create a custom license for you.


Interested in lithium prices? We now offer lithium prices and coverage free for reference. Click here to read all about it.

Interested in the wider electrification market?
Join our growing community of participants who want to learn more about electrification and how this market is developing.