Outlook for the paper industry in the hottest U.S.

2022-08-16
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Outlook for the U.S. paper industry in 2010

like other industries, the U.S. paper industry also experienced a trough in 2009. In its latest annual survey of paper, plate making and pulp production capacity, the American Forest Paper Association pointed out that the overall production capacity of the U.S. paper industry fell by 2.5% in 2009 to 93.9 million tons, and is likely to fall by another 3.4 percentage points this year

in addition, the report also pointed out that a total of 14 U.S. paper mills closed in 2009, 16 papermaking and paperboard machines were closed, and 11 equipment were closed in other paper mills that have not yet closed. It is understood that due to the relatively sluggish market environment, many paper mills have left their equipment vacant, but as long as the situation improves, these equipment can resume operation immediately

the collapse of enterprises and the idleness of production equipment are mainly caused by the current uncertain national and global economic situation. For example, John Faraci, chairman and CEO of international paper, pointed out in the company's year-end report that our focus in 2010 is to reduce operating costs, meet customer needs, increase cash flow and repay accounts. International Paper's operating profit in 2009 was $663million, down about half from $1.3 billion in 2008

similarly, Domtar's sales fell from $6.4 billion in 2008 to $5.5 billion in 2009, but fortunately, the company made a profit of $310million in 2009, reversing the previous loss situation at one stroke. John D. Williams, President and CEO of the company, said: Although our downtime has increased due to the shortage of orders, and the pulp price has also decreased in the first half of 2009, the good news is that the price of paper is relatively stable, and our inventory is small

in a word, rather than producing some paper that no one buys, the paper mill might as well cut down some of its poor energy at a lower experimental speed, so as to save costs and reduce inventory

As we all know, the paper industry can get many practical benefits from the black liquor tax credit policy of the U.S. government. Black liquor is a tar like by-product produced in the papermaking process. In 2007, the US Congress passed a bill to provide 50% tax credit for black liquor per gallon for papermaking enterprises. However, from January 1 this year, the US stopped providing us $per ton of papermaking black liquor treatment subsidies to pulp manufacturers, which increased the manufacturing cost of pulp by at least US $150 in the past two months. Viscoelasticity can be observed in class 1 silicone polymer plasticine sold as children's toys

tariff

in 2009, due to the economic downturn of polyglycolide (PGA) in the United States, the rise of trade protectionism and the manipulation of politicians, the United States frequently implemented trade restrictions on products from Asian countries, including paper products. In early March, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce decided to impose a preliminary anti-dumping tariff on glossy paper imported from China and Indonesia. 7. Speed regulation range: 1 (3) 00mm/min tax, with an average tariff of 60.27% and 10.62% respectively

due to the low production costs in Asian countries, the pricing of paper products is far lower than the cost of dollar manufacturers, which has caused strong dissatisfaction among American enterprises. They believe that importing Asian paper not only makes domestic enterprises in trouble, but also causes a large number of workers to lose their jobs, seriously damaging the interests of the domestic paper industry

good news

although the development speed of American paper industry has slowed down, the contraction of the industry can only reflect the decline of market demand. Regardless of the current economic environment, the favor of marketing customers for electronic media and the increasing environmental pressure also urge people to reduce the use of paper as much as possible. Despite the above adverse factors, according to the latest data of the American Forest Paper Association, orders for most forest products in the United States have increased this year

in February this year, the shipment of forestry products in the United States increased by 10% year-on-year, and the growth rate of two categories of products exceeded the double digits. The inventory of printing and writing paper decreased by 54900 tons compared with January 2010, a decrease of 3%

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