What's in store for the world paper industry in 2013?

By Rod Young Mon, Dec 03, 2012
BEDFORD, MA, Dec. 3, 2012 (RISI) - After a second consecutive year of only 1% growth in 2012, world paper and board demand is predicted to rise 3% in 2013. Accelerating economic growth will be a significant factor in this positive forecast, although we are showing only a modest acceleration. More important will be our assumption that consumer inventories will stabilize, or even rise, as underlying consumption improves. Also, we are expecting that the graphic paper share losses to electronic alternatives will relent to some degree next year.

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