Demand for recycled paper to exceed pulp supply by 1.5 million tonnes in 2018

Global: The market for recycled paper packaging will witness growth of 5%, reaching US$ 139 billion this year, according to a new report published by Smithers Pira. Paper packaging is the largest sector, accounting for some 65% of all recycled packaging, it points out.

Demand for paper packaging will continue to grow in large part thanks to the manufacturing economies of China and of other emerging countries.

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