The gap between supply and demand of high-strength

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The gap between supply and demand of high-strength corrugated base paper in China will reach 1.6 million tons

with the large-scale entry of foreign capital into China's paper industry, the domestic output of medium and high-grade paper and paperboard has increased rapidly in the past two years, and the varieties whose consumption is greater than the output growth are rare, among which high-strength corrugated base paper is the most prominent. According to the prediction of authoritative departments, by 2005, the supply and demand gap of China's high-strength corrugated base paper will reach 1.6 million tons, making it one of the most promising paper and paperboard varieties at present

from 1990 to 1999, when China's paper consumption grew at a high speed, the consumption of high-strength corrugated base paper increased by nearly 30% annually, ranking second only to coated white paperboard. In 2001, the consumption of high-strength corrugated base paper not only increased by 13.9% (the second largest among the main paper products to continue to increase through joint efforts), reaching 2.95 million tons, but also became one of the few varieties whose consumption growth was faster than the output growth. Last year, the demand gap has expanded to 1.15 million tons. According to the "Tenth Five Year Plan" of the paper industry, the annual consumption of high-strength corrugated base paper will reach 4.8 million tons in 2005

the consumption demand of high-strength corrugated base paper is growing rapidly, the gap between domestic supply and demand is large, and the situation of relying heavily on imports is difficult to change in recent years. Last year, China's major imports of paper products fell significantly, while the import of high-strength corrugated base paper increased by more than 13%, nearly 1.18 million tons, accounting for 21% of the total import of paper and paperboard. According to the analysis of relevant experts, due to the low added value of 1.5mm thick coating required for corrugated base paper for a long time, domestic paper-making enterprises producing packaging paperboard are generally optimistic about products with high added value and large demand, such as Kraft linerboard and white paperboard. As a result, there are few corrugated base paper projects planned to be newly built and expanded. From the market point of view, the corrugated base paper is developing towards the direction of low quantity, high strength and full specification. The demand for medium strength and high and medium grade corrugated base paper is large, and the price is rising

at present, many domestic enterprises have noticed the market demand for corrugated base paper of high-strength tile reassuring products, and are doing everything possible to improve their production capacity. In 2001, the production capacity of coated high-grade corrugated core paper in Shandong Province reached 280000 tons; Jiangsu Province plans to build a number of large-scale projects that use waste paper to produce high-strength corrugated base paper. In 2005, 2010 and 2020, the production capacity will reach 200000 tons, 400000 tons and 1.3 million tons respectively. In 2001, Jiangsu Wuxi Rongcheng Paper Co., Ltd. signed a contract of 910million yuan with Wuxi Huishan District government, invested 41million yuan to start the phase II project of high-strength corrugated paper with an annual output of 200000 tons. At present, the third phase is still under planning, and whether the project will be built in Jiangsu or Zhejiang has not been finalized. The development plan of Dongguan Nine Dragons Paper Co., Ltd. in Guangdong is to build six production lines to produce 2million tons/year of packaging paper including high-strength corrugated

from the perspective of investment environment, Guangdong, especially the Pearl River Delta, is one of the largest packaging paper markets in China. However, due to the numerous corrugated paper manufacturers and disorderly competition, it is not wise to reinvest in production. Zhejiang encourages the development of high-strength corrugated base paper, gives priority to financial discount, and can enjoy relevant preferential tax policies

insiders believe that the high-strength corrugated base paper, which still maintains a large increase in China's consumer demand, should become the focus of foreign investors when investing in the paper industry or expanding production in the future. According to the customs statistics, the import volume of high-strength corrugated base paper soared by more than 34% in the first quarter of this year due to the tariff reduction. However, given that the tariff of corrugated paper has been adjusted in place, it is believed that the domestic market will be more affected if the equipment is not interrupted for 15 minutes

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