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• In-depth market forecasts segmented by paper type and end-use market across the specialty paper market in North and South America
• Comprehensive analysis of key market drivers and trends in the specialty paper market in North and South America to 2025
The market for specialty papers in North and South America was 5.68 million tonnes in 2015, and grew to 5.88 million tonnes in 2019 at a CAGR of 0.8%. There was a decline in security papers, due to major countries switching from paper to plastic for their currency paper and to competition from electronic transactions, which resulted in shrinking markets for cheque and ticket paper.
The US is the dominant market for specialty paper, accounting for 65% of the volume in the region. The US specialty paper market is somewhat saturated and there are few opportunities for growth in such a fully developed economy. The expected increase in overall tonnage between 2015 and 2025 amounts to a CAGR of only 0.35%, but due its volume, this represents 29% of all the increased tonnage in the region. Brazil has more
opportunities for growth due to its developing economy, and it accounts for 28% of the regional ten-year growth.
What will you discover?
• A complete overview of the specialty paper market in North and South America to 2025
• Forecasts on market growth areas over the next five years
• How the specialty paper markets are dealing with the market changes and demands.
The Smithers methodology
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of targeted interviews with suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets. This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
Who should buy the report?
• Raw materials producers
• Specialty paper producers
• Paper converters
• Users of specialty papers
• Private and public-sector Industry consultants, investors, and analysts
About the author
Martin Fairbank earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. He worked for 28 years with Resolute Forest Products, in applied research, technology application, product development, lean manufacturing implementation, and energy management. For two years he worked at Natural Resources Canada on the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation project. Since 2016 he has run his own consulting business, focusing on providing technical expertise to clients as well as writing articles for several print and online publishers.