The National Forest and Paper Association recently released a survey report that the domestic paper and paperboard production capacity decreased by 1.6% last year. It is expected that the production capacity in the next three years (2013~2015) will be flat in principle. Among them, the paper and paperboard production capacity in 2013 will be reduced by 0.4%, a slight increase of 0.6% in 2014 and a slight increase of 0.2% in 2015. Paper and board production capacity will increase by 0.4% in three years, with an average annual growth rate of 0.1%.
According to the product, the production capacity of paper towels and corrugated paper will increase in the next three years, the production capacity of newsprint and printing paper will decrease, and the packaging paperboard will be flat.
The survey involved all paper and paperboard and pulp products in the United States from 2012 to 2015, and 90% of papermaking companies in the United States were included in the survey.