Sales of corrugated paper will increase by 30% by the year 2022
In 2013-2017 sales of corrugated paper in Russia demonstrated annual increase.
Since Russian production makes the most contribution to the market supply of this product, the dynamics of domestic sales is directly related to changes in the volume of the Russian output. In general during the analyzed period the sales of corrugated paper increased by 20,2%: from 1,3 to 1,5 million tons.
The increase in sales of corrugated paper is determined by the steady demand from the producers of corrugated board and corrugated packaging. The production of corrugated packaging is one of the few sectors of the pulp and paper industry that is not export oriented (this product is expensive to transport over distances greater more than 500 km) and it is developing successfully.
Producers work on creating of new varieties of corrugated paper that has improved characteristics. For example, a material with increased moisture fastness is used in production of corrugated board. Also high-quality corrugated paper with improved aesthetic characteristics is used for production of single face corrugated board used for the creation of gift and presentation packaging.
According to BusinesStat expectations, in 2018-2022 it was expected a steady increase in sales of corrugated paper at the rate of 5,1 – 5,9% per year. In 2022 the index will be 2 million tons that will exceed the value of 2017 by 30,8%.