2013 Global forest, paper and packaging trend watch
A changing landscape: South America's influence on global markets
This report highlights how, in the coming decade, the supply and demand activity of South America is set to have a profound influence on international forest, paper, and packaging markets, with dramatic expansions in pulp capacity and growing domestic demand.
To address the short- and medium-term market possibilities, Deloitte FP&P Sector Leaders offer consideration points for industry watchers: what effects are producers likely to see and how they may respond in their investment decisions, geographic positioning, pricing, and export and import activity.
The report sets a framework toward understanding current indicators and upcoming influential trends.
It also forecasts that South America, with its current investments into state-of-the-art production facilities, could also stake a competitive position in global markets should wood-based and other cellulosic bioenergy reach commercial-scale production.