China’s Paper Industry at A Glance
- Paper industry consolidation accelerates the shutting down of uncompetitive paper manufacturers
China is one of the big players in global paper industry. It’ operating management is working towards intensive development model from extensive model at its early stage. Thanks to the introduced technologies from overseas and innovative efforts made by Chinese practitioners, some Chinese frontier manufacturers leading their position in world paper industry community. Now China has taken the lead in paper production and consumption among other countries and regions.
The number of Chinese paper manufacturers above designated size has been shrinking since 2014 (a total of 2,962), and down to 2,524 in 2019 (China Paper Association data).