Link: Pulp and Paper Industry Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities
(Indonesia, 11 April 2017) The Indonesian Pulp & Paper Association (APKI) says most of national pulp and paper output is exported abroad. Approximately 60 percent of domestic production is shipped to Indonesia’s export destinations. Araminta Setyawati, analyst at Bank Mandiri, adds that Indonesia ranks ninth in terms of biggest global pulp producers and sixth in terms of biggest paper producers. Moreover, she sees good potential for Indonesia’s pulp and paper industry as demand for paper is expected to stay strong in Southeast Asian nations as well as in the USA. Furthermore, Indonesia’s domestic paper consumption is still low at 32.6 kilogram per capita per year and therefore has much room for further growth. In Malaysia paper consumption stands at 100 kilogram per capita per year, while in Japan this figure is 242 kilogram. In fact, Indonesia’s paper consumption is below the ASEAN average of 55 kilogram per capita, per year.
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