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Bruce Janda

Recent Posts

August 22, 2022
Domestic Consumer Tissue Demand Is Outpacing Thailand’s Home Production Capacity
Thailand’s history as a unified country dates back to the 13th century. Although pressured by colonial powers, the Thai Monarchy maintained the...
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June 21, 2022
Poland & Romania Develop Robust Consumer-Driven Product Economy, Increasing Tissue Consumption Near EU Average
*Fisher International’s data does not yet attempt any assessment of the potential impact of the war in Ukraine on supply chains and energy costs...
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April 26, 2022
Mexico's Tissue Business: A Relatively Young and Growing Population Boosts Tissue Potential
Mexico is the 10th most populated country globally with a relatively young and growing population. Its urban population accounts for 81.3% of the...
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March 03, 2022
Italy's Tissue Business Becomes More Export-Driven with 50% of Exports Going to New Markets
Italy plays two different yet highly significant roles in the global tissue business. The first is as a producer for domestic and export tissue...
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January 10, 2022
The Middle East Tissue Business: A Study in Contrasts and Contradictions
The Middle East has some of the world’s oldest recorded history and has played a significant role in developing human language, agriculture, laws and...
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October 21, 2021
Brazil Moves from Tissue Importer to Tissue Exporter
Those within the tissue industry know Brazil for its robust eucalyptus pulp production, which is generally used within the tissue segment due to its...
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August 30, 2021
Germany's Careful Expansion and Slow Growth in the Global Tissue Industry
Germany is a manufacturing and technological powerhouse known for its precision manufacturing technology. The country played a vital role in...
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June 24, 2021
Is Southeast Asia Poised for Post-Pandemic Market Growth?
The Southeast Asia region of Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, East-Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are...
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March 03, 2021
North American Tissue Demand Trajectory Through the Rest of the Pandemic
North America represents the world's most mature tissue market and maximum tissue consumption rate per capita. China and the Asian region have...
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December 29, 2020
COVID-19 Poised to Structurally Alter Tissue & Towel Sector
The COVID-19 pandemic has touched all parts of the global forest supply chain and has brought new visibility into the pulp & paper industry (P&P) in...
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December 17, 2020
Tissue World Japan, 2020: The Economy Shows an Upturn in Asia’s Leading Tissue Consumer
At 17 kg consumed yearly per person, Japan’s tissue consumption rate leads all of Asia and is more like that of Western Europe and North America....
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November 12, 2020
Serbia’s Tissue Business is a Survivor
The Republic of Serbia is emerging from both the global economic collapse of 2007 and 30 years of political instability stemming from multiple...
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September 28, 2020
The Future of Turkey's Tissue Business
Turkey was the subject of this column just two years ago. Critical concerns at that time were the weakness in the Turkish lira and rising costs of...
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August 20, 2020
Portugal's Tissue Exports Nearing Three Times Its Imports
Portugal has had a significant effect on world history as a maritime power and explorer. It made a lasting impact on culture in Brazil, Asia, and...
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May 05, 2020
COVID-19’s Potential Impact on Commercial Hand Towel Demand
As Dwight Eisenhower famously remarked: “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
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April 16, 2020
Coronavirus to Alter Global Toilet Paper & Tissue Production
Thankfully, the toilet paper shortages seen during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic should be balancing in most places as the supply chain...
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March 31, 2020
Are We Really Running Out of Toilet Paper During Coronavirus Crisis?
For the last several weeks, consumers around the world have been faced with empty store shelves when looking to restock toilet paper. Has the...
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March 26, 2020
FisherSolve™ Spotlight: Canadian Tissue Buying & Building in U.S.
This abridged article, which originally appeared in Tissue World Magazine, presents a static picture summary of Canada’s tissue industry.
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February 10, 2020
FisherSolve Spotlight: Spain Facing Headwinds from Declining Population
Spain’s tissue business has been shaped by the economic challenges the country has faced since 2007. The great worldwide recession, which started 12...
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January 24, 2020
FisherSolve Spotlight: Indonesia’s Pulp & Paper Industry
Indonesia was once thought of as the Asian tiger of the paper industry as North American producers considered it a major threat with its low-cost...
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