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June 23, 2023
South Korea's Tissue Market Update 2023
In the export-driven powerhouse, the tissue sector is a rare exception - a net importer. But with unemployment and...
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April 13, 2023
Under Energy-Price Pressure Germany’s Slow-Growth Stage Sees Its Decarbonization Rate Accelerate
When we last focused on Germany's tissue market more than two years ago, the world was dealing with the severe...
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June 23, 2023
South Korea's Tissue Market Update 2023
In the export-driven powerhouse, the tissue sector is a rare exception - a net importer. But with unemployment and inflation impacting less than in...
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April 13, 2023
Under Energy-Price Pressure Germany’s Slow-Growth Stage Sees Its Decarbonization Rate Accelerate
When we last focused on Germany's tissue market more than two years ago, the world was dealing with the severe disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic....
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February 16, 2023
Impact of Out-of-Office Work Opportunities and Spain’s Preferred Climate Expected to Result in Further Gains
The Spanish tissue manufacturing business was last reviewed in this column a little over two years ago. We noted that Spain had significantly...
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February 09, 2023
Global Tissue Industry Study Report 2022
Together with Fisher International, I-Plan, and Valmet Automation, Tietoevry conducted a global market study among the tissue industry in...
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December 13, 2022
France Tissue Business Report: Consequences of 2022 Energy Disruption
In a time of extraordinary price disruption, 26 of France’s 56 aging reactors are offline for maintenance and 18 are down with labor strikes. The...
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October 11, 2022
Even in a Stressed Economy Turkey’s Tissue Sector Is Poised to Survive and Thrive
Turkey’s tissue business is often discussed quite frequently, reflecting its growing economic focus on tissue exports and position as a bridge...
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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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May 02, 2022
Overview of Current Tissue Markets and the Forces that Will Shape the Next 5 Years
We recently discussed 10 interesting facts surrounding the current global tissue market. Today, however, we’re going to narrow it down a bit and look...
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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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April 12, 2022
10 Interesting Facts About the Current Global Tissue Market
To say that global geopolitical, trade flows and economic structures are stressed would be an understatement. Over the course of the last two years,...
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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 11, 2021
Surging Tissue Demand Driving New Capacity & Line Startups in China
Since December, the increase in pulp prices has directly ignited enthusiasm in the long dormant tissue market, driving tissue enterprises to send one...
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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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February 01, 2021
Will a New US Administration Bring New Carbon Costs to Tissue?
Tissue Conference 2021 was recently held virtually and included a presentation from Fisher’s Matt Elhardt, Vice President, Global Sales. The...
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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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December 03, 2020
TISSUE: Panic Buying Not Just a Local Phenomenon
Panic buying, hoarding or establishing a “personal inventory,” however you want to describe it, the buying of tissue – especially toilet paper – has...
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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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June 02, 2020
Discussing the Past, Present, Future of the Tissue & Towel Industry
Toilet paper supply and demand has charged to the forefront of the pulp and paper industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mills have added shifts and...
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May 07, 2020
Toilet Paper Production & Its Impact on North American Forests
Toilet paper has stepped into the spotlight during the coronavirus pandemic. Either you have hordes of it, or you’re down to your final roll 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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March 10, 2020
Toilet Paper & Coffee Cups: COVID-19 Continues Shake-Up of Paper Industry
The continuing spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has taken its toll on financial markets, major gatherings, and individual industries.
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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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