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FAO research regarding Paper and the Market Pulp capacity for the years 1999 -2004


The research was carried out by the FAO during 1999 regarding the international capacities of paper and the market pulp provided statistics on the capacities and the productions of Market pulp and the paper in each country and in each type.

The documents were based on information submitted to the Organization from different countries of the world most of which are part of paper and pulp organizations or paper companies. This study clarifies the results to the countries that have responded to the international survey.

As far as the Arab countries are concerned, only Morocco has replied and supplied the organization with the requested information. Therefore, we chose to present the annexed agendas with the information related to all the countries in the first place and Morocco second.
The countries that have replied and sent the required information are Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chili, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Norway,
New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Swaziland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Yugoslavia.

1- Definitions

what to be provided as capacity in the equipment for a production in a regular commercial quality presuming that the required raw materials, main power and experience are available.

The production:
What has been effectively achieved

Market Pulp:
It is the pulp that is put on sale in the open market. It does not the pulp that is used for the same manufacturing company nor its branches and nor its partners in other words all pulps circulating outside the manufacturing country is considered market pulp.

2- Statement Analysis and for the international activity results
A- wood, paper and board pulp
- Continuous growth in the capacity for all the year with the exception of 2001 where a reduction is indicated.
- The gross production is higher than the required capacities.

B- other fiber pulp for paper and board
- Reduction in the required capacities up to 2001
- In 1999, gross production is higher than the capacities

C- dissolved pulp (wood and other raw materials)
- Growth in the capacity up to 2002 followed by a steadiness up to 2004.

D- Paper and Board (sheets of paper)
- Continuous growth up to 2003 followed by a decrease of 12.5% in 2004 compared to year 2003

Interested parties can find efficient and detailed information about the above mentioned various types of pulp in the annexed statements and agendas.

3- Analysis of enclosed statements and results related to Morocco

4- Wood pulp for paper and board
- The totality capacity is the market pulp
- Paper& board: a constant increase of capacities from 1999 up to year 2004
- Newspaper: Production started in 2000 with a quantity of one thousand ton
per annum to be raised for transactions during 2004.
- Writing and printing paper: growth in the capacities from 25 thousand tons in 1999 to 36 thousand tons in 2004.
- Paper and board for packaging:
Growth in the capacities from 84 thousand tons in 1999 to 106 thousand tons in 2004.

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