China's H1 exports of paper and paperboard up 15.1% year-over-year, to 2.671 million tonnes, with total value up 17.1%, to US$3.16B; among specific grades, H1 exports increased by 3.9 times for newsprint, up 1.2% for paper with mineral coatings

BEIJING , September 18, 2013 () – Reported by Customs Info.com:

Data from China Customs Agency showed, in 1H 2013, China exported a total of 2.671 million mts of paper & paperboard (not cut to length), up 15.1% year on year. Export value was US$ 3.16 billion, jumping 17.1% year on year. Among which, export of newsprint and Kraft linerboard surged to 9637.6 mts and 71,000 mts, up 3.9 times and 1.2 time as before. Export of paper with mineral coatings was 1.612 million mts, up 1.2% year on year. Export of corrugating medium and premium coated paper were 22,000 mts and 657,000 mts, jumping 19.1% and dipping 14.1% respectively year on year.

In 1H of 2013, China exported 266,000 mts of paper with mineral coating to ASEAN, jumping 16.6% year on year. Among which, export of paper with mineral coating to Japan was 153,000 mts, slumping 44.8% year on year.

In 1H 2013, China exported 131,000 mts of premium coated paper to Japan, slumping 42% year on year and China exported 97,000 mts of premium coated paper to ASEAN, dipping 1.3% year on year.

In 1H 2013, China exported 7,400 mts of newsprint to Malaysia, jumping 74.8 times year on year. China exported 30,000 mts of Kraft linerboard to ASEAN, jumping 1.2 times year on year.

In 1H 2013, 699,000 mts of paper & paperboard were exported through Nanjing Port, dipping 6.1% year on year. Export value was US$ 670 million, slipping 11.3% year on year. Qingdao Port and Shenzhen Port ranked 2nd and 3rd place to the value of US$ 570 million and US$ 450 million.

492,000 mts of paper with mineral coating were exported through Nanjing Port, dipping 13.5% year on year. 19,000 mts of newsprint were exported through Shenzhen Port, jumping 17.7% year on year. 8673 mts of newsprint were exported through Qingdao Port, jumping 8 times year on year. Shenzhen Port and Shanghai Port were main port for export of Kraft linerboard to 34,000 mts and 16,000 mts respectively, surging 1.7 times and 1.8 times year on year.

In 1H of 2013, foreign funded firms in China exported a total of 1.899 million mts of paper & paperboard, up 8.3% year on year. Among which, export of paper with mineral coating was 1.226 million mts, dipping 1.5% year on year. Export of Kraft linerboard was 36,000 mts. Collective run firms in China exported 9,426 mts of newsprint in a/m period.

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