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2009 Expansion plans: Paperitalo 2nd Tuesday Surveys


Survey subject:

Expansion plans

2nd Tuesday Surveys are Copyright 2010 by Paperitalo Publications and used by permission of the Copyright Owner

  Dates open: 12 – 16 May 2009

Confidential level and error band:
(95% confid. Level, +/- 10% error band)

No. of respondents: 75

Pulp & Paper Industry

64% US respondents, 3% Canada, 4% Western Europe, South America (other than Brazil) was 4%, all other were less

When asked “Does your mill have any plans to expand production, either by improvements or by adding paper machines in the next 3 years?” 44% of respondents said yes.

  • 44% said expansion plans would reduce their raw material costs
  • 58% said expansion plans would reduce their energy costs
  • 59% said expansion plans would reduce their labor costs
  • 74% said expansion plans would their overhead costs

Asked what current bottlenecks expansion plans would reduce,

         20%..... said drying limitations

         15%....... said stock prep limitations

         8%....... said energy production

         8%..... said recycled fibre processing

16% said their company plans to build one or more Greenfield mills; of these, 56% said these mills would be in their domestic market

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Drivers of the Pulp and Paper Industry:
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Node Types:
Expansion plans 2009
Issue date: 
May 2009
Publisher Name: 
Paperitalo's 2nd Tuesday Surveys(TM)
Jim Thompson
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