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    2010 - 07.28

    In 2009 pulp exports to China grew from 2008 levels of 1.2 million tons to 2.8 million, this is a growth of 128%. China has become Brazil’s second leading market, ahead of the US and during this time the sector gained a 47% market share in imports of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp. Of which the world production is led by the Brazilian industry.

    This expressive growth could be a result of a strategy by the Chinese paper industry who put aside sizeable investments to increase production of eucalyptus based products, such as in the printing and tissue paper sectors. Known for its high quality the drop in commodity prices favoured the Brazilian input inventory last year.

    With strong pressure from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for China to reduce its CO2 emissions, China is keen to make efforts to attain high sustainable standards. This is what makes Brazilian pulp so attractive, besides its high quality it is also known for coming from a planted forest, it is a natural renewable resource, it has a highly productive output and acts as a carbon sink, while it is growing.

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