Latin pulp plans to have wide-reaching impact

SIGNIFICANT capacity expansion plans in South America are set to add between 20 and 30 million metric tons of chemical pulp to the global forest, paper, and packaging (FP&P) market by 2020.

So says the 2013 “Global forest, paper, and packaging trend watch: A changing landscape: South America’s influence on global markets” report from Deloitte.

“The planned expansions of chemical pulp will likely have a profound impact on the global market and will likely influence strategic investments by producers over the coming years,” said a spokesperson.