Sarah Feng

Sarah Feng

Associate Director
RISI (UMPaper)

Sarah Feng, Associate Director in RISI China (UMPaper), has been in China’s pulp and paper industry for over 10 years. Maintaining good communications with hundreds of market contacts, she has a strong sense of China’s P&P market and qualified capacity of analyzing and researching. Until now, Sarah has participated in various projects. In 2016, she participated in compiling China Fact Book as the editor-in-chief. Before joining UMPaper, Sarah was a paper analyst in ICIS Shanghai office.


China Paper and Paperboard Industry Review

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:05

In past 10 years the growth of China paper and paperboard industry has been slow down with the improvement in industrial concentration. China P&B industry output will remain generally stable in the near future, but the product mix will be optimized.

The overall low profitability greatly affected the growth of investment in China P&B industry. Profits of converting industry were better than paper and pulp making industry.

Chinese P&B producers still rely on imported fiber including pulp and recovered paper. Demand of some paper grades have been saturated, but demand of packaging industry still has a growing room.

Among major P&B production regions in the world, China has a cost advantage in chemicals, energy and labor with a higher fiber cost.