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New Developments In Paper, Packaging And Printing Industries In USA
Dec 07, 2018

In recent years, the European and Japanese economies have fallen into recession, and emerging markets such as Brazil, China and Russia have experienced a series of economic stagnation. In July 2015, when China's exports dropped by 8% suddenly, its exports to the United States unexpectedly increased by 28% at a high speed. This shows the importance of the United States as the engine of the world economy.

Here, you will be brought a group of American paper and packaging printing market trends.

Digital post-printing processing by the United States packaging printing users favor

Recently, Kruger CEO Michael Aumann said that digital post-press processing is getting more and more attention, especially in the field of packaging. This also brings some new topics to the packaging and printing industry, such as challenges brought by digital printing media, automatic equipment adjustment and opportunities brought by new technologies.

The U.S. chamber of commerce has rejected a proposal by the Norwegian government to limit the use of tobacco products

On August 12th Norway's ministry of health proposed that tobacco products be packaged in "standardised" packaging, banning the use of brand names and company logos.

The us chamber of commerce has rejected the proposal, saying standardised packaging for hygiene would harm producers of legitimate products and asking the Norwegian government to withdraw the proposal. Minister Bent H? Ie complained. H? Ie claims that amcham represents the interests of the tobacco industry and does not care about people's lives and health.

The United States has issued a notice on the preliminary anti-dumping ruling against imports of non-coated paper from five countries

On August 20, 2015, the us department of commerce issued the preliminary anti-dumping ruling on imports of uncoatedpaper from China. Exporters GreenpointGlobalTrading(MacaoCommercialOffshore)Ltd., producers AsiaSymbol(Guangdong)PaperCo.,Ltd., and AsiaSymbol(Shandong)PulpandPaperCo.,Ltd., had dumping margins of 97.48%. China's average is 193.30%.

At the same time, the U.S. department of commerce made a preliminary anti-dumping ruling against imports of uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia and Portugal at rates of: 1. General tax rate: 40.65%; 2. Brazil: suzanopapelective loses and loses.A. : 33.09%; InternationalPaperdoBrasilLtda. : 42.42%; General tax rate: 37.76%; 3. Indonesia: exporters AprilFinePaperMacaoCommercial PTAnugerahKertasUtama, producer, PTRiauAndalanKertas: 0.00%; GreatChampTradingLimited: 51.75%; Exporters IndahKiatPulp&PaperTBK PabrikKertasTjiwiKimia, producer, PT. PindoDeliPulpandPaperMills: 51.75%; General tax rate: 34.50%; 4. Portugal: PortucelS.A. : 29.53%. General tax rate: 29.53%;

Demand for label printing in the United States will reach $19.7 billion in 2019

Demand for labels in the United States will grow 3.8 percent to $19.7 billion in 2019, according to Freedonia inc., a market research firm based in Cleveland. With the overall economic and population growth and the prospect of healthy consumption, the label business will develop more widely. The steady growth of thermally sensitive labels has benefited from multifunctional applications and demand for value-added products such as smart labels. Due to the competition of labelling technology, it is expected that thermal shrinkage and in-membrane labelling will enter a rapid growth period by 2019.

The decline of American printing is not decreasing, digital printing has become an inevitable trend

As a traditional industry, the printing industry has a high correlation with the growth rate of the national economy. In recent years, under the strong impact of the weak U.S. economy and digital media, the printing industry in the United States has shown obvious recession characteristics. The sales scale of the industry has accelerated to decline. The drop in volume and price caused a sharp contraction in profits, with the average net interest rate of the industry dropping from 4.7% to 4.1%.

Because the printing industry has the characteristics of scattered downstream customers, small order size, more batches, unstable delivery time, and large regional cultural differences, it is difficult to form a highly centralized global competition pattern similar to that of the packaging industry. The top four printing companies in the United States account for only 17.6 percent of total industry sales, and the largest printing company in the United States, r.r.neey&sonscompany, has a market share of about 10 percent. At present, the trend of American printing industry is lower printing volume and shorter delivery time, which poses a higher challenge for traditional printing enterprises and the mode change is imminent. Digital-related fields and the transformation of the Internet to the printing industry are inevitable trends in the future.

Us commercial printing shipments rose 3.5 per cent between January and June 2015 compared with the same period in 2014.

While shipments are still 2% lower than in 2013, they are up sharply from 2014 levels, which is encouraging especially at a time when the overall economy is sluggish. Adjusted for inflation, the period's growth rate was almost a full percentage point higher than last year's GDP, the best news for the printing industry in a long time.