China’s Tissue paper import and export situation in 2020

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In recent years, the import volume of China’s household paper market has basically continued to decrease. By 2020, the axial import volume of household paper will only be 2.77 million tons, a decrease of 12.67% from 2019. The domestic tissue paper output continues to grow. , The product types are becoming more abundant, which can fully meet the needs of consumers, and the import volume of household paper will continue to maintain the level.

Among the imported household paper, base paper is still dominated, accounting for 74.44%.

The sudden Covid-19 in 2020 has had an important impact on all walks of life around the world. Increasing consumer awareness of hygiene and safety has spurred an increase in the consumption of daily cleaning products, including household paper, which is also reflected in household paper. Import and export trade. Statistics show that the export volume of China’s household paper in 2020 is 865,700 tons, an increase of 11.12% year-on-year; however, the export value is US$225.567 million, a decrease of 13.30% over the previous year. The overall export of household paper products showed a trend of increasing volume and falling prices, and the average export price dropped by 21.97% compared to 2019.

Among the exports of household paper, the export volume of base paper and toilet paper products increased significantly. The export volume of base paper increased by 19.55 percent from 2019 to approximately 232,680 tons, and the volume of toilet paper exports increased by 22.41% to approximately 333,470 tons. Raw paper accounted for 26.88% of household paper exports, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from 24.98% in 2019. Toilet paper exports accounted for 38.52%, an increase of 3.55 percentage points from 34.97% in 2019. The possible reason is that due to the impact of the epidemic, the panic buying of toilet paper stocks in foreign countries in the short term has driven the export of raw paper and toilet paper products, while the export of handkerchiefs, facial tissues, paper tablecloths, and paper napkins has shown a trend of falling both in volume and prices.

The United States is one of the major exporters of China’s household paper products. Since the China-U.S. trade war, the volume of household paper exported from China to the United States has declined significantly. In 2019, a slight increase of 10959.944t. Tissue paper exported to the United States in 2020 accounted for 15.20% of China’s total tissue paper exports (15.59% of total exports in 2019 and 21% of total exports in 2018), ranking third in export volume.


Affected by the Covid-19, consumer demand for personal cleaning products has surged, and the import and export of wet wipes products have shown a trend of rising volume and price.

In 2020, the import volume of wet wipes changed from a decrease in 2018 and 2019 to an increase of 10.93%. The changes in the import volume of wet wipes in 2018 and 2019 were -27.52% and -4.91%, respectively. The total import volume of wet wipes in 2020 is 8811.231t, an increase of 868.3t compared with 2019.

In 2020, the export volume of wet wipes products increased by 131.42%, and the export value increased by 145.56%, both of which doubled. It can be seen that due to the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in overseas markets, there is a higher demand for wet wipes products. Wet wipes products are mainly exported to the US market, reaching about 267,300 tons, accounting for 46.62% of the total export volume. Compared with the total amount of wet wipes exported to the U.S. market in 2019, the total amount of wet wipes is 70,600 tons, which will increase by 378.69% in 2020.

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