India’s paper exports at an all time high

In FY 2021-22, there was an 80% jumped  in exports of paper and paperboard from India. According to industry body Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA), paper exports from the country amounted to a record Rs 13,963 crore. This upward trajectory has been registered since the last 5 years. This is attributed to capacity expansion and technological upgradation undertaken by Indian paper mills, leading to better product quality which has found wider acceptance globally. UAE, China, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Sri Lanka are top destinations for India’s exports.

“In value terms, exports of coated paper and paperboard increased by 100 per cent, uncoated writing and printing paper by 98 per cent, tissue paper by 75 per cent and kraft paper by 37 per cent,” stated IPMA. “In volume terms, paper exports from India have gone up four times from 0.66 million tonnes in FY17 to 2.85 million tonnes in FY22. Similarly in value terms, the figures for corresponding years rose from Rs 3,041 crore to Rs 13,963 crore,” it added.


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