set its export target for pulp and paper at US$ 6.26 billion in 2012 or an increase of 4.4% from US$ 6 billion in 2011.
Chairman of the Indonesian paper and pulp association (APKI
Mansur, the chairman of the association of pulp and paper companies (APKI
) said once the anti dumping import duty was slapped on a paper product, other related products would likely be imposed with additional import duties.
The Indonesian pulp and paper association (APKI
) said it is optimistic the country's pulp and paper industry will grow with the growing demand for that commodity.
The Indonesian Pulp and Paper Association (APKI
) predicted that the domestic consumption of pulp and paper will reach 14 million tons and 12 million tons respectively in the next five years.
Based on official data at the Indonesian Association of Pulp and Paper (APKI
) pulp exports totaled 2.43 million tons in 2005, up from 1.7 million tons in 2001.
Data from the association of pulp and paper companies (APKI
), showed that domestic consumption of paper totaled 4.8 million tons in 2001, up to 4.8 million tons in 2002, to 5.3 million tons in 2003 and to 6 million tons in 2004.
The prices of both long and short fiber pulp dropped 22%-40% to US$ 450 and US$ 460 per tons respectively in January compared with five months earlier, the pulp and paper association (APKI
The country's production of paper is predicted to rise 5% to 7.8 million tons this year from 7.4 million ions in 2004, the association of paper producers (APKI
Data at the paper company association (APKI
) showed that the country has an annual capacity of 10.3 million tons of paper
According to the Indonesian Pulp and Paper Association (APKI
), the country's production of pulp totaled 6.28 million tons in 2002, up from 5.6 million tons in 2001, mostly by six major pulp and paper companies which have their own HTI.
Demand for pulp and paper in the country has continued to increase, but according to the Association of Pulp and Paper Producer (APKI
), sales of pulp and paper on the domestic market dropped 127% last year.