JAKARTA. Indonesia's pulp and paper industry are currently in the top 10 largest producers in the world. Last year, Indonesia's paper production capacity was recorded at 16 million tons per year, while 11 million tons of pulp was produced per year.
The main markets for Indonesia's pulp and paper exports are in the Asian region, including China, South Korea, India, Saudi Arabia and Japan.
Globally, Indonesia's pulp industry is the tenth largest producer while the paper industry ranks sixth.
In the Asian region, Indonesia is the third-ranked producer of the pulp industry and fourth for the paper industry.
The domestic pulp and paper industry is expected to continue to grow this year. The Indonesian Pulp and Paper Association (APKI) projects the industry to grow by 5% in 2019. Moreover, market opportunities are still open and pulp and paper production capacity are increasing due to expansion.
"Prices are still good, especially next year there are demands for paper for the elections," said Aryan Warga Dalam, Chair of APKI.
The market is considered to be growing well and world demand is still increasing by around 2%. (AM/AR)