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Freedonia – Demand for pressure sensitive tapes in the Asia/Pacific region

Asia/Pacific – Pressure sensitive tape demand by country (2015)

Demand for pressure sensitive tapes in the Asia/Pacific region is projected to increase 5.3% per year to 28.3 billion square metres in 2020. Growth will be boosted by continued economic expansion in much of the region, particularly in India and Indonesia, as well as China and a number of smaller countries. Gains in Japan will remain slow due to market maturity, below average economic growth, and population decline.  However, it will continue to be one of the world’s major tape markets, as well as a significant producer.

Carton sealing tapes accounted for more than 70 percent of regional tape demand in 2015. Packaged goods (such as food and beverages, as well as other nondurables) production and consumption in Asia have grown at an extraordinary pace over the last decade, as industrial activity has continued to expand and personal income levels have risen.  Further gains will be fueled by continued growth in the corrugated packaging sector, which fuels demand for carton sealing tape.  In addition to being a global manufacturing hub, Asian countries dominate fast growing global export markets for most electronic equipment, including for both business and personal use.

These and other trends are presented in “World Pressure Sensitive Tapes”, a new study from The Freedonia Group.

Armin Karl Geiger

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