A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Emerging market patterns in the recycled paper trade


Publication Details
Authors: Arminen Heli, Hujala Maija, Tuppura Anni
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Volume number: 58
Issue number: 3
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Abstract
The international recovered paper trade serves two important functions: increasing raw material availability in the paper and board industry and providing economic incentives to recycle. The purpose of this paper is to shed further light on emerging patterns in this trade by empirically analysing the changes in the bilateral trade flows of recycled paper between 1992 and 2008. According to our estimations, two important changes occurred in the 1990s and 2000s. First, the growing importance of developing economies in global recycled paper trade plays a significant role in import demand as a determinant of trade flows. Second, the changes in global trade patterns necessitate investigating the transportation cost measures used in applied research.

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