Domestic newsprint manufacturers engaged in the eco-friendliest process product having full potential and capacity to cater the entire domestic demand. Newsprint industry provides more than one million direct and indirect employment opportunity to rural as well as urban part of the country which includes rag pickers.
All domestic mills are registered under schedule -I of Newsprint Control Order 2004 newsprint control order under Department of policy for internal trade and industry a wing of ministry of commerce and industry .
Decade long special duty-exemption for newsprint imports gave access to entry of cheap import. Fear less entry of overproduced newsprint by the overseas exporters adversely impacted domestic industry.
Absence of long-term policy measures to arrest import dumping reduced the domestic capacity utilisation by more than 50%.
Status of Registered mills
Summary of Mills Registered Under schedule -I of Newsprint Control Order 2004
|No. of Mills Registered||No. of Mills Closed||Total Capacity *MTPA||Current Available Capacity *MTPA|
*MTPA : Million Tons Per Annum
|Present Domestic Capacity||2.2 *MTPA|
|Domestic capacity under Utilization due to continuous offloading of cheap imports||1.5 *MTPA|
|Present Turnover||Rs. 2,200 Crores|
|Potential Turnover||Rs. 7,750 Crores|
*MTPA : Million Tons Per Annum
Leading Indigenous Manufacturers
- Emami Paper Mills Ltd, Balasore, Orrisa. (http://www.emamipaper.in)
- Shree Rama Newsprint Ltd, Surat, Gujrat. (http://www.ramanewsprint.com)
- Khanna Paper Mills Ltd , Amritsar, Punjab. (http://www.khannapaper.com)
Import condition: Vide D.O.F NO.334/2/2020-TRU 1st February 2020 Newsprint import falling under heading 4801 Basic custom duty is reduced from 10 to 5% subject to condition that Importers at the time of import is an establishment registered with the Registrar of Newspapers, India (RNI).
List of some major newsprint exporting mills
|Name of the Mill||Country||Weblink|
|RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCT||CANADA||https://www.resolutefp.com|
|CATALYST PULP AND PAPER INC||CANADA||https://www.catalystpaper.com|
|WHITE BIRCH PAPER||CANADA||https://whitebirchpaper.com|
|ALBERTA NEWSPRINT COMPANY||CANADA||https://www.albertanewsprint.com|
|CORNER BROOK PULP & PAPER LTD||CANADA||https://cbppl.com/|
|UPA COMMUNICATION PAPER||FINLAND||https://www.upmpaper.com|
|VOLGA PAPER COMPANY (JCA VOLGA)||RUSSIA||http://www.volga-paper.ru/|
|SOLIKAMSKBUMPROM, PULP AND PAPER MILL||RUSSIA||http://www.solbum.ru/|
|LLC KARJALA PULP||RUSSIA||http://karjalapulp.com/en/|
|PERLEN PAPER AG||SWITZERLAND||https://www.perlen.ch|
|NORSKE-SKOG THE TASMAN PULP AND PAPER MILL||NEWZEALND||https://www.norskeskog.com|
|MALAYSIAN NEWSPRINT INDUSTRY||MALAYSIA||http://mnipaper.com/|
|CAS PAPER MILL CO||THAILAND||http://www.caspapermill.com/|
Domestic produce consumption is severely impacted due to target dumping of overproduced newsprint by exporters. Indian imports witnessed steep fall in price of newsprint. Newsprint Market intelligence indicates that imports are being offered @USD 400 as against USD 800 for the corresponding period last year.
An Anti-dumping investigation initiated on 20-01-2020 by DIRCTORATE GNERAL OF TRADE REMEDIES, (DGTR). An investigation arm of the Ministry of commerce and Industry.