Q.1042: What portion of tree harvested are used for making paper?
Ans. About 17% or 1/6th portion of total wood harvested over the globe is used for paper making. About 50% is used for fuel and heating. But this % is not uniform over the globe. While in most of the developed country wood is used either as lumber for building or for papermaking and almost none for fuel, in developing and underdeveloped countries most of the wood (up to 80%) is used for fuel.
As per Ecology.com Nearly 4 billion trees worldwide are cut each year for paper representing about 35% of all trees harvested.