PAPER & PAPERBOARD PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION FOR WORLD

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S.N. Particular   Time of Information Source
01   World    
02 Population (Million) 7300.0 2015 www.prb.org/
03 Total Pulp/Paper/Paperboard Production 406.295 2015 FAO
03.1 Corrugated/Packaging 229.895
03.2 Newsprint 24.857
03.3 Writing & printing 103.188
03.4 Others 47.7
04 Import 105.522
05 Export 110.597
06 Net Consumption 401.220
07 Per Capita Consumption (Kg./year/person) 55
08.0 Recovered Paper: Collection 225.106
08.1                              Import 57.404
08.2                              Export 6.9655.42
08.4                              Consumption/Usage 225.545
09.0 Wood Pulp:           Production 175.622
09.1                              Import 59.069
09.2                              Export 58.59
09.4                              Consumption/Usage 175.266
10 No. of Pulp/Paper Mills >10,000    
11 Main Raw Materials Wood, Waste Paper, Bamboo, Straw    
12 Major Companies IP, APP    

All Production, Import, Export and Net Consumption numbers are in Million Metric Tons (1,000,000,000 Kg.)
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Global paper production by region (last reviewed/updated: 15/12/2014)

Global Paper Production by Region 2013

World leading exporters of pulp, paper and sawn timber

World Leading Pulp, Paper & Timber Exporters 2013

Forests of the world

Forest Distribution of the World by Region 2013

Global paper production by grade

Global Paper Production by Grade 2013

Global pulp production by region

Global Pulpr Production by Region 2013

Global pulp production by quality

Global Pulp Production by Quality or Grade 2013

Top 5 Wood Pulp Producing Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 175.6 58.7 59.1 175.3
USA 49.4 5.4 7.7 47.0
Brazil 17.8 0.42 12.0 6.2
Canada 17.6 0.33 9.9 8.0
Sweden 11.6 0.39 3.5 8.5
Finland 10.5 0.41 3.1 7.7

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Producing Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 12.3 0.55 0.52 12.4
China 6.8 0.04 0.08 6.8
India 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Spain 0.83 0.0 0.02 0.82
Pakistan 0.37 0.0 0.0 0.37
USA 0.32 0.02 0.08 0.26

Top 5 Paper & Paperboard Producing Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 406.3 105.5 110.6 401.2
China 111.1 4.5 6.6 109.0
USA 72.4 9.5 11.6 70.3
Japan 26.2 1.8 1.5 26.5
Germany 22.6 10.7 13.2 20.0
India 15.0 2.3 0.57 16.7

Top 5 Recovered Paper Producing/Collection Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 225.1 57.4 56.9 225.5
China 53.8 29.9 1.04 82.6
USA 47.8 0.76 19.6 28.4
Japan 21.8 0.04 4.3 17.5
Germany 15.2 4.0 2.5 16.7
Korea Republic (South) 8.3 1.54 0.55 9.3

 

Top 5 Wood Pulp Importing Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 175.6 58.7 59.1 175.3
China 10.2 20.6 0.08 30.7
USA 49.4 5.4 7.7 47.0
Germany 2.6 4.8 1.2 6.2
Italy 0.41 3.5 0.05 3.8
Korea Republic 0.40 2.3 0.00 2.7

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Importing Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 12.3 0.55 0.52 12.4
Saudi Arabia 0.0 0.11 0 0.11
Germany 0 0.08 0.04 0.041
China 6.8 0.041 0.08 6.76
Japan 0 0.031 0.0 0.036
UK 0 0.03 0.0 0.032

Top 5 Paper & Paperboard Importing Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 406.3 05.510.0 110.6 401.2
Germany 22.6 10.7 13.2 20.1
USA 72.4 9.5 11.6 70.3
UK 3.97 5.9 0.81 9.1
Italy 8.8 4.9 3.4 10.4
France 8.0 4.9 4.2 8.8

Top 5 Recovered Paper  Importing Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 225.1 57.4 57.0 225.5
China 53.8 29.9 1.04 82.6
Germany 15.2 4.0 2.54 16.7
India 2.64 3.08 0 5.72
Netherland 2.2 2.32 2.6 1.96
Indonesia 3.9 1.7 0.02 5.61

Top 5 Wood Pulp Exporting Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 175.6 58.7 59.1 175.3
Brazil 17.8 0.42 12.0 6.2
Canada 17.6 0.33 9.9 8.0
USA 49.4 5.35 7.7 47.0
Chile 5.1 0.02 4.4 0.72
Sweden 11.6 0.40 3.5 8.5

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Exporting Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 12.3 0.55 0.52 12.3
USA 0.32 0023 0.084 0.26
China 6.8 0.041 0.082 6.8
Thailand 0.116 0.010 0.044 0.082
France 0.08 0.03 0.042 0.066
Germany 0.0 0.08 0.038 0.041

Top 5 Paper & Paperboard Exporting Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 406.3 105.5 110.6 401.2
Germany 22.6 10.6 13.2 20.0
USA 72.4 9.5 11.6 70.3
Finland 10.3 0.38 9.85 0.85
Sweden 10.2 0.80 9.81 1.16
Canada 10.6 2.67 7.62 5.64

Top 5 Recovered Paper Exporting Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 225.1 57.4 57.0 225.5
USA 47.3 0.76 19.6 28.5
UK 8.0 0.24 5.05 3.2
Japan 21.7 0.035 4.3 17.5
France 7.1 1.02 2.87 5.3
Netherland 2.2 2.32 2.6 1.96

Top 5 Wood Pulp Consuming Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 175.6 58.7 59.07 175.3
USA 49.4 5.35 7.73 47.0
China 10.3 20.6 0.09 30.7
Japan 8.87 1.68 0.44 10.14
Sweden 11.6 0.39 3.48 8.5
Canada 17.6 0.33 917 8..0

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Consuming Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 12.34 0.54 0.52 12.37
China 6.8 0.04 0.082 6.76
India 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Spain 0.83 0.0 0.0 0.82
Pakistan 0.37 0.0 0.0 0.37
USA 0.32 0.023 0.084 0.26

Top 5 Paper & Paperboard Consuming Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 406.3 105.5 110.6 401.2
China 111.1 4.5 6.6 109.0
USA 72.4 9.5 11.6 70.3
Japan 26.2 1.8 1.5 26.5
Germany 22.6 10.7 13.2 20.1
India 14.96 2.3 0.57 16.72

Top 5 Recovered Paper Consuming Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2015)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 225.1 57.4 56.97 225.5
China 53.8 29.9 1.04 82.6
USA 47.3 0.71 19.6 28.5
Japan 21.8 0.035 4.3 17.5
Germany 15.2 3.99 2.54 16.7
Korea (South) 8.33 1.54 0.55 9.3

Recovered Paper Market in 2012 by Giampiero Magnaghi Past President, Bureau of International Recycling

World Paper Production in Million Metric Ton from 1950-2010

Particulars 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Europe (East) 2.84 5.77 10.56 14.10 3.54 11.26 22.32
Europe (West) 10.35 20.06 34.82 45.39 62.33 88.81 87.14
USA 22.11 31.26 45.19 57.79 71.52 85.83 75.85
Canada 6.18 8.14 11.14 13.39 16.47 20.77 12.79
Japan 0.873 4.51 12.97 18.09 28.09 31.83 27.29
China 0.511 1.91 3.75 5.10 13.72 30.90 92.6
Others 0.876 3.28 11.26 18.26 43.14 54.58 75.92
World 43.74 74.93 129.69 172.11 238.80 323.98 393.9

Various Type Paper Production in Million Metric Ton in 2010

Paper & Board Category Production
  Million MT %
Newsprint 33.0 8.4
Other Writing & Printing Papers 110.0 27.9
Packaging Paper & Paperboard 204.0 51.8
Hygiene & Sanitary Paper 29.0 7.4
Others Papers & Paperboards 18.0 4.6
Total 394.0 100

Continent-wise Various Type Paper Production in Million Metric Ton in 2010

Continent Packaging & Board Graphic & Printing Tissue Others Total
Asia 93.5 57.6 9.6 9.9 170.6
North America 47.8 47.3 7.9 2.4 105.4
Europe 48.5 30.0 7.6 4.6 90.7
South America 11.4 5.0 3.2 0.4 20.0
Australasia 2.5 1.1 0.3 0.0 3.9
Africa 2.6 1.2 0.5 0.1 4.4
Total 206.2 142.3 29.2 17.5 395.2

Continent-wise Production of Virgin Fiber and consumption of Recovered Paper in 2010 (Million MT)

Continent Virgin Fibers Recovered Paper
  Production Consumption Collection Consumption
Asia 60.1 60.1 94.0 119.8
North America 67.8 57.6 51.0 31.4
Europe 46.7 51.8 61.5 53.3
South America 21.1 9.9 10.9 12.4
Australasia 2.9 2.9 3.5 1.9
Africa 2.1 3.9 2.5 2.4
Total 200.7 186.2 223.4 221.1

Country-wise Production and consumption of  Pulp and Paper in 2010 (Million MT)

Country

Pulp

Paper & Board Per Capita Consumption
  Production Consumption Production Consumption  
China 22.0 32.4 92.6 91.6 70.7
USA 49.2 46.7 75.9 74.3 236.0
Japan 9.4 10.7 27.3 27.9 220.5
Germany 2.8 7.0 23.1 19.7 2374
Canada 18.5 9.3 12.8 6.3 169.8
Finland 10.6 8.8 11.8 1.5 255.9
Sweden 11.9 9.2 11.4 2.0 231.3
South Korea     11.1 9.4 182.0
Indonesia 6.3 4.6 10.0 6.1 33.6
Brazil 14.1 6.1 9.8 9.5 47.7
India 3.9 4.5 9.2 10.8 9.3
Italy     9.1 10.8 175.6
France 1.9 3.5 8.8 9.2 149.4
Russia 7.4 5.8 7.6 6.6 43.5
Spain 1.9 1.8 6.2 6.5 168.1
Austria 1.7 2.0 5.0 2.2 274.0
Mexico     4.8 7.3 80.3
Thailand     4.7 4.8 62.6
UK     4.3 10.5 170.5
Taiwan     4.0 4.0  

Country-wise Collection and consumption of  Recovered Paper in 2010 (Million MT)

Country Recovered Paper
  Collection Consumption
USA 46.7 28.0
China 41.5 66.3
Japan 21.6 17.3
Germany 15.6 16.3
UK 8.0 3.8
South Korea 9.0 10.1
France 7.0 5.3
Italy 6.1 5.2
Spain 4.6 5.1
Canada 4.3 3.5
Brazil 4.1 4.1
Mexico 3.6 4.7
Indonesia 3.4 5.8
Taiwan 2.9 3.4
India 3.1 5.0
The Netherland 2.5 2.0
Russia 2.3 2.1
Belgium 1.9 1.2
Thailand 1.9 2.9
Austria 1.6 2.5
Switzerland 1.3 0.9

 For detailed statistics of 2010 by Bureau of International Recycling, Brussels, Belgium click here