PAPER & PAPERBOARD PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION FOR SOUTH AFRICA

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S.N. Particular   Time of Information Source
01 Country South Africa    
02 Population (Million) 52.98 2013 http://en.wikipedia.org
03 Total Pulp/Paper/Paperboard Production 2.257 2014 FAO
03.1 Corrugated/Packaging 1.192
03.2 Newsprint 0.223
03.3 Writing & printing 0.495
03.4 Others 0.247
04 Import 0.626
05 Export 0.411
06 Net Consumption 2.472
07 Per Capita Consumption (Kg./year/person) 46.0
08.0 Recovered Paper: Collection 1.063
08.1                              Import 0.072
08.2                              Export 0.055
08.4                              Consumption/Usage 1.080
09.0 Wood Pulp:           Production 2.451
09.1                              Import 0.148
09.2                              Export 1.096
09.4                              Consumption/Usage 1.503
10 No. of Pulp/Paper Mills      
11 Main Raw Materials Wood    
12 Major Companies SAPPI    

All Production, Import, Export and Net Consumption numbers are in Million Metric Tons (1,000,000,000 Kg.)
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Data from PRASA (Paper Recycling Association of South Africa)

Paper Recycling in South Africa - 2011

(all values in metric tons '000)

Paper production and consumption

    Paper Production Paper Imports Paper Exports Paper Consumption
Newsprint    316,725 13,900 55.512 275,113
Printing/writing  473,759 562,060 173,265 862,554
Corrugating materials/containerboard 993,235  87,211   302,025 778,420
Other wrapping papers  89,169     89,169
Tissue  203,480  58,119 11,247 250,352
Other paper 98,411   65,008 43,984 119,435
Board   27,876     27,876
Total 2,202655 786,298 586,034 2,402,919

Recovery of recyclable paper

  Paper Recovered in South Africa Recovered Paper Imports Recovered   Paper Exports 1 Recovered Paper Consumption in SA
Newspapers 118,902 7 22,965 95,944
Magazines  52,255 40 2,710 49,585
Corrugated, solid cases, kraft papers 656,731 20,521 8,652 668,599
Office, graphic papers 109,545   184 27,838 81,892
 Mixed and other papers 127,076 1791 9,202 119,655
Total 1,064,509  10.208  71,366 1,015,686

 Recoverable paper

Paper consumption 2,402,919
Less paper exported in agric products2/td> 188,890
Less paper unsuitable for recovery 3 409,447
Recoverable paper     1,878.163

Paper Recycling in South Africa - 2010

(all values in metric tons '000)

Paper production and consumption

    Paper Production Paper Imports Paper Exports
Newsprint 313.322   14.908 55.870
Printing/writing 625.846 554.548 286.615
Corrugating materials/containerboard 1,112.339      76.263   334.575
Other wrapping papers  96.719    
Tissue 217.040  45.997 11.733

Other paper 27.613 61.628 75.928
Board  104.407    
Total   2,497,286 753.343 764.721

Recovery of recyclable paper

      Paper Recovered in South Africa Recovered Paper Imports Recovered   Paper Exports 1
Newspapers 143.102    18    12.100
Magazines  48.003              1.274       0.823
Corrugated, solid cases, kraft papers 611.611    6.561   3.384

Office, graphic papers 189.204   2.297 25.959
 Mixed and other papers 98.279 58 17.209
Total 1,090.198  10.208   59.475

 Recoverable paper

Paper consumption 2,485.908
Less paper exported in agric products 2 210.000
Less paper unsuitable for recovery3 397.745
Recoverable paper    1,878.163

Recycling rates

Recyclable paper recovered as % of paper consumption 43,9%
Recycled paper used in paper produced in SA 41,7%
Recovered paper as % of recoverable paper 58,0%

Notes:

1. Customs and Excise export figures as well as over border transactions have been accounted for. E.g. Swaziland
2. The amount of    paper exported in agricultural products was used for 2010 (BMI).
3. it was assumed that 16% of paper consumed is not suitable for recovery --‐ tissue and sanitary