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 400.24 2014 FAO
03.1 Corrugated/Packaging 220.6
03.2 Newsprint 27.21
03.3 Writing & printing 103.22
03.4 Others 49.21
04 Import 109.97
05 Export 111.76
06 Net Consumption 398.45
07 Per Capita Consumption (Kg./year/person) 55
08.0 Recovered Paper: Collection 221.067
08.1                              Import 55.91
08.2                              Export 55.42
08.4                              Consumption/Usage 221.55
09.0 Wood Pulp:           Production 172.93
09.1                              Import 57.82
09.2                              Export 58.59
09.4                              Consumption/Usage 172.16
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 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 172.9 57.8 58.6 172.1
USA 47.8 5.8 7.9 45.7
Canada 17.7 0.29 9.7 8.3
Brazil 16.8 0.43 11.0 6.2
Sweden 11.5 0.39 3.5 8.5
Finland 10.5 0.40 3.0 7.9

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Producing Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 13.2 0.41 0.4 13.2
China 7.6 0.1 0.1 7.5
India 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Spain 0.90 0.0 0.0 0.88
Russia 0.40 0.0 0.0 0.41
Pakistan 0.37 0.0 0.0 0.37

Top 5 Paper & Paperboard Producing Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 400.2 110.0 111.8 398.5
China 108.8 4.6 7.3 106.0
USA 73.1 10.0 12.1 71.1
Japan 26.5 2.0 1.4 27.1
Germany 22.6 11.4 13.7 20.2
Korea Republic (South) 11.7 1.0 3.3 9.3

Top 5 Recovered Paper Producing/Collection Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 221.1 55.9 55.4 221.6
China 53.7 28.3 1.1 81.0
USA 46.4 0.78 19.1 28.1
Japan 21.8 0.0 4.6 17.2
Germany 15.1 3.96 2.4 16.7
Korea Republic (South) 8.6 1.54 0.48 9.7

Top 5 Wood Pulp Importing Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 172.9 57.8 58.5 172.1
China 10.4 18.7 0.0 29.0
USA 47.8 5.8 7.9 45.7
Germany 2.6 4.7 1.3 6.0
Italy 0.41 3.4 0.0 3.8
The Netherland 0.04 2.4 1.7 0.8

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Importing Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 13.2 0.409 0.424 13.2
China 7.6 0.064 0.093 7.520
Saudi Arabia 0 0.031 0.0 0.031
Japan 0 0.028 0.0 0.033
Korea Republic (South) 0 0.025 0.0 0.025
India 2.0 0.021 0.0 2.016

Top 5 Paper & Paperboard Importing Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 400.2 110.0 111.8 398.5
Germany 22.5 11.4 13.7 20.2
USA 73.1 10.0 12.1 71.0
UK 4.4 5.5 1.1 9.3
Italy 8.6 4.9 3.3 10.1
France 8.2 4.8 4.2 8.8

Top 5 Recovered Paper  Importing Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 221.1 55.91 55.4 221.6
China 53.7 28.32 1.1 80.9
Germany 15.1 3.96 2.4 16.7
India 2.64 3.07 0 5.71
Indonesia 3.93 2.28 0.018 6.2
Netherland 2.20 2.11 2.47 1.9

Top 5 Wood Pulp Exporting Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 172.9 57.8 58.6 172.1
Brazil 16.8 0.44 9.8 6.1
Canada 17.7 0.25 9.8 8.4
USA 47.8 5.6 7.9 46.8
Chile 5.2 0.0 4.6 0.62
Indonesia 6.7 1.6 3.8 4.5

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Exporting Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 13.2 0.41 0.424 13.2
USA 0.245 0012 0.106 0.151
China 7.549 0.064 0.093 7.520
Thailand 0.133 0.010 0.063 0.081
Philippines 0.025 0.0 0.023 0.002
Hungary 0.018 0.0 0.019 0

Top 5 Paper & Paperboard Exporting Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 400.2 110.0 111.8 398.5
Germany 22.5 11.4 13.7 20.3
USA 73.1 10.0 12.1 71.1
Finland 10.4 0.43 9.74 1.10
Sweden 10.4 0.83 9.65 1.6
Canada 11.1 2.64 8.41 5.3

Top 5 Recovered Paper Exporting Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 221.1 55.9 55.4 221.6
USA 46.4 0.78 19.1 28.1
Japan 21.8 0.03 4.6 17.2
UK 8.0 0.14 4.4 3.7
France 7.3 0.84 2.9 5.4
Netherland 2.2 2.11 2.5 1.9

Top 5 Wood Pulp Consuming Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 172.9 57.8 58.6 172.1
USA 47.8 5.8 7.9 45.7
China 10.4 18.7 0.05 29.0
Japan 9.1 1.75 0.39 10.4
Sweden 11.5 0.39 3.5 8.5
Canada 17.7 0.29 9.7 8.3

Top 5 Non-Wood Pulp Consuming Countries (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 13.2 0.41 0.4 13.2
China 7.6 0.1 0.1 7.5
India 2.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Spain 0.90 0.0 0.0 0.88
Russia 0.40 0.0 0.0 0.41
Pakistan 0.37 0.0 0.0 0.37

Top 5 Paper & Paperboard Consuming Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 400.2 110.0 111.8 398.5
China 108.8 4.6 7.3 106.0
USA 73.1 10.0 12.1 71.1
Japan 26.5 2.0 1.4 27.1
Germany 22.6 11.4 13.7 20.2
India 10.2 2.4 0.63 12.0

Top 5 Recovered Paper Consuming Countries  (Million Metric Ton in 2014)

Countries Million MT
  Production Imports Exports Net Consumption
World 221.1 55.9 55.4 221.6
China 53.7 28.3 1.07 80.9
USA 46.4 0.8 19.1 28.1
Japan 21.8 0.03 4.6 17.2
Germany 15.1 3.96 2.4 16.7
Korea (South) 8.6 1.55 0.49 9.7

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