Paper and board production hit new record in 2014
Global paper and board production managed to advance 1.0% in 2014 to reach a new record level of 406.5 million tonnes, despite the continued decline in North America and Europe. Positive growth in tissue and packaging grades continued to offset the retreat in global graphic paper production. These and other statistics were recently published in the 2015 Annual Review of Global Pulp & Paper Statistics, by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry.
“China has maintained the top spot for both demand and production of total paper and board since 2009, with the US remaining in second place. China accounted for 25% of world demand and 26% of global production of total paper and board in 2014,” said Kevin Conley, Senior Economist of World Graphic Paper at RISI.
“In terms of pulp production, the United States remained the top producing country in the world with 48.4 million tonnes in 2014. Canada came in second producing 17.0 million tonnes,” continued Conley.
The 2015 Annual Review of Pulp and Paper Statistics is published annually and details demand, production, import, and export statistics by region and country for 175 individual countries. It provides a comprehensive dataset of all key grades of pulp, paper, packaging paper, tissue, and board for the past two consecutive years.