Production and export of paper

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Production and Exports of Paper 2014

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This chart shows paper production and exports by country, the worlds 14 largest producers of paper.

The export ratio varies widely from one country to another. For example, the US export a very small proportion of its production, while countries such as Canada, Sweden and Finland are very export-oriented.

Sweden is the world’s ninth largest producer and the fourth largest exporter of paper 2014, after the US, Germany and Finland.

The worlds total paper production was 406 million tonnes 2014 (2013: 403 million tonnes) and the worlds paper export was for 112 million tonnes for the same period (2013: 110 million tonnes). The worlds paper consumption was 408 million tonnes (2013: 405 million tonnes).

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