The global annual production of paper was 382.0 million tonnes in2006
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Paper and Paperboard Production – Global Market, 2002-20(figures in million tonnes)•The annual global paper and paperboard production wasapproximately 382.0 million tonnes in 2006. It is expectedto increase to 402.0 million tonnes by 2010 and 490.0million tonnes by 2020.•The global pulp and paper industry consists of about 5000industrial pulp and paper mills, and an equal number of very small companies.•Broadly, the industry can be classified into two segments:- Paper and paperboard (writing, printing, packaging andtissue). The writing and printing paper market can befurther divided into coated and uncoated segments.- Newsprint mainly uses for newspapers, flyers, and other printed material intended for mass distribution•The US is the largest market for paper product andcommands high per capita consumption. Asia’s mainmarkets are China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore andThailand.-In 2005, Japan had the highest per capita consumption(247 kg), followed by Singapore (228 kg), Malaysia (106kg), Taiwan (51 kg) China (42 kg), Indonesia (22 kg)and Philippines (16 kg).-India’s per capita consumption is estimated to be aslow as 7.0 kg in 2006.
Source: CEPI; RISI; European recover paper council; ICEM World Paper Conference (November 2005); Research India analysis
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Consumption per capital, 2005 vs. 2006(figures in Kgs)