Which Country Produces the Most Newsprint Paper?

Newsprint Paper Production (kt), 2018 or latest
Paper, Pulp & Forestry | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 49 countries in 2018, Canada ranked the highest in newsprint paper production with 3,001,000 kt followed by Japan and China. On the other end of the scale was Kazakhstan with 130 kt, Yemen with 200 kt and Madagascar with 238 kt.

Total newsprint paper production reached 20,289,575 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 6.31 % less than in the previous year and -83.9 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total newsprint paper production reached an all time high of 39,552,784 kt in 2004 and an all time low of 14,362,000 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.608 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Canada, accounted for 14.8 % of newsprint paper production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 36.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 74.4 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Newsprint Paper Production indicator page.

Newsprint Paper Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia kt 435,000 405,000 365,000 325,000 319,000
Belgium kt ... ... 390,000 380,000 320,000 332,000 324,778
Canada kt 3,874,000 3,972,000 4,018,000 3,500,000 3,342,000
China kt 3,800,000 3,600,000 3,250,000 2,950,000 2,600,000
France kt 904,385 934,038 871,000 790,000 787,069
Germany kt 1,718,000 1,750,000 1,733,000 1,770,000 1,761,000
India kt 1,380,000 1,380,000 1,380,000 1,380,000 1,090,000
Japan kt 3,254,000 3,218,000 3,134,000 2,985,000 2,906,000
Norway kt 474,000 479,000 450,000 414,000 499,000
Russia kt 1,820,145 1,585,000 1,636,000 1,489,091 1,469,467
South Korea kt 1,523,000 1,515,000 1,423,000 1,334,000 1,390,000
Sweden kt 2,013,000 1,558,000 1,258,000 1,197,000 1,016,000
Switzerland kt 404,636 425,154 389,090 394,908 402,377
USA kt 2,874,000 2,470,251 1,921,000 1,658,000 1,485,000
United Kingdom kt 1,184,000 1,233,000 1,159,000 790,432 673,447