Which Country Produces the Most Wrapping Paper?

Wrapping Paper Production (kt), 2018 or latest
Paper, Pulp & Forestry | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 63 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in wrapping paper production with 6,900,000 kt followed by USA and Sweden. On the other end of the scale was Azerbaijan with 10.0 kt, Costa Rica with 621 kt and Portugal with 800 kt.

Total wrapping paper production reached 17,700,114 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.52 % less than in the previous year and 4.21 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total wrapping paper production reached an all time high of 26,796,162 kt in 1998 and an all time low of 14,565,928 kt in 2001. The average annual growth amounted to -2.05 % since 1998.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 39.0 % of wrapping paper production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 53.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 76.6 % in 2018.

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

Wrapping Paper Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Austria kt 287,786 292,805 294,710 304,612 307,822
Brazil kt 611,000 596,000 618,000 599,000 573,000
Canada kt 426,000 444,000 343,000 350,000 214,000
China kt 6,400,000 6,350,000 6,500,000 6,650,000 6,750,000
Croatia kt ... ... 25,000 160,640 110,801 130,139 228,931
Czech Republic kt 327,000 298,000 391,400 412,253 436,914
Finland kt 781,000 823,210 676,473 692,758 735,282
Germany kt 344,000 351,000 378,000 357,000 391,000
Italy kt ... 461,497 458,571 475,066 490,726 253,000
Japan kt 871,000 880,000 905,000 891,000 877,000
Peru kt 3,158 3,000 ... 274,000 272,000 ...
Russia kt 425,000 445,000 515,000 545,000 601,306
Sweden kt 1,006,000 972,000 1,010,000 1,060,000 1,033,000
Turkey kt 597,000 600,000 610,526 614,741 621,054
USA kt 2,753,000 2,797,743 1,511,000 1,540,000 1,527,108