Production of Case Materials

Based on a comparison of 82 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in production of case materials with 42,500,000 kt followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Jordan with 300 kt, Madagascar with 640 kt and Ethiopia with 1,000 kt.

Total production of case materials reached 163,210,581 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.726% less than in the previous year and 24% more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of case materials reached an all time high of 164,395,847 kt in 2017 and an all time low of 76,641,133 kt in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 3.85% since 1998.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 26.0 % of production of case materials in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 53.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 75.5% in 2018.

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Country Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Albania kt ... ...               ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Argentina kt                             241,000 311,000 277,000 334,000 727,000    
Armenia kt ... ... ...     ... ...           ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Australia kt                             1,961,000 1,843,000 1,861,000 1,917,000 2,097,000    
Austria kt                             1,047,743 972,154 978,490 1,011,334 1,021,991    
Azerbaijan kt ... ... ...       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,400 5,000    
Bangladesh kt                             8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000    
Belarus kt                             300 56,800 62,900 48,962 42,374    
Belgium kt ... ...                         171,000 300,000 195,000 203,000 198,645    
Bhutan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000    
Bolivia kt ... ...                         41,000 40,550 43,350 44,700 ... ... ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina kt ... ... ... ... ...         ...         12,000 11,000 8,700 10,310 11,720    
Brazil kt                             4,055,000 4,314,000 4,298,000 4,428,000 4,427,000    
Bulgaria kt                             91,073 90,000 93,133 96,000 91,029    
Canada kt                             1,664,000 1,742,000 1,865,000 1,900,000 1,882,000    
Chile kt                             429,000 427,000 412,700 436,300 390,600    
China kt                             41,000,000 40,550,000 43,350,000 44,700,000 45,750,000    
Colombia kt                             389,695 402,883 427,557 447,332 464,697    
Costa Rica kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 136,946 130,251 130,251    
Croatia kt                             142,000 138,240 153,282 158,549 108,779    
Cuba kt                             11,400 10,600 11,900 10,000 6,300    
Czech Republic kt                             271,000 166,000 174,400 182,982 184,338    
Denmark kt                             210,524 210,520 210,520 22,000 23,000    
Dominican Republic kt                             58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000 58,000    
Ecuador kt                             62,000 62,000 62,000 62,000 62,000    
Egypt kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000    
Ethiopia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...       1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000    
European Union kt                             24,735 26,042 26,143 26,765 ... ... ...
Finland kt                             758,000 798,967 652,134 667,832 708,822    
France kt                             2,930,515 2,765,651 3,024,000 3,369,000 3,447,000    
Germany kt                             7,319,000 7,557,000 7,638,000 7,693,000 7,919,000    
Greece kt                             165,000 165,000 165,000 165,000 165,000    
Guatemala kt                             8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000    
Honduras kt                             62,000 62,000 62,000 62,000 62,000    
Hong Kong kt ... ...                         180 180 180 180 ... ... ...
Hungary kt                             611,000 675,000 675,000 700,927 727,307    
India kt                             3,164,000 3,898,000 5,308,000 5,685,000 6,089,000    
Indonesia kt                             2,416,000 2,416,000 3,089,000 3,156,000 3,211,000    
Iraq kt                             3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000    
Iran kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 165,000 165,000 165,000 165,000 165,000    
Ireland kt                             45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000    
Israel kt                             202,000 202,000 202,000 202,000 202,000    
Italy kt                             2,119,100 2,337,183 2,316,311 2,396,077 2,362,000    
Japan kt                             8,637,000 8,805,000 9,096,000 9,187,000 9,364,000    
Jordan kt ... ... ...                       300 300 300 300 300    
Kazakhstan kt ...               ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 68,476 66,523 66,523 66,523    
Kenya kt ... ... ... ... ... ...           ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kuwait kt ... ...                         20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000    
Kyrgyzstan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Latvia kt                             27,467 27,470 28,000 33,000 8,187    
Lebanon kt                             36,000 36,000 36,000 36,000 36,000    
Lithuania kt                             95,500 93,400 96,700 99,859 84,220    
Macedonia kt                             12,000 12,000 12,000 15,000 15,000    
Madagascar kt                             400 32,532 27,512 50,238 297    
Malaysia kt                             1,100,000 1,030,000 930,000 930,000 930,000    
Mexico kt                             2,261,000 2,396,000 2,406,000 2,756,000 3,014,000    
Moldova kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             ... ... ... ... 1,000   ...
Netherlands kt                             904,000 936,000 934,000 939,000 979,000    
New Zealand kt                             404,825 408,000 410,123 411,000 408,000    
Norway kt                             87,000 23,000 28,000 28,000 26,000    
Pakistan kt ... ...                         106,000 106,000 106,000 106,000 106,000    
Paraguay kt                             11,000 11,000 11,000 11,000 11,000    
Peru kt                             39,787 44,314 42,712 43,140 48,147    
Philippines kt                             460,000 506,000 506,000 506,000 607,000    
Poland kt                             1,689,256 1,904,602 2,010,528 2,068,403 2,199,915    
Portugal kt                             395,387 393,947 386,400 395,700 378,100    
Romania kt                             159,000 173,000 184,565 222,260 227,037    
Russia kt                             3,233,000 3,366,000 3,596,000 3,620,000 3,986,273    
Saudi Arabia kt ... ... ...                       844,000 844,000 844,000 844,000 844,000    
Serbia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             72,000 99,000 108,000 111,000 114,000    
Slovakia kt                             17,000 16,000 15,000 62,110 63,700    
Slovenia kt       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Africa kt                             1,194,000 1,197,699 1,154,191 1,252,986 1,314,812    
South Korea kt                             4,037,000 4,381,000 4,544,000 4,677,000 4,853,000    
Spain kt                             2,525,805 3,041,000 2,833,900 2,897,300 2,879,700    
Sri Lanka kt                             8,500 8,500 8,500 8,500 8,500    
Swaziland kt ... ...                         39,000 39,000 39,000 39,000 39,000    
Sweden kt                             1,914,000 1,933,000 2,065,000 2,095,000 2,168,000    
Switzerland kt                             323,473 323,718 353,336 377,202 388,900    
Syria kt                             1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000    
Taiwan kt                             2,302 2,283 2,283 2,283 ... ... ...
Thailand kt                             2,545,000 2,443,000 2,443,000 2,712,000 2,782,000    
Tunisia kt                             79,000 79,000 79,000 79,000 79,000    
Turkey kt ...                           1,151,000 1,202,000 1,073,088 1,080,491 1,091,587    
Ukraine kt                             367,970 683,900 683,900 683,900 683,900    
United Arab Emirates kt ... ...                         184,000 184,000 184,000 184,000 184,000    
United Kingdom kt                             1,126,620 1,303,359 1,268,153 1,333,638 1,266,947    
USA kt                             31,174,000 31,595,265 32,084,000 32,545,000 32,431,551    
Uruguay kt                             2,000 2,000 1,200 2,200 2,000    
Uzbekistan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 30,732    
Venezuela kt                             109,815 109,815 109,815 109,815 109,815    
Zimbabwe kt ... ...                   ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
World kt                             141,830,755 145,275,595 151,448,719 155,749,121 159,279,996