Recovered Fibre Pulp Production

Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in recovered fibre pulp production with 63,019,000 kt followed by France and Spain. On the other end of the scale was Finland with 100 kt, Slovakia with 1,000 kt and Bulgaria with 1,000 kt.

Total recovered fibre pulp production reached 95,459,505 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.340% more than in the previous year and 31.6% more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total recovered fibre pulp production reached an all time high of 98,085,386 kt in 2015 and an all time low of 8,616,606 kt in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 12.8% since 1998.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 66.0 % of recovered fibre pulp production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 75.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 94.6% 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
Argentina kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 45.0 45.0 ... ... ... ... ...
Australia kt                             1,782,000 1,782,000 1,782,000 1,689,000 1,705,820    
Austria kt                             2,082,826 2,034,201 1,989,450 2,035,271 1,964,785    
Belgium kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...           1,524 1,520 1,520 1,520 1,520    
Bolivia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 ... ... ...
Bulgaria kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000   ...
Canada kt ... ...                         20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000    
China kt ... ... ... ...                     59,834,000 59,401,000 61,890,000 63,376,000 63,288,000    
Colombia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 719,000 753,000 753,000 787,000 787,000    
Czech Republic kt           ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   3,000 4,500 ... 760,000 397,555    
Denmark kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             88,802 88,800 88,800 88,800 49,000    
Ecuador kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000    
Estonia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
European Union kt                             10,551 12,379 16,773 16,577 ... ... ...
Finland kt       ... ... ... ... ...   ... ...       98.0 100 100 100 100    
France kt ... ...                         743 822 4,624,630 4,600,000 4,657,806    
Germany kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             56,000 60,000 18,000 19,000 57,600    
Greece kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Hong Kong kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...         300 300 300 300 ... ... ...
India kt ... ... ... ...                     1,196,300 1,196,300 1,196,300 1,196,300 1,196,300    
Ireland kt               ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Israel kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...         300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000    
Italy kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,719,000 3,772,000 3,760,000 3,882,000 3,910,000    
Kazakhstan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ...       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Lithuania kt                             67,000 140,000 150,980 146,833 154,000    
Macedonia kt                       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ...               2,889,000 2,889,000 2,889,000 2,889,000 2,889,000    
Myanmar kt                             34,300 34,300 34,300 34,300 34,300    
Netherlands kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,664,000 1,667,200 1,684,600 1,724,600    
New Zealand kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...         341,000 227,000 222,000 109,000 109,000    
Norway kt ... ...           ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Pakistan kt                             104,000 104,000 104,000 104,000 104,000    
Portugal kt ... ... ... ...                     257,700 309,200 301,100 314,600 316,100    
Romania kt                 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Russia kt                             1,950,000 1,980,000 2,500,000 2,500,000 100,000    
Slovakia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,000 1,000 ... ...
Slovenia kt ... ... ... ... ...                   140,773 139,999 126,740 127,000 127,000    
Spain kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ...               4,400,000 4,450,000 4,396,000 4,507,600 4,520,400    
Sweden kt ... ...                         250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000    
Switzerland kt ... ... ...                       846,755 871,176 865,840 871,462 894,023    
Thailand kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,365,000 2,365,000 2,765,000 2,785,000    
United Kingdom kt                             3,202,000 3,235,000 3,157,000 2,873,000 2,565,000    
USA kt ... ...                         130,000 130,000 130,000 130,000 130,000    
World kt                             84,436,821 88,223,918 95,603,960 98,085,386 95,059,909