Wrapping Paper Production

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.

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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
Algeria kt                             17,500 17,500 17,500 17,500 17,500    
Argentina kt                             72,000 94,000 136,702 63,000 38,000    
Armenia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Australia kt                             85,000 80,000 81,000 83,000 80,000    
Austria kt                             287,786 292,805 294,710 304,612 307,822    
Azerbaijan kt ... ... ... ...     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 100 10.0 ... ...
Belarus kt ...                           ... ... ... ... ...    
Belgium kt ... ...                         5,815 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Bolivia kt ... ...                         25.0 161 111 130 ... ... ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina kt ... ... ... ... ...                   75,000 82,000 64,100 98,390 60,530    
Brazil kt                             611,000 596,000 618,000 599,000 573,000    
Bulgaria kt                             168,825 190,827 198,100 198,197 215,516    
Canada kt                             426,000 444,000 343,000 350,000 214,000    
Chile kt                             61,000 77,000 85,000 71,200 69,600    
China kt                             6,400,000 6,350,000 6,500,000 6,650,000 6,750,000    
Colombia kt                             72,000 68,260 64,661 66,000 51,918    
Costa Rica kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,701 621 621    
Croatia kt ... ...                         25,000 160,640 110,801 130,139 228,931    
Cuba kt ... ... ... ... ...                 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Czech Republic kt                             327,000 298,000 391,400 412,253 436,914    
Denmark kt                             ... ... ... 12,000 14,000    
Egypt kt                             170,000 170,000 170,000 170,000 170,000    
Estonia kt                             73,721 72,331 67,927 63,987 67,960    
European Union kt                             4,431 4,644 4,600 4,630 ... ... ...
Finland kt                             781,000 823,210 676,473 692,758 735,282    
France kt                             219,163 227,400 233,000 229,000 218,100    
Germany kt                             344,000 351,000 378,000 357,000 391,000    
Greece kt ...                           120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000    
Hong Kong kt     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Hungary kt                             30,000 35,632 90,000 91,874 95,332    
India kt                             83,000 102,000 140,000 150,000 160,000    
Indonesia kt                             91,000 91,000 3,534 2,956 3,304    
Iraq kt ... ... ...                       1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000    
Ireland kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...     ... ...   8,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000   ...
Italy kt ...                           461,497 458,571 475,066 490,726 253,000    
Japan kt                             871,000 880,000 905,000 891,000 877,000    
Jordan kt                             2,100 2,100 2,100 2,100 2,100    
Kazakhstan kt ...       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kenya kt                       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kyrgyzstan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Latvia kt     ... ...                     8,000 8,000 6,000 6,000 10,000    
Lithuania kt     ... ...         ... ... ... ...     ... 16,500 14,200 13,315 10,994    
Macedonia kt                             12,000 12,000 13,000 15,000 16,000    
Madagascar kt                             1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 680    
Mexico kt                             175,000 177,000 149,000 157,000 168,000    
Morocco kt                             92,000 92,000 92,000 92,000 92,000    
Myanmar kt                             4,600 4,600 4,600 4,600 4,600    
Netherlands kt                             60,000 62,000 73,000 76,000 59,000    
New Zealand kt       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,000 2,024 2,000 1,000    
Norway kt                             29,000 30,000 32,000 34,000 37,000    
Pakistan kt                             30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000    
Peru kt                             3,158 3,000 ... 274,000 272,000   ...
Poland kt                             176,600 192,860 189,535 191,919 138,559    
Portugal kt                             2,322 2,400 2,400 1,300 800 ... ...
Romania kt                 ... ... ...       83,000 86,000 101,414 106,102 108,380    
Russia kt                             425,000 445,000 515,000 545,000 601,306    
Serbia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...             61,000 68,000 76,000 79,000 82,000    
Slovakia kt                             7,000 7,000 5,000 62,415 75,100    
Slovenia kt                             76,090 63,274 62,600 63,051 63,807    
South Africa kt ... ...                         89,921 15,411 5,724 6,605 48,029    
South Korea kt                             117,000 125,000 195,000 186,000 187,000    
Spain kt       ... ... ... ...               84,151 101,000 ... ... ... ... ...
Sweden kt                             1,006,000 972,000 1,010,000 1,060,000 1,033,000    
Switzerland kt                             ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Taiwan kt                             30.0 35.6 90.0 89.0 ... ... ...
Tanzania kt                             40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000    
Thailand kt ... ... ... ... ...                   79,000 271,000 271,000 301,000 321,000    
Turkey kt                             597,000 600,000 610,526 614,741 621,054    
Ukraine kt                             177,860 186,100 186,100 186,100 186,100    
United Kingdom kt                             75,944 87,853 85,477 89,891 85,483    
USA kt                             2,753,000 2,797,743 1,511,000 1,540,000 1,527,108    
Uruguay kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,000 3,000 2,834 3,834 2,000   ...
Uzbekistan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   600 600 600 600 6,638    
Venezuela kt                             41,067 41,067 41,067 41,067 41,067    
Vietnam kt                         ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Zambia kt                             1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000    
Zimbabwe kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
World kt                             18,202,720 18,644,684 17,514,876 17,884,953 17,766,345