Pulp and paper industry

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An International Paper mill in South Carolina
The global pulp and paper industry is dominated by North American (United States, Canada), northern European (Sweden, Finland) and East Asian countries (such as Japan). Australasia and Latin America also have significant pulp and paper industries. Both Russia and China are expected to be key in the industry's growth over the next few years.

According to the 2003 PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Forest & Paper Industry Survey, the top 20 forest and paper products companies were:

RankCompanyCountry2002 Net Sales
(US$M)
2002 Net Income (Loss)
(US$M)
1International PaperUS24,976(880)
2Georgia-PacificUS23,271(735)
3WeyerhaeuserUS16,77116
4Kimberly-ClarkUS13,5661,675
5Stora EnsoFinland12,090(211)
6Procter & Gamble (Paper)US11,877954
7UPM-KymmeneFinland9,907520
8Nippon UnipacJapan9,696(5)
9Oji PaperJapan9,635(142)
10SCASweden9,091588
11MetsäliittoFinland8,387118
12Smurfit-StoneUS7,48365
13BoiseUS7,41211
14MeadWestvacoUS7,242(389)
15Anglo American plc (Mondi)UK4,805345
16Jefferson SmurfitIreland4,45593
17Worms & CieFrance4,186180
18AmcorAustralia4,071463
19Asia Pulp & Paper (est)Singapore4,000(1,450)
20SappiSouth Africa3,729220


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