Global share of paper imports by country 2018

In 2018, 15 countries accounted for just over 58 percent of the total paper imports worldwide. The United States and Germany were the leading paper importing countries, accounting for 10.2 percent and 8.6 percent of global paper imports in 2018, respectively.

Distribution of paper imports worldwide in 2018 by country*

Share of imports
United States10.2%
Germany8.6%
France4.9%
United Kingdom4.4%
Italy3.5%
China3.5%
Mexico3.4%
Netherlands3.3%
Canada3.2%
Poland3%
Belgium2.9%
Spain2.6%
India1.7%
Japan1.7%
Turkey1.5%
Rest of world41.6%
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Sources

Release date

May 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Shares correspond to import value.

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