Global paper and paperboard consumption 2021-2032
Most consumed paper and paperboard type
Containerboard was the most consumed paper and paperboard type in 2021, at 178 million tons. Global containerboard demand is expected to increase to more than 220 million tons by 2031. Containerboard is an important paperboard type used in the manufacturing of corrugated boards.
Which country produces the most paper and paperboard?
The United States was the world’s largest producer of paper and paperboard up until the mid-2000s. Since then, China has become the leading producer, with an output of 117 million metric tons in 2020. Other leading paper and paperboard producers include Japan, Germany, and India.