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International Paper - Statistics & Facts

International Paper dates back to the 1890s when it was founded in Corinth, New York following the merger of 18 pulp and paper mills in the northeastern United States. Today, International Paper is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and is one the largest forestry and paper companies in the world. It operates 28 pulp, paper, and packaging mills, 200 converting and packaging plants, and 18 recycling plants, serving more than 25,000 customers across 150 countries.

International Paper financial information

International Paper reported revenue of 19.36 billion U.S. dollars for the year ended December 31, 2021, making it the world’s largest paper company by revenue that year. International Paper’s home market of the United States accounted for almost 90 percent of regional net sales in 2021, at 16.8 billion U.S. dollars. Much of this was generated by the company’s North American Industrial Packaging segment, which had net sales of 14.9 billion U.S. dollars. This was followed by its global cellulose fibers operating segment, which generated revenue of 2.7 billion U.S. dollars.

International Paper’s product portfolio

International Paper produces a wide range of industrial packaging products – of which it sold 17.9 million shorts tons worth in 2021. These products include, amongst others, saturated kraft, gypsum paper, and containerboard – a type of paperboard used in the manufacturing of corrugated packaging. International Paper is a leading producer of containerboard and accounts for 30 percent of the North American containerboard market. In 2021, International Paper’s containerboard production capacity was 14.36 million short tons.
International Paper was also once a producer of printing paper products, but on October 31, 2021, the company completed the spin-off of its printing papers business into a standalone company, Sylvamo Corporation. The spin-off of Sylvamo, in addition to the sale of its pulp and paper mill in Kwidzyn, Poland, means International Paper no longer has a printing paper business segment. As a result of this, the number of International Paper employees fell by more than 10,000 to approximately 38,200.

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