Pulp and paper industry in the United States

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The United States is one of the biggest consumers of paper in the world. Between 1990 and 2002, paper consumption in the United States increased from 84.9 million tons to 97.3 million tons.

U.S. Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Statistics, 2001[1]
Number of employees Total payroll ($1,000) Total cost of materials ($1,000) Total cost of shipments ($1,000)
Pulp mills 7,218 414,452 1,847,086 3,238,832
Paper mills 114,670 6,162,914 22,108,471 46,852,538
Paperboard mills 48,773 2,601,324 10,915,434 21,895,908


In 2006, there are approximately 450 paper mills in the United States, accounting for $68 billion. [2]

Leading companies[edit]

The top 10 forest and paper products companies in net sales in the United States in 2012 were:[3]

Rank Company 2012 Net Sales
(US$M)
2012 Net Income (Loss)
(US$M)
1 International Paper 21.833 799
2 Kimberly-Clark 21,063 1,750
3 RockTenn 9,208 249
4 Weyerhaeuser 6,221 385
5 MeadWestvaco 5,459 205
6 Sonoco 4786 196
7 Graphic Packaging 4,337 123
8 NewPage 3,131 1258
9 Packaging Corporation of America 2,844 164
10 Boise Cascade 2,779 41

Exports[edit]

U.S. Total Pulp and Paper Exports (US$ million)[4]
Product 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Pulp, Paper & Paperboard Mill Products 9,752 8,947 8,850 10,276 8,849 7,809
Converted Paper Products 4,842 4,873 5,281 5,702 5,647 6,299

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Source: 2001 Annual Survey of Manufacturers (ASM)".
  2. ^ 2006 U.S. Industry & Market Outlook. Barnes Reports. 2006.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Global Forest, Paper & Packaging Industry Companies" (PDF). PricewaterhouseCoopers. 2013.
  4. ^ "U.S. Total Exports, 1997-02 (Table 38)".

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