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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 (Finland, Sweden) and East Asian countries (such as Japan). Australasia and Latin America also have significant pulp and paper industries. Both India and China are expected to be key in the industry's growth over the next few years.

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List by net sales

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2007

In 2007, the top 10 forest, paper & packaging products companies were:[1]

Rank Company Country 2007 Net Sales
(US$M)
2007 Net Income (Loss)
(US$M)
1 International Paper  United States 21,890 1,168
2 Stora Enso  Finland 18,322 (291)
3 Kimberly-Clark  United States 18,266 1,822
4 SCA  Sweden 15,675 1,056
5 Weyerhaeuser  United States 13,949 462
6 UPM  Finland 13,748 111
7 Oji Paper  Japan 10,439 146
8 Metsäliitto  Finland 10,507 (12)
9 Nippon Unipac  Japan 9,990 195
10 Smurfit Kappa  Ireland 9,963 202

2008

In 2008, some orders changed:[2]

Rank Company Country 2008 Net Sales
(US$M)
2008 Net Income (Loss)
(US$M)
1 International Paper  United States 24,829 (1,282)
2 Kimberly-Clark  United States 19,415 1,690
3 SCA  Sweden 16,965 857
4 Stora Enso  Finland 16,227 (991)
5 UPM  Finland 13,920 (263)
6 Oji Paper  Japan 12,788 114
7 Nippon Unipac  Japan 11,753 55
8 Smurfit Kappa  Ireland 10,390 (73)
9 Metsäliitto  Finland 9,335 (313)
10 Mondi Group  UK/ South Africa 9,466 (310)

Leading manufaturers of capital equipment for the pulp and paper industry include:

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