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Paper Use Statistics

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Paper Use StatisticsData
Annual amount of paper used in the U.S. each year9,125,000,000 tons
Total number of trees cut down each year for paper use4,000,000,000
Percent of wood harvested that goes to paper production42 %
Percent of the worlds paper used by the U.S.30 %
Percent increase in paper use today than 40 years ago400 %
Percent of landfill solid waste comprised of paper16 %
Number of junk mail letters delivered each year in the U.S.104,700,000,000
Tons of paper used for sending junk mail6,500,000 tons
Office Paper Consumption StatisticsData
Average number of paper sheets used by an office worker annually10,000
Number of times the average document is copied10 times
Percent of office paper printed that ends up in the trash by the end of day45 %
Amount spent annually by U.S. companies on printed forms$120,000,000
U.S. Paper and Paperboard ProductionPercent
Containerboard31 %
Printing / Writing Paper28 %
Boxboard21 %
Newsprint8 %
Tissue7 %
Packaging Paper5 %
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Annual Paper Use Per CapitaPounds Per Person
North America504.84
Western Europe393.98
Latin America94.84
Asia90.34
Africa16.56
World Average120.62
Top Paper & Paperboard Producing CountriesMetric Tons Annually
United States85,495,000
Japan31,828,000
China30,900,000
Canada20,689,000
Germany18,182,000
Finland13,509,000
Sweden10,786,000
France9,991,000
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Environmental Paper Network, World Resource Institute, Forest Ethics, WorldWatch Institute
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: October 29, 2016

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