Worldwide paper consumption

According to figures for 2015, global paper consumption has reached 398 million tons per year—which worked out to 12,620 kg per second in 2013! Also in 2015, global demand for paper and cardboard increased by an average of 2.2%.

Graphic paper and packing paper represent approximately 88% of consumption.

Apparent consumption of paper and cardboard by type:


The useful life of printed documents doesn’t end once the consumer has read them. They can be processed and reintroduced into the production cycle, reducing the need to use new materials. At Solisco, we do our part each week by recycling our paper waste.