The PPI Top 100 – The big sellers and producers of paper

Pulp and Paper International have published their league table of sellers and producers of paper in the world.

Some highlights from the RISI article are:

‘This year, we have lost two mainstays of the survey: Boise and Buckeye Cellulose, taken over by Packaging Corporation of America and Georgia-Pacific respectively. Next year, once the Verso acquisition of NewPage is finalized, we’ll lose another.

Meanwhile, Fortress, having sold its Dresden Papier subsidiary drops off the Top 100 while Wausau, now a pure tissue company having sold its paper mills, has dropped down to No. 100 from 81 in the 2013 listings.
However, traffic is not all one way. Now that it has at least one full year of operation under its belt, we welcome Eldorado Brasil Celulose to the Top 100, making its debut at No. 89. Also making their debuts are Chinese companies Anhu Shanying (No. 65) and China Sunshine Paper (No. 95).
Of course, there is no surprise at the top with International Paper again leading the list based on sales from pulp, paper, converting and merchanting operations.

Rounding out the top five this year are Procter & Gamble, UPM, Stora Enso, and climbing up from No. 8, Smurfit Kappa Group.’

For more details of theRISI article, please click here.