07 Feb.2018 ,

CEPI Statistics subscription package 2018

If you are interested in becoming a statistics subscriber, or renewing your actual subscription, please fill in the form below and return it to CEPI at

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For your information, the following statistics are available for free on our public website:
- The preliminary statistics are online 2 months after the end of the period reported (e.g. preliminary 2015 statistics are available in February 2016).
- The key statistics are available on our site as of July of the following year (e.g. 2015 key stats in July 2016).

Apart from these reports, no statistics are available for free on our website.

If you would like any further statistical information or more general information about CEPI and the paper industry, please do not hesitate to contact Statistics Manager Eric Kilby at

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07 Feb.2018

Preliminary Statistics 2017

Paper and board production increases by 1.5%, the highest annual rise since 2010

CEPI member countries’ paper and board production has increased by 1.5% in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to preliminary figures. Total production in 2017 was around 92.3 million tonnes. New capacities and upgrade of existing ones have more than compensated for closures in 2017, similar to 2016.

World paper and board production has also increased by 1.5% in 2017, almost reaching 420 million tonnes according to very first estimates. Japan has registered a moderate growth  while the US was stable. Production in Canada, South Korea and India contracted. China has grown at a higher speed than the previous year: +4.7% in 2017 against +2.9% in 2016. Brazil and Russia also recorded strong growth.

You can download the version to print here and the web version below.

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17 Jul.2017 ,

CEPI Annual Statistics - limited assurance Deloitte

Deloitte has been engaged by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (“CEPI”) to issue a limited assurance statement on the data quality rating method CEPI applies on a selection of core indicators published in the “2016 CEPI annual statistics report”, “2015 Environment statistics report” and the “Key Statistics Report”, being a summarizing public report in which the most relevant indicators are published. The core indicators covered by our assurance statement and the detailed data quality rating made by CEPI can be retrieved in Appendix 1 and 2 to our Assurance Statement. The data quality rating method applied by CEPI is based on Product Footprint Category Rules (PFCR) for paper, developed by the European Commission’s DG Environment (see Appendix 2 to our Assurance Statement).

The full limited assurance statement can be consulted at the link at the bottom of this page.

Otherwise for more information you may contact Bernard Lombard, Industrial Policy Director at or by phone at (+32) 2 627 49 22

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06 Jul.2017 ,

European paper industry’s perfomance resilient in 2016, demonstrates CEPI’s latest key statistics

In the background of increasingly uncertain global markets, European production of paper and board demonstrated resilience in 2016. This not only continues the trend of recent years but exceeds the performance of other key paper-producing regions including the United States and Canada.

European consumption of paper and board has exhibited a rise for the third consecutive year, growing by 0.3% in 2016, driven by stronger demand for certain categories of paper products particularly sustainable packaging, hygiene and speciality papers. The rise in consumption has also had a knock-on effect on imports into CEPI countries which rose by 4.5% in 2016 (7.2% of total European paper consumption). Despite this trend and increased competition globally the industry remains a net exporter, exporting approximately 21% of its production.

On another positive note a 2.7% increase was witnessed in pulp production putting a halt to recent years of decline. This was buoyed by an increase (17.8%) in the export of market pulp to non-CEPI countries, particularly Asia (20.8% increase). Utilisation of paper for recycling has remained relatively stable as in previous years exhibiting a slight increase in 2016. The collection of paper for recycling has also moved in the right direction, displaying a modest increase of 1.0%. At the same time, exports of paper for recycling have increased by 5.6% the majority of which reached Asian markets (91.7%).

Additional information: CEPI’s key statistics, audited by Deloitte, are the primary publication of reference for the most up-to-date statistics on European industry production and market developments. The statistics are a compilation of data received by CEPI members (national associations with pulp and paper companies as members) under the auspices of CEPI’s Statistics Network. Some additional sources, such as Eurostat, have been used where necessary and relevant. Extra statistical information is accessible to members on CEPI’s Members Area and to non-members by subscription. To subscribe for our extensive statistics offer for non-members please visit our website here.

For more information, please contact Eric Kilby, Statistics Manger at or by phone at (+32) 32 2 627 49 37

For press related enquiries, please contact Ben Kennard, Press Officer at or by phone at (+32) 487 39 21 82

About CEPI:
The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is the pan-European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry. Through its 18 national associations CEPI gathers 495 companies operating more than 900 pulp and paper mills across Europe producing paper, cardboard, pulp and other bio-based products. CEPI represents 22% of world production, €81 billion of annual turnover to the European economy and directly employs over 175,000 people


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30 Jun.2017

Key Statistics 2016

This booklet contains statistics that give a clear picture of the European pulp and paper industry’s performance in 2016.

The statistics are a compilation of data received from the National Associations which are CEPI members, under the auspices of CEPI’s Statistics Network. Some additional sources, such as Eurostat, have been used where necessary and relevant. Extra statistical information is accessible to members on CEPI’s Members Area and to non-members by subscription.

Please contact CEPI Statistics Officer Ariane Crèvecoeur if you have any questions or require more information. 

All our statistics are third-party independently verified. You can view here the Deloitte quality assurance statement.

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