Pulp and paper industry in Canada

Pulp and paper industry in Canada

The pulp and paper industry is one of the most important in Canada. It is especially concentrated in British Columbia and Quebec but plays an important role in many other provinces.

Leading companies

Leading forest and paper products companies in Canada include:


The majority of Canadian pulp and paper production is exported. The following table shows the top 10 countries Canada exports pulp, paper and paperboard goods to.

Environmental expenses

In 2000, Canadian pulp, paper and paperboard companies had operating expenses of C$425.4 million on environmental protection with the majority ($263.3 million) used for pollution abatement. Capital expenditures totalled $234.8 million, with over half ($140.4 million) being spent on pollution prevention processes. [http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/021205/d021205d.htm]

External links

* [http://www.tappi.org TAPPI] Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
* [http://www.fpac.ca Forest Products Association of Canada]
* " [http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/36-250-XIE/1999/36-250.htm An Update on the Paper and Allied Products Industry] " (Statistics Canada, 1999)
* [http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/canadian_industry_statistics/cis.nsf/idE/cis3221defE.html Canadian Industry Statistics] (Strategis)
* [http://paptac.ca Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC)]

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