With the use of modern technology such as the printing press and the highly mechanized harvesting of wood, disposable paper became a relatively cheap commodity, which led to a high level of consumption and waste. A computer questionnaire was used in the enquiry, and the data were stored and processed by computer. The Global Consumption Database is a one-stop source of data on household consumption patterns in developing countries. China's kilogram per capita consumption for Paper & Paperboard Published on October 15, 2019 October 15, 2019 • 11 Likes • 0 Comments China’s external * An early version of this paper was published as China: Toward a Consumption-Driven Growth Path, Institute for International Economics Policy Brief 06-6 (October 2006). Global paper production by region (last reviewed/updated: 15/12/2014) World leading exporters of pulp, paper and sawn timber Various Type Paper Production in Million Metric Ton in 2010 pulp and paper capacities/capacités de la pâte et du papier/capacidades de pasta y papel –2013-2018 FAO from correspondents in many countries. The consumption of waste paper in 2019 was 59.2 million tons, down … result, China’s economic expansion remains disproportionately dependent on rising investment expenditures and an expanding trade surplus. The companies in the alliance commit to sourcing raw material and producing paper and pulp sustainably and using only products which has been produced accordingly. 6(3-4), 2004 254 INTRODUCTION China’s unprecedented economic growth over the last 15 years has led to a sharp increase in demand for paper and paperboard products. The environmental impact of paper is significant, which has led to changes in industry and behaviour at both business and personal levels. Waste paper consumption continued to decline in 2018-2019, simply because the trade disputes unilaterally initiated by the United States, which put pressure on the export market confidence of China and then crack the domestic consumer market confidence, both of which are closely related to the demand for paper packaging. Keywords: China, paper and paperboard, pulp, wood fibre, supply-demand trends International Forestry Review Vol. Note: Consumption of Paper & Paperboard = Shipments + Imports - Exports Composition Ratio of Recoverd Paper Consumption 2017 5,300 [100.0] 11,818 [100.0] The China Sustainable Paper Alliance (CSPA) was initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and China National Forestry Industry Federation. The alliance accepted its first members in September 2015, UPM being one of them. It is designed to serve a wide range of users—from researchers seeking data for analytical studies to businesses seeking a better understanding of the markets into which they are expanding or those they are already serving.