Pulp and paper industry in Canada

The pulp and paper industry in Canada is one of the country's most important and profitable industries.. It is especially concentrated in Ontario and Quebec and plays an important role in many other provinces..

Leading companies

The leading forest and paper products companies in Canada in net sales in 2012 were:[1]

Rank Company 2012 Net Sales
(US$M)
2012 Net Income (Loss)
(US$M)
1 Domtar Inc. 5,482 172
2 Resolute Forest Products 4,503 (2)
3 Cascades Inc. 3,646 (11)
4 West Fraser Timber 3,001 87
5 Canfor 2,715 32
6 Tembec 1,667 (82)
7 Norbord 1,149 72
8 Mercer International 1,073 (16)
9 Catalyst 1,059 583
10 Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. 926 29

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.

See also

References

  1. "Global Forest, Paper & Packaging Industry Survey" (PDF). Price Waterhouse Cooper. 2013: 10–11. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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