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

Leading companies

See also: List of paper mills

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. [1]

See also

References

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