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Several agencies and trade organizations offer online statistics relating to paper consumption, including ForestEthics, Environmental Paper Network, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, the American Forest and Paper Association and the Forest Products Laboratory of the U.S. Forest Service.

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Statistics reveal that North America is the largest paper consumer in the world, followed by western Europe and Latin America. North America consumed nearly 505 pounds of paper per person, while western Europe consumed nearly 394 pounds of paper per person in 2011.

Paper usage declined in North America but rose worldwide in 2011, according to ForestEthics. The U.S. Forest Service claims 41,000 tons of paper was consumed in the United States in 2005. This figure dropped to 37,000 tons in 2011.

The Confederation of European Paper Industries explained Europe's paper production declined from 2011 to 2012 because of the economic downturn. Before the economic crisis, Europe produced 97.9 million tonnes of paper in 2008 versus 92.1 million tonnes in 2012.

The Environmental Paper Network publishes several reports on the performance of the paper industry. Studies encourage governments and businesses to use less paper or recycled paper. The American Forest and Paper Association lists fun facts and explains several economic impacts of paper. The U.S. Forest Service publishes a report every two years relating to consumption of forest products including paper. Forty percent of the world's logging industry supports paper production.

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