Private Superforecasting Workshop asks:
How many thousand tonnes (kt) of paper and paperboard will be produced globally in 2021?
Paper and paperboard products include newsprint, copy paper, and newspapers; multiple factors have been influencing paper production in recent years (Fastmarkets, Fisher International). The question will be suspended on 31 December 2021 and the outcome determined using data published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO.org). The most recent report can be obtained by selecting "Pulp and paper capacities, 2019-2024." The relevant data can be found in the table titled "PAPER AND PAPERBOARD (4)" on page 68 under the "Total Product" column. In 2019, the total reported production was 333,726 thousand tonnes (kt).