Pulp and paper industry in Canada

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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

Leading forest and paper products companies in Canada include:

Rank Company 2003 Total Revenue
(C$M)
2003 Net Income (Loss)
(C$M)
Source
1 AbitibiBowater Inc. 23.0 179.0 [1]
2 Domtar Inc. 4,791.0 (190.0) [2]
3 Cascades Inc. 3,521.0 55.0 [3]
4 Tembec 3,173.1 11.4 [4] NOTE: Fiscal period ends September 27
5 Norbord 2,721.4 176.4 [5] NOTE: Formerly Nexfor
6 Canfor 2,232.7 153.3 [6]
7 Catalyst 1,649.4 (84.5) [7]
8 West Fraser Timber 1,552.7 43.1 [8]
9 International Forest Products (Interfor) 614.5 (23.0) [9]
10 Arbec Forest Products (Uniforêt) 158.3 11.8 [10]
11 Western Forest Products [11] NOTE: Was Doman Industries Ltd.

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. [12]

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