Management and production of pulpwood : an overview of Sweden and Spain

University essay from SLU/Dept. of Energy and Technology

Abstract: The aim of this project is compare the production of pulp and paper products between Spain and Sweden.Today paper industry has been improved, with new uses, and the paper consumption is a regarded to be a good indicator of development in countries (FAO 2009). Two different pulp producing processes, chemical and mechanical, are the most widely used in this industry. Spain and Sweden have a similar area, also the wood areas in these countries are quite similar; but the approaches are different, one more productive in Sweden and other more conservative in Spain. Also the different geographical situation gives different kinds of species used for paper.Sweden is one of the largest producers in the World, whereas Spain is the 6th in Europe (FAOSTAT). These differences are mainly reflected in the productivity and in the international trade.

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