This chart shows Newsprint Import & Export Value by Country.
Newsprint is a low-cost non-archival paper consisting mainly of wood pulp and most commonly used to print newspapers, and other publications and advertising material. Invented in 1844 by Charles Fenerty of Nova Scotia, Canada, it usually has an off-white cast and distinctive feel. It is designed for use in printing presses that employ a long web of paper rather than individual sheets of paper.
Newsprint is favored by publishers and printers as it is relatively low cost, strong and can accept four-color printing at qualities that meet the needs of typical newspapers.
Newsprint is used worldwide in the printing of newspapers, flyers, and other printed material intended for mass distribution. In the U.S., about 80% of all newsprint that is consumed is purchased by daily newspaper publishers, according to PPPC. Dailies use a large majority of total demand in most other regions as well.
Newsprint is generally made by a mechanical milling process, without the chemical processes that are often used to remove lignin from the pulp. The lignin causes the paper to become brittle and yellow when exposed to air and/or sunlight. Traditionally, newsprint was made from fibers extracted from various softwood species of trees. However, an increasing percentage of the world’s newsprint is made with recycled fibers.