In 2004 China ranked second with 49.5 million metric tons, just eleven years later the growing Chinese paper industry has more than doubled to produce 107.100 million metric tons of paper in 2015. That includes 8.850 million metric tons of household and sanitary paper. That’s a lot of tissue. China’s paper export sales also increased, with a gain of 46.1% from 2011 to 2015. Continued growth predictions position the country to overtake Germany as the number one paper exporter in the next few years.