Ilim Group's Production in Northwest Russia Increased in First Three Quarters of 2011

Paper production climbed 170,000 tons, a 14% increase over the first nine months of 2010.

Nov. 1, 2011 - Ilim Group said that during the first three quarters of 2011 its production units in the Northwest of Russia (Koryazhma Branch in the Arkhangelsk Oblast, and Ilim Gofra corrugated box plant in the Leningrad Oblast) manufactured 800,000 tons of pulp and paper products — a 6% increase compared to the same period of 2010. This includes 266,000 tons of market pulp, which is an 8% increase over the first three quarters of 2010.

Market containerboard production gained 2% versus the same period in 2010, reaching 364,000 tons.

Paper production climbed 170,000 tons, a 14% increase over the first nine months of 2010. The 2011 amount includes: 61,000 tons of sack paper, 75,000 tons of offset paper, and 34,000 tons of paper for wallpaper manufacturing purposes.

OAO Ilim Gofra in the furst three quarters of 2011 manufactured 90,163,000 m2 of products (corrugated board and boxes), an increase of 25% over the same period in 2010.

SOURCE: Ilim Group