Ilim Group's First Quarter 2013 Production of Pulp and Paper Flat, But Containerboard Up

Ilim's Koryazhma Mill from Jan. - March 2013 manufactured 276,000 tons of pulp and paper products.

May 22, 2013 - Russian pulp and paper producer Ilim Group said that from January to March 2013, its Koryazhma Mill (Arkhangelsk Oblast) manufactured 276,000 tons of pulp and paper products — a 1% increase compared to the same period of 2012. This includes 93,000 tons of market pulp — a 2% increase against the first three months of 2012.

Market containerboard production gained 1%, reaching 126,000 tons.

Paper production lost 2% and amounted to 58,000 tons. The mill produced 20,000 tons of sack paper, 32,000 tons of offset paper, and 5,000 tons of wallpaper.

Pulp cooking increased by 1%, totaling 289,000 tons in the first quarter of 2013.

OAO Ilim Gofra, corrugated box business of Ilim Group in the Leningrad Oblast, produced 32 million sq. meters of corrugated products — a 9% increase against the similar period of the last year.

Siberian Mills
Over the first three months of 2013, Ilim Group's mills in Siberia (the Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk Mills) manufactured about 362,000 tons of pulp and paper products. This almost equals the performance in the similar period of the previous year, Ilim said.

The figures include about 309,000 tons of pulp, which is 2% less as compared to January-March 2012.

Market containerboard production gained 11%, reaching 54,000 tons in the first quarter of 2013.

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SOURCE: Ilim Group