European Shipments of Graphic Papers Down 2.6% in September vs. 2012, But Up 3.5% Over August

Oct. 25, 2013 - EURO-GRAPH, the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers, published its monthly statistics of the European Graphic Papers Industry, which showed total shipments of graphic papers in September 2013 declined 2.6% (85,000 tonnes) compared to September of 2012, but increased by 3.5% (108,000 tonnes) over August of this year.

In September, total European shipments of Newsprint fell 2.9% (24,000 tonnes) compared to September of 2012, but increased 26,000 tonnes versus August.

Total shipments of SC-Magazine paper in September increased 1.2% (5,000 tonnes) compared to the same month last year and inched up slightly 2,000 tonnes over August.

Total Shipments of Coated Mechanical Reels were down 3.5% in September versus September 2012, but rose by 5,000 tonnes compared to August.

Shipments of Uncoated Mechanical papers in September were up 5.2% (11,000 tonnes) over the same month last year, and up 7,000 tonnes over August.

EURO-GRAPH's September 2013 statistical report with detailed tonnage figures for all Graphic Paper grades can be downloaded at: EURO-GRAPH Monthly Statistics - September 2013 (32k, pdf)

EURO-GRAPH asbl is the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers, which represents the industry sectors of Europe's newsprint, magazine, and fine paper grades. For further information visit: www.euro-graph.org.

SOURCE: EURO-GRAPH