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Total European Shipments of Graphic Papers in May 2017 Up 3.8% over May 2016

Graphic Papers - Europe In Europe, total shipments of graphic papers in May 2017 were 2,794,000 tonnes, an increase of 102,000 tonnes, (3.8%) compared to May of 2016.

July 31, 2017 - EURO-GRAPH, the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers, published its May 2017 statistics of the European Graphic Papers Industry, which showed total shipments of graphic papers in May were 2,794,000 tonnes, a jump of 260,000 tonnes versus the prior month, and an increase of 102,000 tonnes, (3.8%) compared to May of 2016.

Graphic Paper grades include: Newsprint, SC-Magazine, Coated Mechanical Reels, Uncoated Mechanical Reels, Coated Woodfree and Uncoated Woodfree.

In May, total European shipments of Newsprint were 652,000 tonnes compared to 665,000 tonnes in May of 2016, a decrease of 1.9%.

Total shipments of SC-Magazine paper in May were 320,000 tonnes compared to 300,000 tonnes in May of 2016, an increase of 6.5%.

Total Shipments of Coated Mechanical Reels in May were 477,000 tonnes, up 5.7% versus a May 2016 figure of 451,000 tonnes.

Shipments of Uncoated Mechanical papers in May were 211,000 tonnes, up 4.9%, compared to 201,000 tonnes in May of 2016.

Total shipments of Coated Woodfree papers in May were 524,000 tonnes, a jump of 10.0% compared to 476,000 tonnes in May 2016.

Total shipment of Uncoated Woodfree papers in May were 610,000 tonnes, up 2.0% from 598,000 tonnes in May 2016.

EURO-GRAPH's May 2017 statistical report with detailed tonnage figures for all Graphic Paper grades can be downloaded at: EURO-GRAPH Monthly Statistics - May 2017 (38k, 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