European Shipments of Newsprint Edged Up in July
July 26, 2010 - CEPIPRINT, the Association of European Publication Paper Producers, issued its monthly summary of European (Western + Eastern) mechanical paper statistics.
Total European shipments of Newsprint edged up 2.7%, or 24,000 tonnes, in July compared to the same
period last year. The rise was the result of a 2.0% increase in domestic shipments partly to Germany, plus
a 5.9% rise in exports of the grade to countries including Brazil.
European demand for Newsprint remained stable at 0.2% last month.
The SC-Magazine paper sector saw European demand contract 7.1%, or 24,000 tonnes, in July. However,
shipments overseas of the grade climbed 31.2% (17,000 tonnes) largely thanks to an increase in North
American demand last month.
Exports of Coated Mechanical Reels were also up in July, more than doubling year-on-year as demand
increased in all export regions. Domestic deliveries were also up against the same period last year,
showing a hike of 4.2%, or 21,000 tonnes.
In the Uncoated Mechanical paper sector, domestic and offshore demand were both higher last month.
European demand rose 6.2%, or 9,000 tonnes, led by rises to Germany and the UK, among other countries,
while shipments outside Europe gained 12.9%, or 5,000 tonnes, on previous with moderate increases to
Africa and the Far East.