European Demand for Newsprint, Magazine Papers Up in November

Dec. 28, 2010 - According to CEPIPRINT (the Association of European Publication Paper Producers), European demand for Newsprint in November 2010 rose 4.1% (34,000 tonnes) compared to the same period last year. Total European shipments to Europe were up 6.0% (47,000 tonnes), but exports dropped 13.6% (19,000 tonnes) year-on-year. As a result, the month of November closed with total European shipments up 3.0% (28,000 tonnes).

In the SC-Magazine paper sector, European demand was 5.8% (18,000 tonnes) higher in November compared to the year-earlier period. Total European shipments of the grade were up 11.1% (42,000 tonnes). The increase in total tonnage was split between domestic shipments, which were up 5.8% (18,000 tonnes) and exports, which were up 42.4% (23,000 tonnes), CEPIPRINT said.

Coated Mechanical reels recorded a 9.3% (55,000 tonnes) increase in European demand in November. Exports were up 23.1% (23,000 tonnes) and shipments to Europe climbed 9.3% (55,000 tonnes) against November last year.

In the Uncoated Mechanical paper sector, European demand rose 9.9% (17,000 tonnes) in November versus November 2009. Total European shipments were up 6.9% (15,000 tonnes), based on the hike in domestic shipments plus a 6.6% (2,000 tonnes) drop in exports of the grade.

CEPIPRINT asbl, is a legally and financially independent association based in Brussels, Belgium. It is a non-profit making organisation funded by its members, who are manufacturers of newsprint and magazine paper grades in Europe. CEPIPRINT membership currently includes 52 companies belonging to 17 independent groups, over 60 paper mills and 165 paper machines in 13 European countries.