Ilim Group Production Up 5% for First Half 2011

August 2, 2011 (Press Release) - Based on the results of the first six months of 2011, Ilim Group's mills have produced 1,268,000 tons of pulp and paper products, which is 5% more as compared to the same period of the previous year.

Market pulp production added up to 799,000 tons. This is 3.5% more than in January-June of 2010.

Market containerboard production has gained 6%, reaching 362,000 tons.

Paper output amounted to 107,000 tons, which is 9% more than in the first six months of 2010. A total of 28,000 tons of sack paper, 50,000 tons of offset paper and 15,000 tons of paper for wallpaper manufacturing purposes were produced.

Pulp cooking has grown by 3% to 1,333,000 tons.

Over the first six months of 2011 OAO Ilim Gofra have manufactured 59,060,000 m2 of products (corrugated board and boxes). It is 33% more than in the three quarters of the previous year.

SOURCE: Ilim Group