European Shipments of Graphic Papers in August Fell 2.3%

Oct. 27, 2015 - EURO-GRAPH, the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers, published its August 2015 statistics of the European Graphic Papers Industry, which said total shipments of graphic papers in August were 2.769 million tonnes, down 64,000 tonnes or 2.3% compared to August of 2014.

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

In August, total European shipments of Newsprint were 623,000 tonnes compared to 688,000 tonnes in August of 2014, a decrease of 9.6%.

Total shipments of SC-Magazine paper were 307,000 tonnes compared to 322,000 tonnes in August of 2014, a decrease of 4.7%.

Total shipments of Coated Mechanical Reels were off slightly at 543,000 tonnes compared to 556,000 tonnes in August 2014, a decrease of 2.3%.

Total shipments of Uncoated Mechanical papers were 197,000 tonnes compared to 192,000 tonnes in August 2014, an increase of 2.9%.

In August, total European shipments of Coated Woodfree papers stood at 516,000 tonnes compared to 532,000 tonnes in August of 2014, a decrease of 2.9%.

Total shipments of Uncoated Woodfree papers were 583,000, compared to 544,000 tonnes in August of 2014, an increase of 7.3%.

EURO-GRAPH's August 2015 statistical report with detailed tonnage figures for all Graphic Paper grades can be downloaded at: www.euro-graph.org/file/106276.

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

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