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Total European Shipments of Graphic Papers in April 2017 Down 7.2% versus April 2016

Graphic Papers - Europe In Europe, total shipments of graphic papers in April 2017 were 2,534,000 tonnes, a decrease of 197,000 tonnes, (-7.2%) compared to April of 2016.

Feb. 1, 2017 - EURO-GRAPH, the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers, published its April 2017 statistics of the European Graphic Papers Industry, which showed total shipments of graphic papers in April were 2,534,000 tonnes, a decrease of 197,000 tonnes, (-7.2%) compared to April of 2016.

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

In April, total European shipments of Newsprint were 593,000 tonnes compared to 643,000 tonnes in April of 2016, a decrease of 7.8%.

Total shipments of SC-Magazine paper in April were 294,000 tonnes compared to 312,000 tonnes in April of 2016, a decrease of 5.8%.

Total Shipments of Coated Mechanical Reels in April were 450,000 tonnes, down 9.2%, versus an April 2016 figure of 496,000 tonnes.

Shipments of Uncoated Mechanical papers in April were 186,000 tonnes, down 8.3%, compared to 202,000 tonnes in April of 2016.

Total shipments of Coated Woodfree papers in April were 471,000 tonnes, a drop of 5.4% compared to 498,000 tonnes in April 2016.

Total shipment of Uncoated Woodfree papers in April were 539,000 tonnes, down 6.8% from 579,000 tonnes in April 2016.

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