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Europe’s 2002 paper production

Archiv – Europe’s 2002 paper production

[platte tekst]European paper production rose by 2.5% last year, according to preliminary figures from the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).
Paper manufacturers appeared to experience a steady increase in output during 2002 with the result that, by the end of the year, production levels had returned to those witnessed in 2000. Over the longer term, output of paper and board by CEPI countries (13 European Union member states plus Norway and Switzerland and four Associate Members – Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland) has increased on average by 3.5% per year since 1991, amounting to an additional 25 million tonnes.
In 2002, CEPI member countries produced an estimated 90 million tonnes of paper and board – an increase of around 2.5% over 2001 and, yet again, a return to the 2000 level.
Overall, output of graphic grades increased by just over 1% – an upturn limited by a decline of over 6% in the production of newsprint due to the weakness in the advertising market. By contrast, production of uncoated graphic grades rose by around 4%, while output of coated grades increased by 4%. Mechanical grades (+3%) were outperformed in 2002 by the woodfree grades (+4%). Production of packaging grades increased by an estimated 4%, with output of carton board and other paper and board for packaging showing a rise of just under 6%. Case material production jumped around 4% and wrappings by 1.5%. Hygienic paper manufacturers are estimated to have increased their output by 5%.
Pulp output by CEPI countries has been increasing on average by 1.5% per annum since 1991 and in line with paper and board production.
According to the provisional figures, overall consumption of paper and board in CEPI countries rose by around 1% last year. Meanwhile, the CEPI region enjoyed economic growth of close to 1% in 2002.

European paper production rose by 2.5% last year, according to preliminary figures from the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). Paper manufacturers appeared to experience a steady increase in output during 2002 with the result that, by the end of the year, production levels had returned to those witnessed in 2000. Over the longer term, output of paper and board by CEPI countries (13 European Union member states plus Norway and Switzerland and four Associate Members – Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland) has increased on average by 3.5% per year since 1991, amounting to an additional 25 million tonnes. In 2002, CEPI member countries produced an estimated 90 million tonnes of paper and board – an increase of around 2.5% over 2001 and, yet again, a return to the 2000 level. Overall, output of graphic grades increased by just over 1% – an upturn limited by a decline of over 6% in the production of newsprint due to the weakness in the advertising market. By contrast, production of uncoated graphic grades rose by around 4%, while output of coated grades increased by 4%. Mechanical grades (+3%) were outperformed in 2002 by the woodfree grades (+4%). Production of packaging grades increased by an estimated 4%, with output of carton board and other paper and board for packaging showing a rise of just under 6%. Case material production jumped around 4% and wrappings by 1.5%. Hygienic paper manufacturers are estimated to have increased their output by 5%. Pulp output by CEPI countries has been increasing on average by 1.5% per annum since 1991 and in line with paper and board production. According to the provisional figures, overall consumption of paper and board in CEPI countries rose by around 1% last year. Meanwhile, the CEPI region enjoyed economic growth of close to 1% in 2002.

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