01 December 2016
EUROPEAN PAPER SHIPMENTS DOWN
Total European Shipments of Graphic Papers in September 2016 Down 4.3% vs Sept. 2015
EURO-GRAPH, the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers, published its September 2016 statistics of the European Graphic Papers Industry, which showed total shipments of graphic papers in September were 2,904,000 tonnes, down 4.3% or 132,000 tonnes, versus September of 2015.
Graphic Paper grades include: Newsprint, SC-Magazine, Coated Mechanical Reels, Uncoated Mechanical Reels, Coated Woodfree and Uncoated Woodfree.
In September, total European shipments of Newsprint were 651,000 tonnes compared to 680,000 tonnes in September of 2015, a decrease of 4.2%.
Total shipments of SC-Magazine paper in September were 375,000 tonnes compared to 353,000 tonnes in September of 2015, an increase of 6.3%.
Total Shipments of Coated Mechanical Reels in September were 540,000 tonnes, down 8.1%, versus a September 2015 figure of 588,000 tonnes.
Shipments of Uncoated Mechanical papers in September were 207,000 tonnes, down 4.2%, compared to 216,000 tonnes in September of 2015.
Total shipments of Coated Woodfree papers in September were 547,000 tonnes, a decrease of 8.0%, compared to 595,000 tonnes shipped in September 2015.
Total shipment of Uncoated Woodfree papers in September were 584,000 tonnes, a decrease of 3.4%, compared to 605,000 tonnes in September 2015.