The 4 months’ sums of Ukrainian paper industry
According to the Ukrainian Association of Cardboard Producers (UkrPapir) announcement received by the Corrugated Industry magazine the volume of paper and cardboard manufacturing in Ukraine for 4 months of 2016 decreased by 4.4% compared to the same period last year. And although the production of containerboard, including fluting, increased by 1.1%, production of boxboard decreased by 6.9%. Comparing April 2016 to April 2015 the volume of paper and paperboard production increased by 0.2%, comparing to March 2016 it fell by 0.9% and amounted to 66.78 thousand tons.
Production of tissue paper for 4 months in 2016 decreased by 1.7% compared to the same period last year. Corrugated packaging production for 4 months in 2016 increased by 6.7% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 247.83 million m2. Compared with March 2016 in April 2016 the volume of corrugated packaging production rose by 9.7% from 68 to 74.59 million m2 and in comparison with April 2015 – by 16.6%. Production of soft tissue paper for 4 months of 2016 decreased by 6.9% compared to the same period last year.