Double digit growth in Russian recycled containerboard production

Russia achieves higher profits compared with Western European market after increasing its usage of recycled containerboard over the last 4 years.

Nov 25, 2013, 14:37 ET from RISI

BRUSSELS, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a limited supply of recovered paper in Russia, recycled containerboard production is outpacing virgin containerboard production. Over the last 3 years recycled containerboard production grew 11.3% each year, while production of virgin containerboard grew 3.7%. These findings were published today in a new study by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry.

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"Double-digit production growth has resulted in Russian domestic Testliner 2 prices reaching 1.7 times their variable costs in the 2010-2012 period. This is much higher than the 1.25 ratio experienced by the Western European recycled containerboard industry," said Orifjon Abidov, Senior Economist, Packaging Papers at RISI.

The Outlook for Russian Paper Packaging Markets provides an independent and thorough analysis of the sub-segments of the Russian packaging paper markets. It includes coverage of containerboard, cartonboard, wrapping and specialty papers from 2002-2012 with forecasts through 2018. The study will help you understand the Russian paper packaging markets and the influences that will drive them.

Included in the Outlook for Russian Paper Packaging Markets:

  • Overview of paper packaging demand by region in Russia
  • Analysis of real and gross market share of producers in Russian containerboard, cartonboard and sack and wrapping paper grades
  • Technical comparison of containerboard machines with corrugator specifications
  • Analysis of brown testliner and brown kraftliner manufacturing costs
  • Containerboard price development in Russian regions
  • Forecast of demand, supply, exports & imports, for the Russian containerboard, cartonboard and wrapping papers industries

For more information on this study, download the prospectus or visit

The key companies covered by this report include: Arkhbum, Asia Pulp and Paper, Consolidated Paper Mills (OBF), Gotek, Stora Enso, SFT Group, Smurfit Kappa, MM-Karton, Hansol, Metsa Board, Ilim Group, Mondi Packaging, Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, Kievsky Paper and Board Mill, Permsky Karton, Naberezhnochelninsky Cardboard and Paper Mill, DS Smith, Fiskeby Board, Gofron, Hamburger, Iggesund Paperboard, Hansol, International Paper, Jidachevsky PPM, Jitomirsky PBM, Kartonsan, Klaypedos Kartonas, Mariysky PPM, Metsa Board, Moritz Weig, Nikolрak Uchaly, Novolyalinsky PPM, Okulovsky Bumazhnik, Packaging Kuban, Premium board, Rubejanskiy Paper and Board Mill, Segezha PPM, Continental Management, Soyuzgofra, St. Petersburg Cartonboard Mill, Umka, Ussuriyskiy Cardboard and Paper Mill, Vyborgskaya Cellulose, Yaroslavskaya Bumaga

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