In the 1Q 2015, paper and paperboard production volumes in Finland totalled 2.7 million tonnes, which is 1.4% more than in the corresponding period in 2014, as the Finnish Forest industries Federation said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
Printing and writing paper production in Finland totalled almost 1.6 million tonnes, which is 0.6% more than in January-March 2014. The printing and writing paper market situation is challenging and prices are low.
Meanwhile, due to the growing packaging materials market, 1Q production of paperboard used for packaging increased by 5.5% compared to the year-ago period.
Pulp production in Finland in the 1Q of this year totalled 1.8 million tonnes, which corresponds to the production volumes seen in January-March 2014.