St. Petersburg, Russia 08 July 2014 -- Ilim Group was named the Best Russian Exporter in P&P industry under the "Best Russian Exporter-2013", the annual all-Russian award organized by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Russian Federation.
In 2013 Ilim Group exported 1.8 mln tons of P&P products. The company supplies its products to over 30 countries in CIS, Europe, and Southeast Asia, including Austria, England, Belarus, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Israel, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, China, Korea, Lithuania, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, North Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Finland, France, Switzerland, and Japan.
China is considered to be the largest strategic export market for Ilim Group, with over 35% of all P&P products produced by the company supplied to Chinese market. In 2013 deliveries to China exceeded 1 mln tons. After the ramp-up of the new fiberline in Bratsk, the Group will supply 1.3 mln tons of products to Chinese market.
"Over the 20 years of Ilim's history the company has significantly strengthened its positions on the Russian and key export markets”, commented Franz Josef Marx, CEO of Ilim Group. “We mainly export pulp and containerboard, while in accordance with the Company's strategy and in order to substitute imports we supply Russian market with such value-added products as paper and packaging ".