St. Petersburg, Russia, 23 May 2011 -- Over the first three months of 2011, Ilim Group has manufactured 635,000 tons of market pulp and paper products. This is 5% above the performance for the similar period in 2010.
This includes 399,000 tons of market pulp, which is a 5% increase from the first three months of the previous year. Market containerboard production has also gained 5%, reaching 185,000 tons.
Paper output amounted to 51,000 tons, which is 8% more than in January–March 2010. A total of 16,000 tons of sack paper, 25,000 tons of offset paper, and 10,000 tons of paper for wallpaper manufacturing applications were produced.
Pulp cooking has grown by 5%, totaling 679,000 tons.
The total production output of OAO Ilim Gofra (corrugated board and boxes) in the first three months of 2011 has reached 28,198,000 square meters, which is 54% more than in the same period of the past year.