St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 February 2011 — Ilim Group’s mills manufactured 2,470,000 tons of pulp and paper products in 2010. This is 6% above the 2009 performance.
Market pulp production added up to 1,571,000 tons, with a 9% increase over the previous year. Board production gained 5%, amounting to 701,000 tons. Paper output decreased by 3%, equaling 198,000 tons.
Pulp cooking grew by 5% from the amounts cooked in 2009, reaching 2,636,000 tons.
Paul Herbert, chief executive officer of Ilim Group, commented on the year’s performance, "2010 was definitely an outstanding year for Ilim Group. The Koryazhma Branch has made its millionth ton of product, setting an all-time record in the history of the Russian and European pulp and paper industry. Moreover, our company has started to implement two major investment projects involving installation of the world’s largest and most up-to-date softwood fiber line in Bratsk and a new paper machine in Koryazhma. Completion of these projects will mark a new chapter in our company’s success."