Ilim Group's mill in Koryazhma, Russia, manufactures 273,000 tonnes of pulp, paper products in Q1, up 2% year-over-year; pulp production up 1% to 91,000 tonnes, paper up 15% to 59,000 tonnes, board down 2.5% to 124,000 tonnes

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia , May 12, 2012 (press release) – Over the first three months of 2012 Ilim Group's Koryazhma Mill (Arkhangelsk Oblast) has manufactured 273,000 tons of pulp and paper products. This is 2% more than in the first quarter of 2011.

This includes about 91,000 tons of market pulp, which is a 1% percent increase as compared to the similar period of the previous year.

Paper production has gained 15%, going up to 59,000 tons. This includes 22,000 tons of sack paper, 30,000 tons of offset paper, and 7,000 tons of wallpaper.

Board production has amounted to 124,000 tons, going down by 2.5% against the similar period performance in 2011. This slight reduction in board output has been triggered by the changing ratio of sack paper and board output with more sack paper to satisfy the market demand.

Pulp cooking has grown by 3%, totaling 288,000 tons in the first quarter.

Wood supplies have exceeded the figures of January - March 2011 by 7%, amounting to 1,430,000 cubic meters.

OAO Ilim Gofra, corrugated box business of Ilim Group in the Leningrad Oblast, increased its production volumes by more than 4%, manufacturing 29,400,000 square meters of corrugated products in the first quarter of 2012.

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