Russia's volume of paper and pulp production shows respective year-over-year declines of 2.1% and 6.7% in January-November period, while paperboard production edges up 0.3%; books, newspapers and magazines also show declines, government reports

LOS ANGELES , December 24, 2013 () – The volume of paper production in Russia fell by 2.1% year-over-year to 4.3 million tonnes in the January-November period, while printed items such as books, brochures and leaflets also showed a decline, dropping 4.6% to 5.4 billion units, according to data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia, Lesprom Network reported Dec. 24.

Newspaper production fared worse, falling 10.2% to 15.9 billion units, while magazine production fell at a more moderate 2.8% to 7.7 billion units.

Meanwhile, the volume of wood pulp and pulp from fibrous materials industrially produced in Russia fell by 6.7% year-over-year to 6.6 million tonnes in the same period.

However, paperboard production saw an increase in volume, edging up 0.3% to 2.8 million tonnes, the government agency reported.

The primary source of this article is Lesprom, Moscow, Russia, on Dec. 24, 2013.

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