Ukraine's Rubezhnoye Cardboard and Packaging boosts its 2013 production of containerboard by 6.4% year-over-year, to 277,479 tonnes, with December output down 10.8% from a year ago; company's 2013 total output in current prices up 5.9% from 2012

Ukraine , January 14, 2014 () – In 2013 the Rubezhnoye Cardboard and Packaging Mill (RKTK; Luhansk Region), the largest corrugated packaging-maker, produced 277,479 tons of containerboard, including corrugating paper, by 16,651 tons or 6.4% more than in 2012, Ukrainian News Agency has learned from the Ukrainian Association of pulp and paper industry UkrPapir.

In 2013 the mill made 233.925 million square metres of corrugated boxes, by 5.992 million square metres or 2.6% more than in 2012; output of commercial corrugated board up 1.761 million square metres or 41.9% to 5.964 million square metres.

In 2013 the RKTK increased output in current prices by UAH 95.296 million or 5.9% to UAH 1,703.649 million over 2012.

In December 2013 the RKTK produced 21,268 tons of containerboard, including corrugating paper, by 2,587 tons or 10.84% less than in December 2012

In December 2013 the mill made 21.884 million square metres of corrugated boxes, by 0.336 million square metres or 12.6% more than in December 2012; output of commercial corrugated board up 0.236 million square metres or 62.1% to 0.616 million square metres.

In December 2013 the RKTK increased output in current prices by UAH 7.863 million or 5.6% to UAH 132.158 million over December 2012.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, in November the mill produced 21,336 tons of containerboard, including corrugating paper, by 1,108 tons or 4.9% less than in November 2012.

In 2012, the RKTK delivered 260,828 tons of cardboard, by 14,616 tons or 5.94% more than in 2011.

DS Smith Ukraine (UK) owns 49.6% of shares in the RKTK, and Komelinko Trading Limited (Cyprus) 49.6%.

The Rubezhnoye Cardboard and Packaging Mill specialises in production of corrugating paper and packaging materials of it, it occupies about 30% of the Ukrainian market of corrugated packaging.

Ukrainian News Agency

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