Sweden's 2013 ouput down year-over-year by 2.6% for woodpulp and 5.6% for paper and paperboard, reports Swedish Forest Agency; largest drop was 22.6% for newsprint, while corrugated material and paperboard for packaging were up 1.0% and 0.2%, respectively

JONKOPING, Sweden , February 11, 2014 (press release) – Production of paper and paperboard and wood pulp fell by 5.6 percent respective 2.6 percent in 2013 compared to 2012.

Production of paper and paperboard fell by 5.6 percent to 10.8 million tonnes in 2013 compared with 2012. For the largest decrease accounted newsprint, which declined by 22.6 percent to 1.6 million tonnes. However, production increased marginally in both corrugated material and paperboard for packaging during the year by 1.0 percent and 0.2 percent.

Production of pulp fell by 2.6 percent to 11.7 million tonnes in 2013 compared with 2012. The production of sulphate pulp accounted for 65 percent of total pulp production increased marginally by 0.5 per cent to 7.6 million tonnes.

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