CEPI releases statistics for 2016

CEPI has published its preliminary statistics for 2016. Here is a summary of the main findings below. Full information can be found on the CEPI website here.

  • Paper and board production has decreased by 0.1% in 2016 compared to the previous year. Total production in 2016 was around 91 million tonnes.  
  • Early estimates indicate that world paper and board production will be up by 0.8% in 2016 to reach 410 million tonnes. 
  • The production of packaging grades is estimated to have increased by around 2.3% compared to 2015. Within the packaging grades, case materials – mainly used for transport packaging and corrugated boxes – recorded an increase in production of 2.2%.
  • Sanitary and household manufacturers are estimated to have seen an increase in output of about 1.8% compared to 2015 and accounted for 8.1% of total production.
  • Weak printing and publishing activities continue to have an impact on the overall production of graphic grades, which fell by around 3.7%. Output of newsprint – used mainly for daily newspapers – is expected to fall around 6.4%.
  • Preliminary indications are that imports of paper and board into Europe have increased by around 6% compared to 2015.
  • The overall consumption of paper and board in CEPI countries in 2016 increased by 1% compared to 2015
  • It is estimated that the production of pulp (integrated + market) has increased by 0.7% compared to the previous year, with total output of approximately 35.6 million tonnes.
  • The use of paper for recycling has fallen by around 0.3% when compared to 2015.

The finalised version of the CEPI statistics will be available on the site as of July of this year. For further information on our statistical data please contact please Eric Kilby, Statistics Manager – [email protected] or Ariane Crèvecoeur, Statistics Assistant – [email protected]

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