The European pulp and paper industry. Key figures August 11, 2016, 11:46 am

Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) published its latest statistical review, containing summary data for 2015 and the previous period (starting from the figures of 1991 and 2000).

Overview Key Statistics 2015 (.pdf, 32 pages., Eng.), Is available on the CEPI website.

The main trend in the development of the European pulp and paper industry is the sharp reduction in the number of enterprises (obviously, in the first place by the least efficient) and employment.

Number of companies of the European pulp and paper industry (in countries belonging to the CEPI), over a 24-year period from 1991 to 2015 It decreased by 41.6%, a 15-year period from 2000 to 2015 - By 29.9%.

Employment in the European pulp and paper industry (number of jobs) declined over the 24-year period by 56.7%, a 15-year period - by 36.3%.

This production is not changed so much.

In the 90-ies. production mainly increased for the subsequent period decreased, so the results of the comparison of current production volumes in 1991 and 2000 GG show different dynamics.

The productive capacity of European companies (on pulping) over a 24-year period increased by 2.5%, a 15-year-old - fell by 7.4%.

Manufacture of pulp for a 24-year period increased by 7.3%, a 15-year-old - fell by 9.3%.

The level of processing of recyclable materials in the pulp and paper industry in Europe for a 24-year period increased by 77.4%, for the 15-year-old - increased 38.0% (Note: this indicator provides information on the European Union, the rest - the countries included in the CEPI).

The share of primary wood pulp in the total mass of manufactured pulp and paper products was 39.3% in 2015. Over the 24-year period, this figure decreased by 23.1%, the 15-year - by 11.4%.

As part of the wood raw material that was used in 2015 for the production of virgin pulp, 36.2% were pine, 35.5% - for spruce, 14.3% - on birch, 8.5% - in the eucalyptus, 2.9% - beech, 1.2% - in aspen.

84.7% of wood raw material that was used in 2015 for the production of virgin pulp, of local origin, 15.3% - import. Total consumption of wood pulp and paper industry, CEPI in 2015 amounted to 144.6 million cubic meters.

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (The Confederation of European Paper Industries, CEPI) - a nonprofit organization with its headquarters in Brussels, which represents the interests of the European pulp and paper industry. CEPI members include 18 countries: 17 - the European Union, plus Norway.

See also:

European paper industry
Structural change continues, overall positive performance
Press Release CEPI, 04.07.2016

Source: SBO-PAPER.RU Information  Лесного форума Гринпис России, CEPI

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