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EUWID Price Watch Western Europe: caustic soda in the second quarter 2008

(Prices in € per ton) Second quarter First quarter Second quarter

2008 2008 2007 NaOH* 260 - 320 260 - 290 260 - 290 * 50 % solution,... more

UK: production and deliveries in March 2008

(tons) March January March

2008 2007 % 2008 2007 % Production Newsprint 96,484 85,935 + 12.3 278,454 253,179 + 10.0 Printing and writing paper 96,453 96,698 - 0.3 271,801 298,543... more

Stora Enso and UPM

issue profit warning

Stora Enso and UPM-Kymmene issued a profit warning on Wednesday 18 June 2008. Stora Enso announced that operating profits for the second quarter of 2008 will be 50% lower than for the same period last year. The Finnish company explained that... more

WAN: newspapers remain a growth business

Worldwide newspaper circulation increased 2.57 % last year. The rapid growth of free daily newspapers and online platforms is expanding the reach of newspapers everywhere. Newspapers remain a growth business. These are the core statements of the... more

Japan: production in March 2008

(tons) March January March %

2008 2008 08/07 Newsprint 332,746 950,181 - 1.9 Printing & writing Uncoated 410,128 1,187,552 + 1.8 Woodfree 318,295... more

Stromsdal to outsource

board converting operations

Stromsdal Oyj will outsource its board converting operations to Pyroll Ltd. with effect from 1 October 2008. In May Stromsdal had announced that it will launch a rationalisation programme in the second quarter of 2008 aimed at cutting costs and... more

Converters’ pulp

stocks down in May

European pulp converters reduced their stocks in May. According to Utipulp statistics, stocks decreased by around 18,000 t to 1.05 million t from the previous month (April 08: 1.06 million t). In the same period last year, stocks stood at just... more

Corporate Express

yields to Staples offer

Corporate Express, the Dutch office supplies group, has now finally accepted the takeover bid submitted by Staples. The US competitor had increased its offer to €9.25 per share, which corresponds to a total price of €3.1bn including debts. If... more

Caustic soda producers planning

to climb another rung in price ladder

Supply has become much tighter – Buyers hope for market to ease Producers of caustic soda (NaOH) have shocked the pulp and paper industry with high price demands. Suppliers have firmly set their sights on mark-ups of €100-150/t for a 50 %... more

EUWID Price Watch UK June 2008

Prices in pound per metr. ton free delivered June 2008 May 2008 June 2007

unless otherwise stated £ € (as of 20 June) £ £ Recovered paper (prices ex works) Mixed paper and board (1.02)... more