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Czech Republic: production,

exports, imports and consumption

January - December 2005 (tons) Production Exports Imports Consumption Newsprint 119,068 82,525 105,169 141,712 Uncoated printing and writing mechanical 50,872 40,118... more

Glatfelter acquires two

J.R. Crompton plants

In two separate transactions Glatfelter has acquired certain assets of the British manufacturer of specialty papers J.R. Crompton Ltd. who had gone into administration in early February. Under the terms of the first transaction, Glatfelter... more

Nordic Paper considers

closure of Geithus plant

Norwegian manufacturer of greaseproof papers Nordic Paper AS announced on 9 March that it is considering the closure of the Geithus mill, the oldest of its three production sites. Despite implementing several cost-cutting measures since 2001,... more

News in brief

The Russian press reports that negotiations on a potential takeover of Ilim Pulp Enterprise by International Paper have started. EUWID respondents confirmed that visits to Russian mills had been organised. The US group was not prepared to comment... more

Export business becomes supporting

pillar of UK recovered paper market

Export volumes may already exceed domestic demand this year, CPI says The importance of the export business in the UK recovered paper market has increased strongly over the last years and the UK – previously a net importer – has become one of... more

UPM plans extensive

closures of production capacity

Coated paper heavily affected – No more brown sack paper UPM is starting an extensive programme for restoring its profitability. UPM plans to close its least competitive paper capacity and to achieve a major improvement in the efficiency of all... more

Caustic soda prices at

a standstill, capacities to drop

Marked rise in European producers’ NaOH stocks in January EUWID respondents report overall stable development in the market for caustic soda (NaOH). The price increase announced at the start of the year has not been realised “by and large”.... more

Fraser Paper to shut

down New Hampshire mill

Canadian Fraser Papers Inc. is shutting down its pulp mill in Berlin/New Hampshire. The company announced in early March that the 230,000 t NBSK mill will continue production until 6 May. The closure will affect 250 mill workers. The continuing... more

East German publisher

launches free weekly paper

Almost two years after the start of “20cent”, Germany’s cheapest newspaper, the country has seen a premiere in its publication market: on 2 March 2006 the Lausitzer Rundschau multi-media group started its first free weekly paper called... more

PIX benchmark prices

per metr. ton a.d. NBSK BHKP US$ US$ 14 March 2006 625.92 615.37 7 March 2006 624.18 613.43 14 February 2006 615.78 606.65 (Source: FOEX Indices Ltd.) ©... more