The paper industry has another year of multiple challenges in the rearview mirror. The knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic were still leaving their mark when another crisis – the war in Ukraine – emerged and stood in the way of a market recovery, Cepi said when presenting industry statistics for 2022. Energy prices skyrocketed, putting a severe strain on paper mills. The economy had also been ailing, especially since the autumn, and thus demand in many areas declined. “We continue to have extraordinary conditions. The new normal is not there yet,” remarked Jori Ringman, the confederation’s director general....
Cepi: Paper and board consumption declines more than expected in 2022
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