Metsä Board's fourth quarter sales, operating profit and net income continued to be higher than the year-ago quarter. Deliveries of cartonboard, kraftliner and pulp, on the other hand, were lower than in the fourth quarter.
One reason for this decline was a disruption in pulp production at the Husum mill in November, which also led to lower cartonboard and kraftliner output.
In addition, there was a significant weakness in the Chinese pulp market, with the result that prices there in the fourth quarter were significantly lower than in the same quarter of the previous year.
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