Ilim Group to increase exports to China by 60%

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US-Russian pulp and paper joint venture Ilim Group has announced its intention to increase its exports to China by 60% by 2023. The company said its business in the Chinese market exceeded $1bn in 2017. This volume is to be further expanded. Its deliveries to the Chinese market reached a level of 1 million tonnes in 2009. By the end of 2017, this figure had risen to around 1.5 million tonnes. "By 2021 we want to increase exports to China to 1.9 million tonnes. Our strategic goal is to reach 2.4 million tonnes by 2023," explains Ilim Group.

Against this background, Ilim Group has aligned investment projects to the growing needs of its customers. This applies, for example, to pulp, but also to packaging papers.

Global trends in the pulp and board market and important investment projects were discussed at an international conference in China organised by the Ilim Group. The company said it anticipates global demand for pulp to increase to over 30 million tonnes by 2030 and demand for primary fibre-based corrugated case materials to more than 10 million tonnes.

 This is an excerpt of our article on Ilim Group and its international conference in China. Find the full article in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 39/2018, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 26 September 2018.

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