Over the six months of 2012, OJSC Ilim Group’s mills in Siberia (the Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk Mills) manufactured 732,000 tons of pulp and paper products. As compared to the first six months of the previous year, production output remains flat.
This includes 626,000 tons of market pulp, which is slightly better than the similar period performance in 2011.
Board production has amounted to 106,000 tons, going down by 7.7% against the similar period performance in 2011. As in the previous period (Q1 2012), decrease in production output is due to market demand for reduced basis weight board, which leads to output decrease in terms of tons produced. However, in terms of square meters produced, board output remains flat.
Pulp cooking volumes have not changed significantly and amounted to 795,000 tons.
Over the first six months of 2012 wood harvested by Ilim Group totaled 3.4 million cubic meters, going up by 12% as compared to the first six months of 2011.