Ukrainian base paper, cardboard packaging production expands

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In the first nine months of 2019, Ukrainian producers managed to increase their production of base paper and cardboard pack-aging, but, at the same time, their output of corrugated packaging and cardboard was down, as indicated by data from local industry association Ukrpapir.


Between January and September 2019, packaging cardboard production was up 2.7% to 108,590 tonnes, and base paper output expanded by 3.% to 61,140 tonnes. However, this came despite the difficult situation in the Ukrainian packaging market, according to the information obtained by lo-cal news site In the first three quarters of this year, local manufacturers decreased their corrugated packaging output by 1.7% year-on-year, and production of cardboard was down 4% compared with the same period in 2018