In January-June Kyivsky cardboard paper mill, a leader in Ukraine’s pulp and paper industry in terms of production and sales, produced 2.02 billion UAH worth of products, up by 15.7% YoY.
According to the UkrPapir association, the mill saw a rise in production of corrugated cardboard packaging and production of base paper in kind in the first six months of 2016. Cardboard production decreased by 7.7%, to 93,240 tons.
Cardboard production fell due to the decline in production of commodity cardboard (including corrugating paper) by 8.6%, to 56,700 tons, and a fall in production of box cardboard by 6.3%, to 36,540 tons.
Corrugated cardboard output grew by 5.4%, to 98.14 million square meters. The mill remains the leader in production of corrugated cardboard.
Production of base paper (for sanitary products) rose by 13.3%, totaling 37,500 tons. Production of toilet paper, where the mill is a strong leader among other producers, grew by 2.6%, to 193.79 million rolls.
Cardboard packaging production in Ukraine grew by 6.6% in January through June, to 377.63 million square meters, while paper and cardboard output did not change, being 383,300 tons.
Kyivsky cardboard paper mill is one of the largest cardboard and paper producers in Europe. It employs almost 2,200 people. It sells produce to some 700 companies in Ukraine, CIS member states and the rest of the world.
It mainly produces goods from wastepaper. Its capacity for processing wastepaper exceeds 850 tons a day.
In 2015, the mill saw a 54% rise in production from 2014, to 3.85 billion UAH. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)