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European graphic paper industry profitability levels stubbornly low

By Alejandro Mata Fri, Oct 25, 2013

BRUSSELS, Oct. 25, 2013 (RISI) -Industry profitability levels for the main graphic paper grades in Western Europe have been in decline ever since the financial crisis started to impact the markets during late 2008. This year will be no exception as profitability levels in Europe will (probably) reach their lowest point in modern paper-making history.

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Viscose pulp demand benefiting from Chinese government price supports for cotton

By Rod Young Tue, Oct 01, 2013

The Chinese government has been aggressively supporting domestic cotton prices since the third quarter of 2011. The cotton price in China (represented by the 328 grade) closely followed the A-grade cotton price benchmark from 2000 to 2009, with a small premium that averaged $80/tonne after adjusting for the 17% VAT on the 328 cotton price.

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What does the future hold for the Russian paper packaging market?

By Orifjon Abidov Mon, Sep 23, 2013

BRUSSELS, Sept. 23, 2013 (RISI) -For the last three years, RISI has been receiving requests from our clients to dig into the Russian paper packaging markets. In response, I and the rest of our Russian speaking team have traveled frequently to various events dedicated to the Russian pulp and paper industries, both within and outside the country.

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