HELSINKI , Feb. 5, 2013 (Globe Newswire) -
Operational EBIT at EUR 155 million was EUR 10 million higher than a year ago. This represents an operational EBIT margin of 5.7% (5.4%).
Clearly lower sales prices in local currencies, especially for paper products, had a negative impact of EUR 48 million on operational EBIT. Higher deliveries and production of packaging grades more than offsetting lower deliveries of paper, market pulp and sawn goods increased operational EBIT by EUR 22 million. Paper and board production was curtailed by 9% (13%) and sawnwood production by 5% (15%) to manage supply.
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