Brazil’s packaging, box board, tissue output increase in 2017

SAO PAULO, Feb. 6, 2018 (PPI Latin America) -The annual statistics released by the Brazilian Tree Industry Assn (Ibá) show that three paper grades – tissue, packaging and boxboard – accounted for the 1.4% output growth registered by the paper industry in 2017, when 10.47 million tonnes of material were produced.

Boxboard alone had an 8.3% annual production growth to 721,000 tonnes, while tissue moved up 3.8% to 1.18 million tonnes, and packaging totaled 5.5 million tonnes, 1.1% higher than in 2016.

Brazilian printing/writing paper output in 2017 was unchanged at 2.5 million tonnes, while newsprint dropped 13.5% to 83,000 ...

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