French P&B industry’s production and consumption rise in 2017 on general economy recovery; outlook for 2018 upbeat

BRUSSELS, March 29, 2018 (PPI Europe) -France’s paper and board (P&B) industry registered slight growth of 0.5% both in output and consumption, with levels for the two reaching 8.0 million tonnes and 8.9 million tonnes, respectively, in 2017, the confederation of the French pulp, paper and board industry COPACEL said during its annual press conference on March 8. This was mainly due to the rebound in the general economy, which grew 1.9% last year. The organization, however, noted that the French industry has benefitted less from that recovery than other European countries.

Exports edged up by 0.3% last year, and the ...

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