Overall demand for printing and writing paper continues to fall. On the other hand, demand for uncoated mechanical grades shows an increase, most likely driven by some upgrading from standard newsprint as the market for this grade has significantly tightened due to capacity closures. Advertising expenditure is expected to show some recovery compared to last year and is forecasted to grow coming next years. Internet advertising continues to grow at the expense of print media.
- Newsprint demand in Europe decreased by 6% during Q3 this year compared to the same period 2012.
- The European demand for SC paper has decreased by 2% compared to Q3 2012.
Coated Mechanical Paper
- Coated Mechanical Paper demand continues to show negative figures. This quarter demand declined by 7% compared to the same period last year.
Uncoated Mechanical (Improved & Others)
- Demand for Uncoated Mechanical paper showed an increase of 3% during Q3 2013.