Participating paper mills and corrugated board plants
The data in this report are based on weighted average data for 2017 of the production per tonne net saleable paper and corrugated board boxes.
The data for the production of the four major paper grades: Semi Chemical Fluting, Kraftliner, Testliner and Recycled Fluting as well as for the production of corrugated board were collected directly from the producers and checked by technical experts.
The data for Semi Chemical Fluting and Kraftliner represent about 85% of the total annual production of corrugated base papers from primary fibres in Europe. The data for Semi Chemical Fluting and Kraftliner also represent about 90% of the total consumption of these grades for corrugated board production in Europe. These paper grades are produced in large mills, located in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Portugal, Poland, and Sweden. Their total production was 5,438,000 tonnes net saleable paper in 2017. The mills each have an annual production of 94,000-1,128,000 tonnes net saleable paper.
The data for the production of Testliner (including White Top Testliner) and Recycled Fluting were collected from mills, together producing about 58% (14,395,000 tonnes) of the total annual production of corrugated base papers from recovered paper in Europe (EU-27 countries plus Norway and Switzerland). They were provided by paper mills in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The mills each have an annual production of 60,000 – 1,300,000 tonnes net saleable paper. The data for the production of White Top Testliner are included in the average of Testliner.
The data on corrugated board production are based on 389 plants (mostly integrated plants with corrugated board and box production on the same site) in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Together they produced 12,100,000 tonnes saleable product, which is 54% of the total annual production of corrugated board products in Europe. The production sites have an average annual production of corrugated sheets and boxes of 31,100 tonnes, varying from 5,000 – 500,000 tonnes each.