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08 Jul.2019

Key statistics report 2018 out now!

Each year in July CEPI publishes the latest preliminary market and production data for the previous year. 

Some of the figures can be found below:

Paper & Board
Production: 92.2 million tonnes (+0%)
Exports : 20.6 million tonnes (+1.1%)
Imports : 5.8 million tonnes (+3.3%)
Consumption: 77.4 million tonnes (-0.1%)

Market Pulp
Production : 14.4 million tonnes (+1.6%)
Consumption : 19.8 million tonnes (+4.5%)

Paper for Recycling (PFR)
Utilisation : 48.8 million tonnes (+0.9%)
Exports : 10.0 million tonnes (-6.1%) 
Collection : 56.7 million tonnes (-0.3%) 
European PFR recycling rate : 71.6% 

The full report is available here.

For more information on the report, please contact Ariane Crèvecoeur, CEPI's Statistics Manager at a.crevecoeur@cepi.org.


 

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08 Jul.2019

CEPI Annual Statistics 2018 - limited assurance report Deloitte

Deloite has been engaged by the Confederation of European Paper Industries ("CEPI") to issue a limited assurance statement on the data quality rating method CEPI applies on a selection of core indicators published in the "2018 CEPI annual statistics report", "2017 Environment Statistics report" and the "Key Statistics Report", being a summarizing public report in which the most relevant indicators are published. The core indicators covered by the assurance statement and the detailed data quality rating made by CEPI can be retrieved in Appendix 1 and 2 to our Assurance Statement. The data quality rating method applied by CEPI is based on Product Footprint Category Rules (PFCR) for paper, developed by the European Commission's DG Environment (see Appendix 2 to our Assurance Statement).

The full limited assurance statement can be consulted at the link at the bottom of this page.

  Otherwise for more information you may contact Bernard Lombard, Trade & Industrial Policy Director at b.lombard@cepi.org.

 

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09 Apr.2019

Food Contact Guidelines for the Compliance of Paper and Board Materials and Articles now out

The paper and board manufacturing industry, as well as converting sectors including the tissue industry publish today the completely rewritten voluntary ‘Food Contact Guidelines for the Compliance of Paper and Board Materials and Articles’. Formally called “Industry Guideline”, the revised guidelines are intended to enhance the trust of public authorities, business operators and consumers in the safety of paper and board materials for food contact applications. You can consult them here and watch the explanatory video:

 

      

 

This technical document, first published in 2010 and already updated once in 2012, outlines how to meet the highest safety standards for paper and board products used in food contact applications.

Full guidelines can be downloaded below.

For more information about the document, please contact Jori Ringman, CEPI Deputy Director General, at j.ringman@cepi.org or at (+32) 2 627 49 19.

 

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01 Feb.2019

Preliminary Statistics 2018

Paper and board production stable and market pulp production up in 2018 compared to 2017

CEPI member countries’ paper and board production was stable in 2018, compared to the previous year, according to preliminary figures. Total production in 2018 reached 92.2 million tonnes. 2018 saw new capacities coming on stream but also closures. Combined with the upgrade of existing machines, this translated in a net capacity increase of 1.3 million tonnes.

The production stability observed in Europe contrasts with the reduced global paper and board production 0.6% in 2018 compared to 2017, to 417 million tonnes according to very first estimates. This reduction was mainly driven by China, whose production decreased by close to 4%. Paper and board production in Japan, South Korea and the United States has also declined, whilst production in Canada, Russia and several emerging countries (India, Indonesia and Mexico, for instance) increased.

You can download the version to print here

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30 Nov.2018

Policy briefing: decarbonising whilst being recycling pioneer

The challenge: decarbonising whilst being recycling pioneer

SUMMARY FOR POLICY MAKERS

Delivering a circular economy, needs a successful European recycling industry. In September 2017 the European Commission published its “New Industrial Policy Strategy”. One of the key levers to create jobs, boost Europe's competitiveness, foster investment and innovation in clean and digital technologies, whilst “building on Europe's leadership in a low-carbon and circular economy”. The European paper industry fully supports this approach. The industry has already reduced carbon emissions by 26% since 2005, (now accounting for less than 1% of EU GHG emissions), reduced energy consumption by 11%, while increased the share of renewable energies to almost 60% of final energy. The industry delivered a 72.5% paper recycling rate, (making the EU the best performing region in the world) whilst at the same time developing innovative bio-based products.

The full document can be downloaded below.

For more information about the briefing, please contact Nicola Rega, CEPI's Climate Change & Energy Director at n.rega@cepi.org or (+32) 485 403 412.

 

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24 Aug.2018

REDII infographic: pulp & paper production vs burning wood for bioenergy

Pulp & paper production in the industry could create 9.5 times more added value and more than 6 times more jobs than burning wood for bioenergy only. CEPI's new infographic demonstrates how much we benefit from producing pulp & paper (whether industry or value chain) instead of burning wood for bioenergy only (whether production or value chain).

For more information about the infographic, please contact Ulrich Leberle, CEPI's Raw Materials Director at u.leberle@cepi.org.

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19 Jul.2018

Key statistics report 2017

Each year in July CEPI publishes the latest preliminary market and production data for the previous year. The latest data whether it is production, added-value or exports all indicate positive trends.

  • Investment: more than 5bn, a 7.5% increase from 2016
  • Exports: up 5.4%
  • Paper & Board consumption: up 0.5%
  • Paper & Board production: up 1.5%
  • Employment: up 0.1%

The full key statistics report can be downloaded here.

Deloittes auditor’s report assurance can be found here.

For more information on the report, please contact Ariane Crèvecoeur, CEPI's Statistics Manager at a.crevecoeur@cepi.org.
 

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17 Jul.2018

CEPI Annual Statistics - limited assurance Deloitte

Deloitte has been engaged by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (“CEPI”) to issue a limited assurance statement on the data quality rating method CEPI applies on a selection of core indicators published in the “2017 CEPI annual statistics report”, “2016 Environment statistics report” and the “Key Statistics Report”, being a summarizing public report in which the most relevant indicators are published. The core indicators covered by our assurance statement and the detailed data quality rating made by CEPI can be retrieved in Appendix 1 and 2 to our Assurance Statement. The data quality rating method applied by CEPI is based on Product Footprint Category Rules (PFCR) for paper, developed by the European Commission’s DG Environment (see Appendix 2 to our Assurance Statement).

The full limited assurance statement can be consulted at the link at the bottom of this page.

Otherwise for more information you may contact Bernard Lombard, Industrial Policy Director at b.lombard@cepi.org or by phone at (+32) 2 627 49 22

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11 Jul.2018

What a tree can do? New poster explains the bioeconomy potential of a tree

Europe is one of the most forest-rich regions in the world - we are surrounded by 190 million hectares of forests, which makes it 40 % of Europe's territory. European forest cover increases regularly, contributing to growth and jobs in rural area, ensuring wood and ecological services provision.

The bioeconomy covers the sustainable supply of renewable resources, services and their conversion, as well as the conversion of waste streams into food, feed, fibres, materials, chemicals and bioenergy.
Biorefineries being an essential part of the bioeconomy, are industrial installations that provide products from renewable, natural resources, replacing fossil-based products.

 

 

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21 May.2018

Understanding materiality - significant impacts in the sector

CEPI has worked with Deloitte to identify the sector’s significant impacts: what is material in pulp and paper industry. The assessment of the sector on the European level produced detailed matrices and Key Performance Indicators for the identified five most material issues.

One size doesn’t fit all: It is understood that each individual organization will have its own ranking of material topics – depending on its core business, its key markets, countries of operation and other specifics of the organisation.

Ultimately, one of the objectives of this process is to support CEPI’s members can run their own materiality analysis, starting with the industry-wide view presented here – and customizing it further to their own organisation. This is supported by a separate document, the ‘How to’ toolkit.

 

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