Definitions and concepts in the Pulp and Paper Industry Statistics

Jan 1, 2021

The following document provides definitions and descriptions of terms and categories used in the European Paper Industry. It is intended to be used by both providers and users of European paper industry statistics and aims to provide a clear indication of the meaning of all expressions used in Cepi statistical reports.

The document is divided into nine sections covering all aspects of the industry from its structure through the raw materials used and grades of paper produced and also covering terms used for environmental, energy and social statistics. In general the terms and expressions covered are those used in Cepi statistical reports, in particular the Cepi Annual Statistics, Key Statistics and Sustainability Report. More information and details related to the definitions reported in this document can be found in additional annexes, which are listed on last page 47.

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