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Assocarta reports decline in production and sales

13 Mar 2020 − 

Preliminary statistics from the Italian association Assocarta indicate that 2019 was a rather difficult year for the country’s paper and board industry.

Italian industry saw total production fall by 2 per cent to 8.90 million t in the light of geopolitical uncertainties and structural problems in certain product areas.

Packaging paper and board manufacturers faced a downswing in production activity, although it was modest with a decrease of less than 1 per cent compared with 2018. Corrugated case material manufacturers were the only ones within the packaging sector to withstand this negative trend.

This is an excerpt from an article to be published in EUWID Packaging Markets 6/2020.
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