Zhydachiv Pulp and Paper Mill (Lviv region), part of Osnova holding, in January-April 2020 produced UAH 61.8 million worth of products, which is 56.5% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to statistics from the UkrPapir association, in January-April 2020, the plant decreased production of corrugated packaging by 15%, to 5.06 million square meters, and reduced production of cardboard and paper for corrugating by some 63%, to 3,600 tonnes. At the same time, paper production fell by 40%, to 1,030 tonnes.
Another enterprise of the holding, Izmail Pulp and Paper Mill (Odesa region), decreased its production 16.7%, to UAH 45.7 million. Package cardboard output fell by 21.8%, to 3,070 tonnes and corrugated box output rose by 3%, to 5.3 million square meters.
Zhydachiv Pulp and Paper Mill was put into operation in 1951. Now the mill produces mainly corrugated cardboard and corrugated boxes.
Kyivsky cardboard paper mill (Obukhiv, Kyiv region), a leader in Ukraine’s pulp and paper industry in terms of production and sales, saw a 5.9% rise in production of goods in money terms in January-May 2019 year-over-year, to UAH 2.275 billion, according to the Ukrpapir association.
Corrugated packaging output grew by 0.6%, to 94.06 million square meters, retaining the second highest result among producers of corrugated packaging in Ukraine after Rubizhne cardboard packaging mill in Luhansk region (with Trypilsky packaging plant).
Production of cardboard decreased 6.3%, to 80,070 tonnes. Production of package cardboard alone fell by 0.4%, to 58,650 tonnes, while box cardboard output fell by almost 19.3%, to 21,420 tonnes.
Production of base paper (for sanitary products) stood at almost 33,000 tonnes, which is 4.7% up year-over-year. Toilet paper output rose by 5.2%, to 183 million rolls.
Corrugated packaging output in total in Ukraine (including other producers) fell by almost 5% in January-March 2019, to 234.17 million square meters, that of paper and cardboard decreased by 8.7%, to 213,860 tonnes and toilet paper grew by 3.7%, to 173 million rolls.
Kyivsky cardboard paper mill is one of the largest cardboard and paper producers in Europe. It employs almost 2,200 people. It sells produce to almost 700 companies in Ukraine, some CIS member states and the rest of the world.
Zhydachiv Pulp and Paper Mill (Lviv region), which resumed operations in May 2017, made products for UAH 411.86 million in January-November 2018.
According to the UkrPapir association, this month the plant produced 4,280 tonnes of paper and 27,180 tonnes of cardboard (including corrugated paper), as well as 15.85 million square meters of corrugated boxes.
Another enterprise of the holding, Izmail Pulp and Paper Mill (Odesa region), produced goods for UAH 177.88 million in January-November 2018, which was 49% more than a year ago. The mill increased package cardboard output by 31.5%, to 13,370 tonnes and corrugated box output by 25.7%, to 16.59 square meters.
Zhydachiv Pulp and Paper Mill, once one of the top three enterprises in the industry and the only manufacturer of newsprint in Ukraine at that time, was put into operation in 1951, in the best 2000s its output reached UAH 500 million. It had been standing idle since September 2014 till May 2017.