Finnish Paper Exports May Decline 10% This Year, PTT Forecasts

Paper exports from Finland will fall as much as 10 percent this year amid mill closures and low demand in key regions, according to PTT Research Institute.

Paper prices could rise as much as 3 percent this year and the next, the Helsinki-based research group said today. Pulp exports are estimated to climb as much as 9 percent, while their price may fall as much as 10 percent in 2012 and next year, PTT said in an e-mailed statement.

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