OREANDA-NEWS. During the first quarter of 2007, commodity output of Bratsk Pulp and Containerboard Mill went down 1,6% as compared to January - March 2006 to 178,2 thousand tonnes.

Output of market pulp totaled 122,25 thousand tonnes, which is 1,3 thousand tonnes (1,1%) down from the level of 2006. Container board output amounted to 55,92 thousand tonnes, 1,57 thousand tonnes (2,7%) down year-over-year.

General pulping was at 195,2 thousand tonnes, 85 tonnes (1%) up as compared to the same period of 2006. Bleached softwood pulp output was at 67,1 thousand tonnes, 1% up year-over-year. Bleached hardwood pulp output went up 0,5% amounting to 69,58 thousand tonnes.

Since year start, 859,1 thousand cu metres of raw materials were delivered to the facilities, 3,9 thousand cu metres (0,5%) up year-over-year. Pulpchip output was 5,1 thousand cu metres (0,7%) up as compared to the first quarter of 2006, totalling 783,6 thousand cu metres.