Mayr-Melnhof results for the first Half-Year 2017
The Mayr-Melnhof Group achieved overall high capacity utilization in the first six months of 2017 and was able to maintain the previous year’s level in sales and volume. As expected, results are still below the previous year. In the cartonboard division strongly increased recovered paper prices were just gradually compensated through higher cartonboard prices. In the packaging division last year’s second quarter earnings were supported by a favorable product mix.
The development of new organic growth opportunities in and outside Europe was consequently continued through ongoing investment activity.