The head of the Union of Paper and Cardboard Dealers, stating that the quantity of domestic paper is
not so high and can meet only from 10 to 20 percent of domestic requirement, said, At present, the
market is almost stable, and there will be no change in prices.
According to the economic group of Mizan News Agency, last week, Abolfazl Roghani, the head of
the Syndicate of Paper and Cardboard Manufacturers announced the stoppage of the production of
newsprint and writing paper in domestic factories and said, The imported paper has captured the
He added,The domestic factories can supply 60% of domestic requirement of newsprint and 40% of
countries total need for writing paper.
Roghani added,The imports of writing paper and newsprint are attractive for importers because
they are granted facilities like foreign currency at exchange rate. On the other hand, the domestic
manufacturers of these products are not supported.
While the head of the Syndicate of Paper and Cardboard Manufacturers announced the capacity of
domestic factories for the supply of 60% domestic requirement for newsprint and 40% of the
country total need for writing paper, Seyed Hossein Mirbagheri Mehrabadi, the head of the Union
of Paper and Cardboard Dealers expressed his different idea from the talks of the Syndicate of Paper
and Cardboard Manufacturers in his interview with Mizan News Agency and said, The quantity of
domestic paper is not so high and can meet only from 10 to 20 percent of domestic requirement.
The head of the Union of Paper and Cardboard Dealers stated,We do not produce good types of
paper, they are not of good quality, and they do not have the appropriate material for different
kinds of print products.
He said, Domestic paper can be used more for monochrome print and the products which are not
exquisite, but domestic products cannot meet the requirements at this level, either.
In response to the question of what fields domestic products are more used on, Mirbagheri
Mehrabadi said,The domestic products are mostly used to produce cartons, newsprint,
embroidered cardboard and a little writing paper, and we do not have the production of glossy
paper, healthy cardboards, and cardboard for decorative cards at all.
The head of the Union of Paper and Cardboard Dealers noted, "Domestic products are competitive in
terms of prices but cannot compete in terms of quality because of their low quality.
Regarding the source of imported paper to the country, he stated, "Major sources of paper in the
country are Indonesia, South Korea, and China.
In response to the question of whether the price of paper will rise or not, Mirbagheri Mehrabadi
added, The expensive price of the paper is not related to domestic issues, and one of the reasons
for expensive price of paper was the rise in world prices of paper recently. At present the market is
almost stable, and if there happens nothing special in currency exchange rate, we will not experience
a change in the prices.