The delivery volumes of folding boxboard and white-top kraftliner are expected to increase slightly in the first quarter of 2014. In the last quarter of 2013, Metsä Board increased the prices of folding boxboard in Europe. The annual contracts of folding boxboard cover nearly 60 per cent of the entire year's delivery volume, and higher delivery volumes compared to last year and moderately increasing price level have been agreed with customers for 2014.

The average price of folding boxboard in the first quarter of 2014 is expected to increase slightly from the last quarter of 2013. No material changes are in sight in the average price level of white-top kraftliner in the near future.

Delivery volumes of uncoated fine paper and coated papers are expected to be approximately at the previous quarter's level in the first quarter of 2014. No material paper price changes are in sight. Delivery volumes and the average price of Metsä Board's market pulp are expected to be approximately at the previous quarter's level in the first quarter of 2014.

Production costs are in the first quarter of 2014 expected to be approximately at the previous quarter’s level.

Full year result for 2013 :
• Sales were EUR 2,019.3 million (Q1–Q4/2012: 2,107.6).
• The operating result excluding non-recurring items was EUR 104.4 million (74.9). The operating result including non-recurring items was EUR 113.6 million (221.1).
• The result before taxes excluding non-recurring items was EUR 48.6 million (27.7). Result before taxes including non-recurring items was EUR 57.8 million (173.9).

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