Paper use to decline up to 21% by 2015

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Brussels—Paper use by the magazine, newspaper, book and other publishing sectors will fall by 12% to 21% by 2015 compared with 2010 levels, according to a report released by RISI, which provides information to the paper industry. The report, “The Impact of Media Tablets on Publication Paper Markets,” found that tablet device sales will reach 195 million units by 2015 and contribute to the decline in paper usage. “Many graphic paper producers make their living selling paper to the publishing industry. Those companies will be greatly affected by media tablets,” John Maine, RISI's VP-world graphic paper, said in a statement. “Significant demand impacts could come as soon as 2012.”
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