At SCA's training seminar for forest industry analysts on Wednesday (October
7), which was arranged for the purpose of extending the analysts' knowledge of
the European hygiene products market, Alfred Heinzel, president of SCA Hygiene
Products, confirmed that in the short-term perspective the market in all
material respects is developing in line with assessments made in conjunction
with the interim report for the first six months. Moreover, he stated that the
volume trend during the second half of the year could weaken compared with the
very strong volume trend of 9% which prevailed during the first half year.
This assessment is based on SCA's volume trend for the first half year having
sharply exceeded the performance reported by the competitors.
Material from the seminar can be obtained from SCA Corporate Communications,
telephone +46-8-788 5163.
Stockholm, 7 October, 1998
SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCA (publ)
For further information please contact: Sverker Martin-Löf, CEO, SCA.
Telephone. +46 8-788 51 51