Net sales for our market pulp segment decreased 8.0% to $32.9 million in the first quarter of 2012 from $35.7 million for the same period in 2011. This decline reflects a 14.8% decrease in the average sales price per ton, which was partially offset by an increase of 8.0% in sales volume compared to the first quarter of 2011.Net sales for our other segment increased 34.4% to $39.2 million in the first quarter of 2012 from $29.2 million in the first quarter of 2011. The improvement in 2012 was due to a 33.6% increase in sales volume, reflecting the continued development of new paper product offerings for our customers. The average sales price per ton was up slightly.
Verso Paper Corp. Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
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