Catalyst Paper has recorded adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of 25 point 7 million dollars.

That compares to 19 point 1 million in the last quarter of 2013.

The results mostly reflect a weaker Canadian dollar, as well as higher pulp prices and improved production.

Production volumes were more than 2 per cent higher than the prior year average.

Sales of almost 2 hundred and 74 million dollars were negatively impacted by 8 thousand tonnes of paper that were not shipped in the quarter due to the extended container truck driver strike at Port Metro Vancouver.

Catalyst has mills in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River.