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Paperindex News | 9 years 9 months ago

Higher Wood Chip Export Prices in Australia in 2008 as Wood Supply Tightens Around the Pacific Rim

Prince George Citizen | 9 years 9 months ago

Bioenergy is going to play a central role in the transformation of the forest sector, although the fledgling industry is not by itself sufficient to ensure the sector is attractive to investors, forest industry analyst Don Roberts said Thursday. The sector will increasingly need to look at how...

Dead Tree Edition | 9 years 9 months ago

The huge black-liquor subsidy of pulp mills expired last week, but that isn’t stopping the U.S. forest-products industry from tapping taxpayers' money in other ways.

The Vancouver Sun | 9 years 9 months ago

The pine beetle is being singled out as the main reason a Quesnel sawmill is shutting down, laying off 180 workers. Canfor Corp. announced Tuesday that it is curtailing its Quesnel mill Jan. 15 because of slow market demand and what it called in a news release “the economics of running the...

Reuters | 9 years 9 months ago

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Congo Republic's biggest logging firm has almost halved its workforce because the global recession has cut demand for wood products, the firm said on Tuesday. Congolese Wood Industries, known by its French acronym CIB, laid off 665 employees from a total of 1,500 in the...

The Ecosystem Marketplace | 9 years 9 months ago

2009 opened with the formation of a new Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets and closed with a disappointing Copenhagen Accord that nonetheless included provisions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.  EM takes a brief look back on the year in PES...

PGCitizen | 9 years 9 months ago

As 2009 came to a close, Canfor Corp. announced it would invest $16 million to upgrade its Chetwynd sawmill for a planned re-opening this spring. After a 20-month shutdown, the restart will put about 70 people back to work.

Skynewswire | 9 years 9 months ago

(SkyNewswire.com)--- Seattle, USA. Softwood lumber markets continued to be weak in Japan and the US during the 3Q/09, but have improved in Europe and, surprisingly, northern Africa, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Swedish sawmills have shipped 45% more lumber to Egypt, Morocco and...

The Examiner | 9 years 9 months ago

GUNNS' proposed $2.5 billion Bell Bay pulp mill would begin operation with 100 per cent plantation timber, the company said today. In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange, Gunns chairman John Gay said the successful acquisition of access to the pulpwood resource of failed managed...

Stuff.co.nz | 9 years 9 months ago

The cost of building timber will rise by up to 10 per cent from next month due to a severe supply shortage and booming international demand for New Zealand pine. Shortages are developing across a wide range of product lines, the Timber Industry Federation says in its latest newsletter. Big...

The Mercury | 9 years 10 months ago

JAPANESE companies have demanded Tasmania provide them with Forest Stewardship Council accredited woodchips.

9 years 10 months ago

December 22, 2009: At the meeting of European ministers in the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (15 December 2009), a discussion was held on the proposal for the Regulation laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market. The legislation requires all...

RISI | 9 years 10 months ago

  LONDON, Dez. 22, 2009 (Viewpoint) - As we near the end of first decade of the "noughties" how has the pulp and paper industry fared? Well, it certainly hasn't been boring, in fact a good description would be traumatic, but uneventful certainly not. One thing is for sure, the industry is as...

Dead Tree Edition | 9 years 10 months ago

I wrote recently that I was on the verge of publishing “the best article I have ever seen on paper purchasing” when Google’s robots disabled this blog. Here it is, from guest columnist Bill Lufkin, one of the country's top experts on paper buying. As president of Lufkin Strategic Procurement,...

RISI | 9 years 10 months ago

SHANGHAI, Dez. 11, 2009 (RISI Blog) - One big story in 2010 and 2011 will be the wave of new printing and writing paper capacity due to come online in China. Even though the economic crisis this year has delayed some of the capacity, 4.6 million tonnes of the new capacity has been announced for...

9 years 10 months ago

Australia, the world largest exporter of wood chips reduced shipments by 28% during the first half of 2009 reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.The biggest decline was that of softwood and hardwood chips to Japan, which were down 31% and 36%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2008.

9 years 10 months ago

A report published Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that the Canadian forest and paper industry lost $632 million in the third quarter of 2009, exceeding the $552 million reported in the same quarter of 2008. "The third quarter financials for the sector are grim, adding to the tough...

WebFinanser | 9 years 10 months ago

Seattle, USA. October, 2009. Australia, the world largest exporter of wood chips reduced shipments by 28% during the first half of 2009. The biggest decline was that of softwood and hardwood chips to Japan, which were down 31% and 36%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2008.

YLE | 9 years 10 months ago

The Market Court has fined forest products giants Metsäliitto Cooperative and Stora Enso a total of 51 million euros for running a price cartel. The court ruled on Thursday that the companies cooperated in raw lumber pricing for more than seven years beginning in 1997. The ruling says that...

ForestTalk | 9 years 10 months ago

A new Greenpeace report shows, that despite receiving advice to not extend the company's licence, the Ontario government allowed AbitibiBowater to clearcut thousands of hectares of vital woodland caribou habitat in northwestern Ontario, increasing the threat to the survival of caribou, a...

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