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10 years 3 months ago

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) in the 2Q/09, increased for the first time since late 2007, reaching $68.87/m3. The Index, which is based on conifer sawlog prices in 19 key regions worldwide from 1995 to present, was still close to its lowest level in five years. Prices were slightly higher...

10 years 3 months ago

Wood processing company Winstone Pulp International says the rising New Zealand dollar is a major concern.

10 years 3 months ago

12 August 2009: The interests of the European timber trade will be represented by the newly established umbrella organisation European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) in the future.

RUNA | 10 years 3 months ago

Two large investment projects – included in the list of federal priority projects – were frozen in the Komi Republic with total investment volume amounting to some 70 bln RUR (EUR 1.7 bln). They being:

10 years 3 months ago

A couple weeks ago, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) released its 2008–2009 Forest Products Annual Market Review (http://timber.unece.org/index.php?id=208). As might be expected during a global economic downturn, the report notes that total consumption of forest products...

10 years 3 months ago

The extreme weakness in the U.S. housing industry has created a huge over-supply of OSB capacity with no other options or markets to pursue. This has led to below cost prices for much of 2009. Russell Taylor, President of WOOD Markets says that OSB prices and earnings will be the weakest of all...

10 years 3 months ago

The largest cost component when manufacturing wood pulp is the cost of wood fiber. In the 1Q/09, this cost was 53% of the total production cost worldwide. Both the relative and nominal cost of wood have declined the past year; wood fiber costs in the 2Q/09 were at their lowest levels in over...

10 years 3 months ago

Das Verschwinden der "Arctic Sea" bleibt weiterhin ein Rätsel: Der unter maltesischer Flagge fahrende Frachter mit russischer Besatzung wird seit fast zwei Wochen vermisst.

10 years 3 months ago

Tuesday, 11th of August 2009: An international maritime hunt is underway for a missing cargo ship which is thought to be the first hijacked vessel to be sailed through the English Channel in modern times.

10 years 3 months ago

OTTAWA - The environmental group Greenpeace has ended its long campaign against Kimberly-Clark after the Kleenex maker agreed to change its forestry practices.

10 years 4 months ago

2009-07-22  Pulpmills in the US South had some of the lowest wood fiber costs in the world in the 2Q/2009, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The US South has the largest pulp industry in the world and this industry has enjoyed low wood raw-material costs for a very long time. This trend...

10 years 4 months ago

  LONDON, Jul. 23, 2009 (RISI) - Recent weeks have seen the first signs of a hoped-for trickle down effect on the pulp and paper industry from China's massive economic stimulus package.

10 years 5 months ago

29.6.2009: For the second consecutive month, pulp producers are taking advantage of tighter supply conditions, if not better demand, and are seeking price hikes worldwide. For July, increases have been announced for softwood and hardwoods for North America, Europe and China/Asia. The hikes are...

10 years 5 months ago

Paper and board deliveries by CEPI countries were 21.7 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2009 as demand continues to be affected by the economic situation Consumption and trade in paper and board contracted further during the first quarter of 2009 as the global economic downturn continued...

10 years 5 months ago

I have recently been talking to several suppliers and producers in the pulp and paper industry in Asia, and the good news is that it looks as if the Chinese pulp and paper market is on a fast expansion track again. There are new projects, big and small, signed or under discussion again in the...

10 years 5 months ago

June 25th, 2009: Wood fiber consumption by the Japanese pulp industry reached a record high in 2008. Over 72 percent of the consumed wood chips were imported, most from hardwood plantations in the Southern Hemisphere. The costs of imported wood chips have increased substantially the past three...

10 years 5 months ago

TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - The Top 100 Forest, Paper and Packaging (FPP) companies from around the world saw net income tumble from positive $13.8 billion in 2007 to record losses of $8.0 billion in 2008, the first time this metric has been negative since 1996, the date PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)...

10 years 5 months ago

SCA Ortviken’s new pulp plant inaugurated June 24 2009  “We need strong companies that can make long-term investments even in the bad times,” said Bo Källstrand, County Governor, when he inaugurated the new mechanical pulping line at SCA's Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. The plant...

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