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Forestry Invest Blogs | 6 years 12 months ago

The latest Hardwood Wood Fibre Price Index, which is for the final three months of 2011, shows that hardwood prices rose by 5 per cent compared with the same quarter the year before. The rise was the third highest ever recorded and shows that, despite some reports of falling wood prices, the...

Timber Community | 7 years 1 week ago

Eucalyptus and pine log prices in Brazil close to all-time highs in the 4Q/11, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Wood costs for pulp mills and sawmills in Brazil have gone up over the past few years, reaching their highest levels in over 20 years in 2011, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly...

NewsWire CA | 7 years 1 week ago

VANCOUVER, March 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Guests at the Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards last night were not only witness to an inspirational evening of innovative wood design, but also the first to hear an announcement made by Michael Giroux, President of the Canadian Wood Council (CWC), regarding the...

Timber Community | 7 years 3 weeks ago

SCA has made a binding offer to acquire the Taiwan-based hygiene products company Everbeauty. The purchase price for the deal amounts to approximately SEK 1.9bn (USD 290m) on a debt-free basis. If the deal is realized, SCA’s positions in Asia, one of the Group’s prioritized growth markets, will be...

Timber Community | 7 years 3 weeks ago

Global sawlog prices fell in late 2011, especially in lumber export-oriented countries such as Western Canada, Finland, Sweden, Russia and New Zealand, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Weakening lumber markets in Asia and Europe reduced demand for sawlogs in many countries late last year.

Engineering News | 7 years 1 month ago

Paper and pulp group Mondi on Thursday made an all-cash offer of €16.48 a share for the 17-million shares (34%) it does not already own in its Polish operation, Mondi Swiecie. The offer comprises a premium of 15.6% over the last three months’ average price of €14.26 a share and a premium of 4.1%...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 1 month ago

Forest acquired in January from private forests 2.6 million cubic meters of wood. In January, the purchased amount of trees felled by storms was estimated at 1.5 million cubic meters. Storm damage was very localized and do not have a significant impact on the industry's annual use of wood. The...

NewsWire | 7 years 1 month ago

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has highlighted the exceptional growth of Canadian lumber exports to China.  The industry recognizes the important partnership role the federal government has played in its success in China through...

Money Morning | 7 years 1 month ago

(MoneyMorning, Feb 1, 2012) - Chances are you've never considered timber stocks in your investing strategy. But if that's the case, then you've been missing out. Timber is a long-term investment that can reward your portfolio in good times, and protect it in bad.

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 1 month ago

Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper (UFP) has launched an online training tool, the Green Modules, to provide customers with an educational tool and information about sustainable paper production. Mondi created the online microsite (www.mondigroup.com/greenmodules), which is accessible to the wider public by...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 1 month ago

Over the 12 months of 2011, OJSC Ilim Group’s mills in Siberia (the Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk mills) manufactured 1,490,000 tons of pulp and paper products. This is 1.5% above the 2010 performance. This includes 1,258,000 tons of market pulp, with a 1% increase over the previous year. Market...

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 1 month ago

UPM sells its packaging paper production to the Swedish packaging paper company Billerud. The transaction includes two packaging paper machines; one in Pietarsaari and one in Tervasaari, Finland. The enterprise value of the transaction is EUR 130 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory...

ForestTalk | 7 years 1 month ago

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, today addressed representatives of Canada’s forest industry at a luncheon speech at PaperWeek 2012 in Montreal. The Minister highlighted the importance of partnerships, innovation and market expansion to the future of Canada’s forest...

Timber Community | 7 years 1 month ago

Reduced activities in the housing construction sector in China decreased importation of softwood logs and lumber in late 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite the decline in the 4Q, total imports during 2011 reached a record high, making China the largest importer of logs and lumber in...

American Recycler | 7 years 1 month ago

Maine Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order directing that “any new or expanded state buildings shall incorporate green building standards that give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard, Forest...

The Borneo Post | 7 years 1 month ago

Sabah Timber Industries Association (STIA) said the timber industry here is facing a shortage of raw material due to over logging in the past and lack of sustainable forest management program. In a statement yesterday in conjunction with this year’s Chinese New Year celebration, STIA president...

International Forest Industries | 7 years 1 month ago

With weaker demand for lumber around the world, sawlog prices fell in a majority of the 21 markets tracked by the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The Global Conifer Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) declined in the 3Q for the first time since the 1Q/09. With a few exceptions, prices fell in both local...

Huffington Post | 7 years 1 month ago

ICTORIA - The B.C. government says lumber exports to China have gone through the roof. It says in the first 11 months of last year, the province had shipped 4.2 billion board feet of lumber to China, exceeding a goal of four billion set four years ago. Exports are up 200 per cent from 2009, and...

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