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November 1st, 2013

New wood campaign set up for the UK

A new campaign is aiming to encourage consumers to buy wood products – from furniture to fuel – that were grown and processed in the UK.

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October 18th, 2013

NZ - Forestry boom for East Coast economy

Forestry is delivering a massive economic benefit to the Gisborne region in New Zealand and, with an expected boom in log exports, by 2020 one in 10 people could earn a living from the sector, according to a new economic study.

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Jul 01, 2013

Sappi offloads Usutu subsidiary for R1bn

Paper, pulp and packaging group Sappi will sell its Usutu Forest Products subsidiary to timber products provider Montigny Investments for R1-billion in cash.

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5 March 2013

Australian logging company Gunns goes into liquidation

Collapsed Australian timber company Gunns, which gained notoriety for its repeated clashes with environmentalists, has been placed into liquidation.

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Jan. 28, 2013

WWF’s Living Forests Report forecasts a tripling of wood consumption in society by 2050 due to rising population and demand

By 2050, rising population and demand, as well as an increase in use of wood for bioenergy, could triple the amount of wood society takes from forests and plantations per year, according to the latest instalment of WWF's Living Forests Report .

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January 25th, 2013

Brazil – the world’s largest industrial eucalypt estate

There are 7 million ha of industrial quality planted forest in Brazil with almost 2 million ha of pine and 5 million ha of hardwood, principally eucalypts. This plantation base has formed the basis for most of the forest industry expansion.

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Jan 17, 2013

UPM Plans to Reduce 580,000 Tonnes of Graphic Paper Capacity in Europe

he continuing challenges in European economy have significantly impacted the consumption of paper, exacerbating the effect of structural changes in paper end-uses and resulting in further decline in the demand of graphic papers in Europe.

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Jan 17, 2013

Sodra Leaves Russian Pulp Mill Project

Södra has chosen to leave the project with Angara Paper to build a greenfield pulp mill in Russia.

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World's largest pulp complex opens in Brazil

The largest forestry and pulp complex has begun operations in southern Brazil, highlighting the country's booming forestry sector.

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January 2nd, 2013

Lowest softwood wood fibre prices seen since 2010

The declining prices for softwood pulp during much of 2012 have forced many pulp mills to try to cut wood fibre costs to remain profitable.


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by Dr. Radut