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Timber Trade Flow Maps of China and the Mekong Region

This report provides a number of illustrated maps giving an overview of the timber trade flows in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam and their respective trading partners. The maps provide information on the import and export in value as well as volume (RWE).

Issue date: 
3 August 2011

UNECE, FAO Release Forest Products Annual Market Review 2010-2011

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have released the Forest Products Annual Market Review 2010-2011, according to which consumption of forest products in the UNECE region rose by 5.6% overall in 2010, following two years of falling pro

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August 06, 2011

Warning on Ta Ann practices

A MALAYSIAN parliamentarian has visited Tasmania's native forests with a warning over timber company Ta Ann's business operations in his home country.

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1 August 2011

ITTO and Marubeni sign Agreement for REDD+ feasibility study in Brazil

Makoto Sato, General Manager of Marubeni's Global Environmental Projects Department, and Emmanuel Ze Meka, ITTO Executive Director, signed an Agreement on 29 July 2011 at ITTO Headquarters in Yokohama, to conduct a REDD+ feasibility study in the State of Acre, Brazil.

Issue date: 
4th August 2011

Sappi says cogeneration a strong feature of cost reduction plan

South African paper manufacturer Sappi is “aggressively” pursuing restructuring and cost reduction plans, with cogeneration featuring strongly, CEO Ralph Boëttger said on Thursday.

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Aug 01, 2011

Weyerhaeuser Completes Sale of Hardwoods Business

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., USA, Aug 01, 2011 - Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced it has completed the sale of its hardwoods business to American Industrial Partners.

Total proceeds from the sale will be approximately $108 million.

Assets included in the transaction are located in Tuscumbia, Ala.; Elkhart, Ind.; Grand Rapids and Lewiston, Mich.; Brainerd, Minn.; Coos Bay, Eugene and Garibaldi, Ore.; Titusville, Pa.; Arlington, Centralia and Longview, Wash.; and Dorchester and Onalaska, Wis.

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Jul 28, 2011

Stora Enso Concludes Acquisition of the Majority of Packaging Company Inpac International in China and India

Helsinki, Finland, Jul 28, 2011 - Stora Enso has completed the acquisition of 51% of the Chinese packaging company Inpac International as announced on 27 October 2010. The enterprise value of the company is EUR 80 million. Stora Enso will also purchase the production plant site and buildings at Qian’an in northern China for approximately EUR 13 million.

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Jul 28, 2011

The Sale of UPM’s Logging Company in Russia to International Paper is Closed

Helsinki, Finland, Jul 28, 2011 - All the necessary approvals concerning the sales of UPM’s Russian logging company ZAO Tikhvinsky Komplexny Lespromkhoz to International Paper have been obtained and the transaction has been closed.

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July 27, 2011

Palm oil, paper drive large-scale destruction of Indonesia's forests, but account for diminishing role in economy, says report mongabay.com

Indonesia's forests were cleared at a rate of 1.5 million hectares per year between 2000 and 2009, reports a new satellite-based assessment by Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI), an NGO. Expansion of oil palm and wood-pulp plantations were the biggest drivers of deforestation, yet account for a declining share of the national economy.

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Jul 24, 2011

The Rise of China’s ‘Paper Industry’ – APP Report Highlights the Increasing Global Prominence of China’s Paper Industry

The rapid development of China’s paper industries is highlighted in the latest edition of the ‘Paper Contract with China Report’ from APP-China.

The emergence of high-growth paper companies in the developing countries of Asia, and particularly in China, is redefining the global pulp and paper market, following years of investment in new technology and environmental innovation.


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by Dr. Radut