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Issue date: 
5th March 2010

The South African Forestry Sector: an overview

The South African paper, pulp and board industry has consistently increased exports of paper and board and maintained imports at similar levels for the past three years, despite facing a number of challenges, says Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) executive director

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Black Liquor Scorecard: 21 Companies Earned $6.5 Billion in 2009

The $6.5 billion in controversial black-liquor credits earned in 2009 by 21 publicly traded pulp and paper companies was far more than their total profit for the year.

Despite the government’s unintended largesse, the 21 companies had combined net income of about $3 billion, according to an exclusive Dead Tree Edition analysis of documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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March 2, 2010

Chilean earthquake could cause pulp supply crisis and escalating prices

The Chilean earthquake and resultant reduction in pulp supply comes at a time when pulp markets are already very tight with Chinese customers on allocation. The immediate impact is likely to be higher pulp prices leading to higher paper prices. NBSK pulp prices are already at US$890/tonne.

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Feb 26, 2010

Russian State Statistics Service: Export 2009

According to the Russian State Statistics Service, in 2009 export volume of timber and pulp and paper products from Russia decreased by 15.4%, which can be explained by significant decline in supplied volume of unprocessed timber.

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Feb. 24, 2010

Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Worldwide Consumed 75 Million Tons of Woody Biomass for Energy in 2009

Seattle, USA--February 23, 2010--Over the past few years, there has been a rapid, worldwide expansion in the consumption of renewable energy by the pulp and paper industry. Numerous pulp and paper plants have made the strategic decision to invest in the equipment needed to make the switch from fossil fuels to woody biomass fuels. Global consumption of biomass increased by 51% between 2006 and 2009, according to an analysis done with FisherSolve™ (Fisher International).

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Obama Joins in on the Black Liquor Two-Step

The Obama Administration announced today that it wants to close the non-existent "Son of Black Liquor" loophole to help "pay" for new healthcare legislation.

A few hours later, Senate Democrats won a key vote on jobs legislation that, in some versions, would be paid for partly with the "savings" from closing the same mythical loophole.

Issue date: 
Feb. 24, 2010

PULP Hedging: Give it a try


Issue date: 
Feb 19 2010

Stora Enso to establish pulp mill biorefinery project with Metso and Domtar

Feb 19 2010  Stora Enso has signed a research and development cooperation agreement with Metso and Domtar to establish a consortium to develop a pulp mill biorefinery.

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February 17, 2010

Asian forestry giant takes second look at Mackenzie pulp mill

Rising commodity prices are spurring new interest by Asian forestry giant Sinar Mas in the shuttered Mackenzie pulp mill.

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Thursday, 18 February 2010

Big hopes for Russian timber industry recovery

Demand and production declining in the woodworking industry reached the lowest point. However, with this stage passed, manufacturers and authorities are to invest more in modernization, construction and infrastructure in order to return back to the pre-crisis indicators.


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by Dr. Radut