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Issue date: 
March 9, 2011

Global trade of wood chips was up 25 percent in 2010

Global trade of wood chips was up 25 percent in 2010 because of increased production of pulp and paper products worldwide. China showed the greatest growth in chip imports with an increase over 400 percent in the past two years, as reported in the WRQ.

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January 5, 2011

Argus Launches North American Wood Chip Price Assessments

HOUSTON, USA, Jan 5, 2011 - International energy pricing agency Argus today launched North American wood chip assessments.

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November 22nd, 2010

Global Wood Chip Price Indices being launched

More than 80 million tons of wood chips, valued at almost ten billion US dollars, are traded annually in the open market worldwide and the shipment volumes are increasing. The vast majority of traded wood chips are currently utilized for pulp production, but the volumes used to generate energy are growing.

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October 27, 2010

Wood chip indices - a new tool for companies

Wood chip indices are well suited for forest and energy companies who can use price indices for benchmarking and for the financial community, which can use the Indices as price risk management tools.

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October 25, 2010

China: Forest Industry will expand - wood imports

The forest industry in China is continuing its expansion, and with limited domestic timber resources, importation of logs and wood chips are at an all-time high, especially as tight supply of domestic logs has increased local log prices to new highs.

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September, 2010

Sweden: log and wood chip prices have increased substantially the past 12 months

Seattle, USA. September, 2010. Despite slower lumber export sales, sawlog prices in Sweden continued upward in the 2Q, reaching their highest levels on record in local currency.

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August 27, 2010

Project turns wood into oil substitute

Mississippi could become the first place in the world where simple woodchips are turned into a commercial crude oil substitute.

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Biomass power plant finds wood to burn

The company that wants to build a controversial wood-burning power plant near Shelton has signed a fuel-supply contract with Mason County’s largest private timberland owner – Green Diamond Resource Co.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Adage spokesman Tom DePonty said the agreement should provide about 20 percent of the 604,000 tons of wood debris the company needs to power its plant each year.

It is the first fuel-supply contract signed by Adage and a forest landowner for the $250 million project.

Issue date: 
Mar. 23, 2010

Chilean woodchip exports: maybe not down for long?



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by Dr. Radut