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July 13th, 2012

China engineers digital vs. print showdown

If China succeeds in achieving one of its goals in the current five-year plan, 80% of its more than 1.3 billion residents will read books or periodicals by 2015.

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June 10, 2012

10 Questions About Toshiba's No-Print Day

In a stunning display of greenwashing and ignorance, a U.S. branch of Toshiba has proclaimed October 23 National No-Print Day.

UNECE Region forest products markets rebound after two years of falling production and consumption

UNECE Timber Committee Statement on  Forest Products Markets in 2011 and 2012
Adopted on 14 October 2011
The Committee reviewed developments in forest products markets as reported in the Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2010-2011, as well as experts’ presentations, country market statements and forecasts.
UNECE Region forest products markets rebound after two years of falling production and consumptionForest Products contributing to the green economy
I. Overview of forest products markets in 2011 and 2012

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October 7, 2011

Exports of logs and lumber from the US and Canada to China to reach record

Lumber shipments from Canada alone could reach 1.2 billion dollars this year. The North American share of log and lumber import volumes to China has increased from four percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2010.

BASELINE STUDY 1, CHINA: Overview of Forest Governance, Markets and Trade

As part of FLEGT Asia’s information collection role, a number of forest governance, markets and trade Baseline Studies have been carried out in the region. This study is done for China.

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May 17, 2011

OAO Kondopoga received a loan of 35 mln USD

Bank Vozrozhdenie provided the loan to OAO Kondopoga, one of the leading producers of newsprint in Russia and Europe, with a credit limit of 35 mln USD

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September 17th, 2010

Recent Economic Indicators for the Wood Products Industry

New numbers suggest growth in the second quarter was sluggish.

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16 August 2010

UNECE region recorded largest ever fall in wood consumption

In 2009, the UNECE region (which includes Europe, North America and the CIS) experienced an 11.6% fall in consumption of wood and paper products, the largest year-on-year drop since the oil crisis of the 1970s. This is a key conclusion of the Forest Products Annual Market Review 2009-2010 jointly published by the UNECE and FAO earlier this month. 

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10 August 2010

China, Emerging Markets To Fuel Chile's Forestry Industry

SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Increasing demand from China and other emerging Asian markets will drive Chile's forestry industry in coming years, said a panel of industry executives Tuesday.

Chile's forestry sector, which produces wood boards, plywood and pulp, accounts for 8% of global forestry exports. It is also the Andean nation's second-largest exporting industry, just behind mining, and contributes 3% of the country's gross domestic product.

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Newspapers on paper or on the net?

Digital newspapers have gained an increasing amount of ground and from an environmental perspective have been put forward as a better alternative to paper-based newspapers.


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