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April 22, 2019 – Wood Resource Quarterly has released highlights from its Q4 2018 market report, citing that in early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014.
April 22, 2019 – Global softwood lumber trade fell seven per cent in 2018, U.S. lumber prices took a roller coaster ride and China’s wood demand slowed in the 2H/18, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
March 22, 2019 – Moody's Investor Service has changed its outlook for the global paper, packaging and forest products industry to negative.
February 7, 2019 – For years, Styrofoam and plastic have been the industry default for food packaging.
January 18, 2019 – Exports of B.C. pulp and paper products rose by 22 per cent in 2018, according to BC Stats using data from Statistics Canada.
December 12, 2018 – A new report on the global paper, packaging and forest products industry compiled by Moody’s Investor Service says the outlook for next year has been changed to stable from positive, based on lower-than-expected earnings.
April 22, 2019 – Kimberly-Clark Corporation has reported its first-quarter 2019 results, citing a two per cent decrease in net sales over Q1 2018.
April 1, 2019 – Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has reported its year-end 2018 and fourth quarter results, citing "significant improvements" over 2017.
March 7, 2019 – KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) has reported the Q4 2018 and full-year 2018 financial results of KPT and Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP), citing solid revenue amid cost challenges, but a "disappointing" year overall.
February 28, 2019 – Cascades Inc. has reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end 2018, citing an operating loss in Q4.
February 22, 2019 – Canfor Pulp Products Inc. has released its fourth-quarter 2019 and year-end results, citing a record high in annual sales by 15 per cent, but a decrease in pulp production and shipments over the last quarter.
February 15, 2019 – Mercer International Inc. has reported record results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018, which the company says is due to strong pulp sales realizations and record pulp production.
May 6, 2018 - The agenda is set for PacWest 2018, an annual gathering of the Canadian pulp and paper industry for three days of technical and business-oriented sessions. This year’s conference and trade show will run May 30 to June 2 at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in Jasper, Alta. 
Apr. 30, 2018 - The Wood Products Safety Summit is taking place on June 6 in Prince George, B.C., as part of this year’s Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Prince George Civic Centre.
Oct. 16, 2017 - A range of vital topics that will have a profound impact on the future of responsible forestry was discussed by delegates last week at the triennial General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global forest certification organization.
Oct. 10, 2017 - With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the Forest Stewardship Council will meet this week in its General Assembly in Vancouver, B.C. This marks the first time the global General Assembly will be held in Canada.
Sep. 29, 2017 - Last week, Balpex, a not-for-profit collective association for independent Canadian businesses in the distribution industry, handed out its annual awards at its Balpex Supplier Summit 2017, and several members of the pulp, paper and packaging industry were recognized.
Sep. 19, 2017 - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global forest certification organization, will hold its triennial global General Assembly in Canada for the first time next month in Vancouver, B.C.

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