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May 16, 2018 – Madison's Weekly Lumber Report is moving to SilvaStat360, the online business intelligence platform of Forest2Market.
May 4, 2018 – In spite of a downward trend in hardwood pulplog prices the past six years in most European key markets, the continent's hardwood pulp manufacturers have some of the world's highest wood fibre costs.
May 2, 2018 – Softwood lumber consumption in the United States is expected to reach an all-time high by 2030, according to a new study. Consequently, there are likely to be increased investments in production capacity in the U.S., changes in Canadian lumber trade flows, a rise in overseas supply, and upward pressure on sawlog prices.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Pulp manufacturers in many countries have seen their wood fibre costs go up during 2017, with the biggest increases in U.S. dollar terms occurring in Western North America, Europe, Russia and Australia, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The Global Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) increased for the third consecutive quarter to reach $89.08/odmt in the 4Q/17, 4.0 per cent higher than in the same quarter in 2016.
Mar. 27, 2018 - Trade of softwood lumber reached an all-time-high in 2017 as demand for wood was strong in most key markets around the world, as reported in the latest issue of the Wood Resource Quarterly. Lumber prices from Canada, the Nordic countries and Russia moved up to the highest levels in over two years in the 4Q/17.
Feb. 16, 2018 - Overall growth in dollar value terms for packaging was depressed for the years spanning the middle of the decade – although this is largely attributable to relative strength of the dollar against other currencies across that period. Still in 2017, value reached US$851.1 billion, a 2.8 per cent growth compared to 2016 at constant prices. This steady expansion is anticipated to continue across the next five years, rising slightly to 2.9 per cent year-on-year across this period, to reach $980.4 billion in 2017.
June 21, 2018 – After softwood lumber consumption in the United States reached a 10-year high in 2017, demand fell early this year. In spite of reduced first-quarter consumption, lumber production on the U.S. west coast increased by nine per cent year over year when compared to the first quarter of 2017 due to strong demand from China.
May 16, 2018 – Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has reported its 2018 first quarter results, noting an operating EBITDA loss from continuing operations of $1.4 million compared to an operating EBITDA loss from continuing operations of $5.7 million in the previous quarter.
May 15, 2018 – Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla. has reported a first quarter 2018 net income of $24 million, compared to $10 million in the first quarter of 2017. It represents a 153 per cent increase in diluted earnings per share.
May 14, 2018 – Cascades' strong containerboard fundamentals are driving a positive outlook for the remainder of the year, the company announced in reporting its first-quarter results for 2018.
May 3, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products Inc. has reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, of $10 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $47 million, or $0.52 per share, in the same period in 2017. Sales were $874 million in the quarter, an increase of $2 million from the first quarter of 2017. Excluding special items, the company reported net income of $17 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to a net loss, excluding special items, of $30 million, or $0.33 per share, in the first quarter of 2017.
May 3, 2018 – Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) has reported net earnings of $54 million ($0.86 per share) for the first quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $386 million ($6.16 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2017 and net earnings of $20 million ($0.32 per share) for the first quarter of 2017. Sales for the first quarter of 2018 were $1.3 billion.
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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