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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.
Feb. 16, 2018 - American workers employed in the U.S. forest products industry descended on Washington, D.C., this week and made over 485 visits with members of Congress and administration officials. Their goal was to educate officials on the impacts of legislative and regulatory decisions on the environment as well as the families and communities that depend on forest products manufacturing for their livelihood.
Feb. 5, 2018 - Demand for tissue paper converting machines is directly dependent on the demand for tissue paper products. Global sales of tissue paper converting machines was valued at US$1.12 billion in 2016, and is expected to reach US$1.91 billion by the end of 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 5.0 per cent during the forecast period.
Feb. 1, 2018 - merQbiz, an online marketplace for the buying and selling of recovered paper (RCP), has announced it is collaborating with C.H. Robinson, a global third-party logistics provider (3PL) — a move they say will bring “unmatched freight capacity, competitive real-time pricing and a powerful supply chain network” to the platform.
Apr. 25, 2018 - West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported its first quarter 2018 results. The highlights include: earnings of $197 million or basic EPS of $2.53; adjusted earnings of $231 million or Adjusted basic EPS of $2.98; and reinvested $104 million through capital expenditure and returned $58 million to shareholders through share buybacks and dividend.
Apr. 25, 2018 - Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI) reported first quarter 2018 results and quarterly dividend.
Feb. 26, 2018 - Canfor has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Feb. 20, 2018 - West Fraser has announced its 2017 annual and fourth quarter results.
Feb. 8, 2018 - Domtar today reported a net loss of $340 million ($5.42 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to net earnings of $70 million ($1.11 per share) for the third quarter of 2017 and net earnings of $47 million ($0.75 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2016. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 were $1.3 billion.
Feb. 2, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. has reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, of US$13 million, or $0.14 per share, compared to a net loss of $45 million, or $0.50 per share, in the same period in 2016. Sales were $898 million in the quarter, an increase of $9 million from the fourth quarter of 2016. Excluding special items, the company reported net income of $14 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to a net loss, excluding special items, of $7 million, or $0.08 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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.
Jul. 3, 2017 - Despite uncertainty surrounding the short-term future of the Canadian market dominating the pulp and paper world, most speakers at two separate May conferences presented optimistic views about the country’s long-term prospects.
May 4, 2017 - Mark your calendar for PacWest 2017, an annual gathering of the Canadian pulp and paper industry for three days of technical and business-oriented sessions. Organized by mill executives from West Fraser, Domtar, Alberta Newsprint and Zellstoff Celgar, along with the IBMP, an organization of industry suppliers, this year’s conference will run June 7 to 10 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in beautiful British Columbia.

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