Global Trends
Sep. 5, 2017 - According to the July 2017 Printing-Writing Monthly report from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5 per cent in July compared to July 2016. This is the 11th consecutive year-over-year decrease following a modest fractional increase in August 2016.
Sep. 5, 2017 - From January to July 2017, the trade surplus for the Brazilian planted tree sector reached US$4.2 billion, a 9.5 per cent increase over the US$3.8 billion attained during same period last year. This is mainly the result of ongoing investments in the sector. Export revenues grew 7.7 per cent to reach US$4.8 billion during the first seven months of 2017, compared with the US$4.4 billion recorded for the same period in 2016.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Wood costs for the pulp industry in Europe were generally lower in the 1Q/17 than in the previous quarter, continuing a downward trend that, depending on the country, has lasted for four to six years.
Aug. 8, 2017 - According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the coated paper market size is forecast to cross US$57 billion by 2024.
Aug. 3, 2017 - From January to June 2017, pulp exports rose 6.8 per cent in comparison with the same period of the previous year, reaching 6.8 million tonnes; exports of wood panels increased by 34.8 per cent, with 597,000 cubic meters directed to foreign markets, and paper exports grew 1 per cent with almost 1.1 million tonnes traded.
Jul. 30, 2017 - The trade balance for the Brazilian planted tree industry reached US$2.9 billion from January to May of 2017, growth of 4.9 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Jul. 24, 2017 - This Net Earnings Summary has been prepared by PwC based on financial statements and other sources issued by the selected companies. Earnings are reported in regional currencies, as noted.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Wood fibre costs for pulp mills in the U.S. Northwest have fallen faster than in other region of the U.S. the past year, resulting in a more competitive industry sector, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. Despite the recent price reductions in Washington and Oregon, pulp manufacturers in the southern states continued to have lower wood fibre costs than pulp mills in the Northwest, Northeast and the Lake States in the 1Q/17.
Jun. 21 2017 - Overcapacity remains a major factor in the global outlook for pulp and paper in 2017. Indeed, by the end of the year, global market pulp production will be at an unprecedented all-time high in human history.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017 with prices in North America hitting a 13-year high, Chinese import prices increasing 13 per cent in 18 months and Japanese prices moving modestly higher in Q1 2017, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Jun. 12, 2017 - Pulp production grew 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, totalling 6.32 million tons against 6.02 million in 2016.
Jun. 5, 2017 - Following its strongest showing in three years, production growth in Canada’s wood products industry is expected to moderate significantly in 2017 due to the incoming U.S. trade restrictions on Canadian softwood lumber, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Wood Products Manufacturing Industry.
Mar. 15, 2017 - Bloomberg News is reporting that as the world population ages, sales will consequently increase for absorbent hygiene products, providing “welcome relief” for papermakers who have been impacted by the digital era.
Mar. 1, 2017 - Predicting product trends can be tricky, especially now when social media can so quickly influence buying decisions. But demographics tell us that the “greying population” is inevitable, and companies must plan for this sweeping change.
Feb. 6, 2017 - Hardwood fibre prices have slowly turned around this year with the HFPI price index being up 5.6 per cent from the 1Q/16 to the 3Q/16, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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