Global Trends
Dec. 28, 2017 - Demand for imported softwood lumber to the U.S. has fallen by six percent during the first nine months of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016. In contrast, Chinese import volumes have been up 21 per cent year-over-year.
Dec. 19, 2017 - Canada’s lumber industry has been able to survive the impacts of preliminary duties, largely thanks to soaring lumber prices. While industry production will remain virtually flat this year, industry revenues are on pace to grow by 8 per cent, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Wood Products Manufacturing – Autumn 2017.
Nov. 23, 2017 - In the not-so-distant past, printed catalogues were the top choice for marketers to showcase their goods to captive audiences. But along came online shopping, bringing with it an all-new dimension to consumers’ purchasing paths, along with digital marketing tools to drive purchasing behaviour.
Nov. 15, 2017 - Vertical Research Partners’ packaging and forest products analyst Chip Dillon offers insight into the containerboard sector as October 2017 operating rates surge above 100 per cent and inventory levels declined.
Nov. 14, 2017 - Growth is accelerating in the global market for paper products. Worth US$1195 billion in 2016, having grown at 1.8 per cent year-on-year since 2012, it is now growing at a rate more than 50 per cent higher, and will be worth £1341 billion in 2020. The speeding up will be particularly strongly marked in the Americas, where growth will triple, rising from 0.8 per cent a year to 2.4 per cent.
Nov. 7, 2017 - In its latest research, Smithers Pira has identified four novel technologies that are set to increase capacity and enable new product opportunities for manufacturers of specialty papers across the next five years.
Oct. 31, 2017 - The trade balance for the Brazilian planted tree industry surpassed US$5.5 billion from January to September 2017, a growth of 12.1 per cent compared to the same period of 2016. During the first nine months of the year, the industry recorded US$6.3 billion in exports (+10.3 per cent), with pulp sales abroad reaching US$4.6 billion (+13.2 per cent), paper sales of US$1.4 billion (+0.6 per cent), and wood panels sales of US$212 million (+19.8 per cent).
Oct. 3, 2017 - The results for exports and production from the planted tree sector are positive for the first eight months of 2017. In comparison with this same period last year, exports of pulp rose 4.9 per cent, wood panels 30.4 per cent, and paper 0.6 per cent. This performance led to growth in the production of pulp and paper, on the order of 3.6 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively. For wood panels, the good news is that the domestic market for this product is beginning to thaw, with sales 1 per cent higher than during the same period in 2016.
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.
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